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What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite. Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and about 5 of those people die. You’ve got a good chance of

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Do You Know The History of The Giant Rock in Landers / Joshua Tree Area?

The History of The Giant Rock near Joshua Tree – Landers Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder that covers 5,800 square feet (540 m2) of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest

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Angel on the Mountain

Coachella Valley did you know we have an Angel on the Mountain? Photos and Story by Barbara Demmocks  On the west end of the Coachella Valley, gracing the steep slopes of Mount San Jacinto above Palm Springs, is the unique rock formation

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Salton Sea Beauty by Tony Fernandez

Coachella Valley Photographer, Tony Fernandez, visited the Salton Sea and captured this amazing shot! Read More

Travel Tips – Off Season at the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell — Delightful!

By Françoise Rhodes Summer vacations are fun, but can also be consumed with long lines, large crowds and frustrated travelers.  My solution is to visit high profile destinations during their off season, preferably in the very beginning when everyone is

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Bloom in Borrego at Borrego Days

Bloom in Borrego at  the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival By Françoise Rhodes The time is near for our Southern California deserts to turn into thriving communities of non-stop festivals, parties, and outdoor adventures. CoachellaValley.com has you covered with

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26 Miles Across the Sea Santa Catalina is Waitin’ for YOU!

Explore Santa Catalina Island without the Summer Crowds By Françoise Rhodes, Travel Blogger, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television & Radio  Some of you might remember the hit 26 Miles released by the Four Preps in 1957.  The song began

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Cool off, Hike San Jacinto Peak

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Naturalist John Muir wrote of San Jacinto Peak, “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” Who am I to argue with Muir? At 10,834′

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Something stinks…it’s The Salton Sea

Smelling Rotten Eggs? Blame The Salton Sea Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide at Salton Sea prompts odor advisory. UPDATE: ALERT: Odor Advisory From Salton Sea Extended … Again The advisory was originally set to expire Tuesday morning, then was extended

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Coachella Valley Photo of the Day – Joshua Tree

Coachella Valley Photo of the Day. “Somewhere over the Jtree” by Jim Civello/ Coachella Valley

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Mt. Rushmore is great – but don’t miss Crazy Horse!

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television I recently had the fun experience of escorting a group of 42 travelers with ACT Tours to Mt. Rushmore. As the escort it was my job to make sure

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Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Timelapse!

Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Time lapse! The Coachella Valley Team took a couple minutes yesterday to make a time lapse of the beautiful evening out at the Palm Springs Wind Farm. Enjoy!

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Ojai California an Outdoor Retreat

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise radio and television, CEO – President of Artifacts and Arts Across America, Inc. For many visitors the Coachella Valley is an outdoor wonderland featuring many preserves, oasis’s, hiking trails and desert glory.  However seldom

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Mojave Desert – Nature’s Jackpot at the Valley of Fire

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television At CoachellaValley.com we make sure you know all about things to see and do in the Coachella Valley, but with the help of Traveling With Francoise we also want

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Caution Burro Crossing! Welcome to Oatman Arizona

Caution Burro Crossing!!… Welcome to Oatman, Arizona By Françoise Rhodes – Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television Chances are many of you choose to visit Laughlin, Nevada instead of Las Vegas.  Laughlin offers small town charm, the scenic Colorado

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Coachella Valley Bighorn Sheep Meet The Alpine ibex

Coachella Valley BIGHORN SHEEP, Meet The Alpine IBEX Although they do not live in the Coachella Valley our team finds them AMAZING and after you see what they can do we know that you will also! Ibex are wild goats

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Salton Sea Sunset

Salton Sea Sunset by Peter Tellone Photographer Peter has been capturing the beauty of the Coachella Valley for years. You can see his work and read more about Peter here! Peter has kindly allowed us to showcase some his work

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Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors

Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television and Radio It’s interesting how most visitors consider the Coachella Valley a small town community, however, Southern California is loaded with fascinating

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33 Totally Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil

33 Totally Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil Be sure to buy organic coconut oil.  1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face. 2. Eye cream – apply under

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Hike The Coachella Valley Preserve

The McCallum Trail – A Family Friendly Hike The McCallum Trail to the McCallum Grove is a very nice hike on a well maintained trail. The McCallum Trail has numbered stops which describe the fan palms, San Andreas Fault, desert

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