Spain 2016: Toledo

Whenever I hear “Toledo,” I think of the world-renown swords whose superior strength and craftmanship ensured many victories in the hands of medieval warriors. The Toledo we visited was a peaceful town with plenty of old-world charm, a citadel city perched on the hill overlooking Tagus river, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Salton Sea, California

From the blooming paradise of Hot Springs, California, we followed I-10 south to Thermal, California, a wide spot in the road near Salton Sea. The inland sea might look pretty, but its history is as troubled and its fumes are toxic.

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

Named for the region’s twisted, bristled trees, Joshua Tree National Park is a unique site in the Mojave Desert. From Sky Valley RV Resort in Hot Springs, CA, we drove north to access the park, closer to the Hidden Valley trailhead.

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