Getting the flavor of…
Soothing Sedona, Ariz.
Sedona is “a place to replenish your soul,” said Alex Pulaski in The Washington Post. My wife and I recently spent five days mountain biking and horseback riding through the postcard red-rock landscape that surrounds the small, art-rich city. We knew some of the landmarks from movie Westerns—Chimney Rock, Oak Creek Canyon, Thunder Mountain—and we quickly overcame our nervousness about tackling tough terrain in our 50s on rented fat-tire bikes. The dining is so good in Sedona that we were glad we burned calories, and we also tried glassblowing and rode through Verde Valley wine country. I was skeptical about Sedona as a home to spiritual energy vortices, but on a hike with a guide from Sedona Soul Adventures, we stopped often to talk, confronted old wounds, and ended the excursion feeling changed. Maybe it was Sedona, or maybe just “the healing powers of vast spaces and sweet silence.”