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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, ...

 

Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

April 6, 2013 No Comments Less than two hours from Los Angeles and a world away, kids of all ages and their parents will love the sparkling multi-colored forest awaiting them just off Route 66 near Victorville. This is a great stop on a drive heading in or out of Las Vegas, but it makes a wonderful day trip. That ...

 

Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

August 6, 2012 No Comments Palm Desert, California is a very popular destination for snowbirds looking to escape the cold weather during the winter months. With hundreds of golf courses within minutes driving time, a wide range of accommodations from budget motels to five star resorts, plentiful recreational attractions, abundant shopping and dining, and stunning natural beauty, this desert oasis ...

 

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

June 7, 2012 1 Comment We’re intrepid desert explorers. In fact, I was off-roading in Death Valley when I was pregnant with my daughter, and perhaps it was that experience that led to a life long love of California desert views and trips with expanses of sand and parades of cactus included. The Road Untraveled – Mojave National Preserve One ...

 

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

May 14, 2012 No Comments I’ve been taking my children out to the desert for many years. We love the warmth, the quality of light, and the just plain weirdness of the landscape. And one of our favorite places to go is Joshua Tree National Park. The park is vast, at over eight hundred thousand acres. And in that land ...

 

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

May 7, 2012 No Comments Some of my happiest vacation memories have been based in the desert. There’s just something about bright blue skies, dry air, gold sand, and red rock that draws my family in. Sitting on my desk right now, are photos of my kids in Death Valley. Maybe it’s the way the stark beauty of the place ...

 

Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

April 30, 2012 No Comments We’ve taken many fun trips to Palm Springs over the years. For the pools, the sun, the windmill tours – it’s a beautiful small town nestled in the desert foothills, with a lot of style. One of the new stylish additions to Palm Springs, and surprisingly child-friendly, is the Ace Hotel and Swim Club located ...

 

Death Valley California – It Lives

Death Valley California – It Lives

April 25, 2012 No Comments My kids love zombie movies. So of course a place like Death Valley, it must be rife with zombies and dead things. So it must be cool. Well, Death Valley is very much alive, particularly in the spring, when the wildflowers bloom and I’m led to take my family there for a visit. But my ...

 

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Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

April 16, 2012 No Comments In December of 2011, my wife and I took our two young kids to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. We were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert for a much needed getaway just two weeks before Christmas. We were told by a friend that the ...

 

Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

April 13, 2012 No Comments My family and I love driving from our Los Angeles home out to the desert. But even if you’re visiting from far away, taking a drive to the clear blue skies and wide open land of the high and low California deserts so delightfully near the big city, is a special treat. And once you’ve ...

 

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