April 21, 2020
 
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. Thankfully for everyone else, she also loves to write about all of her travels, so that others can enjoy what she has enjoyed. She believes it’s great to enjoy your travels, but it’s better to tell others, so the destination will thrive to the point that you can visit again and again. And one of her favorite travel destinations is the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Located in the middle of California’s Low Desert, she realizes it’s not quite as popular as it was when the Rat Pack ruled the area in the 1950s and 1960s, but there is still much to like about the place.

For instance, Kathy Petrino notes the nostalgic vibe that transforms visitors the timewhen Frank and Dean and Sammy ruled Palm Springs, which is at the center of the region and the most popular destination in the Coachella Valley. The entire area features many fully-restored hotels and rental homes that will take you back to the post-War 20th Century. There are also numerous festivals to celebrate including the Coachella Music Festival, one of the most popular such festivals in the country. The Low Desert also is a veritable paradise for hikers and rock climbers, and travelers also love the lunar landscapes of nearby Joshua Tree National Park, and Salvation Mountain.
October 18, 2019
 
Kathy Petrino is a travel blogger who likes to write about the places she visits because she wants others to know about them and encourage them to enjoy them as she has all these years. Kathy has a strong sense of adventure and by writing about her adventures, she can encourage others to share in the fun and enjoy the same sorts of things.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite places to travel is Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ not because “everything in Vegas stays in Vegas,” but because it is a lot of fun, even if you don’t like to gamble. Of course, if you love to gamble, there are few places in the world more accommodating than Las Vegas, but there is so much more to the city than that. For one thing, Las Vegas can be one of the least expensive travel destinations in the country. There is a lot of free or very cheap entertainment all over the city, starting with the free circus acts on display at Circus Circus.

And if you are one of those who thinks the Las Vegas Strip looks amazing from sidewalk level, there are several companies willing to take you around the city in a helicopter. With a trip to Las Vegas, there’s really so many sights, you may become dizzy. You can see the Eiffel Tower at one hotel/casino, and the canals of Venus at another. There are the death-defying amusement park rides that seem to stop in mid-air around the Stratosphere tower, a miniature Manhattan skyline with a roller coaster running through it, as well as the large castle rising up next to a giant pyramid. And if you think the site of this stuff is great from the sidewalk, you should know that you can take one of several helicopter tours of the city and see it all from a vantage point you can’t beat.