Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Hotel California

Hotel California – Westin in Rancho Mirage, California

The song Hotel California is not about any certain hotel, but if it was it sure could allude to the Westin Rancho Mirage Hotel in California. It is a place you can check in at any time, and you just will not want to leave. In this photo, the moon rises over the swimming pool, hot tub, and palm trees. The hotel is a beautiful property, and I was lucky enough to stay there during the Stagecoach Festival in late April.


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