Sedona was voted the most beautiful place in America by USA Weekend in 2003. An hour's drive from Flagstaff, where we rented a vacation home, we were in awe of Sedona's rugged natural beauty. It's places like Sedona that make me realise how raw & magnificent America's landscape can be. We've never seen anything like it. The beauty of Australia is tamer, of New Zealand is smaller, of an English countryside is more rustic, of Europe is more elegant. Here in Sedona, we saw rough unrefined powerful beauty. Simply put - it was stunning.