Remote Year: Sahara Desert, Morocco


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Man on Sahara Desert sand dune, Morocco | Barbara Cameron Pix | Food & Travel Photographer

There are some travel experiences that are so monumental they are actually difficult to describe. Travelling through the Sahara Desert to camp overnight in the Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco was one such experience for this travel photographer.

The Remote Year event description says it best: “This trip into the Sahara Desert will leave you completely breathless. The vastness of this desert is incomprehensible, and its beauty is the only thing that rivals its size.”

My anticipation for the journey was obvious, and my exhaustion at the end of the hours-long road trip was real. But it was what happened in the middle—the profound, life-affirming, soulful sense of gratitude that I felt...