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MARCH 2019

9Honey - The five shopping experiences you can't miss in Palm Springs
Whether you're side-tripping from Los Angeles, or Palm Springs is the destination itself, you cannot leave without experiencing some of the best shopping on offer, writes Dilvin Yasa.

FEBRUARY 2019

Vanity Fair - At The Desert X Kickoff, Coachella Valley Becomes and Art World Hot Spot Once Again
The second edition of the contemporary art biennial features site-specific work from 18 artists, among them Jenny Holzer and Sterling Ruby, spread across the desert near Palm Springs. V.F. was on the scene at the unveiling celebrations.

Traveller.com.au - The best places to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Palm Springs USA: Andie Hubka
This award-winning chef and farm-to-table foodie is the owner of the acclaimed Palm Springs restaurants, Heirloom Craft Kitchen and Cork & Fork as well as the Cooking with Class Cooking School.

JANUARY 2019

METRO - Greater Palm Springs, the oasis of California Cool
February heralds the start of a host of quirky events around the nine cities that make up Greater Palm Springs, starting on the 9th with art installation festival Desert X.

Diablo Magazine - Palm Springs: An Oasis of Modern Style
Explore midcentury design at its finest—not to mention haute hotels, creative eats, and world-class shopping—in this desert city.

DECEMBER 2018

Los Angeles Time - No Better time than fall or winter for hiking in and around Palm Springs
You can only play so much tennis or golf. And hanging around the pool? It can get really boring. So when I visit the Palm Springs area, I head into the hills for some hiking. There are plenty of trails, from easy to strenuous, in this corner of the Sonoran Desert.

Variety - Palm Springs Cuisine Scene: Latest Places to Dine in the Desert
Desert playgrounds of the Coachella Velley beckon attendees of the upcoming Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival, getting under way Jan. 3. Veteran festgoers will notice some changes around town: the Hard Rock Hotel is again the Hotel Zoso, the Camelot Theaters now function under the auspices of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and there are 10, 8-foot-tall mega-sized, Instagram-ready babies (a politically tinged art work by Czech artist David Cerny) crawling in a construction pit close to the Palm Springs Art Museum.

NOVEMBER 2018

The Telegraph - Palm Springs - and how the cactus became modern again
Any British gardener who drops into Palm Springs in the Sonoran Desert, California, soon asks the question: how do they keep upwards of 124 golf courses so green? Isn't this the most egregious example of waste in a state where water is a highly political issue? But there is no cause for concern. Palm Springs may be encircled by dramatic mountains on a dusty plain of ground-hugging cacti, tamarisk and stunted beige scrub, but the town is miraculously sustained by huge, deep aquifers.

Amuse - Why an Accidental Art Scene is Flourishing in the Desert
A new crop of creatives are building on the famous Midcentury architectural foundations.

GRAZIA - Welcome to the Hotel California
When you think of Greater Palm Springs, you think of the Parker Palm Springs. Everyone knows the iconic brise soleil entrance, which has been documented on countless Instagram accounts across the globe. Staying at the Parker Palm Springs is like experiencing desert modernism in its entirety, from the architecture to the interiors and gardens.

OCTOBER 2018

American Way NEXOS - Bienestar en el Desierto

The Guardian - 10 of the best things to do in Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs isn’t a solitary oasis. Nine cities make up the Greater Palm Springs area: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells (famed for its tennis tournament), La Quinta, Indio and Coachella, with around 30 (easy-driving) miles separating the first from the last. 

GRAZIA - Spring Awakening 
Once a refuge for Hollywood’s Golden Age A-List, Palm Springs has transcended its reputation as a living museum to become an oasis for lovers of design, past and present

SEPTEMBER 2018

Qantas - 9 Cities Around the World Designer Lovers Should Visit
So dedicated are the homes in Palm Springs to the Mid-Century Modern design aesthetic that driving into the city conceivably feels like being transported back in time. The favoured retreat of Hollywood stars since the days of the Rat Pack, with the San Jacinto Mountains looming in the distance, the best way to see the highlights of the retro architecture is to take part in a guided tour.

AUGUST 2018

Architectural Digest - 7 of the World's Most Majestic Hotels Located in the Desert
Nestled in the desert in Southern California, Hotel Paseo opened in March 2018 and was designed by Kay Lang + Associates. Combining desert oasis with midcentury modern design, the property offers complimentary yoga on the lawn at 6:30 A.M. and free bike rentals to explore nearby shops and art galleries.

