The Sahara? Yea yea yea… Vegas? Okay sure. But what about these awesome deserts that you need to visit!
The Australian Outback
Okay this one is pretty well known, but Australia is a pretty exotic place that most people haven’t been to! It’s even less likely that you’ve visited the outback. The 2.5 million acre area of bare land is hardly explored, remaining one of the last legitimate frontiers. It may seem baren, but this desert is full of life and you need to be a part of it. Bill Bryson explains his journey through it in his book In a Sunburned Country. If this travel novel doesn’t give you wanderlust, I don’t know what will.
Little do most people know, Chile has a wide variety of landscapes. From the Andes to the Atacama Desert, Chile has such a diverse collection of climates. Located in the northern neck of Chile, the Atacama provides a unique mountain structure that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Juxtapose that with the beautiful colors of the region and you have one of the most desirable South American destinations.
What?? Mongolia has a desert too? That’s right! The Gobi Desert, located in Southern Mongolia and Northern China offers a unique opportunity to visit a beautifully layered desert where it’s typically a temperate climate. Once you get tired of staring at wild horses and ox’s in Mongolia, head south for a change of pace and ride some camels.
Jokes on you: by definition, the Kalahari Desert in Namibia is not a true desert because it receives too much rain. However, it looks like a desert, it smells like a desert, and it tastes like a desert. The rare landscape that boarders the Atlantic Ocean redefines most people’s idea of a desert. Yes it has rolling, beautiful sand dunes, and yes it lacks vegetation, but it boarders an ocean! That’s freaking cool!