The feeling had been nagging at me for years, the urge to ride a bicycle along the Pacific Ocean in North County, that area north of San Diego. From Oceanside through Carlsbad and Encinitas to Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. All on old U.S. 101, the coastal road.
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Red Cliffs Recreation Area near St. George, Utah, is a scenic gem just off busy Interstate 15 along pretty Quail Creek.
The ghost town of Goodsprings, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, was once the center of the richest mining district in Clark County.
My wife and I, with three kids in tow, planned an itinerary of hiking, museum hopping and ghost town gunfights in and around Kingman, Ariz. In fact, there was more to do than we could fit into one weekend visit.
The region embraces spring with a variety of outdoor activities, while preparing for Memorial Day observances.
The two-lane highway from Searchlight to Nipton, Calif., runs 21 miles through scenic high desert and rugged foothills. It often boasts a fair springtime show of desert wildflowers, many varieties of cactus and an extensive forest of Joshua trees.
If you’re looking to break away from the “get there as fast as we can” mentality, there are plenty of natural wonders and photo-worthy attractions just off the beaten path of I-15.
State Route 170, the Bunkerville-Mesquite Loop Road, runs less than 15 miles along the banks of the Virgin River. It’s a peaceful side trip into history, a route that approximates the Old Spanish Trail.
For those seeking a getaway, spring brings festivals and many opportunities to enjoy nature.
S tanding on the red cliffs overlooking St. George, Utah, you can imagine this valley as the area’s first white residents saw it 150 years ago.
A portion of Nevada’s colorful railroading past comes to life at the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum in Boulder City.
Travelers along some of Nevada’s major highways follow the historic footsteps of centuries-old trails. Head north into Utah on Interstate 15, or west into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and over the mountains into Pahrump Valley, and you retrace part of the Old Spanish Trail, the oldest transportation corridor in the state.
From prismatic geysers, to strange rock formations, to little known lakes, Nevada and the deserts just outside it boast strange places just begging to be put on — and immediately ticked off — the bucket lists of anyone who yearns to travel off the beaten path.
Those seeking a getaway with a cultural focus will find much to enjoy in the region during March.
Without the latest “unprecedented” blizzard someplace else, where would the Las Vegas Valley get material for our snow joke routines? We bore this question traveling to the heights of Flagstaff, Ariz.
Art, nature, food, history — it could take a month, a year or even a lifetime to drink in everything Scottsdale, Ariz., has to offer. But three or four days may be enough for a memorable sip.
Western communities celebrate the joys of winter with festivals, athletic events and a very famous cowboy poetry showcase.
Winter visitors to beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park find a different place from the one they experience the rest of the year. The vividly colored formations that characterize this forested wonderland at the edge of a dramatically eroded plateau stand in sharp contrast to wintry skies, their shapes etched and outlined in frosty white.
Keyhole Canyon, a steep-walled box canyon south of Railroad Pass off U.S. Highway 95, harbors ancient rock art and offers challenging rock-climbing routes.
One way to beat the January blues is by taking a day trip to nearby Death Valley National Park, Calif. Depending on where you live in the Las Vegas Valley, you can be at the hub of the park, Furnace Creek, in 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Winter creates frosty landscapes and snowy calendar scenes that Grand Canyon visitors the rest of the year will miss.
Fun winter activities abound in Brian Head, Utah, from skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snowmobiling. Or perhaps you’d enjoy a sleigh ride around town or a pleasant evening around the fireplace.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway finds itself next to Santa Claus House, Macy’s and Disney’s Hollywood Studios as some of the best places across the country to see Christmas lights.