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About Skip Descant

I cover the tourism industry in the Coachella Valley, so most of these posts will focus on this topic. Though they will at-times stray into other areas of travel or general interest in southern California.

Recent Posts

Modernism Week set attendance records

Modernism Week attendance marched past 45,000 attendees this year, an increase of more than 10 percent above last year. “As Modernism Week grows in popularity its economic impact also continu April 2nd, 2014

Palm Springs tourism bureau to sponsor gay photo contest

C'mmon, you know you have them. Put all of those selfies to good use, and enter them into  The Visit Gay Palm Springs Photo Contest, sponsored by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. The city's April 1st, 2014

Terra Cotta Inn nudist resort censored by Facebook

One of southern California's most popular nudists resorts has had its photos repeatedly censored by Facebook, said the hotel's owner. Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs, has been accused by Facebo March 25th, 2014

Voting Now Open: Palm Springs Nominated for Best Golf Destination

Palm Springs is in the running as a top golf destination in  the United States and Scotland. Twenty locations have been nominated for the distinction as part of the 10Best Readers Choice Award March 25th, 2014

Ristretto brewing in Palm Springs

Open a coffee shop and watch the public officials flock to the opening. "On behalf of county of Riverside, we're always glad to hear about a new coffee shop," said John Benoit, Riverside County March 24th, 2014

POSH hotel brings 1930s Art Deco to Palm Springs

The variety of hotel rooms in Palm Springs keeps getting richer. POSH Palm Springs, a 1930s-era nine-room hotel is up and going with new owners. "This is sort of something I've always wanted March 24th, 2014

Willows receives Four Diamonds from AAA

The Willows, a luxurious historic Palm Springs inn, tucked into the side of the mountain, has received a Four Diamond designation by AAA. The eight-room hideaway and former home of silent scree March 21st, 2014

CUE brings thousands of teachers to Palm Springs

The teachers are in town, and they are wired. Computer-Using Educators, an educational non-profit corporation in Walnut Creek, is in Palm Springs again this year for its annual meeting. The event b March 20th, 2014

Baldwin Park attorney claims to sue Palm Springs

With claims city officials in Palm Springs violated the state's open records laws by not releasing employee records for a former city hall worker, a Baldwin Park attorney admonished the Palm Springs C March 20th, 2014

OpenTable calls Tropicale one of the hottest restaurants in the nation

The Tropicale and Coral Seas Lounge, the Palm Springs restaurant that can feel like a step into an early '70s seafood house, is one of the hottest 100 restaurants in the country, according to user March 18th, 2014

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