This vast and inspiring western country – from ranch towns and raging rivers to sacred monuments and red rock canyons – stretches the American traveler’s definition of time and space.
"Make no mistake, the Desert Southwest, sometimes touted by boosters and boomers as the sparkling “New Sunbelt,” is old, old old–and thoroughly suffused with the ghosts of antiquity."
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
Where to find authentic Navajo rugs
The best burger-and-shake joint in Moab, Utah
Historic outlaws and lawmen of note
Scenic back roads from every southwestern state
A map of stunning Grand Canyon overlooks
Intel on seeing New Mexico from a hot air balloon
Pointers on high desert photography
Expert selection on retro inns and destination hotels
Legends and lore from Canyon de Chelly
An interview with an Arizona shaman
EVERY TIME I PICK IT UP I FEEL LIKE I’M BACK IN THE DESERT — WITHOUT THE 13 HOUR DRIVE.
- ASHLEE N
Readers around the world know Hampton Sides for his non-fiction adventure stories, such as Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and Hellhound On His Trail. He is also editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Combining Indian ink and brightly colored pastels, Tomlinson’s energetic work has been exhibited around the world and utilized by brands such as Benefit Cosmetics, Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs. She is currently based in South Africa.
STORIES - DESERT SOUTHWEST