The second segment of my epic road trip was in the Southwest and even though it was in the winter months, the weather was great during that time of the year. The great thing about the arid southwest is that things don’t look that different compared to the summer. Undoubtedly my two favorite cities during this segment was Sedona and Santa Fe for different reasons. Like Bend OR, Sedona is a bit of any outdoor lover’s dream with the vast array of things you can do almost year around. Meanwhile, Santa Fe had the hippie eclectic charm and spiritual energy that  made me feel right at home. No doubt, I will spend more time in this part of the west in the future.