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

Unforgettable wedding venues in Palm Springs

There are innumerable places you can choose for your wedding. While some want the amenities of a large chain hotel, or the outdoor ambience of a golf course there are also smaller, lesser known venues that can be just...

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Where to Nine and Dine in Palm Springs

Summer golf can be a challenge in Palm Springs. With the heat of the day it takes careful scheduling to avoid the worst of the daytime sun. If you’re going to play, sometimes a great option for golf is a quick...

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Enjoy Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2017

Palm Springs Restaurant Week is in full swing! The annual event running now until June 11, 2017 takes place over 10-days where local restaurants offer special pricing on some of their most popular dishes, as well as...

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Uniquely Palm Springs - Brandini Toffee

It takes guts, gumption and drive to start a business. And it takes hard work to grow it into an establishment that’s not jut popular in the city where you begin, but far and wide.  Palm Springs has many...

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Why all the windmills?

You’ll begin to see them rising from the desert floor well before you hit Palm Springs city limits. Thousands of windmills stand like a giant metal army acting as silent guards to the entrance of the Coachella...

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Desert Hikes in the Palm Springs area

Over the last few months we’ve been taking a look at some great hiking trails in Palm Springs. This time we’re going slightly further afield than the city boundaries and looking at some beautiful hikes...

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The newest hotels in Palm Springs

There are innumerable places to stay in Palm Springs. Whether your preference is for a huge resort experience with tonnes of amenities, or you prefer a small family-run place with only twenty rooms, you can find your...

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Dining at Palm Springs' oldest restaurants

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week kicks off next month (June 2-11, 2017). While there are a host of great new places to try, there are also some restaurants that have been around for longer than some of us have been...

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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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