A Weekend in Nevada

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As much as I love winter, come January and February the whole seasons thing can start to feel a little old. I find myself craving the sun’s warmth on my skin, and right about now is my favorite time to escape to somewhere warmer. A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the chance to go to Las Vegas for the weekend. We spent some time wandering around the Strip, which while not really my thing, was definitely interesting to see. We saw a show, won a little bit of money (!), and ate some delicious Japanese food. The architecture on Las Vegas Boulevard was just wild – you can do the tour of fake cities, Venice, Paris, New York, just by walking up and down the street.

While all that was fun, by far the highlight of the trip was hiking in Red Rock Canyon. The geology was so unique – in one area the shifting earth actually placed older gray limestone on top of more recent red sandstone! The landscape coupled with the desert vegetation made for a drastic change of scenery. It was exciting to explore such a different part of the United States.

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Even if you aren’t getting away anytime soon, The Boston Globe Travel Show at the Seaport World Trade Center this weekend sounds like fun. Arthur Frommer will be there to give travel tips, and the schedule includes dance performances and cooking demonstrations. Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door. And for a little appreciation of the pleasures closer to home, breweries from around New England will also be in attendance. Tickets for the Beer Pavilion are $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

Image Credit: Laura Chassaigne

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