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Top 10 Things to do in Nevada with kids

A visit to Nevada can feel like stepping into a Western movie. When traveling in Nevada, it’s normal to drive 50-100 miles between towns outside of the major metro areas of Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City. Nevada’s nickname is The Silver State, dating from the Nevada silver rush days of the mid 1800's when...

Road Trip US Route 50 in Nevada with Kids

Most kids learn about the historic Pony Express in school and many travelers have heard mention of the “Loneliest Road in America,” but chances are good that your family has never driven the portion of Highway 50 through Nevada.

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park with kids

Accessed via Hwy 50, dubbed the “Loneliest Road in America” by Life magazine, Great Basin National Park is truly out in the middle of nowhere. Passing cars are few and far between and 80-mile gaps between service stations are filled with nothing but a desolate, wild landscape. The reward for enduring our nation’s loneliest road...

Returning After Tragedy: Santa Rosa and Las Vegas are Ready

A few months ago I wrote about why it’s so important to travel back to places after they’ve experienced tragedy. I gave a call to action that we as travelers put our tourism dollars back into Las Vegas and Santa Rosa to help rebuild after a terrorist attack and horrendous fires, respectively, had struck the...

Travel After Tragedy: Why We Keep Traveling

As I write this, fires are ravaging through Sonoma and Napa County, my homeland, and have not even begun to be contained. Last week, I was inundated with horrific stories about friends who witnessed the unthinkable shooting in Las Vegas. Two years later, I still experience pangs of sorrow each morning as I pass the...
Las Vegas Outdoor Activities

Family Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

Photo by: Bigstock/raphoto Does Las Vegas have outdoor activities for families? Usually, the first thing to come to mind when one thinks of Las Vegas is The Strip. It is what helped give Vegas the nickname “Sin City” after all. One weekend in winter, my family headed out to discover Vegas out from under the fluorescent...
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