<p><strong>Near Alamogordo, New Mexico</strong></p><p>The Good Traveler, Aric Queen, heads up a dune at White Sands National Monument for a sandboarding run. The national monument protects the world's largest gypsum dunefield—275 square miles of desert covered in gleaming sand.</p><p><em>&gt;&gt; Read more from <a href="http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/blog/the-good-traveler/">The Good Traveler</a></em></p>

White Sands National Monument

Near Alamogordo, New Mexico

The Good Traveler, Aric Queen, heads up a dune at White Sands National Monument for a sandboarding run. The national monument protects the world's largest gypsum dunefield—275 square miles of desert covered in gleaming sand.

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Photograph by Aric Queen

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Vagabond journalist Aric S. Queen—aka the Good Traveler—is on a classic American road trip. He's finding uncommon stories of everyday people—and documenting his trip with Instagram shots. Follow along @goodtraveler.

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