National park service

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

The US National Park Service turns 100 today! There are over 400 national parks, monuments and historic sites that the National Park Service works hard to upkeep and preserve. In honour of this milestone birthday, we're dishing out travel suggestions featuring two of our favourite National Parks and one epic road trip; Joshua Tree to Death Valley. 

It will take about four hours to get from to Death Valley. We recommend dedicating about two days in and around the town of Joshua Tree to take in the sights of the area. This includes:

Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum - Noah Purifoy Foundation  - the most incredible sculpture park.  

Crossroads Cafe - the most delicious food in town! 

Pioneertown - if you're into Westerns, this quaint little town was created originally to be used as a movie set.

From there, it'll be over 200 miles of the most sensational landscape on a mostly very flat road. So an easy, but quite hypnotic and absolutely stunning drive.  

But it will be worth it. Because of this:

And this:

And this:

If you go:

Airbnb has a number of super cool accommodation options, including our very favourite below.
CarRentals.com has crazy good deals. Bonus points for being able to pickup in one state, and drop off in another. 
For Joshua Tree, fly into Palm Springs; Las Vegas is the closest airport to Death Valley. 

Happy Trails to you!