Tips and Destinations
The desert is one of the worlds most amazing ecosystems. Home to thousands of plants and animals which are uniquely adapted to the otherwise harsh environment, a stranger to this habitat can quickly find themselves in dire straights. Despite this threat, thousands of travelers and adventurers head out to some of the worlds harshest areas in search of the exotic, the unique and the special features that are found only here.
Top Desert Experiences
Tucson Mountain Park to Saguaro National Park West
Established in April 1929, this amazing park located just outside of Tucson is approximately 20,000 acres and is home to over 62 miles of non motorized trails and more. Roads also wind their way in and around the park offering visitors the opportunity to explore the area by car. A wonderful way to experience the might Sonoran Desert.
White Sands National Monument
Located in the heart of the Tularosa Basin, in New Mexico, this is truly an area like no other. Glistening white, it is the worlds largest gypsum dunefield and is unique from all other deserts in the world today. Drive, hike and explore this world famous monument and the cultures that made it their life to live in and around this stunning area.
Home to a number of deserts including Mojave, Death Valley, Owen’s Valley and more, if you drive in California, you are likely going to drive in a desert somewhere. Harsh and stark, the reality of life can be seen and felt in this daunting and yet amazing area. By car, you can visit in relative safety these desert environments and see this unique feature of California life.
Tips For Desert Driving
If you are planning on exploring a desert environment, take advantage of the following tips for your safety. Tucson Mountain Park
- make sure you car is in good operating order
- leave your plans with someone you trust
- carry emergency supplies
- bring ample water for you and your vehicle in case of overheating
- keep your tires inflated at optimum levels
- fill your tank when you have the opportunity
- avoid overheating by downshifting and driving more slowly
- use as little ac as possible
Tradewinds Vacations invites you to explore and experience all this amazing world has to offer you. Become an informed traveler and do your part to ensure your safety when you travel.