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Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 7, Asia - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The blog series on sunsets moves on to Asia today, once more including both the setting orb and wherever it casts its gilding rays. North Korea Ku...

Camels, Ships of the Desert Plying the desert - Camelids, Section 2: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 18

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.12.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Moving on from single-humped dromedaries in this second blog on camelids, we come face to spitting face with double-humped camels in darkest Asia. I'm...

10 Tips for Visiting Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

I cannot stress how incredibly powerful it is to see such places of pristine natural wildlife. Some do say, Mongolia is the "last frontier." When you do visit Mongolia, here are 10 tips to make the most out of your time in Mongolia.

Deserts on Three Continents, Part 1 -- The Gobi: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Deserts are never as barren as the image the word initially conjures up before your eyes. The Sahara has its magnificent emerald oases across a vas...

A World of Contrasts on the Trans Siberian Railroad

Don Mankin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The train helped me get a better idea of what is most interesting about this very large corner of the planet, how the various pieces fit together, and what it all might mean for the future.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Deserts

Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Caley Weyman. Her photo of wooly camels in Mongolia's Gobi Desert shows the tranquility of the deser...

Love at First Sight (of Paved Road): Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 5

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The "little car that could" has transported Steve and me across nearly 10,000 miles in the Mongol Rally. But in episode five of Adventures in Mongol R...

PHOTOS: A First Trip To Mongolia

Charlotte Temple | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

After many hours in flight -- more than 22 from Boston! -- I finally arrived at the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. To my surprise, it was a bustling, very Western looking capital with all the cars, traffic, restaurants and high-end shops one would see anywhere in the world.

LOOK: Gobi Desert Dust Storms Seen From Space

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China on April 26 and 27, and NASA's Aqua satellite was there to capture images of the storms ...

WATCH: Futuristic Museum Might Be The Only Thing In Gobi Desert

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Imagine wandering through the Gobi desert and coming upon a 130,000 square foot bubble, emerging out of infinite sand and clay terrain. This is not a ...

Classic Destinations Never Get Old...

Anthony Lassman | Posted 05.29.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

Why are the media so focused on the new? Why do upmarket weekend supplements assume we are no longer interested in the traditional "watering holes"; r...

Beware the Gher: Going Native in Mongolia (PHOTOS)

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

The search for increasingly remote destinations led me to fixate on Mongolia. I'm not sure why. But I decided any country with a capital city called Ulaanbaatar had to be pretty cool.

PHOTOS: 10 Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

As the excitement for the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" builds, here at Black Tomato we have been in...

Sloppy Pool of Tizzy in the Gobi Desert

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, Republicans are bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping- pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall.