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June 12, 2013 , No comments

Located outside of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire is a site to behold. With enormous outcroppings of orange-hued rock set against lime green cacti and bright blue sky, the [...]

Daily Wanderlust: The other side of Las Vegas

January 26, 2013 , 2 Comments

From 2005 until 2012, I lived mostly in a place that is known for gambling, amazing food and late, late nights resulting in questioning the activities ...

The daughter of Las Vegas: an interview with Millicent Siegel

July 25, 2012 , 37 Comments

It was about 66 years ago when Millicent Siegel’s father, Ben “Bugsy” Siegel wrote a letter to his wife addressing his oldest daughter’s smoki ...

Daily Wanderlust: The Las Vegas Skyline at Night

July 20, 2012 , 4 Comments

Las Vegas … just thinking about my old home makes me nostalgic for the bright blue sky … the dusty desert … the palm trees. By day, ...

  • On the open road …
    June 14, 2012 , 16 Comments

    It’s dark, but above me I can hear the pitter patter of little feet on the floor. Little voices delighting in the morning. I roll over. It’s too early. I’m [...]

  • Exploring America
    June 6, 2012 , 24 Comments

    So, what does one do after making the decision to leave America and become an expat? Plan an epic, massive, awesome road trip. That’s right. My time as a Las [...]

  • The first sign
    May 11, 2012 , 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

  • The career cross-road
    April 21, 2012 , 26 Comments

    When it came time for my one-year anniversary with my company this past winter, I went in, ready to ask for a raise and full-time status. Despite the fact that, [...]

  • Escape of the Week: Hoover Dam
    March 28, 2012 , No comments

    Whether staying in Arizona vacation rentals, Boulder City or Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is one of those places that should be visited on a trip to the American Southwest. On [...]

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