Nevada is so much more than Las Vegas. While we recommend a visit to this desert city, we suggest you don't overlook the amazing natural beauty that surrounds it. Our posts below will point you to amazing destinations so close to Vegas!


Bell Rock Path - one of the best things to do in Sedona with kids

4 Week Road trip in Desert Southwest USA (Itinerary Guide)

In the desert Southwest region of the USA, you’ll discover a kaleidoscope of colors and unique rock formations across endless horizons and desert landscapes. Be […]

3 Week Road Trip Itinerary for the American Southwest

One of our favorite road trip destinations in the world is the Southwestern United States. Out here you’ll find endless horizons and desert landscapes in […]

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2 Week Southwest Road Trip: Vegas > Utah > Arizona

Southwestern United States is one of our favorite regions in the country. If you like a kaleidoscope of colors, unique rock formations, desert landscape and […]


Best kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas

5 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas (+ how to save money)

Believe it or not Las Vegas with kids can be a fun vacation! If kids live there, kids can visit too. Our girls have been […]

14 Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas with Kids (adult’s enjoy these too)

Should you visit Las Vegas with kids? We say why not, and down below we share all the fun things to do in Las Vegas […]

Fun things to do in downtown Las Vegas

14 Classic and Fun Things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Vegas is not the seedy and dangerous place it once was. The last 5 years has seen the beginnings of change and exciting revitalization. […]

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4 Incredible Day Trips from Vegas (less than 2 hours drive from the strip)

Wow! Vegas offers outstanding natural beauty away from the Strip. Trade those chips for adventure!

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14 Epic Adventures in the American Southwest Not To Miss On Your USA Travels!

Dreaming of visiting the American Southwest? We spent several months exploring on our Southwest USA road trip so have plenty of tips and insights to […]

Valley of Fire Southwest USA place to visit

Exploring the Valley of Fire State Park – so close to Las Vegas!

Interested in visiting the Valley of Fire State Park from Las Vegas? We had an amazing day out exploring what we consider the best of […]

How To Visit Las Vegas on a Budget – Tips to Help You Save Money

Planning to visit Las Vegas on a budget? You might think that’s crazy, but cheap Vegas trips are possible! Below are my tips for Vegas […]

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6 Awesome Things to Do at Lake Mead, Nevada (getaway from Vegas)

Do you find the flashing neon lights of Las Vegas a little overwhelming and are seeking a natural respite? One of the most awesome day […]

“Thanks for this. I visit Vegas quite often but it never really occur to me to get out of the strip for a quick day trip like this."


FEATURED VIDEO: Spectacular Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is only an hour from Vegas and absolutely stunning! See more in the video


There is much debate over what states are in the American Southwest. For geographic and road trip ease and convenience of how we organize content on this site we're including the states of Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.


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