Kathy Petrino is a very happy and prolific traveler who wishes to see as much as she can while she’s still on this planet. Thankfully for everyone else, she also loves to write about all of her travels, so that others can enjoy what she has enjoyed. She believes it’s great to enjoy your travels, but it’s better to tell others, so the destination will thrive to the point that you can visit again and again. And one of her favorite travel destinations is the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Located in the middle of California’s Low Desert, she realizes it’s not quite as popular as it was when the Rat Pack ruled the area in the 1950s and 1960s, but there is still much to like about the place.

For instance, Kathy Petrino notes the nostalgic vibe that transforms visitors the time when Frank and Dean and Sammy ruled Palm Springs, which is at the center of the region and the most popular destination in the Coachella Valley. The entire area features many fully-restored hotels and rental homes that will take you back to the post-War 20th Century. There are also numerous festivals to celebrate including the Coachella Music Festival, one of the most popular such festivals in the country. The Low Desert also is a veritable paradise for hikers and rock climbers, and travelers also love the lunar landscapes of nearby Joshua Tree National Park, and Salvation Mountain.