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The Humble Tourist Rachel Lowe shares her Grand Canyon Experience

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

I am a bit of a geography nerd so its the landscape and geology that fascinated me. It’s incredible how nature can create such a huge feature.

Grand Canyon Deer

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?

Seeing the Grand Canyon is one of those bucket list experiences. It just has to be done at least once in your lifetime.

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

Water, trail mix, camera, spare batteries for the camera (!) and money for the gift shops.

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

By road.

What is travel to you in one word?


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

Stay in Tusayan.
Take a picnic rather than buying food in the villages.
Blow the budget on a Grand Canyon helicopter ride!

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

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

Camera so that I can fill my blog with images to inspire others (hopefully).

What surprised you about the Grand Canyon?

The snow! I had no idea how cold it could be in winter.

Grand Canyon Snow

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 didn’t unfortunately. My tour group went to the Visitor Center while some of us were on the helicopter trip. They told me the Grand Canyon Imax movie was great.

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 am British and came to the Grand Canyon on a Trek America tour in January 2008. At the time I had just left my job as a travel agent to go traveling. I now work in marketing.