Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace is our favorite star in the bright constellation of Californian surreality. Figments of the collective imagination come to life in the California desert like no other place we've seen.
During the winter months, the California desert becomes a cooler place to visit (literally), making it an ideal time to take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Roughly two and a half hours from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is the closest national park to L.A.
Joshua Tree is a remarkable, seemingly hidden gem. It is a spiritually powerful place that draws people in. Being there is good for the soul, it clears my head and calms my heart. It brings me peace as it reignites my creative spirit.
I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.