Dune Buggies: Everything you Need to Know

A dune buggy is a type of all-terrain vehicle especially suited for riding on sand dunes. Dune buggies have essential bodywork and very wide wheels, and are lightweight enough to be driven on soft sand. Dune buggies look similar to other off-road vehicles, but with no fixed roof or conventional…


What is Sand?

Sand has always held great fascination in people and historically was even considered as having mystical properties. It is what the "sandman" uses to put people to sleep, after all. In more practical uses, sandglasses are used to quantify the passage of time, and sand can also be used as…


Deserts of California

There are three main deserts in California: the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Desert, and the Great Basin Desert. The California Deserts have unique ecosystems and habitats, a sociocultural and historical collection of "Old West" legends, districts and communities, which also form a popular tourist region of dramatic natural features and…


Ódáðahraun, the little-known desert of Iceland

Ódáðahraun ("mischeavious lava field", lit. "bad deeds lava" ) is a volcanic desert and extensive lava field located in northeast Iceland. Its boundaries are the Vatnajökull glacier to the south, the Skjálfandafljót and Jökulsá á Fjöllum rivers to the west and east, respectively, and Lake Mývatn to the north. Ódáðahraun…


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