If you live in California and haven't been to Joshua Tree National Park yet, I highly recommend adding it to the top of your list of places to visit. We got to the park right as the sun was setting, and it was the greatest welcome we could've asked for. Once the sun was down, a whole new side of the park came out. The stars were absolutely breath taking, I have never seen so many in my life. We spent the whole next day exploring as much as we could - this park is HUGE.
It's so important to take the time to explore the areas around you, we get far too caught up in our day to day lives and places like this make everything just, better.