Sandboarding in Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the greenest countries and tropical heavens of South America, but it still makes for a great sandboarding destination. Even though it does not have any real desert, the Lomas de Arena ("sand hills") near Santa Cruz are a very popular tourist destination where this activity can…


Finding food in the Desert

Finding food in the desert is more difficult than in any other environment, especially in hot sandy deserts like the Sahara. If you are planning a hiking trip to the desert, it's best to think ahead and bring your own food. But if you find yourself in a desert survival…


Are there deserts in Canada?

Canada is well-known for having a cold climate, so you may be surprised to find out that there are deserts in Canada, albeit a unconventional. In fact, many of the desert-like regions you'll find in the country are not dry enough to qualify as "true" deserts, but you will still…


The Great Basin National Park Travel Guide

The Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park established in 1986, located in east-central Nevada near its border with Utah, five miles west of the town of Baker. It is located in the Great Basin Desert, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains and the largest of the…


Sand Art: From Sculptures to Painting, Sand as a Canvas

What is sand art? The term "sand art" can refer to different types of arts and crafts created with sand, such as that which you find at the beach. Sand sculpting, sand painting and sand bottle art are all forms of sand art. The most common form of sand art…

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