TravelKarl Orotea | @KARLNIKOLAIComment

I originally planned visiting Zzyzx, the infamously mysterious exit before Vegas. Why? A friend who conducts desert research out there informed me of a decrepit, aged chair in the middle of the desert and I thought: "wow, that would make for an awesome photo. Why not?" After some more careful research and other recommendations from friends, I would have never guessed the amount of beauty I would encounter. It's amazing how these magnificent locations are tucked away behind the desolate, stereotypical image created by the word "desert".