The Cholla Cactus Garden along Pinto Basin Road. Photo © Jenna Blough.

5-Day Best of Joshua Tree Itinerary

The landscape of Joshua Tree National Park is mesmerizing—from the spiky trees to the scoured desert, and jumbled boulders begging to be climbed. Explore the land, climb mountains and mines, and experience all the best of Joshua Tree with this 5-day itinerary.

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Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree

Join local writer and desert aficionado Jenna Blough for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has something for every traveler. From the relaxing […]

Driving through Joshua Tree National Park.

Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Nestled in the Mojave Desert is Joshua Tree National Park, an oasis of beautiful natural sights and a few historical ones too. Here’s an overview of the park, including how to get there, must-see landscapes, and tips on hiking the many nature trails in the desert.

Route 66 through the Mojave Desert.

Route 66 Through California

Before you reach the sun-washed Pacific Coast, following Route 66 through California means first trekking across a parched, wind-swept desert. Read up on route advice, driving tips, where to eat, stay, play, and more on the final stretch of the Mother Road.

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Moon California

Writer and native Californian Liz Scott covers the best that the Golden State has to offer, from day hikes through awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley to rest and relaxation at the resorts of Palm Springs. Liz offers many unique trip strategies, such as PCH Road Trip and a Food & Wine tour. Including expert advice on wine […]