July 22, 2020
 
Because she is such a prolific blogger, it is now well-documented that 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. And we all benefit greatly from her experience because Kathy loves to write about all of her travels. She apparently has a strong desire to share everything she experiences, so that others can experience what she has. See, it’s good to enjoy your travels, but it’s better to tell others about them, so that the destination thrives to the point that you can visit again.

Kathy Petrino considers herself as an explorer, so she treats every destination as a new discovery. She has a lot of favorite destinations, but among her favorites is theCoachella Valley, located smack dab in the middle of Southern California’s Low Desert. And while the area isn’t as popular as it once during its heyday back in the 1950s and 1960s, when the Rat Pack ruled the roost, there is still a lot to recommend in the area. That includes the nostalgic vibe, which transforms visitors to a simpler time, when Frank and Dean and Sammy ruled Palm Springs, which is the center of the region and the main town in the Coachella Valley.

The Low Desert area features many fully-restored hotels and rental homes that will transport visitors back to the post-War 20th Century, when things were simpler. There are also numerous festivals to celebrate the old days, and many vintage stores to help you fit in. Of course, there is also the Coachella Music Festival, one of the best festivals in the country, where none other than Beyoncé stole the show just a short time ago. The area is also a Mecca of sorts for hikers and rock climbers, who get up into the hills via the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. That also love to explore Joshua Tree National Park, ad Salvation Mountain.
January 21, 2020
 
People who read her know that Kathy Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler with a strong desire to see the entire world, if at all possible. Thankfully for her readers and travel readers of all kinds, Kathy enjoys writing about everything she sees and posting it all on her travel blog. She loves to share everything and her fondest desire is to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had. That includes one of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is actually one of the world’s best-kept secrets; the small Arizona town of Sedona.

Over the years, Sedona has grown in popularity, but many travelers don’t go because they assume it’s too trendy, which usually translates to expensive. Despite that reputation, Kathy Petrino lets her readers know it’s possible to see Sedona without shelling out the big bucks. There are many great things to see and do, so it’s really helpful for travelers to know how to do things on the cheap. Sedona is simply worth seeing. Just walking the streets can be a great experience, as Downtown Sedona is where most of the nicest shops and restaurants are, and it is a relatively small area, which can be helpful in summer, when temperatures often top 100 degrees. Of course, a trip to Sedona has to include a visit to one of city's famous “vortexes.” A while back, the city went through a big New Age movement and the movement designated four spots - Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon - as “vortexes” for spiritual reasons. It is believed they can facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing.