In the middle of Palm Desert’s Old West ecosystem, there’s Hope Springs Resort, a tasteful oasis with natural hot springs and stunning architecture. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the desert, perfect for relaxation.
Hope Springs is located only 40 minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park. Named after the Joshua trees native to the park, this magical place with dramatic natural features is one of the most popular touristic destinations in the Mojave Desert. Massive, photogenic boulders surrounding its landscape offer an invitation to hike, climb and enjoy some of the best scenic views in Southern California.
Dazzling architecture, and exquisite food and wine will quickly lure you into Italy’s raw charm. Late last summer, I got to visit for the first time and there are moments engrained in my memory of being in Italian delis with endless selections of good wine, cured meats and cheeses. People taking long lunch breaks in the middle of the day to enjoy fresh panini with a glass of wine. I got to spend time in Florence, Cinque Terre and Pisa and at the end of the short week, I realized that it was all just the first chapter. It will take multiple trips to experience Italy's vast amount of cultural wealth and I can't wait to return to see its other regions.