Best Gifts for Desert Hikers

Best Gifts for Desert Dwellers Desert Hiking Gifts Under $25 Inexpensive gift that won't break your wallet while still being very cool and useful. The best budget friendly gifts for desert hikers include scarves and small water flasks. Keffiyeh / Shemagh Scarf A quality shemagh scarf is the perfect fashion…

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Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India
Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan, India. Photo courtesy of Roshanrajverma.

Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India

Travelers in India may launch their desert adventure from the historic town of Jaisalmer, located in the very heart of the desert of Rajasthan. Barmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner are other common places to begin desert expeditions. Sam Village, Khuri Village, Ludharwa, Kanoi and Kuldhara are the main locations where you…

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5 Reasons You Should Try Sand Boarding

Sand boarding is a relatively recent action sport similar to snowboarding, except practiced on sand dunes. It is growing in popularity in different parts of the world, including the US, Peru, Australia and the UAE, and we believe that with the increase of desertification and impacts of global warming on…

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Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand

What is sand kiting Sand kiting is to kitesurfing what sandboarding is to snowboarding. It was a matter of time before extreme sports enthusiasts would attempt to harness the power of wind to surf on sand dunes using a power kite. Sand kiteboarding can be practiced by attaching a really…

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Sandboarding in New South Wales, Australia
Stockton Sand Dunes, Salt Ash, Australia. Photo courtesy of Fæ.

Sandboarding in New South Wales, Australia

Sand Dunes of NSW Pebbly Beach  Pebbly Beach is on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia and is north of Soldiers Beach and south of Norah Head. Pebbly beach pretty much just consists of one very steep, very high sand dune. This is a popular sandboarding spot, mostly with people who…

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Sandboarding in the UK
Holywell Bay Sand Dunes, England. Photo courtesy of hilaris.

Sandboarding in the UK

Sandboarding in England Holywell Bay Sand Dunes, England. Photo courtesy of hilaris. Holywell Bay Beach Sand Dunes Holywell, Cornwall is also home to a beach with a complex of sand dunes; in the summer and during peak times, local shops that cater for beach goers also sell sandboards. Braunton Burrows Sand…

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Best Barefoot Shoes for Desert Sand Dunes [2020]

Barefoot shoes offer the best compromise between natural movements, weight and protection of your feet. But when it comes to harsh desert environments and extreme weather conditions, you need to choose footwear that is both sturdy and breathable. If you want to enjoy the sensation of being barefoot on desert…

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Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina
Sand Dunes near Ica, Peru.

Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina

In a country famous for its imposing mountains, archaeological sites and rainforests, it is possible to come across another element that makes Peru an even more unique destination: its sand dunes, which are among the tallest in the world! Huacachina has become the Mecca of sandboarding, but there are plenty…

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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding

Surfing on active volcanoes, officially volcano boarding or ash boarding, is an extreme sport similar to sandboarding but practiced on dunes made of hardened lava and volcanic ashes. There are currently only a handful of locations worldwide where this sport can be practiced, with the most popular destination being the…

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Sand surfing SoCal’s Beach Dunes
Oceano Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Kyle Cottrell.

Sand surfing SoCal’s Beach Dunes

What makes California so great for sand sports is that you can practice sandboarding both on desert and beach locations within the state. There are plenty of opportunities for sandboarding the inland sand dunes of the Mojave Desert, but Southern California (SoCal) is where all the beach fun is. The…

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