Top Five Desert Destinations
May 23, 2016 — by Griffin Thall
Having grown up in Oregon, I'm used to...let's just say...a bit of rain (aka A TON). So naturally, being that the grass is always greener on the other side, I find myself drawn to the exact opposite of what I grew up in: Deserts! Coincidentally, here at the PV headquarters we've been obsessed with all things desert lately so I've been feeling all kinds of inspired. So in honor of our desert daze, here is a list of my top 5 desert destinations--enjoy PV fans!
1. Jardín Etnobotánico de Oxaca: People from all over the world flock to this botanical garden to check out the unique fusion of exotic plants & local culture.
2. Arizona- Sonora Desert:
Cactus lovers unite at this rad spot but beware, the Arizona-Sonora Desert hits crazy high temperatures in the Spring & Summer!
3. White Sands National Monument: New Mexico is home to this gorgeous spread of gypsum crystals that will leave you wondering how mother nature pulled this one off.
4. Joshua Tree National Park: Contrary to its name, Joshua Tree National Park isn't home to JUST Joshua Trees- you'll also find beautiful cactii, pretty wildflowers and gorgeous rock formations that'll make you want to stay for more than just the day!
5. Namib Desert: Spread across 1,200 miles in Southern Africa, the Namib Desert is unique in that it is a coastal desert AND is widely considered the oldest desert on Earth.