Desert Travel Tips for Hikers and Visitors – 4 Indispensable Lessons from Palm Springs

Joshua Tree National Park - Hidden Valley Trail

I recently spent a few wonderful hot desert days in Palm Springs (check out my post: Palm Springs – A Sunny Hiking Destination). Having been through what felt like a particularly long Canadian winter, summer heat sounded wonderful. I also learnt a few lessons from my most recent travels (which included fleeing a swarm of bees by car) and gained some helpful local tips and advice. Desert travelers, take heed! Continue reading

Palm Springs – A Sunny Hiking Destination

In May, I spent 3 days and 4 nights in Palm Springs. I was looking for somewhere warm and with a view of the mountains: why not Palm Springs? It turned out to be much more than I expected (I expected a desert where people go to play golf – which was only partly true). I didn’t have much planned; with a hotel booked and a car rented, I was ready for the scorching desert heat. Continue reading