Tag Archives: desert

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3 years 5 months and 14 days later, we returned

Been here before?  Well, yes.  Worth another visit?  Most definitely!!! We always look back fondly on our first visit to Joshua Tree National Park, so we took advantage of a…

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Vasquez Rocks!

Vasquez Rocks History As you drive the Antelope Valley Freeway from Santa Clarita Valley, north of LA the other-worldly Vasquez Rocks loom suddenly out of the landscape. The angles at…

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Inspiration in Sedona

But the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore…

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Sossusvlei: A Walk in Namibia with a Japanese Guide

We drove through Namib Naukluft Park on the way to our desert walk from Sesriem (gateway to Sossusvlei).This southern region of Namibia is dry, nestled between two deserts: the Kalahari…

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Sandboard Namibia

Clearly Swakopmund is a tourist town. Hotel managers, activities instructors and shop-keepers all wait for the next crop of tourists to roll in be it on overland trucks or in…

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Swakkie Parasail

Swakopmund is truly an adrenaline capital, and our trip optional activities included sand boarding, quad biking, fishing, sky-diving, sea kayak, etc.  We chose para-sailing for our first activity.  It was…

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Spitzkoppe Bushman Paradise

We spent the night bush camping near Spitzkoppe, a huge collection of boulders and rock formed by the collpse of a huge volcano and subsequent erosion.  Spitzkoppe is now called the Matterhorn of…

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Okuhepa Is Thank You: Himba Village

The Himba are a semi-nomadic people who lived mostly in northern Namibia’s Kaokoland.  They herd cattle and goats, moving from place to place with the seasons.  The houses they build…

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson has more museums than one might imagine. One of the more interesting outdoor examples is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum is located 15 miles west of Tucson via Gates…