Eight adventures from Africa to Australia to Antarctica.
Do you crave solitude and tranquility in a place where vast skies hang over views that stretch for miles, where crowds of people are unheard of?
If you’re done following the herd to the beach or ski slopes and really want to escape the modern world, you might consider exploring one of the world’s deserts. Bonus: It’s unlikely to rain.
A fifth of the Earth’s landmass is designated desert—places that receives less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of precipitation a year. From stargazing in Chile’s Atacama Desert to exploring the sand cathedrals of Chad, desert adventures can be had on every continent.