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  • Dead to the World: from Niland to the Salton Sea

    After leaving Borrego Springs, Jave and I drove about an hour further south to visit Niland and the shores of the Salton Sea. We left Borrego Springs on a half tank of gas thinking that we’d see a gas station along the way. But for the entire 62-mile drive from Borrego Springs to Calipatria, a […]

  • No Agenda in Borrego Springs

    “You don’t want to wind your window down now?” Jave asks as we drive to one of the entry points of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Burning through our gas tank by keeping the A/C on full blast is the furthest thing from my mind as we make our way to California’s largest state park.

  • Where to Stay (and Live the Good Life) in Avignon: Domaine des Rhodes

    When I first started planning my return trip to France seven years ago, my plans extended beyond Paris as I began to fantasize about Provence. In my mind, the fantasy included: a cozy, countryside stay on a farm or in a B&B; carefree hours spent frolicking in lavender fields; laying on a blanket amidst blooming […]