JULY 2018

Daily Mail - Shaken and stirred by Palm Springs: How do you top stunning scenery and lavish luxury?

Epoch Times - Greater Palm Springs: A Haven for Health and Healing
With 300 days of sunshine, eased by the shade of lush palm trees, Greater Palm Springs offers visitors a mecca of mindfulness and renewal. The area is peppered with scenic spas and retreats offering massage, yoga, meditation, and healing treatments to suit any age and need. For more active individuals who savor the outdoors, there are more than 140 hiking trails.

JUNE 2018

AFAR - Experience the Unexpected Side of Palm Springs & the Desert
For travelers who appreciate dramatic desert landscapes, Palm Springs tops the list of must-visit destinations. The San Jacinto Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, and the surrounding resort communities—where midcentury modern architecture rules—offer travelers a restorative escape from the daily grind. 

The Daily Meal - Best Places to eat in Greater Palm Springs
From its early days as a haven for the rich and famous, Palm Springs has grown beyond its borders to include many sprawling communities in the Coachella Valley. From trendy sidewalk cafes to bistros, Greater Palm Springs includes some of the most notable places to indulge your culinary senses.

MAY 2018

BBC - The world's ultimate milkshake?
In Palm Springs, California, the date shake is the perfect foil to the resort town’s desert heat: a sweet, chilly treat with surprisingly complex flavours.

Traveller - Seven dishes you must try in Palm Springs, CA
According to Gabriel Woo, chef at Sparrow's Lodge and Holiday House PS, these are the seven dishes you must try in Palm Springs.

APRIL 2018

The Guardian - Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert
The Coachella festival starting this week, showcases music in a dramatic landscape but in – and around – Joshua Tree the arts and culture shine all year round. 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Travel Age West - Like a Local: Midcentury Muse
As an interior designer in Los Angeles, Kurt Cyr was especially fervent about midcentury modern design -- so much so that he would head over to its mecca, Palm Springs, to lead tours for the annual Modernism Week. Upon realizing that his love for the desert oasis far surpassed the arbitrary visit, Cyr moved to Palm Springs permanently in 2010 -- he and his partner had purchased a weekend getaway home there in 1999 -- and founded Palm Springs Mod Squad, an architecture and design tour company, in 2015.

Into - The Insider’s Guide to Palm Springs
The desert city isn’t just for lounging by the pool and sipping a cocktail. Our travel writer gives you in the insider’s scoop on how to lounge in humid luxury.

AUGUST 2017

Harper's Bazaar - The 10 Best Bachelorette Party Destinations on Earth
Las Vegas has long been associated with bachelor/bachelorette weekends and girls trips galore, but for pre-bridal celebrations, BAZAAR girls are after something a little less fist-pumping and club hopping and a little more chic and easy–without skipping the terrific nightlife, ever-flowing cocktails and relaxing spa days. Palm Springs makes our top 10 picks for the best in bachelorette weekends. 

Eater: Los Angeles - What to Know About Palm Springs’ New Kimpton Hotel Project
As the culinary scene continues to, well, heat up in Palm Springs, Eater has scoop on the latest additions: a quartet of restaurants and bars at the upcoming Kimpton Rowan, a 153-room hotel anchoring the big new downtown redevelopment project that’s almost complete. 

The Everygirl - The Everygirl’s Weekend Guide to Palm Springs
The colorful town of Palm Springs is a quick two-hour drive east of Los Angeles in the Palm Desert. It has been a favorite getaway for celebrities since movie studios came to California in the early 1900s, and Palm Springs still exudes that old Hollywood glamour.

JULY 2017

Amuse - Palm Springs, In Infrared
Palm Springs and Joshua Tree aren’t short of standard depictions, which is why Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis’s infrared images of the desert town and national park are so striking. 

The Culture Trip - 12 Reasons You Need to Visit Palm Springs
Palm Springs was once the proverbial playground of movie stars, but now it’s a fun and laid-back destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a posh desert getaway. With a focus on art and design, Palm Springs is the perfect blend of nature and sophistication, with just the right amount of kitsch.

