Category Archives: California

Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail- A Unique Hike in the Mecca Hills, California

There are plenty of hikes near Palm Springs but one that really impressed us with its variety of scenery and adventurous spirit was the Painted Canyon and Ladder Canyon Trail. Whether we were walking in the shade of towering canyon walls, climbing up rickety ladders, or meandering through a slot canyon, we were completely engaged…

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Palm Springs Day Trips- 6 Fun and Adventurous Places to Visit

Palm Springs is a beautiful desert city in California full of golf courses, stylish hotels, spas, and boutiques. If that’s what you’re into, it’s a great place to spend some time. But for me- someone who loves active travel, getting out into nature and exploring- it was harder to connect with the city. So, we…

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One Day in Joshua Tree National Park- Hikes, Nature Walks and Scenic Spots

One day in Joshua Tree National Park was all it took to become completely mesmerized by this unique protected area in California. It was a weird and fascinating landscape, almost cartoonish, and I wouldn’t have been surprised to see Dr. Seuss’ Lorax or everybody’s favourite Stone Age family, the Flintstones, go walking by. The desert…

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Borrego Springs Sculptures- The Metal Sky Art Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda

Scattered along a stretch of road near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are dozens of large metal sculptures dotting the landscape, their rusty forms blending naturally with their sandy surroundings, despite not being what you’d expect to find in a desert. Super-sized dinosaurs, horses, sloths, tortoises, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dragons and more, appear to be roaming…

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  • b - wow, that is so cool! i love the night photography, too.April 8, 2019 – 11:48 amReplyCancel

How to Spend a 10-hour Layover in San Francisco

When choosing our flights home from our trip to Florida, we had the option to have a 4-hour layover in Montreal, or a 10-hour layover in San Francisco. I had been to San Francisco before but Mike had not, so I saw this as a great opportunity to show him around a city I really…

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  • Frank - Great pics, I also love San Francisco, easily my favorite American city.
    So 10 hours between flights in SF or 4 in Montreal? And you chose SF? Rough :) (but I’d do the same)

    Frank (bbqboy)November 12, 2015 – 11:12 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Four hours is a long time, but not long enough to get out and do anything. Ten hours is really long, but at least it’s enough time to leave the airport. Our layover just flew by because we were having so much fun!November 14, 2015 – 10:31 amReplyCancel

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