Article first appeared in the Spring Issue of Spirit of America Magazine
Visit Joshua Tree National Park
A Multigenerational Experience
Grab your travel bag and let’s take a road-trip. Yes, even you, Grandma!
Whether you’re an active or non-active person, you can experience a wonderful visit to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. This park isn’t just for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a scenic experience no one should miss.
I got to thinking about multi-gen vacations recently when a dear friend shared she was spending Christmas alone because her son and family were off “camping and offloading.” What if she had stayed close-by at our friend’s new Airbnb, The Cabin at Windy Gap? She could happily participate in some of her family’s camping vacation, sans the tent part, of course. While her loved ones were happily climbing into their sleeping bags, she could have easily headed back to her cozy, comfy bed at the cabin and everyone would fully enjoy their camping holiday. Totally doable.
The Cabin at Windy Gap feels remote yet it’s only 5-minutes from Joshua Tree Village and an easy 15-minute drive to the park’s West entrance. This 50’s era desert cabin offers a remodeled interior and garage space in a private and gated setting on a 10-acre property with amazing views. It’s not made for wheelchairs as it has a step-up to the kitchen and step-down to the bedroom/bath, but if you can handle these, a a short uphill walk, your stay here is sure to enchant. The owners, Micha & Nicole are friendly, as is their doggie-greeter, Sahara—together they boast a 5-Star rating from their growing list of happy Airbnb guests. (continued...)
Also, see article on National Park Travel Planner. Listen to the radio interview where Micha Schellhaas and I talk about Joshua Tree National Park and The Cabin at Windy Gap with Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team & publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine.