Outside Together with Elana Jadallah

Here we are with our Outside Together series once again, sharing yet another magical experience from Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase. This time we’re back with environmentalist, photographer, and brand strategist Elana Jadallah! At Under Canvas, it’s our belief that being outdoors inspires and connects friends, families, and loved ones. When you disconnect from everyday life, you’re able to connect with your best outdoor self, your family, your loved ones, and the magic of nature. To celebrate getting Outside Together, we’re connecting with a few of our past guests to revisit their stays at Under Canvas and gain an inside look at their experiences stepping outside with us.

Elana also known as @ElanaLoo on Instagram shares all-things travel, business, and sustainable living. Based between Hawaii and Maine, she and her fiancé Aaron stopped by for a stay at Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase during their wild road trip exploring the American Southwest…and they loved their visit with us! Describing it as “wonderful”, they highly recommend a visit for those craving a mix of camping and luxury. Her one tip: if you’re traveling to the height of the summer…be sure to get in the water mid-day, whether you’re swimming or paddling!

It was a joy to experience Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase and the surrounding area through Elana’s eyes and we can’t wait to share it with you:

Tell us what being #OutsideTogether means to you…

To me, it means unplugging from the outside world and tuning into the special moments unfolding right in front of you—exploring an exciting new place, reconnecting with one another! When you arrive: sit on the porch, close your eyes and listen. Allow your heart rate to slow. Take it in. You’ll remember.

What was your favorite part about Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase?

Absolutely loved the view at the Lake Powell property, the beautiful walking paths on site, and the misters to keep cool!

Your #1 photography tip?

Learn how light affects a photograph. Backlight, side light, full sun—pay attention to what you enjoy. Natural light is your best friend, no matter what camera you’re using it will transform average photos into extraordinary photos!

We know you’re passionate about sustainability! What do you look for when it comes to sustainable travel?

So many things! If you’re flying, offset your flight. When you’re packing, make sure to bring a refillable water bottle, reusable coffee mug and utensils, plus your plastic-free toiletries and earth-friendly (often called reef-safe) sunscreen. I loved that Under Canvas uses on-demand bathroom hardware in the shower & sink to conserve water. I also appreciated the refillable shower goodies!

Sunrise or stargazing?

Stargazing from the Stargazer Tent!

Which Under Canvas location would you choose next?

I’m heading back to Maine to check out Under Canvas Acadia this month!

Elana Jadallah reading in her tent

Stargazer tent

Beer and charcuterie on the canyon rim

Elana exploring the slot canyon

We cannot wait to follow along with Elana’s trip through Maine! Follow along with us on Instagram for more of our #OutsideTogether series and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on everything to come at Under Canvas.

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Want to see more from Elana’s visit to Under Canvas? Check out her Instagram posts here.

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