In all my years of visiting Palm Springs, I’d never been to Joshua tree–which is crazy! You drive just 45 minutes or so out of downtown and–poof–you’re in a stunning National Park! We didn’t bring a carrier and so, traveling with a toddler who hikes at a rate of about six-steps-forward, five-steps-back (seriously: watch the video), we opted for the drive-thru version, or Joshua-Tree-lite. At least we’ll pretend that I would have been waaaay more hardcore otherwise. Ha!