JUNE 2017

Los Angeles Times - With these hotels, you can experience Airstream travel without a hitch
Roomance, nostalgia and freedom of the road all come together in those shiny time machines called Airstream travel trailers. Great road trippin’ memories of the ’50s are difficult — and expensive — to re-create, but the tug of the Airstream dream is so strong and entrepreneurs so accommodating that you can now stay in one without pulling a heavy trailer. Airstream “hotels” are popping up throughout California.

National Geographic - 19 Places to Indulge Yourself
Transformative experiences are the new trend in luxury travel. | 02 Palm Springs, California. Dive into this design-driven Coachella Valley oasis. 

MAY 2017

We Like LA - Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is Back!
Anytime is a great time to visit the Palm Springs area, but there’s a particularly good reason coming up in June: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is back! From June 2 through 11, you can choose from a plethora of amazing meals during ten days of dining and lunching deals in the beautiful desert.

Meg Biram - Tips for Hiking in Joshua Tree
There's a lot to think about when hiking in a desert! Last week my husband and I were in Palm Springs and we got up early one morning to drive to Joshua Tree and go hiking. As someone who loves hiking but doesn’t do it nearly enough, I wanted to share some tips so that if you are planning to go hiking in Joshua Tree you are prepared.

Hangry Diary - Food Hunt: Where To Go This Weekend?
Thinking of where to go for the upcoming week? Check out the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, June 2-11, and savor the most exciting eateries throughout the Coachella Valley. Below are a few of our favorites. 

Splash Magazines - Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week - Peace, Love, Eat Throughout the Coachella Valley
Combine over 100 hundred restaurants, ten days of amazing creations from even more amazing chefs and one of the most iconic vacation spots in the United States and what you get is Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will take place from June 2nd through the 11th and you will run out of days before you run out of tasty menus to try. 

Express, UK - Blazing the Wild Western Trail in Palm Springs
There's Palm Springs, a city full of 1950s architecture - and there's Greater Palm Springs, a rich and strangely lush desert where nine small cities converge in a sprawl of palm trees, spectacular vistas and big skies. This is an America where ranches sit side by side, of sprawling resort hotels and where the days are hot. 

Nine.com, AU - Quench your thirst at three of Palm Springs’ best craft breweries
From the outside, it might look like all mid-century modern architecture and mimosas for breakfast, but Palm Springs actually has an incredibly active brewery scene. Boasting both small- and large-scale operations brewing everything from IPA to stout, there's something for every taste – acquired or otherwise. 

Je Suis Une Maman - À la découverte du « Greater » Palm Springs

APRIL 2017

Travelling Foodie - 11 Things To Do in SoCal
There’s so many things to do in Southern California, including a road trip to Palm Springs, a stay and play at Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, golf and dine in Palm Desert and exploring Joshua Tree National Park. Greater Palm Springs' annual Restaurant Week is also happening June 2-11, 2017. 

The Journalist - Why hire a hiking guide in Coachella Valley?
There are dozens of hiking trails throughout the Coachella Valley and neighboring Joshua Tree, offering as many opportunities to get outside as one could take advantage of for years of visits. Information about every one of them, from distances to expected circuit times and even GPS coordinates, can be found all across the Internet. In fact, the entirety of the outdoors seems to be at a web surfer’s fingertips, with gigabytes on gigabytes worth of information for any would-be adventurer. So why, in 2017, would a traveler still hire a guide for a hike? 

The Journalist - Yoga Opens the Show at Coachella
“They’ll do a vinyasa or a plank, they’re doing this workout portion of the class, and then they’ll turn to the side and they’ll have a slice of pizza,” Kirk says. “That’s not something you see in your typical class. But that’s part of the fun, too. And one of the things I take back with me – it’s good for the soul.”

MARCH 2017

The Washington Times - Limited Lodging Remains for Coachella’s Second Weekend
California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival is just around the corner. The desert gathering, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, is attended annually by thousands of fans, eager to see epic performers like Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. There remains limited room availability for the second weekend, April 21-23. read more

Men Who Blog - Palm Springs Blogger Mancation
Palm Springs is quite literally an oasis in the desert, perfectly spaced nearly identically distant from both San Diego and Los Angeles. It's the realm of legendary Hollywood stars like Bob Hope and the Rat Pack as well as legendary natural beauty from the mountains to the desert and Joshua Tree National Park just north of downtown. We brought three male bloggers and a select group of brands together to put on an awesome experience. Make sure to follow along on our adventure using hashtag #MenWhoBlog on your favorite social media channels. 

