Erin Lawrence

Erin is a journalist, writer, blogger and TV producer & host with a love for travel and a passion for all things Palm Springs. Erin travels frequently and has been to more than 20 countries, but always makes time for the desert. With a Masters Degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, Erin is the recipient of numerous journalism accolades including two Edward R Murrow awards. When she’s not travelling, she’s spending time with her other hobbies; learning about technology and gadgets, and working as a hobby silversmith.

Find Erin on Twitter and Instagram @ErinLYYC or on her website www.ErinLawrence.net

Latest Blogs

Find vintage treasures in Palm Springs

With such a rich history, it's no surprise Palm Springs is a vintage shoppers paradise. From furniture, to clothing, estate jewelry, and more — if you're looking for something with a bit of a pedigree, there are...

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Hiking in Palm Springs

With gorgeous weather and unparalleled views, Palm Springs is a hikers paradise. There are literally hundreds of trails all across the Coachella Valley to explore. We’ll keep this article focused on trails in the...

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Travel from LA to Palm Springs in comfort

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs can’t always been easy. Renting a car is the best option, but not everyone is keen to drive two hours in some of the worst and most intimidating traffic in the USA. You can...

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Outdoorsy things to do in the beautiful Palm Springs weather

Spring is the perfect time to visit Palm Springs; the heat of the summer is still a ways off, but the cooler temperatures of the winter are starting to wane. Take advantage of all the outdoor beauty and see some of these...

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Don't miss the Palm Springs Art Museum

When it comes to museums, people either love them or hate them. There's very rarely any in between. For the lovers, there's culture, history, and a tangible connection to art and learning that can't be understated. The...

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5 great hotels in Palm Springs

Getting away to Palm Springs is a treat. But having a great vacation, or long weekend can often hinge on where you stay.  Picking the wrong hotel if you’re hoping to relax and unwind can leave you sleepless,...

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Great places to shop in Palm Springs and area

Visiting a new city and exploring their shops and services can be exciting.  When you discover a new place with cool clothes, amazing housewares or the perfect objet d’ art it can create a lasting memory for...

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Celebrities love Palm Springs

For decades Palm Springs has been a celebrity playground.  You can’t toss a tumbleweed without hitting homes that belonged to the likes of Liberace, Debbie Reynolds or Frank Sinatra. But even stars that...

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Great Tours #3: Exploring the desert with a guide

This month we've been featuring amazing guided experiences in Palm Springs. Having a guide show you some of the intricacies of city life, behind-the-scenes sites, or relating specific local knowledge can make a good trip...

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Great Tours #2: fun & easy walking tours

A great way to get to know a new city is by getting an expert to show you the ropes. Signing yourself up for a tour or a guided experience doesn't have to be boring or clichéd. Today's tours in Palm Springs are...

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Great Tours #1: See Modern homes inside & out

One of the big draws in Palm Springs has to be the modernist architecture. Some amazing examples of desert modernism are easy to see from the side of the road in the comfort of your car. But to get a little something...

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Renting a home for your stay - Why choose Oranj Palm

Many visitors, tourists and snowbirds are familiar with websites like AirBnB or VRBO when it comes to booking a vacation rental property. But in Palm Springs, there are several local rental agencies who can help you find...

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Check out great new restaurants in Palm Springs

There’s never been a shortage of great places to dine in Palm Springs. Now that list is getting longer thanks to the opening of several new restaurants in the city. Eight4Nine 849 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm...

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Top 3 things President Obama should see & do in Palm Springs for everyone

It’s no secret former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have made Palm Springs their vacation getaway of choice now that their presidential work is done. The Obamas plan to spend some time in the...

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Here for CareerBuilder Challenge?

The annual Career Builder Challenge arrives in the Coachella Valley January 18, 2017. The event pairs 156 PGA TOUR pros with a different amateur partner each day on different courses for three days. On Sunday the 22nd,...

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Must see sights & things to do during the Palm Springs International Film Festival

It’s one of Palm Springs most star-studded weeks. The Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off January 2nd and runs until the 16th. Films are screened at half a dozen local theatres, and there are many...

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Go with a guide!

Visiting a new city can be intimidating. How do you know where to go, what sites are the best to see, or where you should eat? If you’ve only got a short stay planned, you don’t want to waste time....

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Renting a home for your stay - Why choose Vacation Palm Springs

Many visitors, tourists and snowbirds are familiar with websites like Airbnb or VRBO when it comes to booking a vacation rental property. But in Palm Springs, there are several local rental agencies who can help you find...

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Go climbing indoors at Desert Rocks

I never thought I’d find myself 20 feet in the air, clutching narrow handholds, every muscle in my arms screaming from the weight of supporting my entire body as my feet struggled to stay anchored on bumpy ledges....

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Walking Tour of the Inns draws hundreds

It might seem like an odd event; walking Palm Springs streets and visiting local inns as the sun sets on another desert day. Why organize a tour of small hotels when folks could just surf them online and book at whim?...

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