How to Eat Cheaply in Laughlin

How to Eat Cheaply in Laughlin

Some say Laughlin, Nevada, is like the old Las Vegas, with inexpensive hotels and food. It’s true the hotels are inexpensive. The food? Not so much. The 99 cent breakfast no longer exists. Also gone is the $1.50 hot dog with beer or soda. However, there are still lots of ways to save money on food, as we found out during our six-week stay in the area. Read more

Boulder City: Day Trip from Las Vegas

Boulder City: Day Trip from Las Vegas

Planning to tour Hoover Dam while you visit Las Vegas? Afterwards, why not spend the rest of the day in nearby Boulder City, the town that was built for the dam workers? You can easily fill your day with all there is to do and see. Here are some suggestions. Read more

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours: Touring the Techatticup Gold Mine

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours: Touring the Techatticup Gold Mine

Gold strikes, claim jumpers, renegades and posses are things you find in a Wild West movie. In Nevada’s Eldorado Canyon, it was real life. On a recent visit to Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours near Nelson, Nevada, our guide related captivating stories of the ghost town’s past and led us on a tour of the abandoned Techhatticup gold mine. Read more

Hoover Dam from 3 Views

Hoover Dam from 3 Views

Driving north to Hoover Dam from Arizona via US 93, I noticed people walking alongside the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, a concrete barrier separating freeway traffic from the pedestrians. A few minutes later, I was among those people on the bridge, getting an awesome view of Hoover Dam and the Colorado River. Read more

Red Rock Canyon: Taking a Break from Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon: Taking a Break from Las Vegas

Nothing compares with the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. After a few days, however, you may need a break from the noise and neon. Mother Nature provides just the antidote needed. At the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, only 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, you can hike, rock climb or just take a leisurely scenic drive through some of the Mohave Desert’s most spectacular landscape. Read more

Why Ziplining with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Wasn’t so Scary

Why Ziplining with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Wasn’t so Scary

Regular readers of this blog know by now that I have a fear of heights. Yet every once in a while I challenge my fear. Like ziplining. I ziplined once before, in a cave, and was weak-kneed the entire time. By the time I got to the last run, taking off from a platform that had a 70-foot sheer drop-off, I almost couldn’t do it but there was no turning back. So when I planned to zipline near Las Vegas with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, I was a bit apprehensive but not in panic mode. Here’s why. Read more

Lake Havasu City: London Bridge and Lighthouses

Lake Havasu City: London Bridge and Lighthouses

Lake Havasu City is noted for the London Bridge, which was our main reason for visiting the western Arizona city. The city is also popular for water sports and spring breakers. What we didn’t know until we got there is that the Lake Havasu shoreline is lined with two dozen lighthouses, all working replicas of lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and Great Lakes. Read more