FEBRUARY 2017

Thrillist - The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn’t Know Existed
From Indian Canyons and Death Valley, to Joshua Tree and Kelso Dunes, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, nay, the country. It's beautiful enough that no matter how many Half Dome hikes you take, you're still never even going to scratch the surface of all the Instagrammable wonder that the Golden State has to offer. But that doesn't mean we're not gonna help you try: Here are the 28 most beautiful places in California you didn't even know existed.

Los Angeles Times - Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State
Here's our growing guide to essential California adventures, easy to edgy, like visit the Cabazon Dinosaurs, paddle the Salton Sea or enjoy a sound bath at Integratron. We'll be adding to it daily all year. And we won't suggest an adventure unless one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors have tried it.

JANUARY 2017

Travel Pulse - Ten Wonderful Ways to Wipe Away Winter Blues in Palm Springs
Southern California’s Greater Palm Springs destination continues to generate fresh life through merging nostalgia with sophisticated concepts. Coachella Valley’s nine communities teeter-totter with contrasts showcasing vintage and haute couture shopping, modern resorts and retro motor inns, and a plethora of activities and attractions far beyond those iconic fairways and greens.

American Way Magazine - The New Modernists
Palm Springs’ status as a modern design hub is a turnaround from the 1980s, when it was known as a sleepy retirement community overseen by then-mayor Sonny Bono, who infamously banned G-strings and pushed the rowdy Spring Breakers out. But times are changing, again. The popularity of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, as well as the openings of the glamorous Parker Palm Springs resort and the more hipster Ace Hotel, have brought pleasure seekers and a few celebrities back to the desert.

Aspire Design and Home - Travel with Christina Valhouli: Palm Springs
For fans of midcentury modern architecture, there is only one place to go in the U.S. – Palm Springs, CA. This desert hideaway, just 100 miles east of Los Angeles, came to prominence during Hollywood’s Golden Age, when stars such as Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant escaped here on weekends. Furthermore, Palm Springs is in the midst of a renaissance, thanks to an influx of new hotels such as Ace Hotel, and music festivals, such as Coachella and Stagecoach.

W Magazine - Meet the Artists Behind Desert X, the New Biennial Taking Place Alongside Coachella
Desert X, an ambitious project involving more than 15 site-specific works installed across the entire Coachella Valley, from the San Bernardino Mountains to the Salton Sea, is just the latest cultural happening to light up this territory two hours east of Los Angeles.

The Epoch Times - Palm Springs: An Oasis in the Desert
The Palm Springs area, which encompasses nine cities with palm-lined boulevards and avenues, is easy to get around. The days are warm and sunny, with more than 350 days of sunshine a year. In wintertime, its temperatures are a dreamy respite for those hailing from cold, wintry places.

DECEMBER 2016

Forbes - Where To Go Now In Palm Springs
With a continuing hotel boom with recent and upcoming openings, partly of new builds, partly of hip transformations, and the proliferation of creative, multicultural, top level restaurants, this desert retreat is a hotspot again.

Smart Meetings - 10 Best Places to Visit in the United States in 2017
From fabulous Palm Springs to the ultra-popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Coachella Valley is known to make a splash. New and renovated hotels, lovingly restored celebrity rental homes and a playful midcentury vibe are breathing new life into Palm Springs. The area is great for groups looking for something different, such as Salvation Mountain, a famously quirky attraction near the Salton Sea. The 100-foot-high hill is made of concrete and adobe that’s been covered in colorful paint and a variety of found objects such as tires and telephone poles.

NOVEMBER 2016

Boston Globe - Top 5 places New Englanders like to go in winter
Our favorite destinations aren’t all warm — plus fast facts on seasonal travel.

OCTOBER 2016

Today - 2016 Zika-free travel: How to book holiday trips in warm places this winter
It can be stressful booking airfare and hotels around the holidays. Travel expert Misty Belles offers great deals and tips for planning a trip, and she shares vacation destinations to consider that are also Zika-free. 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Men's Fitness - How to Line Up a Gentleman’s Bachelor Party in Palm Springs
Start early at Saguaro, home to the live DJ music festival Splash House, where the weekends are home to wild pool parties. Grab some grub at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, a stylish, progressive restaurant that features James Beard award-winning design (cement booths, cathedral ceilings) and a slew of Palm Springs’ coolest cats dining on top-notch American cuisine.

