Do you dream of going on a road trip where every item is crossed off your list, and every detail is perfectly planned? Before moving across the globe, one girl and her boyfriend prepared the best Utah to Arizona road trip. So much so that the itinerary went viral after posting it to Facebook!
In an interview with Narcity, Allie Wessel, a 28-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida, told us why they planned this epic adventure.
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Wessel and her boyfriend wanted to explore before jet setting off to live in Germany, and hiking Grand Canyon was one item they wanted to check off their bucket list.
"Planning for a 28-mile hike takes some dedication," she told Narcity.
Allie says her boyfriend planned a majority of the route, spending "months on various online forums figuring out the best and safest way to make the most out of our trip."
The 6-day itinerary they created includes stops in Bryce Canyon, Zion, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, The Wave, Lake Powell, and Sedona, Arizona.
She said the entire vacation was incredible, "if [she] could add anything to the itinerary, it would be an additional day or two in Page, AZ," and she would "spend that day renting a boat, jet ski, or kayak on Lake Powell."
One of Allie's biggest takeaways from her travels is that "Some of the coolest sites in the world are in our own backyard... this trip had some of the coolest views I've ever seen."
She said that this specific trip gave her a new perspective of how beautiful the USA can be.
Her best piece of advice to anyone thinking about traveling is to "DO IT. Seriously, just do it."
Wessel also stresses that you should take a lot of pictures so that you can remember the time you had.
This is Allie's first time going viral, and she feels "very confused, yet honored."
She's all for people using the itinerary, especially if it inspires others to "see and experience something new."