5 ways to get hot and chill down at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

After chilling in my tipi

“Ummm, are those desert boars a part of our villa?” I half-heartedly joked with the transportation gentlemen as he pulled up to our Pueblo Villa at the The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Five allegedly friendly wild Havalinas were our official welcoming committee to the Sonoran Desert. I leaned back in the passenger […]

Desert Dune Riding in the United Arab Emirates


Desert Safari We signed up for a two-hour desert safari excursion which cost 175 Ddirhams (about $59 USD). Our driver was from Pakistan and was so cool since he acted like a kid. He loved to drive and show off his skills on the sand dunes. We weren’t even supposed to do dune bashing because-they usually do it in the evening […]

Stargazing and Trailblazing in Borrego Springs

Galleta Meadows

It’s one of the simple joys in life: gazing at a clear night sky and wishing upon a star. In Southern California, there are fewer and fewer places we can go to get away from the city lights and see the Milky Way in all its glory. One – dubbed “California’s Secret Desert” – is […]