USA Today - The Best Hotels Under $150!
The Del Marcos Hotel in Palm Springs has long been noted as one of the city's top getaway spots for modernism enthusiasts, architecture lovers and those in search of a quiet (read: adults-only) desert getaway. Aside from the fabulous furnishings and historic architecture, the Del Marcos Hotel is known for its impeccable service.

Thrillist Travel - The American Bars with the Most Spectacular Views: Edge Steakhouse
perched on a 650ft bluff in the desert, Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage owns it when it comes to killer views. The best vantage is at its signature fine-dining restaurant. The fancy-schmancy steakhouse has floor-to-ceiling windows, quite literally a lens into the sprawling desert landscape and signature purple-spun sunset. You’ll want to book a seat at the bar, which, unlike the tables, gives the illusion that you’re floating in the skies.

AUGUST 2016

Go Meet the World - Feeling lonely? Head to Palm Springs where you’re sure to make a new friend (or five)
Palm Springs might very well contain some of the friendliest people in the world. I’ve visited twice, and have come away with more friends, than in several trips – combined. I don’t know if it’s the constant sunshine that has everyone smiling – or if it’s simply a throw-back to the easy-going yester year that has impacted the culture today; either way – it’s a place where friendships are made easily.

Huffington Post - The Desert Oasis Escape: Best Kept Secret is OUT
While everyone is headed for the beach, you can go in the opposite direction and head for the desert. Here’s a great escape with very few hoards to crash into: Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa in Desert Hots Springs. While everyone is running to the night life and excitement in Vegas, you can be floating in a lagoon filled with the top rated mineral springs in the world!

JULY 2016

Travel + Leisure - It List 2016: the Best New Hotels on the Planet
What makes a hotel rank among one of the most exciting openings in the world? This year, it came down to three factors: a killer location, impeccable design, and the ability to bring something totally new to the table. What you’ll find here is a definitive list of hotels worth putting on your bucket list—and if it’s anything like It Lists past, these are the properties that will become instant classics.

Family Fun Canada - A Picture Perfect Family Vacation in the Coachella Valley
Renowned for its warm, dry weather, plentiful resorts and restaurants, great golf and a chic-but-casual California vibe. Given that it’s only a 3-hour direct flight from our home in Calgary, we decided it was high time we checked the area out for ourselves! Here’s where our family found a whole lot of fun in the sun (and got the pics to prove it!) while visiting the Coachella Valley.

JUNE 2016

Men's Fitness - 15 of the Nation's Chillest Restaurants No One Is Talking About—Yet
Sparrows Lodge is a far cry from Palm Springs’ mostly midcentury-modern themed resorts in that it feels like a stylish, rustic barn with a dash of desert-cool sensibilities. It’s likely why famed chef Thomas Keller (who spearheaded a culinary movement with The French Laundry in pastoral Napa Valley) quietly invested in the property. The intimate hideaway recently opened outdoor The Barn Kitchen with family-style, bench seating for casual, al fresco dinners under a trellis.

Trip Advisor - 15 Affordable West Coast Summer Vacations That Offer the Best Value
What better way to embrace the great outdoors this summer than with a West Coast trip? We’ve uncovered the 15 most affordable spots to rent a vacation home from Seattle to Greater Palm Springs, and everything in between.

Diablo Magazine - Best of the East Bay 2016: Travel
Sun seekers’ favorite escape just got a little cooler. The new Uptown Design District’s Arrive hotel caters to those eager to laze on poolside daybeds and sip cold-pressed juice. Plus, the on-site restaurant Reservoir serves mean wagyu sliders.

Ventana Monthly - California Casbah
We were looking for a wellness escape from the usual pressure and stresses of daily living. Our criteria: a place that wasn’t too far but that would make us feel as if we were a million miles away. We opted for the healing mineral waters in the northwest swatch of Coachella Valley, where magnificent mountains that turn pink at sunset embrace the stark, and at times brutal, landscape of this part of California.

National Geographic Traveller - Rooms under £100: Palm Springs
Get some movie star glamour at this hip Californian desert bolthole populated by quirky hotels and vintage motels full of retro charm.

