Summer in Palm Springs As We Residents Settle In
Updated: Jun 28
Palm Springs Summer Plans for July and August
Having experienced two summers here, I know getting out of here for at least two weeks is important. The relentless heat does get to one. I am well aware our community's beautiful weather will turn into 100-plus temperatures. Many of our local attractions and events are on hold until the fall. Really how many movies do I want to watch?
Palm Springs Travel Thoughts
European airline flight nightmares still float around. Should I take a trip to Europe to visit my family? Nixed that idea since they are coming for the holidays.
After making numerous trips to the beach, I love Oceanside. I know I can easily head there, even for a day, if I want to change my summer routine. Plus, the advantage of very fresh seafood always awaits me.
Then there is Idyllwild high about us, yet only 75 miles away. Great place to explore in the summertime. Exploring new establishments and talking to the people who make this mountain community their home is always fun.
After failed attempts to plan something, I have decided just to let it be and see what evolves. There is so much to explore in Southern California, so pledging to myself when I start to get antsy, I plan a day away.
My dog-sitting clients may decide to hit the road, and I'll be available. Each home and dogs are different. Thus, the monotony of being home in the air conditioning will be broken up with various dog-sitting gigs.
AND there is always a chance another wonderful opportunity to travel may pop up. Kathy Condon is always open to a new adventure if you haven't figured it out by now. As my girlfriend said one day, "You make an adventure as you walk out the door." Smiling, I think she is right.
Travel Writing Planning for the Fall
Meanwhile, there are plenty of things to do to refresh my website and learn about new software. However, most of my time with be spent reaching out to Directors of Marketing and finding unfamiliar places to explore in the fall and winter. Media trips don't just happen. There is lots of planning behind the scenes by the travel writer and the person setting up a schedule.
I am taking Peter Greenberg's advice. There are so many stories to tell and interesting people to meet in any community. I am going to search for some smaller towns to write about next year.
In addition, I'll be reaching out to new publications. A large portion of the travel sites you enjoy and travel magazines you read have articles written by freelance writers such as myself. Many of them have not come across my writing, so I will help them become aware I have a plethora of storylines I can share with them.
What lies ahead for a summer in Palm Springs? I'm not sure, but in the meantime, sign-up for updates at the bottom of the page.
Kathy Condon is a freelance journalist and travel writer. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guide. Her book It Doesn't Hurt to Ask: It's All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News Kathy@kathycondon.net