25 Sahara Desert Photos to Inspire Your Next Visit

I have posted some of my favorite photos from my Sahara Desert glamping experience as part of my PhotoPOSTcard series. I have combined those photos, along with others that I really like so that I can share my 25 favorite Sahara Desert photos to inspire your next visit to this amazing destination.

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PhotoPOSTcard: A Sahara Desert Sunset

The sunset in the Sahara desert was pretty spectacular also.

My Sahara desert experience was hosted by Merzouga Luxury Desert Camps. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

25 Big Bend Experiences to Inspire Your Next Itinerary

I think the Big Bend area of southern Texas is an undiscovered jewel in our National Park system. My first visit was in 1990 and I loved it then and loved it even more on my recent trip this past September which was a perfect time to explore the park. The weather was not super hot (low 80’s during the day) and it was not at all crowded since the busy season had not yet started. I am sharing my 25 favorite Big Bend experiences to inspire your next trip to one of the least crowded National Parks in the lower 48 states.

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25 Big Bend Photos to Inspire Your Next Visit

I have been posting many individual Big Bend photos from my recent visit to the Big Bend National Park area of Texas. I have gathered them all up along with a few other favorites into this one post for your enjoyment and reference.  Here is  my best of the Big Bend area in 25 photos.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Sotol Vista Sunset

Another great spot for watching the sunset in Big Bend National Park is the Sotol Vista viewpoint. When I got there just before sunset, I found that the area had recently experienced a wildfire. The ground was still charcoal black, many of the sotol plants were yellow and dried out, and there was still a slight burnt odor in the air. But none of this detracted from the view across the desert toward the Santa Elena canyon in the distance as the sun dipped below the clouds for a spectacular sunset. Make sure you catch a Sotol Vista sunset when you visit.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own.

Taking a Hike Down Memory Lane in Big Bend National Park

It is amazing how 28 years can go by in the blink of an eye. 28 years ago, in 1990, I visited Big Bend National Park with my husband and 3 1/2 year old son for the first time. We had recently moved to Texas for our first jobs after graduate school, and this family camping trip was our first vacation as employed professionals. Big Bend was also our first National Park west of the Mississippi and we were extremely excited to experience wide open spaces and vistas from horizon to horizon for the first time.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Balanced Rock Viewpoint

The balanced rock hiking trail is one of the most popular day hikes in Big Bend National Park, probably because it is fairly easy. The first 9/10 of a mile are level and only the last 2/10 require a scramble up and over rocky terrain. The reward is a lovely view across the desert toward the Chisos mountains through the “window” formed by a very large balancing boulder.

Thanks for visiting

Rose

Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own.

PhotoPOSTcard: Rio Grande Reflection

I can’t resist a reflection photo when I see one, so I had to take this one of the canyon walls reflecting in the Rio Grande in Big Bend’s Santa Elena canyon area. The river was too high and the bank was too muddy to hike to the mouth of the canyon, so I had to be satisfied with this early morning view instead – not a bad alternative.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own.