Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Overview

Great Basin National Park is one of 60 sites in the United States with a national park designation, and one of 4 National Park Service Sites in Nevada.

Its name is derived from its location in the Great Basin which consists of most of the state of Nevada, western Utah, and parts of southern Oregon.

While not one of the best-known parks in the US, it is one of the better parks, even if it can be somewhat hard to reach.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada/Arizona

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada/Arizona

Overview

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and western Arizona along the Colorado River and Lake Mead, which is the reservoir created along the Colorado River by the Hoover Dam. It also included the smaller Lake Mojave which is created by the Davis Dam. It was the first National Recreation Area to be created by an act of Congress in 1964. It is one of four National Park Service Sites in Nevada and one of twenty-two National Park Service Sites in Arizona.

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Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nevada

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nevada

Overview

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Nevada is one of the newest additions to the National Park Service, having been established in 2014 as a national monument. Given its recent addition to the park service, the site is still underdeveloped and there is little in the way of interpretative or visitor services. It is one of four National Park Service Sites in Nevada.

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8 Interesting Facts About Las Vegas

I’m in Las Vegas for Blog World Expo where I spoke yesterday on the subject of “Travel Porn”. This is a fascinating city which I’ve visited many times. Here are some facts you might not have known about Sin City:

  1. There are 124,270 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. Actually, there are probably more than that at this point. It would take 340 years to spend an evening in each room. 19 of the 25 largest hotels in the world are in Las Vegas. The four hotels at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana Ave. have more rooms than all of San Francisco.
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Las Vegas/Blog World Recap

I’m finally out of Vegas and have arrived in Newport Beach, CA. I’m staying at the Newport Beach Fairmont, courtesy of Fairmont Hotels. After a week at Circus Circus, staying here is like Jed Clampet moving from a shack in Kentucky to a Beverly Hills Mansion. Sunday I drove Rob of Bloggeries.com to Los Angles …

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Why I Love Vegas

I don’t gamble and seldom drink, yet I love Las Vegas. I know a lot of seasoned travelers who loathe visiting Vegas. I understand their apprehension, but despite all the places I’ve been I still get a rush when I drive down the strip at night. It has been two and a half years since …

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