Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti

The intimate, free-by-application music festival founded by band Hundred Waters grows consciously in the most magical of places

These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there’s something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it’s the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix lies Arcosanti, an experimental city built starting in the ’70s—led by Italian architect Paolo Soleri (mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright)—and was never officially …

El Cosmico Provision Co. Apothecary Line

Three formulations created to protect and moisturize skin from the harsh climate in Marfa, Texas

Founded in 2006, El Cosmico is a communal oasis in the desert. Across 21 acres, the anti-hotel in Marfa, Texas offers refurbished trailers, yurts, Sioux-style teepees and a campground for pitching your own tent—sleep as close to the night sky as possible, at the level you’re comfortable with. At an altitude of 4800 ft, however, the region’s harsh climate isn’t very kind to the skin. …

2015 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc

Our experience racing a FedEx van through the Moroccan desert at this all-women off-road rally

They call the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc‘s off-road race the toughest all-women’s sporting event in the world. I know off-road, I know tough. Having just completed the 25th annual run across southern Morocco’s varied and challenging landscape—using only a compass, plotter and ruler, and black and white maps that date from the 1940s to1960s to find a series of checkpoints each day for …