Of course, Kathy Rudolph Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler with a strong desire to see as much of the world as possible before she is done. However, that doesn’t explain everything. Kathy loves to write about everything she sees and she posts it all for us on her travel blog, in part because she loves to share and her fondest desire is to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had.
One of Kathy Rudolph Petrino’s favorite destinations is actually one of the world’s best-kept secrets, in a way. Just cruising the streets of Sedona, Arizona can be a unique and wonderful experience. Downtown Sedona features most of the nicest shops and restaurants are, and it is a relatively small area, even during the summers, when temperatures can reach 100 degrees. Because of the temps, most shops on the Main Street use misters to make the walk outside cooler. You also have the option of sitting outside at one of the many shaded cafes and eating lunch, drinking a cool iced tea and perhaps just watching the people walk by.
A trip to Sedona is not complete without a visit to one of the city’s famous “vortexes.” Years ago, Sedona went through a big New Age movement and four spots - Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon - were designated as “vortexes” for spiritual reasons. They are said to have been created by spiraling spiritual energy that can facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing. Sedona has grown in popularity over the years, but many people don’t go there because they think it’s too expensive and perhaps a little too “trendy” for their tastes. What Kathy wants everyone to know is that it’s possible to see Sedona without spending too much and there are so many fascinating things to see and do, you will likely decide it’s worth it in any case.