ROAD TRIP SERIES: BIG DUNE!

Hello everyone,


My road trip series continues...today we're making a stop at BIG Dune!!!🏜 

This one is going to get a bit sandy and a lot crazy because I've got an epic experience to tell you all about. Something that felt straight-out of an episode of survivor. Getting there was a challenge, but the epic sunset, the gorgeous sparkly sky full of stars on the way home and the lunar eclipse were so worth it. Keep reading because you won't want to miss this story!🤗🙉 


The journey started somewhat spontaneous! My sister and I decided within a day to head to Big Dune. It's the Amargosa Sand Dunes, which are about 100 miles north of Las Vegas...approximately an hour and a half drive. This location is like discovering the secret "Sahara" because not many people know about it, except for locals. That being said, there was absolutely no one around. Not a single person when we got into a bit of trouble with the car. I'll tell you more next!

So we get ready, pack a few water-bottles (turns out not enough), take all the camera equipment, of course, and around 1 o'clock  in the afternoon we start the road trip. Keep in mind...this is our first time going to Big Dune and we don't know much about this place. Well, quickly we learned more than enough! hahaha🤣 









Here we go!!! In order to get to these scenic sand dunes, you have to drive through a dirt road. Well, that's exactly what we did except we did it in our Nissan sedan. See where I'm headed with this story?... The front tire of our car got stuck in a sand pit on our way there! 

In the beginning the road was fairly good, smooth with rocks and dirt. However, as we drove further, suddenly layers of deep sand appeared. As my sister kept driving, she could sense that it might get dipper. Before we knew it...we were stuck!🙊 

All the emotions flooded!!! It was Monday. No one was around. Two girls, stuck in the middle of the desert in scorching hot weather. At that point, it was 3 pm, which is the hottest time to be roaming the desert. Ayyyy Caramba!!! What do we do? We tried pushing the gas a few times, but that dug an even deeper hole around the tire, so the only thing left was to start digging. We got out and got to work!!!

I completely forgot about my make-up, nails, clothes, jewelry. We had no idea how long it would take us to be free, but we had to act fast. Thankfully, my sister (who's more of the car expert than me) got the idea to use the cover board inside the trunk in which we store some essentials and a spare tire. We ripped it out and used it as a platform on which the tire would eventually grip. For that we needed an even surface, so we had to dig the sand until we had a nice even ground. First couple of tries weren't successful as the car got hotter and we got more tired from the sun. However, after a while I found a wooden brick to the side, which helped us a lot with the sand digging. That's when our team-work (dream work) started showing results. We smoothed out every side, around each tire, one pushed, the other one took the wheel. And after around 2 hours of heavy duty desert work, WE DID IT!👏    

This was the sweetest celebration everrrrrr! YAYYYY!🥳

We backed-up the car to a safe place and from there walked to the sand dunes for these magical photos. At this point our water ran out, but I feel like we were trained for this. These views kept us feeling grateful and happy that we were there. 

The moral of the story is: if you're headed to the Big Dune, be sure you have a 4X4 jeep to take you there. One that will effortlessly pass the off-the road challenging road. Also, carry lots and lots of water. Add double than what you think you'll need.


What do you think of this place? Doesn't it look like we're somewhere in the Sahara desert? 

It was absolutely beautiful! I can't wait for our next "sister adventure"!💕


Catch the start of our road trips with the Valley of Fire, if you haven't seen it yet!


See you next time!!! 

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Comments

  1. Great adventure and beautiful photos :)

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  2. Such gorgeous photos ! WOW !


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  3. Incredible photos, looks like such an amazing location!

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  4. Amazing climate in the pictures! How beautiful there!

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  5. These are magical photos - it definitely looks like the Sahara Desert. It sounds like a pretty scary journey to get there though! I will definitely rent a jeep if I ever go!
    Julia x
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  6. I love that sand scenario it reminds me the beautiful movie The english Patient!! The pics are stunning Radi!
    xoxo

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  7. Your photos are magical! These sand dunes look amazing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill! Glad to bring a little magic your way :)

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  8. These photos are beautiful! :)

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  9. Una aventura en el desierto, qué bellas fotos.

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  10. Wonderful photos and interesting post dear!

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  11. Wow these pictures are bomb and you laying on the dune looks soooo stunning! Have to save those shots on my pinterest

    have a great day,

    Tiziana
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    1. Thanks Tiziana!
      You can find some of them on my pinterest. Enjoy!

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  12. Wow such an amazing place dear- Wow such a stunning photo shoots. You look amazing

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  13. Aaaaand I have been there! But I didn't get stuck with the car! OMG it happened to me with mud though!
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    1. OMG! I can only image dealing with mud too...hahaha!

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  14. wow! amazing place <3 beautiful pics :*

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  15. These photos are so gorgeous!

    -Ashley
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  16. Such beautiful pictures!
    Spontaneous trips are the best because they're so unexpected therefore you have no expectations.
    You look great by the way!
    xxx

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  17. Wow! Amazing pictures!

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  18. This Gehwol Feet Cream is pretty perfect =) I like it a lot.

    Great post =) Sounds like a nice road trip, I love dunes <3 I was in Dubai in 2017 and it was great with all these dunes =)

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  19. Wow, your photos are better and better every time I see a post of you!
    Really those have magic inside!
    Spontaneous trips are always the best trips ever! XD
    XO
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    1. You're the best! Thank you so much for all of your support and sweet words.
      Totally! These trips end up being the most memorable!

