Araby Trail

Bob Hope’s house is perhaps the most iconic and noticeable residence perched high above South Palm Springs. I’ve always wanted to visit it, but it’s not open to the public and the private road that leads to it is guarded by a rather ominous sign that is either morbidly comical or disturbingly forewarning. So, what…

Tahquitz Canyon

I finally had the chance to hike Tahquitz Canyon over the weekend and it took my breath away: This canyon is beyond beautiful! Although it’s open all year round, I waited until now because spring is the ideal time to witness the spectacular waterfall formed by the San Jacinto Mountains’ melting snow.

The Morteen Botanical Garden

There may not be a Winter Wonderland out here in the desert, but an equally magical garden awaits for you to see. The Morteen Botanical Garden, situated just off South Palm Canyon Drive, is a cacti and succulents paradise that offers guided tours and lectures about the variety of desert flora all year round.