Ahh… UTAH: Moab and Sundance

My 30 year career has focused on international travel – that is where my heart has let me until recently when my daughter and I decided to do a research trip to Utah.  This episode shines a light on two key destinations that are completely different and equally magical:  Moab and Sundance.  My guests are Mike Ballard, tour guide and founder of Big Iron Tour Co. and Donna Campbell, licensed massage therapist for Sundance Resort in Provo.

Show Notes:

Mike Ballard

  • Born and raised in Moab, forging for food while exploring the red hills all day
  • Grew up poor in a family of 10 children
  • Describes a tour through the canyon floor, along a river, even in 104 degree summers
  • The town of Moab—then and now
  • A variety of accommodations from luxurious to glamping with Under Canvas
  • Moab one of a handful of “dark sky destinations”
  • A great choice for travelers of all ages, interests, and activity level
  • Advice from Mike

Donna Campbell

  • What is it about Sundance that is so compelling and magical and how she came to work there
  • Robert Redford and the history of Sundance
  • A long list of things to do and experience without leaving the property
  • If you do want to venture out, what’s nearby and don’t miss the town of Provo
  • Donna’s thoughts on Moab and Sundance


Big Iron Tour Co. : https://bigirontours.com
Sundance Resort: https://www.sundanceresort.com

Gonzo Inn: https://gonzoinn.com/

HooDoo by Hilton: https://bit.ly/39VI6dt|
Under Canvas: https://www.undercanvas.com/camps/moab/
Sorrel River Ranch & Spa: https://www.sorrelriver.com/

Annie Collins is a true Travel Architect–passionate about custom-designing unique and seamless travel experiences.  If you would like to have a conversation with Annie about planning your next trip, head on over to arrange a convenient time.

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