Category Archive: Road Trips

Feb
04

514 VW Vans at Buses By The Bridge

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As we were leaving Valley Of Fire we stopped to talk to the owners of some other VW Vans. This isn’t unusual for us. When you own a Volkswagen Van you become part of a not-so-secret club of van lovers.  We smile, wave, and honk when we drive by each other and we stop to chat …

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Feb
01

I Fell In To The Valley Of Fire

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Hum the tune of “Burning Ring Of Fire” by Johnny Cash. This was the theme song for our family’s trip to The Valley Of Fire State Park in Nevada. We kept the tune and swapped out the words and made up an endless song continually describing our two day exploration of this alien landscape. Valley of …

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Jan
09

Days of Exploration at The Las Vegas Springs Preserve

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110 acres of native habitat in the midst of the glitz, glamour, and grime of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Springs Preserve has a whole lot to offer the visitor to Vegas, especially families. Within its grounds lies the Nevada State Museum, The Origin Museum, A Sustainability Gallery, a working model of an entirely environmentally …

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Jan
08

Wetlands in Las Vegas?

We are all about taking advantage of learning opportunities when we travel. We like to go to museums, science centres, interpretive centres and art galleries.  We like to go to them even more when they are free so after a brief internet search on “Things to Do in Vegas with Kids” we thought we would …

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Jan
04

Enjoying Red Rock National Park

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First off, let me tell you that the best time to go to Red Rock National Park is NOT over the Christmas and New Years Holidays.  As it is just a short hop from the strip on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Red Rock is an easy destination for all the holiday makers who come …

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Jan
03

The Coolest Park In Vegas

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It looks to us like the city’s gambling revenue in Las Vegas is hard at work in funding some amazing parks!  Our eyes were alight with excitement when we explored playground after playground after playground all situated within the manicured (although brown) park boundaries of Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas. Each playground had …

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Dec
18

The Journey South

It took us three days to drive from our home in Southern British Columbia to Las Vegas, Nevada.  Google Maps said the drive would take us 22 hours but it actually took us closer to 26.  While our VW Van is faster than most thanks to our Turbo Diesel Jetta Engine we still could not …

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Nov
09

Getting Ready for a Road Trip!

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This winter is all about the road trip! We will be putting our super rad VW camper van to good use and heading South! At this point our plan is to stay in the States for at least a few months. We will plow through the Northern half until we get to amiable weather.  We …

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