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Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views

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9 reasons we want to visit Namibia right now

9 reasons we want to visit Namibia right now

Sure it's got deserts and safaris, but Namibia also has smoke baths, star gazing and surreal shifting sandscapes
Gallery: Amazing desert photographs taken by paraglider

Gallery: Amazing desert photographs taken by paraglider

National Geo photog obsessively covers 27 of the world's most hyper-arid landscapes
South Africa's extraordinary desert of flowers

South Africa's extraordinary desert of flowers

Once a year, vast stretches of outback suddenly transform into vibrantly colored fields full of exotic flora
2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

Expected to be completed in 2019, the planned city of Lusail -- along the Persian Gulf in Qatar -- will be packed with technologically advanced features
The 'desert woman' who crossed Australia's 'dead heart'

The 'desert woman' who crossed Australia's 'dead heart'

The real woman behind the movie "Tracks," who trekked across the Australian desert with four camels and a dog in 1977