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40 Photos Of Death Valley That Will Convince You To Plan A Trip There Right Now

I liked Death Valley, but I almost think I like it more just looking back at it? I enjoyed it when I was there but I also felt underwhelmed by it? It's weird. But I think of it more fondly now than I did there. Is there anywhere you just felt OK about while you…

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20 Awesome Things To Do In Joshua Tree That Aren’t Hiking

It's been a while since I shared a not hiking post so I decided today is the perfect day to share my post about things to do in Joshua Tree besides hiking! I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting all that much to do in Joshua Tree other than hiking, but there is quite…

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7 Great Stops On Bad Water Road (+6 Other Awesome Things To See In Death Valley!)

There are so many great stops on Bad Water Road and awesome things to see in Death Valley and it's super easy to get away from the crowds in the parts closer to Furnace Creek. We had just one full day in Death Valley and I knew there would be a lot of driving since…

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Hidden Valley Trail: Joshua Tree’s Best Easy Hike

I think I vaguely knew of the Hidden Valley trail in Joshua Tree before going, but didn't really remember it. When we got to the park and saw the Hidden Valley sign, though, I knew we had to do it. It's the perfect short hike to get to know Joshua Tree taking you into a…

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Hike The Short But Sweet Creosote Trail In Joshua Tree National Park

I loved Joshua Tree. We really didn't even do that much there but I liked it a lot. We stayed in Twentynine Palms which has a park entrance (it's less busy if you want to avoid the west entrance crowds) but went in on the west side by the town of Joshua Tree. We stopped…

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Bombay Beach: A Toxic Wasteland And Unique Art Community

One of the places I knew I wanted to go on the little road trip with my parents was Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. I didn't know a whole lot about it and what I thought was wrong. I thought it was an abandoned town, basically, and it sort of is but also isn't.…