Desert Travel & Adventures

Dasht-e Lut, the hottest desert in the world

Dasht-e Lut is a desert located in southeastern Iran, specifically in the Kerman, Sistan and Baluchistan provinces. It is itself considered one of the largest deserts in the world; in fact, it is as much as 480 km long and 320 km wide, with an area of about 51,800 square…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Largest Deserts of the World

Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. It may sound surprising, for people tend to only consider hot deserts filled with sand dunes and camels, but technically any territory with low precipitation classifies as a desert - including polar and cold deserts. In fact, the Antarctic and Arctic deserts…

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