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Cathedral Rock, Subway Cave & Tlaquepaque Village in Sedona, Arizona

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Devil's Bridge. Photo by Sreenivas on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Leisa Peterson of about Sedona, Arizona. Leisa’s tips for the best things to do in Sedona are awesome because she fell in love with the area on a business trip and came back to explore more of the area. Eventually, she bought land and moved to Sedona after taking her daughter to college. The area is beautiful and safe, and the hiking is incredible.

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Oak Creek. Photo by Mike2m on Pixabay.

Sedona, Arizona

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Sedona, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Sedona red rocks. Photo by Richard Hay on Pixabay.

Getting around Sedona

Leisa says to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and then rent a car to make the 2-hour drive to Sedona. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Leisa says that it’s a good idea to rent a car so you can further explore the area. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Sedona red rocks with winter snow. Photo by Kate McGahan on Pixabay.

Places we talked about on the Sedona, Arizona podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Leisa Peterson about Sedona, Arizona. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Sedona, Arizona
  • Green dots = best things to do in Sedona, Arizona
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Sedona, Arizona

Who is Leisa Peterson?

Leisa Peterson, CFP®, is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people elevate their financial consciousness. As a money coach, business consultant and author, Leisa hosts the Mindful Millionaire podcast as well as virtual workshops and deep-dive retreats.

Her masterful blend of sound financial strategy and mindfulness training helps people break free of patterns of lack, scarcity and money fears, allowing them to finally lead the rewarding, fulfilling, and abundant lives they most desire.

Noted in Forbes as one of 10 Women Driving Growth in Wealth Management and Investing, Leisa has appeared on Gaia Media Network and in The Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, The Week, and Huffington Post. Plus, she’s been featured on many podcasts and radio shows.

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Leisa meditates at the base of Cathedral Rock.

Here are a few of her podcast interviews:

You can connect with Leisa on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Big thanks to today’s podcast partner – Bluffworks

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Sedona Jeep tour. Photo by Linda Pratt on Pixabay.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy ReamListen to the next episode when Brandy Ream of Visit French Lick West Baden shares the best things to do in French Lick, Indiana. In this episode, Brandy and I talk about taking a ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway, attending the 100 Days of Lights holiday festival, and seeing the 200-foot dome at West Baden Resort. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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