Desert View Trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness from Palm Springs Tram

The Desert View Trail leaves from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Station and goes out on an easy 2.5-mile loop. It’s a great trail for the whole family as there is not much elevation gain and there are five notches where you can get different views of the valley below you. Here is all the […]

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Ride from the Cactus to the Clouds

The Palm Springs desert can be a hot place to be in the summer, so being able to take a 15-minute tram ride up over 6,000 feet is a welcome escape. The Palm Springs Ariel Tram, located 10 minutes outside of town, is just that. This engineering marvel has been here for over 50 years, […]

Desert X Art Show in the Coachella Valley: Finding the Mirror House and 11 Other Exhibits

Desert X has officially closed, but the Mirror House is on display for a little longer. You can check if it is still open here. Desert X is one of those expansive art events that is worthy of the journey it takes to visit all of its unique pieces. This show, if you can call […]

Ortega Falls: Hiking to a Waterfall Right Off Highway 74

Ortega Falls is a seasonal waterfall off Highway 74 in Lake Elsinore that is only flowing when we get a good rain. During the rest of the year, it is a popular rock climbing area that people from all over Orange County make their way out to explore. The hike is a short less than quarter […]

TKB Bakery & Deli: Cochella Valley’s Best Sandwich Spot

It is always funny to me to find a highly rated spot like this out in the middle of the California desert. TKB Bakery & Deli has been on the Yelp top 100 list for two years now, in 2015 it even ranked in the top ten, and that is high praise for a glorified […]

Ladder Canyon & Big Painted Canyon in Mecca

I am always searching for unique new hikes to do in Southern California, especially those with something different than you would expect. So when I heard about Ladder Canyon (yes, I was very late to the game on this one), I quickly set a time to hike it with Chris from the Last Adventurer. This hike […]

Palm Springs Guide: Celebrity Homes, Museums, Shopping, Food & Hikes

For decades Palm Springs has been a playground for both the rich and famous and the weekend warriors. During the summer it reaches over 110 degrees, but that doesn’t stop people from flocking to its pools and activities. I prefer visiting in the winter as it is less busy and it allows me to spend […]

Downtown Palm Springs: 12 Spots to Check Out

If you are a traditional shopper then I am sure you do not need any help from me with what are the best things to explore in downtown Palm Spring’s plethora of shops. I for one am not a traditional shopper though, I enjoy finding the more unique spots to explore in the city. While many of […]

Crossroads Cafe: Great Food Outside Joshua Tree National Park

Located right outside the western entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, both Crossroads Cafe and Natural Sister Cafe are fantastic spots for a meal. Crossroads itself is one of my favorite breakfast / lunch spots in the area and a place I pretty much always go to when I visit Joshua Tree National Park. Here […]

Ruddy’s 1930’s General Store & Museum in Palm Springs

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do when you visit Palm Springs, look no further then a trip to Ruddy’s General Store and Museum. This fantastic little spot is designed to look exactly how a general store from the 1930’s would look, complete with products, food and other antiques from […]