The New NYE: Camping like Solange in Joshua Tree
2018 is basically tomorrow. If that doesn’t have you ready for the NYE turn up, then you’re probably looking for something a little less Bodak Yellow and a little more Cranes in the Sky. It’s cool either way, but it seems like most people are just over 2017 and I get it.
Thankfully, in LA a weekend getaway for NYE doesn’t have to cost a lot. About 2 hours east of LA is Joshua Tree National Park, the huge desert next to Coachella and Palm Springs. I always suggest looking at AirBnB for unique spaces to rent. You can rent an entire house with friends, have a cute weekend with your boo, or rent an Airstreamer like Solange did for NYE with a few of her friends.
Solange has been known to use AirBnB when she travels across the states, so it’s no surprise that when I scrolled through a few options in Joshua Tree, there she was, staying at a dope Airstreamer + cabin property for NYE. This property also has an optional cabin for rent with a full kitchen, because let’s be honest, you're not gonna hunt down dinner anytime soon.
Let me add that trying to get bae to go camping with me in Joshua Tree or anywhere else for that matter was near impossible. He’s a true Brit at heart, and camping was way too Cali for him, but even he gave in with the Airstreamer. If you don't think camping is for you, trust me when I say you have to try this at least once. It was SO relaxing.
Joshua Tree is really the best place to experience camping for the first time. At night, you can see every star in the sky, and the stillness of the desert is peaceful in a way that’s hard to explain. The Airstreamer had a queen sized bed inside, a small dining table and a lounge chair. Outside the Airstreamer was a room with a bathtub, toilet, mini fridge and microwave. There was even an outdoor shower swing that the owner herself built, next to these outdoor beds to lay on and stargaze at night. And we could bring our dog, so you know I was happy.
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