Weekends are for adventures, right? Especially when you’re in LA and you have the entire, beautifully diverse, Californian state just beckoning to be explored. And extra especially when weekdays mostly involve Ben being in meetings all day and me being confined to our apartment (I still haven’t conquered my fear of driving in LA. Traffic here is on another level.) Yep, we’re living for the weekends while we’re over here.
Getting out there and exploring is pretty high on our priority list and we started this weekend with a road trip to Joshua Tree National Park, which was about a three hour drive from LA. We stayed at a beautiful little Airbnb in the Yucca Valley (get your $20 Airbnb discount here) and spent the past few days catching golden hour among the Joshua Trees, watching the most stunning sunset at one of the park’s highest peaks, eating real ‘Merican food at country kitchens and chasing sunrise in cactus gardens all to the soundtrack of Queens of the Stone Age (it couldn’t be anything else out there, really). I captured it all on Snapchat (deptofwandering) and will be sharing some highlights on Instagram next week before the blog posts come soon. Seriously, this was one of the best road trips I’ve ever done (up there with the Stelvio Pass). California, what else have you got in store for me?
One last thing. Leo, it’s about freakin’ time.
Here are this week’s favourite links:
WATCH: ‘Travel is the best when the only map you need are the people around you. Curiosity’s your compass, your curfew a sunrise. There’s no dress code, no deadline, no boss and no queue.’ Intrepid’s new promo video really does make those feet a little itchier.
READ: This piece on 17 things I’ve learned about Instagram is spot on.
EAT: Somebody send this for lunch.
MAKE: Love the look of this bench for the entrance way.
BUY: Would someone like to gift me, oh you know, this dreamy home?
GO: There’s such beauty in the desert. I can’t wait to share the desert landscapes I saw this weekend with you, but here’s some inspiration in the meantime.