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  20. This place is absolutely magical. Do you know that I have never heard about it before? The Big Dune looks magnificent. I bet it is quite an experience being there. The photographs turned out beautifully, like from some movie or editorial.
    I'm also happy to hear you got there safety. It was a bit scary reading your story. I was in a similar situation once or twice in my life, being stuck on a poor excuse for a road with nobody in sight- and it can be scary when you can't get the car started. Fortunately, you two girls figured out to way to get out of that problem.
    Lesson learned as well- some roads are meant for jeeps not for regular cars. I need to be more careful myself.

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  21. WOW, what an adventure! I'm glad everything turned out fine. Loving these pics, such a gorgeous place. A bit dangerous, but totally worth it. :)

    Não Me Mande Flores ♥

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  22. OMG, it was really an adventure, as we see at movies!! But it was so worthwhile, the pictures are wonderful!

    Beijos/Kisses.

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  23. What an adventure! Luckily, everything was okay :)
    From these photos, you look like got stuck in Sahara Dessert .
    Awesome view

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    1. Right...haha I kept thinking of the Sahara desert too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I love road trips, I like when we stop and take photos
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    1. My favorite part as well along with exploring a new place :)

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  25. Oooh! It is great that you got to check out the sand dunes!! This is something I need to do!! Pretty cool that you actually get to have those vibes without having to actually go out of the country :)

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  26. if I hadn't read this post, I thought the photos were taken in the Sahara desert 😊
    I feel sorry for this adventure with a car (the jeep will probably pass the exam on every road) and I'm glad that you managed to do it 😘
    and photos and styling - beautiful 😍
    you look wonderful 😍
    best regards

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  27. This look amazing. Your photos are perfect and your look stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. This looks like an amazing trip. Your photos are incredible too x

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  29. Oh my... these sand dunes are breathtaking!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  30. The sand dune looks lovely but how scary you got stuck! it's good you were able to get out safely!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We had our first birthday party yesterday after the relaxed restrictions and it was so much fun!

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  31. Giiiiiiirl!!! These photos are AMAAAAZING. Out of all of my travels, I've never actually visited sand dunes before. You make it looks soooo sexy and I am daydreaming about finding my nearest desert to lounge around in, lol! - http://domesticgeekgirl.com/treat-yourself/sunday-riley-luna-sleeping-night-oil/

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    1. hahaha I hope you find your desert daydreaming spot asap! :)

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  32. These pictures are a treasure! You look so stunning! I really love the outfit and the final result, this place is just magical.

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  33. Looks like a great adventure! Love the photos!
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  34. Wow Big Dune looks amazing!! Glad you guys made it out ok haha!

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  35. Wow what a beautiful location, I love the contrast of the sand and sky! Gorgeous photos xx

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  36. Wow im glad you could
    fix the car thing, i don't know what i'd do if i got stuck in the desert D:
    The pictures look amazing btw!!
    Kisses!

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  37. These pictures in the sand dunes are absolutely stunning! I'm so happy you were able to get your car out of the sand! That is so scary! I'm glad you and your sister are okay. My dad likes going off roading and every now and then, I'll come along and I'm always scared will get stuck haha!

    Jill
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  38. Que look maravilhoso.
    Ficou super estilosa.
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  39. what beautiful photos. These dunes are incredible and the best memories are made in unplanned moments.
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  40. Sounds great and beautiful pictures!

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  41. Your photos look like magazine editorial. I like all of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Really beautiful photos.

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  43. Sounds great!
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  44. This looks like such an amazing place babe :) xx

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  45. This looks so dreamy! Sunsets in the deserts are very gorgeous.

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  46. Wow, nice pictures and outfit *-*

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  47. This location is so stunning and your look is so amazing!
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    1. Glad you like it! See you on the next road trip adventure :)

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  48. Wow this place is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it - I might have to plan a road trip there too!

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    1. It really is... you should see it in person! :)
      Totally...go for it!

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  49. Beautiful photos and perfect skirt!!
    Greetings.

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  50. dear those photos are out of this world!

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  51. Such a great trip :) and great pictures :)

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  52. This is beautiful. I love your pictures.
    xx
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  53. You travel to beautiful places! I am impressed.
    I loved these photos, they are perfect! ♥

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  54. OMG beautiful place! <3
    Xoxo
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  55. Oh how amazing to be able to get this magical place though getting stuck in sand does not sound fun. But worth it to get these photos!

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  56. It sounds like an amazing experience and wow these photos are stunning xx

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  57. Beautiful photos and outfit.

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  58. The landscape is so beautiful! Love all the photos x

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  59. Uau! Uma foto mais linda que a outra!

    Beijos,
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  60. Stunning pictures Radi! This is an amazing post and you're improving a lot in the photography area, girls.... congrats on that! I imagine this as the set of a science fiction movie, actually there is a movie called Dune that will be released this year, maybe they filmed it here?!

    You had good luck by visiting on Monday!

    Pablo
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    1. Aww thanks Fungi!
      Ohh really, I had no idea. I will be on the lookout for this movie.
      Hope you're having a great day!

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  62. Wow! I'm glad you two made it out safely. What a scary experience, but what a magical place for photo shooting! Love, shots, Radi!

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