Mecca Hills Painted Canyon Ladder Hike

Mecca Hills Painted Canyon Ladder Hike near Palm Springs and Coachella Valley, California

After attending Alt Summit, my friend Sally and I spent an extra day in the Palm Springs area. One of our major bucket-list items was to do the Ladder Canyon hike at Mecca Hills Recreation Area. It was quite a drive from our hotel in Palm Springs, estimated around 40 minutes. The drive went by quickly and we soon found ourselves driving for miles on an unpaved desert road. Once we arrived, we headed off into the canyon, only to figure out that we went into the ropes canyon instead of the ladders.

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V Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California

V Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California

Last week was one full of sunshine and learning, spent at Alt Summit in Palm Springs, California. After the conference, my friend Sally and I decided to stay at V Palm Springs for a little extra R&R. We spent the day Friday hiking in the Mecca Hills area, and enjoying a delicious dinner at Workshop. After checking out on Saturday we grabbed some goodies to bring home with us from the Art Museum of Architecture and Design (heaven!).

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Destination Paris!

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Paris. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

We’re off to Paris soon, and while I’m part-excited, I’m also part-nervous. I have my packing list done, that’s always the easy part for me. I have to admit that it’s not a destination that I’ve been dying to get to. That said, I think this will be a pretty laid back trip. My husband and I don’t take a lot of time to ourselves when it comes to our family, so this trip will be a chance to finally do that. I look forward to long walks doing absolutely nothing, and taking a relaxing bath every night. I might even get to open a book, wow! It seems that I might be on the non-popular side of Paris opinions though, as several of our friends have already recommended a plethora of amazing things for us to check out. I’ve included them below.

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