A couple weeks ago we headed to one of our favorite places: Joshua Tree. This time around we met up with some friends that we actually became friends with because of Instagram. What a crazy world it is now. They run the uber stylish Instagram @newdarlings and New Darlings blog. They had never been to Joshua Tree before so, being regulars in the area, it was a lot of fun to show them around and hit up our favorite spots. We stayed at The Joshua Tree Casita which was amazing! It was off a one mile (or so) dirt road and right up against the big boulders of the high desert. To the east was federal land so it is literally the last house before acres and acres of wide open land. The sunsets were amazing and the hot tub under the stars was perfect. If you have never been to the high desert I highly recommend it. Check out the end of the post for a guide to my favorite spots in Joshua Tree and nearby Yucca Valley and Pioneer Town!