Cubbyhole Camping in Joshua Tree for National Park Week

Did you know that this week is National Park week? To celebrate the Hubs and I rented an AirBnB in Joshua Tree. A small teardrop camper that had made its roots in the middle of the desert, on purpose.

You could say, we caravanned our way into National Park week like bosses. Is that too cheesy? #longhairdontcare

For the record, I’ve never been to the desert or Joshua Tree and didn’t know that there was actually tree named Joshua, hence it’s namesake. So this is the Tree, for any other fellow non in the know people, haha.


The Hubs and I packed up his truck and our puppies Saturday morning. My husband has a nasty habit of OVER packing. The hours before go-time is peppered with his worried phrase, “what if we need this?”

I err on the side of minimalism, last November I traveled to Buffalo in the middle of winter with one carryon for 4 days. So I usually ignore the mountain of stuff growing when the Hubs is in charge of packing, hahaha.

The cubbyhole was located just outside Joshua Tree National Park and gave you the right amount of seclusion in the desert vibe, with the reassurance civilization wasn’t too far away, just had to make it down a dirt road.

I would highly recommend Leafe and Katherine as an AirBnB host, they are amazing people with some amazing desert detours, which happens to also be their Instagram account.

Here are some of the photos from our trip:

How cool is showering outdoors?!

The desert is definitely its own kind of beauty. We went to escape the noise of Orange County and lose connection with our cell phones, next time we will hit up the trails and hike our hearts out.

Cultivate it.