Tunisia: Into the desert

“You look at the sun, where we crossed the military road, the fort, the well, the big dunes, and you just know. Besides I’ve done this trip from Douz 20 times. I could do it with my eyes closed.” Crossing 100km of the Sahara’s Grand Erg Oriental on foot appeared a worthy challenge for pallid Europeans but for Boubakar, the art of desert navigation held no mystery

California cool: Sounds of the desert

Just a two-hour drive from LA lies Pioneertown, a desert town with an attraction equally as otherworldly as the landscape surrounding it.
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Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness

These seemingly never-ending dunes roll and pitch like the waves on a white ocean. Home to Bedouins, camels and very little else, they're the perfect place to simply be