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Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Avoiding International Incidents and Other Noble Travel Goals: Part 3

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

After all this excitement, we finally staggered back to camp, only to realize that now we had to find some way to relax enough to actually fall asleep on a blanket in the desert.

The Best Weekend Trips From L.A.

Spot | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel

Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.

Through Your Lens: There's Always Beauty To Be Found, Even In The Desert

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

Deserts are widely known as places of emptiness, where life struggles to survive. But as most photographers know, there is always beauty to be found, ...

Southern California's Best Film Festivals, Part 1: Palm Springs

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Despite what you've heard about film productions "running away" to Georgia, Louisiana and New Mexico, Southern California (SoCal) is still the world headquarters of global film production. However, what kind of place is SoCal when it comes to film festivals?

Bulunkul -- a Village at the End of the Road

Eva Pivac | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Eva Pivac

Bulunkul is a village of extremes. The raw and wild ragged beauty will take your breath away. If not, the high altitude will surely leave you gaspin...

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Further Future 2016 Announces First Wave Lineup

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Built upon the sands of the Mojave Desert just outside of Las Vegas is Further Future, a visionary gathering of imaginative people over three days f...

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...