April began with a few incredible days in Moab, Utah. This gorgeous Southern Utah gem is full of outdoorsy adventure, my favorite of which was canyoneering, rappelling down 120-foot cliffs of gorgeous red rocks. Whether jeeping or mountain biking, the breathtaking landscapes are as good as it gets! This was also my first visit to Sorrel River Ranch (www.sorrelriver.com), where I can safely say I will return to one day. It’s not often that a place captures me so much that I’d want to return – I’m more of the mindset of “been there, done that, what’s next?!” – but Sorrel offers a kind of peace and quiet and rugged luxury that so few do.
Also no visit to Moab is complete without visits to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, where the natural beauty is stunning no matter the time of year or the weather. The travel itself offered some unexpected adventure with weather and chance meetings as a result of a flight snafu. I’d tell you now, but the pitches are still out, so sorry — gonna have to wait for that one! What I can say is Moab is special and when you least expect it, it sucks you in. Only in Moab does your hiking guide one day double as the TSA agent at the airport the next day, and where you are almost immediately on a first-name basis with everyone from the park ranger to the two taxi cab drivers in town.
Read my story in The Tennessean here: