Author Archive for Genie Davis

avatarGenie Davis is a multi-published fiction author, screen and TV writer, and travel writer. If it was possible, she'd like to spend every day traveling. www.geniedavis.com
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West Texas Times

West Texas Times

February 1, 2016 No Comments Western Texas is a grand place. Big sky, big stone monuments, big mesas, even the cattle are big. And of course, Big Bend National Park. It’s also a place of big pleasure. From short hikes along the Rio Grande – that’s Mexico right across the muddy water – to longer hikes on well-marked trails with ...

 

Tucson with Tots

Tucson with Tots

January 1, 2016 No Comments Even in summer, there’s more than one reason to visit Tucson. Yes, it’s hot, but some like it hot, and my family does. We’ve stayed in Death Valley in July, and as long as there’s shade, a pool, and some air conditioning to escape to, we can still enjoy the scenery, early morning hikes and ...

 

Stargazing 101

Stargazing 101

December 15, 2015 No Comments   Showing your children the night sky is something of a miracle. There’s the wonder of the sky itself, the vastness of the universe that you yourself may sometimes take for granted. There’s the eye-opening, round-mouthed joy of children taking it all in. There’s the pleasure of being family together there in the darkness. Unless ...

 

Joshua Tree Highlands Houses

Joshua Tree Highlands Houses

December 1, 2015 No Comments If you’ve ever read your child a fairy tale… And your child loved the story… Then a stay in one of the Highlands Houses rental properties just outside of Joshua Tree National Park is in order. THE PARK The park itself, of course, is like something from a fairy tale. It has wonderfully strange rock ...

 

La Casa Del Zorro: California Desert Gem Re-Opened

La Casa Del Zorro: California Desert Gem Re-Opened

November 15, 2015 No Comments La Casa Del Zorro first opened in 1937, and was deeply mourned when, after being purchased by investors, it closed in 2010. Its re-opening in 2013 has earned it many accolades in the travel industry for its elegant charm. Located in the small town of Borrego Springs in the heart of Anza Borrego State Park, ...

 

Yurt Love at Wellspring Ranch in Central California

Yurt Love at Wellspring Ranch in Central California

November 1, 2015 No Comments What child would not love a yurt? Or at least the yurts at Wellspring Ranch in the hills high above Central California’s Cayucos beach town. Wellspring Ranch is a beautiful organic farm owned by Jennifer and Richard Arfa, whose loving care and devotion to detail has resulted in one idyllic, pampered, yet rustic resort. The ...

 

Desert Dreaming: Death Valley

Desert Dreaming: Death Valley

October 18, 2015 No Comments It’s been awhile since my family and I visited Death Valley, and an equally long time since I’ve written about it here. Viewed in the fall, with still-warm days and star-filled nights, or the spring, when a riot of wildflowers burst out along the valley floor; viewed in winter when snow crusts the Panamints and ...

 

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Glamping is Camping that’s Easy, Elegant and Fun

Glamping is Camping that’s Easy, Elegant and Fun

October 6, 2015 No Comments Kids love camping. They love sleeping bags as their own private cocoons, they love campfires and s’mores, they love star gazing and that feeling of being close to nature. What they won’t like so much, and possibly neither will you, is that midnight trek to the potty a hundred yards away, looking for a place ...

 

Sedona: Red Rocks and Sunsets

Sedona: Red Rocks and Sunsets

September 24, 2015 No Comments Sedona is all about the color red. There are the red skies of sunset, the beautiful red rocks, the red dusty soil that is, let’s admit this right up front, going to get in your kids’ socks and shoes, your car, your accommodations. It’s also red from the blush of pure pleasure you and your ...

 

La Posada in Winslow, Arizona

La Posada in Winslow, Arizona

September 1, 2015 No Comments Do the kids know the Jackson Browne penned song the Eagles made famous, “Take it Easy?” If not, it’s time they learned the tune and you took them to Winslow, Arizona, for a visit to the Standin’ on the Corner Park which pays tribute to the song, and the profoundly awesome La Posada hotel. The ...

 

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