Uber BlogTop 10 Uber Destinations: Palm Springs Bars & Restaurants
Whether you’re coming to Palm Springs to hit the links or just soak up some rays by the pool, we’ll be there to make sure you have a safe and reliable ride around town. Of course sometimes at the end of a long day, deciding on a place to grab drinks or a bite to eat can turn into more trouble than it’s worth. Don’t worry – we did the heavy lifting for you. We used anonymized trip data to gather the top 10 most visited bars and restaurants. Here’s where the locals go when they decide to hit the town.

Travel and Leisure - The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Every State: Greater Palm Springs
The drought has made Californians extra sensitive to climate change, causing daily decisions like where to eat out—and whether or not to ask for water—to be taken far more seriously than ever before. The state is full of innovative, sustainably minded restaurants.

MAY 2016

NY Times - Pioneertown Wants to Be the New Old West
Pioneertown, 125 miles outside Los Angeles, was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood legends including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Russell Hayden and Dick Curtis. But 70 years later, Pioneertown is having something of a renaissance, thanks to an influx of artists, entrepreneurs and other beautiful people from Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and New York City looking for a new hub for work and play.

Trip Savvy - Romantic Palm Springs Hotels You’ll Love
Thinking about a holiday in a stylish southern California playground where the sun shines year 'round? For generations, Hollywood stars and others in the know have headed to Palm Springs for quality R&R. Offering warmth and low humidity, cool architecture, abundant swimming pools, good restaurants, luxurious spas and enticing shops, Palm Springs also features a variety of accommodations.

Thrillist Travel - The 25 Best Small US Cities to Spend the Weekend
The famous (and rich) have had an ongoing love affair with this city for years, dating back to the Rat Pack. Today, it's an eclectic blend of 1950s vintage and desert mountains, all set under a bright-blue sky.

The Star - Greater Palm Springs will keep you busy, rain or shine
Greater Palm Springs gets more than 350 days of sunshine a year, but during my trip it was one of the other 15. Visions of morning hikes through the ridged canyons of the Santa Rosa Mountains and lazy poolside afternoons at a luxury resort would have to be put on hold. Luckily, there were plenty of great alternative activities.There’s still plenty to enjoy if it’s raining in the area, such as a scenic drive to Idyllwild, a massage, tai chi, and wine-tasting-and-painting class.

APRIL 2016

AXS - Get your chill on this summer at eight of Palm Springs finest spas
Think pamper, fantasize the bliss, get your chill on at 10 of Palm Springs most salubrious spas. Just a couple of hour drive from Los Angeles, or by jet from the east coast, San Francisco or any other part of the world, the glitzy desert playground presents a perfect break from reality. Sure it sizzles in the desert during the summer but you can still keep your cool with any of the treatments offered at these eight fantasy facilities.

Sherman's Travel - Where to Stay in Palm Springs — For Every Travel Personality
With new nonstop flights on JetBlue via its New York City hub, it’s easier — and more affordable — than ever to get to Palm Springs. And the city’s booming hotel scene is ready to greet you when you get there. New and reinvented properties abound, with options for almost every kind of traveler.

The Globe and Mail - Palm Springs, reinvented
In the past few years, however, that has started to change. Palm Springs is on the cusp of a major revitalization. Events like Coachella and hip properties such as the Ace Hotel bring the indie-music set, while the Palm Springs International Film Festival is attracting a whole new generation of celebrities. Social media travel network Gogobot.com has also named it the hippest mid-size city in America.

MARCH 2016

Huffington Post - Richard’s Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Spring 2016
share some of my discoveries over the past months, and those I think worth exploring during the bloom on Spring, perhaps the best time to travel and escape to another bliss. I found the special and extreme in coziness, service and that intangible affair of the heart called romance.

Fodor's Travel - Long Weekend in Palm Springs
Beyond the festivals, this desert retreat makes an ideal weekend escape, especially for architecture buffs who come to appreciate the area's stunning examples of midcentury modern architecture. And thanks to a new, direct flight from JFK on JetBlue, getting to this desert oasis is easier than ever.

Catch Carri - Video: Finding Adventure in Palm Springs, CA
Come along as we head to Palm Springs, CA. We start our trip at the BMW Performance Driving center for some fast speeds. Afterwards we show you some must stop places including Shields Date Garden.

Thrillist - The Best Getaways Within A 3-Hour Drive From LA
Here are the best road trip destinations within a three-hour-drive from LA -- far enough away to shake off the City of Angels, but close enough to remind you why you love it when you get back home 

New York Post - You don’t have to be gay to love Palm Springs (but it helps)
Look at this locale through a wide-angle lens and you’ll see it’s a thrilling destination with plenty of fun for all.

