Biking Through the Desert

Biking Through the Desert

With beautiful year-round sunny weather and a gently rolling desert landscape, those who love to bike can peddle their way through all nine communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis with ease.  Dozens of miles of bike paths—many off-street, some shared with joggers and golf carts—provide riders with a healthy way to exercise, sightsee, and…

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Dinosaurs in the Desert

Dinosaurs in the Desert

For years, as I’ve driven between my home in Rancho Mirage and the City of Los Angeles, I’ve noticed these two hulking creatures hunkering down next to the I-10 near the Morongo Casino’s high-rise just west of the Palm Springs Valley.  It wasn’t until recently that I finally veered off the highway and stopped to…

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Simply Sweet Success

Simply Sweet Success

That age-old adage “’tis better to give than to receive” certainly holds true for Diana Dodge.  Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, the holidays—any holiday—I love ’em all because they permit me to provide for loved ones. Being a devoted doyenne of our fair city, a favored token of my affection is Brandini Toffee.  Not only is…

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Swimming in the Palm Springs Valley

Swimming in the Palm Springs Valley

Face it.  There are plenty of parched households in the desert of the Palm Springs Valley that do not have access to a swimming pool.  And even if one is fortunate enough to take the plunge at their home or hotel, it’s sometimes extra special fun to get out there and frolic aquatically with the…

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