San Diego is a fantastic destination year-round, but the variety of summer events really make this SoCal city shine. An ideal destination offering a nearly perfect climate, 70 miles of sparkling beaches, popular annual events, family attractions at its world-famous theme parks and a dazzling array of visual and performing arts make summer in, Read More

(March, 2015)  — Alcatraz Cruises offers a great value for visitors to San Francisco with the Alcatraz Island and Angel Island Combination Tour. In collaboration with California State Parks and the National Park Service, Alcatraz Cruises offers a seasonal tour including both Angel Island State Park and Alcatraz Island. This combination tour runs during the spring, Read More

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. The 32nd Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout, Read More

By: Jimmy Im March 9-22, Indian Wells will be home again to the annual BNP Paribas Open—the most attended tennis tournament in the world, seeing more than 450,000 tennis fans arriving for two weeks. World-renown tennis players will compete in single and double draws, and a $70-million dollar expansion with renovations has given Indian Wells, Read More

Larisa Stow says, “There is something very magical about retreating into a wide open desert filled with dancing Joshua Trees.  The static airspace of the city disappears; tuning in with the spirit feels as simple as breathing.  Add four days of chanting the names of God with our Bhakti community to the mix, and, Read More

Joshua Tree, California, March 3, 2015 – Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. The 13th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to, Read More

  Joshua Tree, CA– Learn the geologic story of tectonic plates, magma, and time that formed the building blocks of Joshua Tree National Park. Pellenbarg will explain the critical principles that shaped the rocks and minerals of this area into the blonde granite and pre-Cambrian gneiss that are iconic of the Mojave and Colorado, Read More

Enroll soon as classes fill fast! Natural Sciences February 27 – March 1  Rocks and Minerals of JTNP* with Robert Pellenbarg March 7  Volcanoes of Joshua Tree National Park with Rick Hazlett March 14-15  Biological Soil Crusts of JTNP* with Nicole Pietrasiak, Kerry Knudsen and Theresa Clark March 15  Introduction to the iNaturalist App with Sara Everett and Lindsey, Read More

With more than 200 events scheduled from February 12 – 22, this annual mid-century modern festival is amazing.  Over 45,000 people annually flock to Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, when the city’s population nearly doubles during 11 days of Mid-Century Modern madness. From February 12th to 22nd, over 180 official events celebrate Palm Springs’ status as, Read More

  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, February, 2015 – Highlighted by a new comprehensive certification program called The Yellowstone Naturalistseries, the non-profit Yellowstone Association Institute (YAI) is now accepting registrations for its summer programs. One of the goals of the new series is to teach students to document field observations through sketches, journaling, photography and more. These techniques will, Read More