A two-hour ride to Mike Roess State Park A couple beautiful short hikes in the Mike Roess State Park ended with a gorgeous sunset. At dark the nightmare of post-vaccine covid symptoms attacked me. Since 2020 was the Twilight Zone year, we called our 2021 travel plans, The Outer Limits tour. We were avoiding people … Continue reading My harrowing after vaccine travels, and how to deal with disasters
Dual passport? stamping around Ward Charcoal Kilns, a Nevada State Park
Like addicts, we live for national park Passport book stamps. One daub of social media marketing crossed my eyeballs, and I ordered Nevada's free state park passport book, as you can too. Easy. Call (775) 684-2770. Blank book in hand, it seemed only natural to visit any state park on our way to Great Basin … Continue reading Dual passport? stamping around Ward Charcoal Kilns, a Nevada State Park
An overdue Happy New Year from AJ and Bill
A newsletter about the 2021 Outer Limits Tour
WHY? Why did two nature lovers choose a motorhome lifestyle?
Two very strange problems answer this question: Chiari Malformation (CM) and Syringomyelia (SM). Otherwise we would happily cruise while making a smaller carbon footprint in a B or B+ camper van. I was diagnosed with two rare and serious neurological disorders in 2014. The first -- chiari -- causes the second. Basically my brain is … Continue reading WHY? Why did two nature lovers choose a motorhome lifestyle?
How to have a blast in Vegas on the Fourth of July
Our first tip, tongue-in-cheek: make sure the fireworks actually happen on the Fourth. One year, I couldn't believe I was able to book a reservation in a penthouse restaurant on the Fourth. Only to discover, the show would be on the 3rd. D'oh! Read on to see our pics and learn our opinion of the … Continue reading How to have a blast in Vegas on the Fourth of July
Preserve your Vegas bankroll like a local and experience Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve, a well kept secret from tourists, but locals know this Central Park of Vegas offers days of delights.
Hike up Exploration Peak for a selfie with an all-encompassing but lesser known Vegas background
During our stays in Vegas, we explore, so "Exploration Peak" seemed like a no brainer. Locals recommend this hike for the scenery and the exercise, but if you go, do apply caution... Our dear friends the Lewises told us about a nearby scenic overlook hike. A stop for a sub and short drive later, we … Continue reading Hike up Exploration Peak for a selfie with an all-encompassing but lesser known Vegas background
Viva Las Vegas living: keep your wallet fat with our beat the house budgeting and other top tips
Don't let the allure of the lights blind you out or break your bank. Want to know when and where to grab the best pizza for half price? scrumptious BBQ and free beer? Spend a few minutes with us and bookmark this INTERACTIVE MAP post... When you work in Vegas, you live Vegas. But you … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas living: keep your wallet fat with our beat the house budgeting and other top tips
Red Rock and roll: must-hike trails in the National Conservation Area nearest Las Vegas
Tired of bright lights and city sights around Las Vegas? Head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Starting with the first stop off the one-way drive, people scamper down as many as 26 hiking trails to see desert plants, wildlife, and geology... You can hike from 2 to 6 miles among these amazing Calico … Continue reading Red Rock and roll: must-hike trails in the National Conservation Area nearest Las Vegas
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Juxtaposition of life adjacent Death Valley
Tens of thousands of years ago. Way way back in the BCE. High atop a mountain like, say, Mount Charleston near current day Las Vegas, snow falls. Flash forward today. Those same fossils-old snow molecules glisten in the meadow before you... Our drive through the dry Mojave desert led into Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, … Continue reading Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Juxtaposition of life adjacent Death Valley