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My Desert Adventures: The Falcon and the Saudi Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.26.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

If you build it, a city like no other to rise out of the sands of the desert, they will come. Whenever I'm in Dubai, I discover something new that m...

Don't Call Me a Christian.

Corinne Rogero | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

I told myself I wasn't going to do this. I said I was going to wait until my trip to Montana was finished before I processed these last several months...

This Plant Could Help Keep Pee Off Your Pants

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology

Drop the mop. Scientists have figured out the inner workings of a plant that’s exceptionally good at sucking up water, and their research could be ...

City, Sea & Sand In Qatar

Black Tomato | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Qatar is fast becoming one of the Middle-East's most interesting spots. With people choosing to spend more than just their three-hour layover explorin...

8 Reasons to Go to Arizona's Saguaro National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

There is no symbol more emblematic of the American southwest than the saguaro tree -- standing tall with two arms reaching out from it toward the sky.

Contemplation at Whitewater Canyon

Jim Burklo | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Jim Burklo

This is the purpose of human existence: to be God's eyes and ears, hands and feet, showing reverent attention to all that is, and letting this loving, observant way of seeing and being manifest in all our relationships.

This Earth Day We Must Start Talking About Desertification

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Reforestation is one of the primary weapons we have against climate change and -- crucially -- against ever-expanding desertification, a scourge that affects two thirds of the world's countries and about one billion people.

Desert Solitaire: Hiking the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in Northern New Mexico

James Orndorf | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Until very recently, the Bisti and De-Na-Zin Wilderness areas of northwest New Mexico were a locals' secret. They were miles from anywhere, and you were more likely to see cow than a person when hiking around the 45,000 acres of dramatic and desolate desert.

The Magic of Anza Borrego

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

Anza Borrego (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy) The stillness of the desert looms over us as if in warning, as we hastily drive-for the very first time-through...

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

Yes, This Giant Sand Dune Is Surprisingly Located in France

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Am I on planet Mars? Imagine the large dunes of Africa and the hot sand of deserts of the World. Well, here you are: the giant dune of France, the largest one in Europe has been a strange phenomenon from day one

Drought in the American Southwest: 5 Questions for Dr. Michael Bogan

Tim Ward | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Climate change will mean more extremes in wet and dry cycles in the American Southwest, including longer and more intense droughts than the region has...

Made In Algeria: A Colonial Laboratory

Frank Browning | Posted 01.27.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

Once again, leave the glory of the French capital and head to Marseille if you want a fresh insight not only on how France became France but still mo...

36 Hours in the Desert of West Texas

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The frontier land in the desert, the last bit of North American soil and rocks, the tall cliffs is where the greenish Rio Grande calmly slithers against the massive mountains separating the two lands, Mexico and the USA.

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 fro...

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...