April 21, 2020
 
People who read her blog posts know Kathy Petrino to be an enthusiastic traveler with a strong desire to see everything possible. Thankfully for readers, Kathy enjoys writing about everything she sees. Her fondest desire is to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had, without the hiccups. That includes one of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations, which could very well be one of the world’s best-kept secrets; the small town of Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona has grown in popularity in recent decades, but many travelers don’t go because they assume it’s too trendy, which usually means too expensive. She knows that, but Kathy Petrino advises her readers that it’s possible to see Sedona without shelling out big bucks. There are many great things to see and do, and it’s possible to do things on the cheap. Just walking the streets can be a great experience; Downtown Sedona features many really nice shops and restaurants. Because it is a relatively small area, walking it is easy, which is helpful in summer, when temperatures can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. A trip to Sedona must include a visit to one of city's famous “vortexes.” Some years back, Sedona was at the center of a New Age movement, which designated Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon as spiritual “vortexes,” that facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing.
October 18, 2019
 
It is simply the case that Kathy Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler with a strong desire to see as much of the world as possible before she done. Thankfully, Kathy loves to write about everything she sees and she posts it all for us on her travel blog. Kathy loves to share everything and her fondest desire is to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is actually one of the world’s best-kept secrets, in a way. The small Arizona town of 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. However, 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.

For instance, just walking the streets of Sedona can be a great experience. Downtown Sedona is where 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. Besides, most of the shops on the Main Street have misters working outside, which goes a long way toward making the walk 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 Sedona's famous “vortexes” is a must. Some years back, 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.