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7 Transformative Solo Trips

Jeff Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jeff Wise

While the risks are greater without a buffer of companions, so are the rewards. You enjoy perfect freedom of thought and movement, a steeling of self-reliance, and an ability to connect more intensely.

PHOTOS: Desert Dreaming: Escape To Joshua Tree

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of By Megan Cytron With sunny highs in the 60s and bright blue winter skies, December and January are excellent month...

Running Across the Sahara Desert

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

It was not the normal Moroccan travel experience. I drank no mint tea, enjoyed no Moroccan cuisine, and was not even invited to look around a carpet shop. I was running through the Sahara desert.

Formula Rossa, World's Fastest Roller Coaster, Opens At Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abu Dhabi is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and now thrill-seeking tourists have yet another reason to visit: a chanc...

Edward Rosenthal Survives 6 Days In California Desert (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Edward Rosenthal, 64, has been found alive after spending six days in California's Joshua Tree National Park. The real state agent had planned to tak...

First Three Days in Death Valley

Todd Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Todd Carmichael

Today, I'm gonna have to walk in the extreme heat of the day to get some time back from this tire repair shop. But I'm doing ok. I've still got enough water and supplies to get me through.

First Impressions of the Desert

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

Before my recent trip to Sedona, the only travel I had done in the American Southwest was to Las Vegas. Arriving at Phoenix's Airport, I had no idea what to expect.

Make Reservations, Not War: 7 Hot Spots Out West You Have To Experience (PHOTOS)

Greg Archer | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Greg Archer

I used a good chunk of 2010 to visit a number of truly unique travel destinations. The list below comprises my top picks. Take a look. Then indulge yourself.

The Triumph of the Pill

Charles Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Russell

Don't be tardy for the party. That was the last text message I received at 5am Monday morning after the 11th annual Coachella Music Festival -- also known as "Three Days in the Valley."

The Desert

Father John Giuliani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Father John Giuliani

We need to go into the desert in order to be tested, to discover again our essential humanity. We need to be free from the illusion which denies that we are the children of God.

Walt Staton: Man Faces Jail After Leaving Water For Illegal Immigrants In Desert

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TUCSON, Ariz. — A judge has threatened to sentence an Arizona man to 25 days in prison for leaving jugs of water in the desert for illegal immig...

Dust Storms Spread Deadly Diseases Worldwide, But May Ease Effects Of Climate Change: Researchers

The Observer | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Huge dust storms, like the ones that blanketed Sydney twice last week, hit Queensland yesterday and turned the air red across much of eastern Australi...

Tiny Drizzle Wreaks Havoc In Desert City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SANTIAGO, Chile — In one of the driest regions on earth, even a drizzle can cause an emergency. Less than 100th of an inch (about 0.2 millimete...

Dust Affects Snowmelt's Timing

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Dust in the wind is rewriting the cycle of life in the mountains. Throughout memory the warmth of spring has begun the mountain sno...

Along for the Ride: Glam Getaway Deals Close to L.A.

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea R. Vaucher

In today's uncertain economic climate, people are taking shorter vacations and escaping to locales a lot closer to home. Now more ever, we need to get away.

Is Water The New Oil?

Guardian | Juliette Jowit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global population, economic development and a growing appetite for meat, dairy and fish protein have raised human water demand sixfold in 50 years. Me...