Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Welcome to the Mojave Desert! Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where to look. Among our favorites: Clark County Wetlands Red Rock Canyon Clark County Sunset Park Pittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon. Further out there is Lake Mead NRA, …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Author’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel. As of April 2018, I am 60% pleased with the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las Vegas Land) from Planeta.com. There is room for improvement online as the features document real time changes and upgrades on the ground. Las …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Nevada

Stamp Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: rural landscapes and big cities, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel and great fun – Nevada. …

Baseball in Las Vegas

Baseball fans have two great options in Las Vegas – the UNLV rebels and the Las Vegas 51s. UNLV http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-basebl/unlv-m-basebl-body.html https://www.facebook.com/unlvbaseball Hashtag: #UNLVbaseball https://twitter.com/unlvbaseball Tweets by unlvbaseball Tickets http://www.unlvtickets.com/eventInfo/ath/1/rebel-baseball/ Schedule http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/unlv-m-basebl-sched.html Wilson Stadium The original Roger Barnson Baseball Field has been enhanced by the addition of a first-class 3,000 seat stadium with concessions. No Permit …

Rugby Sevens in Las Vegas

One of the biggest changes in Las Vegas and southern Nevada is the rise of professional and amateur sportsdom. Once a boxing town, Las Vegas is now a boxing, hockey, football, soccer, baseball and rugby town. March 2-4 are the dates for the 2018 Rugby Sevens Tournament. This is a global sporting event that gets …

Las Vegas’ Fremont Street

Photo A walk down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is a stroll through the ephemeral, the immediate now with buskers at established performing circles demand attention and offer varying qualities of music and photo opportunities. Contrasted to the rest of the southwest and rural Nevada, Fremont Street is loud. The canopy lights up at …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the …