Sunset Magazine Features Cabana as the Best Way to See the Mojave Desert

Sunset Magazine photo editor Christine Bobbish recreated a 1960s desert road trip route through the Mojave -- and used Cabana to do it. Here are some highlights from her journey.

First Impressions

"I meet my Cabana camper van on a late afternoon Sunday in Los Angeles, pull back the side door and step in to survey my home for the next two nights. All I need for enjoyable overnighting is in this one van: an ultra-cozy bed, a Dometic cooktop, a 35-liter refrigerator now housing my leftovers, a snack drawer for convenient carb grabs, a toilet, and a shower stocked with bath products I’d actually use—Beekman 1802."

Route Inspiration

"My camper van trip inspiration was fueled by a vintage Sunset story published in 1960—”Auto Exploring the Mojave”—which was shared with my Cabana concierge Demory. We collaborated on a flexible itinerary taking drive times, interests, and access into consideration. Easy to moderate hiking, dunes, a dry lake, wildflower sightings, and driving through Joshua Tree National Park for the first time ever played into my travel plan."

Camping Ease

"Happy but tired, I pull into my overnight spot near the preserve’s Teutonia Peak Trailhead off Cima Road. I practically weep with joy such was the efficiency of parking, switching off the lights, and having the hush descend from a starry sky seen through the windshield. I do not step outside but throw up the provided windshield shade and promptly settle into my cocoon for the night, feeling safe and ready for sleep."

To follow Christine's full desert journey, read her article here.

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