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Longtime Palm Desert City Council member Bob Spiegel dies

October 14th, 2018

Just before retiring, he was honored at a luncheon that drew at least 200 people to a banquet room at Desert Willow Golf Resort, where, for more than  … read more Reference: g alert: golf resortPublished on 2018-10-14

Annual Mount Desert Island Marathon brings in hundreds

October 14th, 2018

The marathon and half marathon started in Bar Harbor and runners crossed the finish line in the center of Southwest Harbor. Jake Shoemaker from  … read more Reference:–497525951.htmlSource: g alert: half marathonPublished on 2018-10-14

7 Tips for Hiking in the Desert

October 13th, 2018

• Desert dangers to watch for on a day hike with children• Reducing impact on a desert environment when hiking• Help preserve historical and archeological sites in deserts• Lost hiking in a desert? Here’s how to find water to stay alive• Consider bringing along specific gear for desert hikes with children• Stay comfortable, safe during hot […]

This Underrated Desert City Is An Outstanding (And Affordable) Destination For Sunshine And Scenery

October 12th, 2018

Although Tucson’s fantastic weather, national parks and forests and desert provide the perfect environment for tons of outdoor recreational activities, this city of half a million people also has its share of history and culture. With a history that goes back much further than many of its southwestern neighbors, Tucson boasts turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods, […]

Take A Break From The 9 To 5 Grind In This Gorgeous Desert Retreat

October 11th, 2018

Located near several hiking trails and within viewing distance of Sedona’s iconic red rocks, this desert rental is a perfect place to relax, unwind, and be at one with your natural surroundings. That’s not to say this home doesn’t have all the necessary modern conveniences—Smart TV’s, a hot tub, and a gourmet kitchen, to name […]

Trail heads to desert oasis at Joshua Tree

October 11th, 2018

Miners decades ago planted fan palms to mark the location of a desert spring.Fortynine Palms Oasis topo mapThe following article originally was written for and published by the Uken Report.Day hikers can head to a secluded oasis on the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park. The 2.8-mile round trip trail offers a […]

This Magical Desert Hotel Is Perfect For Your Next Romantic Getaway

October 8th, 2018

If you’re spending hours researching places to stay, we’re here to help! TripAdvisor recently announced its 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for best hotels in America, where we highlight the top picks in the world of hotels with categories such as small hotels, luxury, for families, best service, and romantic (which we’re covering here) Spotlighted below […]

15 Unreal Images Of Deserted Airports (10 That Are Somehow Still Running)

October 6th, 2018

Airports are associated with long-awaited journeys, business trips and of course with the expression of the most genuine emotions. If you ever feel that  … read more Reference: g alert: cheap flightsPublished on 2018-10-05

Coolest place to escape the desert

October 3rd, 2018

With a beautiful oasis, a camel market and museums, a visit to Abu Dhabi’s second city of Al Ain can be real UAE highlight. … read more Reference: on 2018-10-03

Scottsdale Nights: 10 Great Scottsdale Bars for Drinking in the Desert

September 28th, 2018

Scottsdale Nights: 10 Great Scottsdale Bars for Drinking in the Desert Whether you’re in the mood to sip on a trendy cocktail or sample a local craft beer, the Scottsdale bar scene offers plentiful choices for thirsty patrons of all stripes. For a laid-back, come-as-you-are taste of… Patricia Escarcega Friday, September 28th, 2018 … read […]

Top Dubai Desert Safari Deals – Offers, Discounts and Promo Codes

September 27th, 2018

Dubai, a green Arabian desert land is the jewel of the Middle East. Flocked by millions of visitors all around the year, Dubai has plenty of amazing tourist attractions. However the desert stretching around the city, ingrained into the culture, craves the limelight! A Dubai trip is surely incomplete without its famous desert safari. The […]

Bighorn sheep await on Palm Desert trail

September 20th, 2018

The following article originally was written for and appeared at the Uken Report.Hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the Coachella Valley with the opportunity to spot rare bighorn sheep on the Art Smith Trail. The out-and-back trail runs 8.3 miles one way but can be shortened depending on your level of physical fitness. It’s best […]

Best desert camping in the US

September 18th, 2018

Once the scorching heat of summer abates and fall arrives, locals and visitors from around the world descend upon the deserts of America. Cooler temperatures provide opportunity to explore the iconic lands of the West. The vastness of land in dry southwestern states like New Mexico and Arizona, and also California, means that there are […]

Palm Springs ranks No. 1 for dog-friendly vacation rentals. Find out what other desert cities chart high

September 17th, 2018

Thirty-one percent of La Quinta vacation rentals allow pets while 23 percent of Palm Desert’s are listed as pet-friendly, San Francisco-based  … read more Reference: g alert: travel with petsPublished on 2018-09-17

Fan palm oasis graces desert canyon

September 6th, 2018

This article originally was written for Uken Report.A lush desert oasis awaits day hikers on the Andreas Canyon Trail in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyons. The 2-mile round trip hike sits on the historic Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians tribal grounds. It’s a fairly flat trail, boasting a mere 50 foot elevation gain, that children […]

Wake surfers take on San Angelo lake for Wake the Desert

July 21st, 2018

This year marks the 19th competition, which makes it the longest-running wakeboarding and wake-surfing contest in the world, organizers say. … read more Reference: g alert: wakeboardingPublished on 2018-07-21

San Angelo competitors ready to hit the water for Wake the Desert

July 19th, 2018

Competitors are getting ready to vie in the longest-running wakeboard and wake surfing contest in the world, right here in San Angelo. More than  … read more Reference: g alert: wakeboardingPublished on 2018-07-19

Register Now for Fall Classes at Joshua Tree’s Desert Institute in California

June 18th, 2018

Registration for Desert Institute’s fall 2018 classes is now open. Click here to download the Fall 2018 catalog (pdf). It is an “interactive” pdf …  you can enroll by clicking on the class name.  Here are the new classes: October 6-7    Citizen Science:  Post-Fire Restoration Monitoring in JTNP* October 13     Charcoal Drawing in Joshua Tree National Park […]

Design in the Desert: Exploring the Architecture of Phoenix, Arizona

June 6th, 2018

When you picture Phoenix, Arizona, cacti and tumbleweed may come to mind. But visit this southwestern city and you’ll also find impressive architecture by world-renowned masters like Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m what you might call an art snob. Every time I travel to a new city, I make it a point to visit as many […]

Eight of the best desert adventures

May 16th, 2018

Active and adventure … read more Reference: on 2018-05-16


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