A Guide to Joshua Tree, CA
I saw the desert for the first time at 22 years old.
A few weeks earlier I had sat alone in my tiny room in an overpriced apartment off the last stop in Queens, exploring the world from my laptop and an internet connection. I felt like each day I went through the motions of my life because it’s just what you do, right? It’s just what you do. But in that moment, I decided I needed to get away somewhere—anywhere—and that is when I felt the desert call me.