Washington State Deserts

Washington state has very different landscapes to offer including deserts, but also beaches, forests, mountains, volcanoes, and several coastal islands. The state is separated by the the Cascade Mountains which determine what kind of climate you are going to find: wet areas filled with pineforests to the west; dry, arid…


Meet the Big Red Sand Dune in the Simpson Desert of Australia

Formerly known as "Nappanerica", the Big Red sand dune is the largest and most famous dune in Queensland's Simpson Desert, located 33kms west of Birdsville. The area comprises over 1100 dunes and is a paradise for 4WD off-road drivers, sandboarders, and desert dwellers venturing into the Australian Outback. Sunset view from Big…


Hiking in the Desert: Gear, Clothing and Information

A hiking trip to the desert presents many logistical and organizational challenges regarding hydration, protection from sunlight, and dealing with extreme temperature changes between day and night. Having the necessary desert hiking gear and following a few precaution tips will ensure that your hike goes as smoothly as possible. As…


The Most Beautiful Deserts in the World

The desert landscape is mystical and eerie with its almost total absence of life forms, at the same time traveling in the desert offers once-in-a-lifetime thrills, breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. Between endless expanses of stunning sand dunes, rocky canyons and salt floors, discovering the most spectacular and extraordinary deserts,…

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Best color to wear in the desert

Common knowledge dictates that in hot weather it is preferable to wear light colors, because they reflect UV rays from the sun, whereas dark clothes tend to absorb them and generate heat. This is why people often pick white clothes for the summer, but does it make that much of…


Sonoran Desert Travel Guide

As you travel across the United States, one of the most scenic places you can visit is the magnificent Sonoran Desert, the largest hot desert in the country, which stretches along California, Arizona and the border with Mexico. The Sonora Desert is an enchanting desert destination to discover breathtaking landscapes,…


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