Travel: Desert Cities, CA

Hope you all are having a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. Ours has been full of eating food and binge-watching Gilmore Girls. (Josh had to catch up on the last season) We’ve been trying to pace ourselves on the new episodes, to make them last.

A few weekends back, we made a trip up to Joshua Tree National park (you can read the post here, if you missed it). Honestly, we could have easily spent all weekend in the park alone and been perfectly content (and we most likely will do a camping trip up there sometime soon), but that area has so much to do and see, that we had to get moving on.

Immediately after leaving, we went to the nearby town of Yucca Valley to check out the much lauded Sky Village Swap Meet. This eclectic little gem is supposedly the place to find some really great vintage…well just about anything. Unfortunately, by the time we pulled ourselves from the park, the swap meet was mostly dispersed, as many of the vendors operate out of mobile booths. But from the few more permanent stalls we did sift through, this is definitely a place to check out if you find yourself in the area on a Saturday.


After grabbing some records from Black Luck Vintage, a really cool little hole in the wall that has a little bit of everything (not to mention a pretty awesome collection of $2 vinyls), we made the roughly 45 drive down to our Airbnb. We got into town a little earlier than anticipated and needed to kill an hour or so, so we stopped in at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


So this place was pretty awesome. If you’re vaguely interested in planes or military history or anything of the sort, take the time to appreciate the work that’s gone into some of these birds. Many of the aircraft on exhibit here are in fantastic shape (many are 60-70 years old!) and some have actually been restored and can be rented out to fly (one of the museum’s pilots takes it up with you, sorry to get your hopes up if you’re an amatuer aviator). The admission in is fairly cheap (free if you’re active duty military) and its a great way to kill some time.


While we definitely wished we could have spent longer in Joshua Tree, we really enjoyed the time we did have there. It’s a beautiful place, so if you happen to be nearby we strongly encourage you to check it out. We also spent a day and some change in Palm Springs, which was great. We’ll have that up on the blog soon! Do you guys have any favorite places in the Joshua Tree/Palm Springs area? Let us know so we can check them out next time we drive up.


shirt j.crew | jeans levis | watch kate spade | sunglasses (similar) banana republic


overshirt (similar) j.crew| tshirt (similar) the clash | jeans  banana republic| glasses warby parker | watch daniel wellington

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