In these grand landscapes, there's hidden vitality and subtle beauty. Find adventure and renewalnot to mention some tasty tequilaat five fine oases in the Southwest and Mexico.
California: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
New Mexico: White Sands National Monument
Drop in for a day, stay a week, or put down roots for a lifetime. In these soulful, just-under-the-radar hideouts, distilled small-town pleasures still go down smoothly.
After a decade of failed attempts and fatal rebuffs, an Outside-sponsored expedition runs Tibet's Upper Tsanpgo Gorgeand lives to tell about it.