Arizona, Nevada + Utah in 48 Hours + a Vlog


In June I went on a really quick 48 hour road trip through Nevada, Arizona and Utah. As with all my trips, they aren’t really true vacations because the intent is to get content for my blog and social media. Regardless, they are always fun, whirlwind trips and I end up making lots of memories. This trip was definitely a good one that I won’t ever forget.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

My friend Joel Schat came along with me and helped to document the trip. His photos and video are always amazing and I am so lucky to have a friend that is so crazy talented.  Follow him on Instagram and YouTube.  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

We flew into Las Vegas on Friday afternoon, rented a Jeep (thanks, Avis!), checked into our hotel and then headed out to catch a doors off heli flight with FlyNYON to see the Vegas lights.  If you follow my blog you will recall that I went on a flight with them over New York City just a few weeks prior to this flight. I am addicted!!  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

You can see the footage from the flight in my vlog, and it was so impressive to see all those lights from that perspective.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.| Top | Shorts | Shoes |

The next morning we left early to make the 4 plus hour drive to Antelope Canyon. It is best to get there mid day for the tours so the light is streaming into the slot canyon. We went on the lower canyon tour, but there are also upper canyon tours. Definitely  book your tour as soon as you plan your trip because in peak season they fill up quickly. You can’t go into Antelope Canyon without a tour guide.

Just a PSA about time zones which really confused us…there are areas in Arizona that don’t observe daylight savings time. So when driving to Antelope Canyon you need to go through Utah, which does have daylight savings time. It seemed to confuse Google maps, too lol.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

I had actually planned to go to Antelope Canyon on my last trip to Arizona, but the canyon was closed due rainfall. I am glad I made it this time because it was so beautiful.

This trip the weather was sooooo hot. Literally 105 to 115 degrees out. This Canadian girls isn’t used to that kind of heat! The struggle was real!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

We loved the Jeep that we rented. It was way too hot to take the top fully off…maybe next trip.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.| Overalls | Bodysuit | Sandals |

You can see my other blog posts about trips to this area at:

After Antelope Canyon we drove to Horseshoe Bend for sunset. Once again, I had made it to Horseshoe Bend on my last trip but it was overcast but this time it was perfect.

The sunset was spectacular and I think these photos are my most favourite photos ever! Joel’s talent humbles me!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas. Dress  |

It was at Horseshoe Bend that I felt I was going to pass out from the heat. Way too hot for me.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a July Instagram Round up| Overalls | Bodysuit | Sandals |

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Here is my trip vlog!  🙂  View in YouTube for better quality >>>


 

Next stop was Bryce Canyon in Utah. After taking photos at sunset at Horseshoe Bend we drove through the night to get to Bryce Canyon to shoot star and sunrise photos. Sometimes when you only have a few days you need to skip some sleep to get the good shots. Joel and I took star photos on a trip earlier in the year to Oregon and I always love star photos! So crazy to see so many stars.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

We rested for a tiny bit in the parking lot (lol) and then were up for sunset. This was my first trip to Bryce Canyon and it was so unique. It is amazing how a few hours drive can take you to such a different landscape.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Next stop was back to Vegas to catch our flight home…which ended up being delayed several hours. Ugh…I hate that and it wasn’t how I wanted to end this trip. We didn’t get home until early the next morning and then I had to leave that day for a trip to San Francisco. I was sooo tired.

As I write this I am somewhat ashamed to say that it has been a month since this trip and my suitcase is still sitting in the basement waiting to be unpacked. I really need to get that done!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Arizona, Nevada and Utah. She visits Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon and also goes on a doors off helicopter ride in Las Vegas.

Thanks for always reading my blog! I love all your support and encouragement.  🙂

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  • This is so amazing! I grew up in Utah for these photos of Bryce Canyon are awesome to me! I can’t believe you are sitting at the edge! Fantastic post!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  • Mollie Sheperdson

    OMG Bella!! These pics are UNREAL, so stunning!

    xx Mollie

  • These pictures are so amazing!! What incredible experiences in just 48 hours!
    xo, Laura

    http://www.have-need-want.com

  • Ashley Garza

    These photos are beyond incredible!!! Such an amazing adventure and I loved that you captured so many incredible moments!

  • Popofstyle

    This is amazing! It doesn’t even look real! I want to go here–your photos are unbelievable 🙂
    x
    Missy
    http://popofstyle.com

  • Gorgeous photos! I love this area so much 🙂

  • Bella, these photos are stunning! What a fun road trip!

  • What an awesome trip! I’d love to see Antelope Canyon!

  • This looks like an amazing trip! Your photos are so stunning!

  • These photos are beautiful!!

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

  • Such gorgeous photos Bella!! My boyfriend and I are trying to plan a road trip like that for the end of summer

  • sandyalamode

    OMG these pictures! SO incredible! I love the nighttime shots with the stars!

  • These pictures are absolutely AMAZING – probably my favorites that I’ve seen on your blog haha. So glad you had fun, and it definitely gave me a few picture ideas when I finally make it out there!

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    These photos are STUNNING! I am obsessed with the Antelope Canyon shots and the one of you “leading” him to Horseshoe Bend…and the star shots. Okay all of them!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • GIRL!!!! You are always my travel inspo! I would never have guessed you did all this in only 48 hours! You certainly know how to make the most of everything! Beautiful composition!

  • I’m in love with your photos with the stars! They are so pretty!

  • These photos are absolutely stunning!!! I want to go here sooo bad someday!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • Breathtaking and beautiful. All of your pictures are my favorite. You are my travel inspiration girl!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.thediaryofadebutante.com

  • Wow these photos are magical and you are so brave! Love your fearless attitude!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

  • Wow, you got such AMAZING photos!! I’m hoping to go to Antelope Canyon in December- I can’t wait!

  • Stesha

    your pictures are gorgeous girl!

  • Tori Dunlap

    This looks like quite the trip, girl!
    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

  • This looks like so much fun! I went on a rafting trip in Glen Canyon and went around Horseshoe Bend but I’ve never seen it from the top. I would like to do that some day!

  • Sami Mast

    Bella how do you always have such incredible photos!?! You are seriously gorgeous. This looks like such a fun trip too!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

  • Sophie

    These pictures are so beautiful! Sounds like a fun trip xx

  • What amazing photos! I suddenly want to travel back to Arizona again now.

    Jennifer Ashley // http://www.prettylittledetails.com