My Way or the Extraterrestrial Highway

“I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” -Steve McQueen In life, I rarely get my way but driving the Extraterrestrial Highway was definitely the route I wanted to take. I’ve always been fascinated with the mystery of Area 51 ever since I watched X-Files as a kid….

Love at First Hike – Historic Railroad Trail

“Traveling is like flirting with life, it’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; This is my station.”  – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran Consider this post my Valentine’s edition. While most people (who are married or in relationships) are planning romantic dates this time of the year, I’m…

The Perfect “Red Rock” Escape

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky” – Jimi Hendrix This is where you go. When you need a break from this. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is approximately 20 miles away from Las Vegas strip. This is the perfect place to relax if you find yourself tired of the bright lights, gambling,…

Day Trip to Valley of Fire State Park

Every time I step into a national or state park, a wave of excitement hits me. I have this thing for rocks in general, and The Rock (but I’m straying from the topic). Valley of Fire has been on my list for a while now. It’s only an hour away from Las Vegas and definitely…

Vegas on a Beer Budget

Las Vegas offers a lot of enticements and unless you gamble heavily; it does end up being one of the most affordable escapes from reality. If you ever signed up for free rewards membership for Caesars group of hotels, Venetian’s Grazie, Cosmopolitan’s Identity, and many others; you are probably aware that they give out comps…