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The Seven Faces of Palm Springs

Kristan Lawson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Hidden in mountain ravines south of downtown Palm Springs, the area now called simply "Indian Canyons" disguises behind its generic name one of the most unusual natural wonders in the state: thriving forests of glorious palm trees in the middle of a bone-dry, furnace-hot rocky desert.

Beware Lonely Beaches!

Carol A Miele | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Carol A Miele

Savoring the sea breezes, white sandy beaches, tropical climate and thick, creamy Pina Coladas, my husband Gene and I felt like we were in Paradise! W...

The Other Side of Palm Springs

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

The sprawl of urban structures makes way for hazel-colored hills and concrete landscapes turn into dizzying miles of arid land.

Watch These Guys Make A HUGE Model Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

You've seen models of the the solar system on posters, in textbooks, and in those little mechanical gizmos known as orreries. But these repr...

John Turman Is Not @BurningMan

Valerie Alexander | Posted 09.06.2015 | Comedy
Valerie Alexander

Be warned, the following may be eye- and soul-opening in a way that changes your life beyond what you are prepared for. Or, you may just get a good laugh.

10 Amazing Facts You May Not Know About the Desert

Jess Peláez | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Jess Peláez

1. Vast Deserts Though we're taught that much of the Earth is covered in water, in fact, deserts...

A Devil Dog's Wife: How I Let The Desert Do the Talking For Me

Bethany St. James | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Bethany St. James

Being married to a former Marine has it's challenges. Being married to a former major, in my opinion can have a few added challenges. When my husband left the Marine Corps, he also left behind the responsibilities, title and in a lot of ways the respect he had worked his entire career to obtain.

In the Midst of the Namib Desert, An Oasis Awaits: Serra Cafema

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Nestled between two extremes, Serra Cafema is an anomaly in Namibia. It's both a passport to an arid, otherworldly region and a serene waterside retreat.

5 Desert Adventures for City Slickers in Palm Springs, California

Hipmunk | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel

Venture out of the concrete jungle and into the peacefulness of a desert environment in Palm Springs, California. Whether a skilled hiker or a novice explorer, here are five exciting desert adventures for city slickers hoping to get back in touch with nature.

Four Generations; 40 Years of Exile

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

The Sahrawis have lived as refugees in exile for nearly 40 years. They are one of the world's oldest refugee groups, but one of the least-known internationally.

Scientists Shocked To Find Life In The Driest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science

In northern Chile's Atacama Desert -- known as the driest place on Earth -- a region called María Elena South is so incredibly arid that scientists t...

A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

Review -- Mad Max: Fury Road

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.

24-Hour Desert Escape

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

Take a 24-hour road trip to the mystical and authentically Americana part of the golden state, which has inspired such bands as U2, Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters.

21 Ooey Gooey Ways To Devour Chocolate

PureWow | Posted 06.24.2015 | Taste

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert.

The Liquid Dream of Governor Moonbeam

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Drycephalus Water is poetry. Loose-limbed and supple. Deserts are prose. Hard, inflected, and jagged. Water is the condition of civilization. Lim...

This Serene Desert Yoga Video Will Mesmerize You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Not in the mood for yoga this week? This yogi will probably change your mind. L.A.-based yoga instructor Dylan Werner took on some pretty crazy yo...

The magical Turpan

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Matjaz Tancic

There is not better way to get a fast introduction to the new place, culture or people than being invited to a local wedding. New music, food, drinks,...

Middle Australia, a Trip for All Senses - Part One

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

It's rough. The soil is hard and red, soft and warm at the same time. The shades of the rock are not really calming at all, nothing refreshing like the shade of a tree or a market umbrella. This is the center of Australia, this is aboriginal Uluru.

California Desert Visions

Findery | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel

I'd like to think that it's something in the water that leads to all of these unique desert manifestations. Then again, maybe it has to do with the lack thereof. Next time you're looking for some inspiration, hit the dusty road and see what oasis awaits inside of you.

Australia's Northern Territory: The Adventurer's Dream

Black Tomato | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Everything you'll ever need for an intrepid adventure lies within the realms of Australia's Northern Territory. Key elements that we all seek when we strive to challenge ourselves, strive to embark on a trip that has the power to change us, the Northern Territory has in abundance.

I Decided to Stop. And I Invite You to Join Me.

Narkis Alon | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
Narkis Alon

In the beginning of our journey, we need to convince people that our business exists, has the right to exist and will continue to exist. Continuing our journey, if we scale up, we become so busy with growing our business that we sometimes forget why we're doing it to begin with.

Top 5 Winter Fakes

Findery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel

It's January. Winter is about to hit hard in the wintry regions. But snow in the Caribbean? Nope. For those of us who don't live in a snowy region, we...

An Aussie Out of Water: 3 Nights in the Outback

Dominique Kane | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

It was a blistering 35 degrees Celsius, but I was so preoccupied by my new surroundings that I barely noticed the heat. As I started the ignition of my rental car, my nerves tingled. I'm alone, in the desert. I'm going to be driving around in the desert, alone.

Le Louvre in the Desert

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.16.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The grande dame of all museums of the world is getting a baby sister/brother. A sibling in any case.