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6 Wonders in Kobuk Valley: America's Least Visited National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 12.05.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

The enchanting, like-a-dream landscape at Kobuk National Park in Alaska. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish In the great state of Alaska, north of the Arct...

What a Roadtrip On Mars Looks Like

How Far From Home | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

It is a land like no other; some say its one of the closest environments to that of Mars that you can find on Earth. It's really no wonder that NASA frequently studies the landscape.

Exploring Michigan's Warren Dunes

Tom Gill | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green
Tom Gill

Located near Sawyer, Michigan, along the shore of Lake Michigan, this state park is home to three miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails, and ...

Seashells in the Sahara

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 01.10.2017 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Christmas Day I saw a partridge in a pear tree. Only there wasn't a pear tree, there were four partridges, and I was in the middle of the Sahara Deser...

Just Back From... Namibia

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Photos courtesy Hoanib Skeleton Camp, Wilderness Safaris Indagare's Features Editor, Amelia Osborne, recently returned from a safari in Namibia. The ...

A Giant Dune With Champagne Pools, Wild Dogs and Great White Sharks - This is Fraser Island, Australia

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Back to civilization after our detour into the red desert of Uluru, we start again from Brisbane and take the road up north towards the Great Barrier Reef, where I always said I would not dive, but that my youngest wants to explore anxiously. We are now in Queensland.

Utopia by the Sea

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The setting was very well-chosen, on a portion of coastline with undulating sand dunes and perfectly clear waters. I have yet to be in Seaside with bad weather, just as if they even controlled the weather! Bright blue skies and sun all day are usually the norm.

This Is Not Where You Think It Is

Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Where in the world will you find rolling sand dunes, camel rides and endless, sandy views? The answer: Japan. Located in the southwest region ...

Deserts on Three Continents, Part 3: The Sahara: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

At over 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara is the world's largest desert if you exclude the icy wastes of the Arctic and Antarctica. Unfortunately I...

Exploring Oregon's Coast, One Dune at a Time

Kari Haugeto | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Oregon's rough-and-tumble coast is all about exploration. It's learning about life on the edge of the American experience, in a place that features desolate beaches, famous cows and sea fairies. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, maybe it's time for a visit.

Catch a Dune

MiniTime | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Lose your woolly socks and thermal fleece and get ready for sandboarding -- arguably the coolest new way to have fun on a beach or desert getaway.

WATCH: 'Sand Dunes 'Sing' Creepy Chorus

| Posted 10.28.2012 | Science

By Jane J. Lee When plagued by whipping desert winds, sand dunes signal their displeasure with haunting moans that reverberate across the arid land...

How Do You Stop A Sand Dune?

Jeff Baron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Jeff Baron

What may be the best metaphor for what's going on in the Sahel is a very real problem for people in Niger: How do you stop a sand dune?

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...

Life at the SETI Institute: Lori Fenton -- Sand Seas of the Solar System

SETI Institute | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

Lori's recent publications describe how dunes record climate change on Mars, the first evidence for dune migration on another planet, and how atmospheric models can be used to account for wind gustiness and its effects on sand movement.

Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Of my excursions to the dark continent, perhaps the most interesting was to Namibia.