A Serene Wildlife Escape Near Los Angeles

(Image Credit: Ken Lund, on Flickr)

Sometimes you just need to getaway.

Matt Kettman of the NYTimes did a great little write-up about his experience on Santa Rosa island, part of the Channel Islands National Park chain. One of the least visited places in the United States, it's incredible ecological diversity is reminiscent of the Galapagos. From the website:

"Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was."

Animals like elephant seals, foxes and more. This sounds like an incredibly peaceful and beautiful spot. Here's an excerpt:

"Those wanting to get a bit more intimate with Rosa should plan for a weekend stay at the island’s only established campground, which offers wind shelters and decent bathrooms with solar-heated showers. From there, you can search for orange-throated hummingbirds in Water Canyon or follow the grooves left by countless footsteps over the millennia on the rocky hillsides of Cherry Canyon, where purple sage blooms, odd-looking succulents cling to boulders and moss hangs languidly from toyon trees."

Dreamy right?

Check out his full article for more information - "100 Miles from Los Angeles, an Elysian Island." 

And when you're ready to start your trip, contact us at Preston Travel Centre! We can take care of all your travel needs.

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