Exploring Joshua Tree
Last week we took a short trip to Joshua Tree- one of our favorite spots in Southern California.
Traveling, taking conscious breaks from work and routine life… I think it can be a big part of routine wellness. So many times in the past, I’ve thought that in order to recharge I needed to take a big grand vacation. The reality is, many of us don’t get enough opportunity for big vacations. I haven’t actually been on one in several years (working on rectifying that in 2020). That’s why these mini-breaks are even more vital- especially as entrepreneurs.
I’ll be 100% honest- I didn’t have a specific plan for this trip as far as how much work/leisure time I would have- and it made me incredibly grumpy the first couple of days. Craig was 100% off work, I wasn’t. And I didn’t bother to put boundaries in place for when I would/ wouldn’t be working. I thought it would just sort of work itself out. It didn’t.
It was a great lesson for me: if I want to combine work and play, I need to plan that time out + let any travel partner in on that plan. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of using travel as a way to recharge- even if some work is happening during that time.
Joshua tree really isn’t about exploring the city, finding new hip spots. It’s more about disconnecting & enjoying peaceful moments in nature.
To that end, this photo essay is more about the natural beauty of Joshua Tree. BUT, I know you have an explorer heart when it comes to new places, so I’ve collected a list of our favorite places to eat, shop and visit at the end of this post.
Joshua Tree Casita
Joshua Tree House
Dome in the desert
Piece of the Sky Airstream
Casa Joshua Tree
Diamond Sky Retreat
Pioneer Town Motel
Hicksville Trailer Palace
29 Palms Inn