I traveled from Guatemala to California for my first Coachella, and it was well worth the cash and miles

My journey from Guatemala Metropolis to Indio took 16 hours and did not go as deliberate.

isabella rolz in front of la aurora airport with suitcase in front of her

I paid $550 for my round-trip United Airways flights from Guatemala to Los Angeles.

Isabella Rolz

My flight out of Guatemala bought delayed, so once I landed in Houston, I needed to rush by means of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport to catch my subsequent flight to Los Angeles.

I deliberate on taking a practice from Los Angeles to Palm Springs (and from there, a bus to Indio) however obtained an e mail that Amtrak had halted service from its station in Palm Springs as a result of excessive winds. 

Probably the most handy different was to hire a automotive for about $120 and drive three hours to Palm Springs. I am going to admit that I panicked on the considered touchdown in Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m. and having to drive alone at midnight.

After selecting up my suitcase at baggage declare, I took a shuttle bus to select up my rental automotive. It was already 9 p.m. by this level, and my abdomen was empty. So, I finished on the first open restaurant I noticed: Denny’s.

I assumed the roads can be clear because it was late, however the drive to Palm Springs was extended due to site visitors in Los Angeles.

I dropped off the automotive at Palm Springs Worldwide Airport round 1 a.m. From there, I took a 50-minute Uber to Indio that value about $40 and arrived on the Airbnb round 2 a.m., clocking in a 16-hour journey day.