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3 great desert treks near Palm Springs California

By Palm Springs Traveller Staff / May 18, 2017 / Comments Off on 3 great desert treks near Palm Springs California

There are hundreds of great hikes in the palm Springs area. Where should you start? If you want to get out and explore the desert, we’ve got three great options.

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4 easy hikes in Palm Springs city

By Palm Springs Traveller Staff / May 14, 2017 / Comments Off on 4 easy hikes in Palm Springs city

There’s no need to leave the city to enjoy some desert scenery and unusual sights. These 4 hikes in Palm Springs are all easy to do, easy to get to, and quick and easy to execute.

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What should President Obama do in Palm Springs?

By Palm Springs Traveller Staff / January 22, 2017 / Comments Off on What should President Obama do in Palm Springs?

The word is out. Former president Barack Obama  and former first lady Michelle have arrived in Palm Springs following a busy day of festivities surrounding the Donald trump inaguration.  The Obamas plan to spend some time in the Coachella Valley for a little rest and relaxation after their two term stint in Washington.

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Movies you didn’t know were shot in Palm Springs and what you can learn about the desert from them

By Erin L / May 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Movies you didn’t know were shot in Palm Springs and what you can learn about the desert from them

Palm Springs’ proximity to Los Angles means the desert is no stranger to actors, producers and Hollywood celebrities of all kinds. It’s also no surprise then that far from just using Palm Springs as a place to relax, Hollywood has looked at the region as a great location for movie-making. I’ve picked out three films…

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Get up close to the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs

By Erin L / April 30, 2016 / Comments Off on Get up close to the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs

It’s perhaps one of the best known, and most menacing geological features in North America.  The San Andreas fault is the oft-blamed continental rift responsible for plenty of earthquakes in California. While the science of this tear in the earth’s crust is fascinating, did you know you can actually get up close with this amazing…

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Natural Wonders in Palm Springs

By Erin L / March 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Natural Wonders in Palm Springs

While Palm Springs may be known as a celebrity getaway, or for its desert modern architecture, it’s also becoming famous for its stunning natural wonders. Some of them are worth a full day trip, others can be seen in just an hour or so.

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Day Trip from Palm Springs: What to do in Borrego Springs

By Erin L / March 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Day Trip from Palm Springs: What to do in Borrego Springs

Recently on a visit to Palm Springs, I was invited to spend a weekend in a town not far from the Coachella Valley. I’d never heard of Borrego Springs before, but I quickly found it’s an easy weekend or day trip, and it’s loaded with things to do if you’re into photography, hiking, golf or…

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Cool Things in Palm Springs: hiking Borrego Springs & The Slot

By Erin L / February 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Cool Things in Palm Springs: hiking Borrego Springs & The Slot

If you remember the last few scenes of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you’ll remember Harrison Ford on horseback picking his way through a narrow cinnamon hued slot canyon only to have it unfold into a city carved from the rock before his eyes. That scene is filmed in Petra, Jordan. Ford slips through…

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Cool Things in Palm Springs: Inside Frank Sinatra’s House

By Erin L / February 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Cool Things in Palm Springs: Inside Frank Sinatra’s House

At first glance, it seems like a rather plain and unassuming home. There’s a low roof line, with a clipped row of hedges and some desert landscaping out front. But this minimalist desert exterior is hiding a pretty big secret: it’s the former home of a world-famous, Rat Pack-era crooner, a home that’s off limits…

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My Favourite Places in Palm Springs California, Volume 5 – La Quinta & Indio edition!

By Erin L / April 3, 2015 / Comments Off on My Favourite Places in Palm Springs California, Volume 5 – La Quinta & Indio edition!

On my last visit to Palm Springs, we stayed with friends in a new location; La Quinta!  While it’s definitely a bit of a hike from there to Palm Springs proper, it did give us a chance to explore this town at the far east end of the Coachella Valley. Out here the borders are…

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