I meet many people through my travels, and every so often, I make a connection with someone that develops into a friendship. Last year while I was speaking at a travel conference in Manila, I met Archana Singh with Travel See Write, an international travel blogger based in Delhi, India. We have kept in touch over the months via social media and email. She recently informed me that she would be doing her first trip to the U.S. and asked if I could make some destination suggestions. Of course I obliged.
Whenever I meet people abroad I usually ask if they’ve ever visited the States, if they say yes, they typically tell me they’ve been to NYC, L.A. or S.F. These destinations have become almost cliche to me with foreign travelers. While these cities are worth visiting, to me, they are not very unique from other cites around the world. I recently wrote an article for Travelocity entitled Ten U.S. Cities Foreign Travelers Should Not Miss, and directed Archana to it. I also told her that the Southwest in general is a place she should absolutely spend some time while in the U.S. Then she asked if the “Most Road Tripped Man in the World” would available to show her around the fine state of Arizona? When I learned when she would potentially be in the area, I discovered it would just so happen to work with my schedule…so on the calendar it went.
I am going to take Archana on a four-day road trip of Northern Arizona and make a bit of a loop starting from Scottsdale. This is going to be such a great trip that I plan to eventually write a post to provide all of the details for future road trippers to Northern Arizona, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, have a look at the map below to see our route.