I think many Americans tend to forget just how cool the Grand Canyon is. It's one of the top attractions for Europeans visiting America, but I can count on one hand how many of my friends and family have seen it. There's nothing on Earth that will make you feel quite as small as the Grand Canyon. And few places in America rival it for beauty.
We flew into Phoenix, picked up our rental car, and hit Route 17 to Flagstaff. We stayed in a hotel beneath Humphrey's Peak with mostly German and French tourists, drove through the Coconino National Forest down to Sedona, walked among the Red Rocks and soaked up the cosmic vibes and then drove up to the Grand Canyon before circling back down to Phoenix.