How Did Trail Blazing Get It’s Start?


“All good ideas arrive by chance.” — Max Erns

As a native to Arizona I’ve experienced nearly all the must-see tourist destinations in the American Southwest. Places like the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion (just to name a few). I enjoy exploring this region and always find something new. We particularly love discovering places off the beaten path.

Deciding to divide my time between Arizona and Germany in 2015 to spend more time with my boyfriend, my ability to speak and understand the German language grew along with my appreciation for European culture as a whole.

My partner and I continued to explore the Southwest during our trips back to Arizona, but our perceptions on these journeys began to change. We were becoming increasingly more aware of the tourists traveling from all corners of the earth to experience The West.

That’s when a light bulb went off. What if we combined my knowledge of the region with his German roots to give travelers a unique Southwest experience that no travel agency could match?

Our niche was born.

Trail Blazing Southwest would build highly-customized trip itineraries for travelers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences in the Southwest. We would blaze trails and pioneer new paths to adventures that showcased the breathtaking beauty I had been calling home for close to 30 years.

I’m an Accredited Travel Agent whose developed professional relationships with travel outfitters all across the American Southwest.

Our trips are uniquely designed. 

Want to sleep in a traditional Navajo hogan and hear stories told by a member of the tribe? I can arrange that. Hike to Havusu Falls located within the exclusive Havasupai Reservation? I can make that happen. Backpack through the Grand Canyon away from the tourist crowds? No problem.

Our mission is simple.

We want our fellow “wanderlusters” to enjoy unique lodging experiences surrounded by the Southwest’s most beautiful landscapes, have access to exclusive outdoor adventures, and more importantly, come home feeling rejuvenated without troubling themselves with the details.

Bringing minimalism to travel planning and you to the Southwest has become our new adventure. Join us!