FEBRUARY 2016

San Antonio Express-News - Palm Springs’ architectural wonders explored in tours
Palm Springs has been cited by the National Register of Historic Places for having the largest collection of midcentury modern architecture in the U.S.

Mr. Hudson - Palm Springs
The most glamorous desert in the country, Palm Springs has always been a hotbed for the Hollywood elite. Greater Palm Springs has a lot of everything any visitor may need or want. It’s a place to soak up some sun while spoiling oneself with the luxuries that surround this desert oasis.

Allied Business Network - The Top 7 Things to do in Palm Springs
Greater Palm Springs is home to the country’s most glamorous desert. Made up of nine cities the area has a little bit of everything for everyone.

JANUARY 2016

Catch Carri - Video: Desert Oasis: Palm Springs, CA Featured on This Season of Top Chef
It’s not just the year around sunshine, palm tree lined roads, shopping and championship golf courses that draw people to Palm Springs, California, located just a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles and 2.5 hours from San Diego (so long as you avoid the I-10 during peak hours). Tourists are also attracted to this desert oasis by the rugged outdoor adventure, fabulous resorts and classic food in the spot where the San Jacinto Mountains meet the Coachella Valley. Here is a video guide to best experience one of the Golden State's favorite cities. We will also take a look at some spots you may recognize from this season of Top Chef.

Human Safari - Video: NEVE NEL DESERTO • California Day 3 [Palm Springs]

Indulge Magazine - Destination: Palm Springs
I concluded that Palm Springs had exceeded my expectations. It firmly cemented itself as a very cool city and I was leaving feeling inspired, in awe of the natural landscape and happily satisfied by the quality of food, entertainment and shopping.

Fine Homes and Living - Top Golf Desert Destinations of 2016
World-class golf has long been a hallmark of Coachella Valley and the desert. Located just 120 miles east of Los Angeles, the valley boasts a dramatic desert setting, breathtaking mountain views, and near-perfect weather.

DECEMBER 2015

Variety - Palm Springs Offers More Inns and Outings
The hospitality scene in Palm Springs is in the midst of a major expansion. For the first time in decades, two new hotels from major brands (Kimpton Hotels and Hyatt’s Andaz Hotels) are under construction while new restaurants seem to be springing up like desert wildflowers after a rain.

Fodor's Travel - Fodor’s Go List 2016
Our fifth annual Go List highlights 25 incredible destinations, including exotic beaches, cities for culture vultures, natural wonders both near and far, major celebrations, and a lot more, as picked by our globe-trotting experts.

Savvy Sassy Moms - Escape the cold at Two Bunch Palms Resort
Here’s why you should plan a mini warm-weather getaway with someone special.

NOVEMBER 2015

Dine and Travel - Exploring the San Andreas Fault
What I appreciated most about this tour is De taught us to look at the desert differently. “It isn’t just beige in color, but filled with beautiful pinks, yellow, greens, blues, browns and cream colors,” said De.

The Detroit News - Palm Springs Salutes Frank Sinatra on 100th Anniversary of his Birth
As December 12 — the 100th anniversary of his birth — approaches, Sinatra fever is kicking into high gear.

OCTOBER 2015

Bravo - Top Chef: California West Coast Here We Come!
Get your first look at Top Chef 13. This time the chefs are put to the ultimate challenge competing all across the Golden State, including Greater Palm Springs.

NBC San Diego: New - Coachella Valley Beer Week
The inaugural Coachella Valley Beer Week stirs up the IPAs and lagers for a multi-day run in multiple cities. Make that...NINE CITIES IN ALL, including Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells and beyond.

Daily Mail - California Dreamin’ - Original Bachelor couple Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards
The pair have been travelling around Nevada and California for the past few days and their latest stop is Palm Springs, CA. And the loved-up couple, who found love on the first season of The Bachelor Australia, are certainly taking advantage of the luxury accommodations that the Californian desert city has to offer.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Huffington PostThe Seven Faces of Palm Springs
What does Palm Springs mean to me: luxury, nostalgia, golf, nature? Or something else?

W dish - A Weekend In The Desert
I went on a weekend getaway to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree with fab pals, where we ate, shopped, gallivanted and selfie’d our way through the captivating Californian desert.

