Tag: Arizona

Grand Road Trip to the Grand Canyon


The Plan

Seeing the Grand Canyon in Arizona wasn’t part of my plan when I went to California last February 2013 to be with my wife, who was on business trip at that time, on our wedding anniversary. On her insistence though, I drafted a plan for the roughly 750-mile (1,200-kilometer) drive from the Silicon Valley area to Arizona’s lone World Heritage Site. Fellow officemates who were also on business trip happily agreed to split the long drive with us. We would leave around midnight, a few hours after my arrival in the US. I would take the first shift behind the wheel – as I was still on Manila time – and exchange places with the rest of the group until we made it to Arizona.

2013 Travel Year: Looking Back


What better way to start the new year than looking back at the travel highlights of the past year? 2013 was a year of stunning scenery and spectacular land and seascapes in my travels. My wife Reizel and I were able to cross a few more items from our travel bucket list. In February I went to California to be with my wife on our wedding anniversary. She was in Silicon Valley at that time for an eight-week business trip. I arrived via a direct MNL-SFO flight on a Friday evening US West Coast time, and after having dinner and a couple hours of rest, we (along with the gang of officemates who were also on business trip) started past midnight on a 750-mile (1,200-kilometer) drive to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.