Weekend Getaway to Joshua Tree National Park

Starting off with a full disclosure here; I am not a big fan of deserts. Hot, dry, lifeless, crawling with snakes and other weird creatures, what’s to love?! And that in fact was my first impression of Joshua Tree when I went 3 years ago for a meditation retreat. I haven’t been in a hurry…

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get closer to nature at mount lassen volcanic park, ca

Lush forests, sparkling lakes, snow capped peaks, quiet camping respites, boiling geysers, active volcanoes, Mount Lassen National Park has it all! Fortunately, Mount Lassen is still relatively less popular than the far more popular Yosemite and Big Sur getaways, so we found it to be a perfect escape for July 4th weekend this year. Just…

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travel back in time in port costa, california

You know you are in a different kind of place when you check in to the hotel and the receptionist tells you, “There’s a bat just sitting tight on the 3rd floor; you are on the 2nd floor so you will be ok. That bat is a cute little thing though.” It’s not every day…

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