We have all seen photos of the gorgeous and almost surreal light that pours through the iconic Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona. On our mega journey through the western United States this past July we wanted to make sure to visit these canyons that had been a bucket list item for quite some time. What we realized very quickly was Upper Antelope Canyon is a mad house. After arriving there at opening and being told we had no chance of a photography tour (they book months in advance), and if they could squeeze us in Tommy would have to buy a tripod. Which means I would have to go solo or on a non-photography tour where we would be packed like sardines through the canyon. A little sad, because I mean you want to share this epic place with someone who understands why you happy cry in the places, we went back to the drawing board. Making our way back to McDonalds because one road trip food and two free wifi, we searched for a tour group I had read about before the trip. Luck had it that although we couldn’t find it online again they had a small brochure outside of the McDonalds. We immediately called and they said just pull on up and we would be good to go. Canyon X by Taadidiin Tours was such a stark contrast to the craziness of Antelope Canyon just a few miles down the road we were still awed by stunning canyons, without the crowds, the ability to wander, and the faint sound of an acoustic guitar being played by a native reverberating softly though the canyon walls. It was one of those moments you just want to live in forever.