Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Family Vacation with Alison Miller

From Landscapes and wildlife to history and adventure, what’s the one thing about the Grand Canyon that has intrigued you?

I love the outdoors and have always wanted to see for myself what I have heard many people try to describe.

If this your first visit to the Canyon, what is motivating you to visit? If this a revisit, what’s your reason for wanting more?

This was a stop on our vacation. I was sooo very glad to be able to finally visit.
This is something that no one can possibly describe. There are no words to explain what I seen. I was speechless….my eyes filled with tears….everyone in the world should visit this place. It is something you will never forget.

Grand Canyon sightseeing

Grand Canyon Photos by Alison Miller

What are five things your Backpack to the Canyon must contain?

A camera
Extra batteries for the camera.
Food to eat.
Water to drink.
Change of clothes..
and a first aid kit….just in case.

What according to you is the best way to get to the Grand Canyon – By Air, By Road or By Rail?

We took a train in from Williams AZ.
It was a nice ride.
I think anyway you decide is a good way.  There are things to see along the way however you decide to get there.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon Photos by Alison Miller

What is travel to you in one word?


What are three tips for an awesome budget trip to the Grand Canyon?

Do your research. Call ahead to see where you can find the best deal to fit your budget.
Time of year you go makes a difference in price and what you need to bring to be properly prepared for your trip.

Grand Canyon Sightseeing

Grand Canyon Photos by Alison Miller

On your travels, what would you choose a book or a camera, and why?

I would choose a camera. The things you will see and the memories you make….you can make your own book as a forever memory of your trip to the Grand Canyon.
Pass it down for all to see.

What surprised you about the Grand Canyon?

I was completely unprepared for what I saw. I was speechless and in utter awe . My eyes filled with tears. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty. N one can sufficiently describe the Grand Canyon . It is something everyone MUST see in person. It is so immense and so beautiful. There are no words to explain…what the first people who walked up to this place must have felt. Very moving experience.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon photos by Alison Miller

As a travel destination, how would you rank the Grand Canyon from 1 to 10?


Did you visit the Visitor Center?  Did you see the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time?  What did you think?

I did not see the IMAX movie. Did not have a chance to see it before visiting.
Would love to if given the chance.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon photos by Alison Miller

Tell us a little about yourself!  This will be included on the web site.  What brought you to Grand Canyon? Where are you from? What do you do? What are your influences?

I was born in Cleveland Ohio. My family moved to California when I was 3 years old.I am the secretary for an electrical contractor.
I am now 47 years old and finally was able to take a trip to the Grand Canyon with family as part of our vacation.