Across the U.S. there are a variety of must-see desert destinations that are made all the more appealing by their endlessly warm and typically sunny weather. From Palm Springs to Sonoma and even a few national parks, these are a few of our favorite desert getaways. While the desert likely elicits thoughts of oppressively hot, arid and barren destinations, this week’s Bucket List is here to change your mind. When staying true to the definition, there are a handful of deserts within the U.S., but a number of additional areas contain similar climatic characteristics and this week’s list isn’t one to discriminate.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.