Joshua Tree National Park
It got very warm very quickly as we drove from San Diego to Palm Springs. The roads were straight and endless, and this is when the holiday became a road trip. (Tip No. 2: The co-pilot/DJ is vital on these long journeys, so make a long playlist. I can’t hear Sam Cooke without reminiscing about this stretch of the trip.) Joshua Tree National Park was the perfect detour for some picturesque desert shots with the pre-packed Stars and Stripes flag. Clichés? Us? Surely not.