Nevada's Valley of Fire
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 […]

The ghost town of Nelson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas

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 ...

Millicent Siegel poses with artifacts at The Mob Attraction

The daughter of Las Vegas: an interview with Millicent Siegel

July 25, 2012, 36 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 ...

Las Vegas at night, viewed from The Stratosphere

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, ...

  • The entrance to Zion National Park in Utah
    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 […]

  • #WinosontheRoad
    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 […]

  • Elephant Nature Park
    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 […]

  • Las Vegas Fremont
    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, […]

  • Cactus
    Daily Wanderlust: Love in the desert
    March 29, 2012, 2 Comments

    I’ve been talking a lot lately about the beauty of America’s desert southwest. Maybe it’s because I am trying to soak up as much as I can before I embark […]

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    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 […]