One more star photo from the Mojave Desert.
Alright, you know what? I'm actually really proud of this one. I did not expect to get this much info to get pulled out of the original raw file.
I pulled up the brightness and I don't mind the digital noise.
Cool places by accident. The international festival of the Sahara on Christmas day.
Now, you may think how on earth do you accidentally end up in the Sahara desert, and that part's NOT strictly true. We did plan to descend into Douz, Tunisia at some point, but happened to find ourselves arriving on Christmas morning. But we DIDN'T know that the international Sahara festival was going on at the time. We didn't realise that apparently all the hotels would be booked up for months in advance. In fact we just blindly walked into one, and got a room just like that. Then took a walk through the date plantations, and found a load of Bedoin dancing and camel racing going on. Pretty amazing! Had an amazing time leaping off the dunes right out in the desert.
Gotta love travel without a plan...
Heading East and into the desert: our Tucson, Arizona collection is incoming. 🌵 🌵
These amazing Saguaro Cactus trees are synonymous with the American South West. They can grow to over 40 foot tall, 150 years old and weigh as much as a large 4x4 car. They only grow their first side “arms” at 75-100 years old.
The Saguaro held an esteemed role in the culture of local Native American tribes, often anthropomorphizing the tree; “the watchers” and “the people”.
I love artwork inspired by the desert, whether it's reflecting the spirit of the wind, the sun, the wildlife or the west. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These metal sculptures by @ricardo.breceda_metal.artist perfectly frame my dream catcher as it flies in the wind in Anza Borrego.
The High Desert Art Tour happening in Yucca Valley gave us a glimpse into beautiful desert- inspired works when we visited this past weekend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you go? Who was your favorite artist or stop along the tour? Mine was # 48, Rieman Sculptures, beautiful blends of metal and steel that captured so much of desert living.
Last week a good friend and I took 6 kids to explore northern Arizona during their fall break. To say we had fun is an understatement! The kids were amazing and really seemed to enjoy the adventure.
When we arrived in Page, we found out that our tour of Antelope Canyon was rained out. We quickly found an alternative and headed to the Glen Canyon Dam.
The visitor center is kid-friendly with a lot of hands on activities. Another benefit to this stop was that the kids were able to participate in the @nationalparkservice Junior Ranger Program.
The @junior.ranger.nps entails kids completing a series of activities during their visit to most locations of the NPS. It culminates with the kids reciting the Junior Ranger Program motto and receiving a patch or badge.
I highly recommend having your kids take park in the Junior Ranger Program during your next stop to a NPS spot. It doesn’t take a lot of time and the kids get a lot out of it.
🔥LIT, Literally 😉 Check out this fire I made at @boulders_hideaway_jtree in @joshuatreenps. 🍩✨🔥 Boulders Hideaway at Joshua Tree Glamping Tent was an amazing experience! Glamping is the closest I’ve gotten to camping and it is seriously the perfect way to ease yourself into sleeping in a tent, gather ideas and know what you’d need for going camping! This @airbnb was close to the town too, like 15-20 minutes away so you don’t feel like your out in the middle of nowhere. The hosts came around to check on everyone and brought supplies / delivered firewood if requested. Highly recommend this place! I stayed in the Gonzo tent because I saw it was on a cute wooden platform and had adorable lights around the premises. I got some night shots but I need to edit them more 😉. This is linked in my California road trip post but here is the link again 👉🏻https://abnb.me/0SoFb4HA5Q . Have you gone glamping or camping before? (Leave your questions below, I’m writing a post about #glamping next month!) #sponsored