Desert camping is awesome!. If you do it a telescope is recommended.
Death Valley is a great place also.
Capital idea! I get some great, clear views of the nighttime sky when I'm camping in the mountains but with the trees and surrounding peaks I never really have an unobstructed view from horizon to horizon the way I would in the desert.
My wife and I enjoy warmth, clear water, snorkeling, hiking, and quiet seclusion so small islands that most people have never heard of are where we like to go. Thinking we will end up on some little sand spit in the Maldives or Cook Islands in the future.
Thankfully, if we don't get around to it, we have been blessed enough to have already taken what we consider to be our once in a lifetime vacation.
Now that I think about it, I wouldn't mind heading up to Whistler B.C. for some biking activities either. That will be a tough sell to the wife though.