One Cool Thing Every Weekend - 10 Must See Unusual Places in the California Desert
The desert is full of surprises. You will find the most awesome art works and interesting off beat cultures.

AUGUST 2015

Forbes Life - Living Like Sinatra - The Ultimate Rat Pack Weekend in Palm Springs
Spend a decadent weekend reliving those old days where the Rat Pack owned weekend homes and lived the wild life away from the Vegas crowds.

Conde Nast Traveler - Spend the Night in Liz Taylor’s Flamboyant Former Vacation Home
Elizabeth Taylor's former getaway in Palm Springs, dubbed Casa Elizabeth, is now available for rent—starting at a price of just $560 a night. 

Trivago Checkin - The Hottest Desert Road Trip from LA to Palm Springs
There’s no better escape than a fun road trip from L.A. to Palm Springs, with pit stops along the way in Palm Desert and Joshua Tree. Here’s an essential hit list to make the most of a desert weekend getaway. 

SF Gate - Best California cities beyond San Francisco for LGBT travelers
The practically eternal sunshine and harshly beautiful landscape, pool parties, stylish bars, sybaritic spas and energetic nightclubs make Palm Springs and surrounding desert towns one of the world's top LGBT destinations. 

JULY 2015

Huffington Post - Gay Voices: Visit Palm Springs in the Summer, Seriously
Why in the world would you head to the desert in the summer? The answer is pretty simple: escape.

USA Today Travel - Resorts in Palm Desert
Palm Desert, California, in the heart of the Coachella Valley, is a desert resort area of the highest caliber. 

Savvy Sassy Moms - City Gems - The Best of Palm Springs with Kids
This desert retreat welcomes everyone, including families, and there are myriad city gems for families to explore. 

Locale Magazine - The 7 Coolest Pools in Palm Springs
When you think of Palm Springs, you instinctively think of pools.

Quick Trip To - A Mid-Century modern girls getaway…
Palm Springs is a microcosm of American history, architecture, celebrity, and culture.

San Diego Union Tribune - Desert Bargains are in Full Bloom
Summer Chill Pass” can be your ticket to discounted hotels, dining, spa treatments — and even boutique shopping deals.

JUNE 2015

Issuu - Palm Springs: Golf, Hollywood, Desert Tours and—More Golf
With more than 100 golf courses to choose from in Palm Springs and the sprawling Coachella Valley. Pg 28

Refinery 29 - How To Do A Palm Springs Weekend Right
The destination has experienced a revival that has less to do with its proximity to the music festivals and more to do with the fact that people simply can’t get enough of this sunshine-drenched desert oasis.

CBS This Morning - California’s golf courses doomed by drought?
"We're doing everything we can to conserve every drop of water on our golf course and make sure that we're not wasting anything," said Classic Club general manager Greg Rubino. 

Los Angeles Times - Hyper-local, all Californian-Palm Springs & Coachella Valley
Start your summer vacation in Greater Palm Springs and chill in the many swimming pools. 

New York Times - Midweek Deals in Palm Springs
The Chill is on in Greater Palm Springs. 

Fox News Magazine - Daisy Lowe Talks Modeling and Her New Campaign for Greater Palm Springs
Lowe 's career has taken her to the oasis, where she's appearing in a new campaign for Greater Palm Springs shot by accomplished photographer Greg Williams.

MAY 2015

Financial Review - Sleep in a celebrity’s bed: 5 exclusive Palm Springs house rentals
Palm Springs is the epitome of desert chic. How often do you get to say you've stayed in Bing Crosby's house? 

Vogue - Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere-In His Own Words
Nicolas Ghesquière shared his fashion creative modernism at the 2016 Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection launch at the Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Greater Palm Springs.

APRIL 2015

Huffington Post - Soldiers, Superstars, Coachella and PTSD
Greg Williams captured a stunning series of images featuring supermodel Daisy Lowe amidst the sandy expanses and dreamlike architecture of the Coachella Valley.

Thrillist - 21 Ways to have the best palm springs trip ever
Any time is a good time to start thinking about Palm Springs, and we just finished writing this: the best guide to Palm Springs that has literally ever been written.

FEBRUARY 2015

Joins - Hell & Heaven Embrace Together in an Awfully Strange Land
This Korean publication shares the beauty of the desert from Greater Palm Springs to Death Valley.