Tag archives for Nevada

Two miles (and worlds away) from the Strip, on Fremont Street, a 40-foot cowboy known as Vegas Vic winks at the hustle and tease that turned downtown Vegas into an epicenter of escapism. Nowadays, thanks to the Downtown Project and other revitalization efforts, old Vegas is fast becoming Vegas for locals.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

When it comes to fall foliage drives, New England gets all the attention – some of it undeserved. And if you’re traveling with children who are easily distracted (like we are), a simple trip along Vermont’s winding roads just won’t cut it. A never-ending chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the adults will only reinforce your kids’ belief that foliage tours are for fuddy-duddies. That’s why we turned our sights on the great American West.

Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand, and Circus Circus are synonymous with the Vegas strip.

…which is exactly why I avoided them like a mobster avoids the IRS.

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The Burning Man Experience

Leon Logothetis is just back from the Burning Man Project, an annual radical art event that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert around Labor Day. Here he shares a photo essay about his trip. I arrived at Burning Man during one of the Black Rock Desert’s daily sandstorms just as the sun had set…

The Greening of Burning Man

After returning from her trip to Mongolia, our Next Great Travel Writer contest winner Suzanne Roberts donned leopard pants and headed out to the annual Burning Man festival. Here, she sends us a dispatch about how the huge party in the desert has been working to become a sustainable event. Every year during the week…