Admiring the landscapes is one of the best things to do in Death Valley National Park, California

22 Best Things to Do in Death Valley National Park (+ Map)!

Planning a visit to Death Valley National Park? Discover the best things to do in Death Valley, from must-visit scenic overlooks to sensational hikes and drives through the magical landscapes of the park. From hiking the golden Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes to walking across the white Badwater Salt Flat, and from gawking at the beautiful badlands at Zabriskie Point to … Read More

The Palms to Pines Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives in Southern California!

Palms to Pines Scenic Byway: A Fun Short Southern California Road Trip!

One of the most scenic driving routes in California, the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway is a must-do when you visit the Greater Palm Springs area! If you are looking for scenic drives near Palm Springs, the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway can’t be beat for the wow factor when it comes to scenery. The Palms to Pines Highway scenic … Read More

The Cholla Cactus Boardwalk Trail is one of the easiest hikes in Joshua Tree National Park, California

13 Best Joshua Tree Hikes (+ Tips for Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park!)

Looking for the best Joshua Tree hikes? Hiking is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Joshua Tree National Park. The Southern California desert park is home to a wide variety of hiking trails, and hiking is a great way to explore its unique landscapes up close. Whether you are looking for a short and scenic family-friendly … Read More

Road in Palm Springs California

The Best Vacation Rentals in Palm Springs, California (Private Pools, Cozy Cabins, and More!)

Planning a getaway to Palm Springs, California? If you are looking for vacation rentals in Palm Springs (and near Palm Springs), you have some cool options from which to pick. As the gateway to the California desert, Palm Springs and neighboring desert communities make for easy and relaxing getaways. Whether you want to hike to an oasis, or lounge by … Read More

Exploring the desert on a day trip from Palm Springs California

21 Exciting Day Trips from Palm Springs (+ Map!)

Visiting Palm Springs? If you have time to spare, consider one or more of these exciting day trips from Palm Springs! From mountains to coasts and lakes to desert there’s a lot of natural beauty within day trip distance of Palm Springs. Plus, there are several vibrant cities and charming towns nearby to explore! When planning a visit to Palm … Read More

Desert sunset in Palm Springs, California

The Ultimate 3 Day Weekend in Palm Springs Itinerary!

Planning a long weekend in Palm Springs itinerary? Expect to have a fabulous time! With world-class resorts and spas, a lively downtown, mid-century modern architecture, and a number of museums and gardens to discover, Palm Springs is one of the best weekend getaways in California. Once a getaway to the stars of Hollywood, Palm Springs is still a vibrant desert … Read More

Artist's Palette on Artist's Drive in Death Valley

Artist’s Palette and Artist’s Drive in Death Valley National Park: Why You Must Go!

Artist’s Palette is one of the most photographed spots in Death Valley National Park. The viewpoint is the major attraction on Artist’s Drive, arguably the most scenic drive in all of Death Valley. Featuring beautiful desert landscapes along a winding road, Artist Drive is definitely deserving of a top spot on your Death Valley National Park itinerary, especially if you … Read More

Palm Springs, California in the Sonoran Desert

30+ Perfect Things to Do in Palm Springs, California!

Palm Springs, located in the California Sonoran Desert, is the quintessential desert getaway. If you are considering a vacation here, know that you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Palm Springs, and nearby. Long prized by Hollywood celebrities as a place to relax and recharge, Palm Springs is worth visiting for its cool mid-century … Read More

Rock formations Hidden Valley Joshua Tree NP California

Hike the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park!

The Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular and easy nature trail, perfect for anyone that wishes to experience Joshua Tree’s signature rocks and trees in a not-too-long walk. Hiking the Hidden Valley Trail is one of my favorite things to do in Joshua Tree National Park, and so far, we’ve done this hike on each … Read More