It’s All About the Journey (and the Destination!): A Road Trip to Mammoth Mountain

With the first day of spring having come and gone, and a blustery chill still swirling through the air, it’s the ideal time to break out your cozy scarf and hit the road.

Because nothing beats a car packed full of great snacks, the perfect playlist, and your favorite pair of skis, when it comes to making memories and embarking on the road trip of a lifetime with family and friends. And whether you’re a foodie, adventure seeker, or relaxation enthusiast, Mammoth Mountain is the destination spot you’ve been dreaming of.

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Peggy Sue's Diner

In a small town called Yermo California is a super fun and funky 50's themed diner called Peggy Sue's.  Built in 1954, it sets in the shadow of the Calico Mountains off Highway 15.  It was closed, refurbished and reopened in 1987 with attempts to preserve its original theme with movie and TV memorabilia, 50's music, jukeboxes and homemade food. You can also stroll through the "5 and Dime" and pick up a souvenir or sit at the counter and have an ice cream sundae. In addition to the diner and gift shop, there is a Pizza Parlor and a Dinosaur Park for the kids to enjoy, complete with turtles and even a pirate!  So on your road trip from Las Vegas to California, or visa versa, make sure you stop at this fun filled destination!

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An Alien Pit Stop on the road to Vegas

Alien Fresh Jerky was founded in the year 2000 by the Ramallo family. The store has been in Baker, California since 2002, relocated from Crystal Springs, Nevada.  In addition to Fresh Jerky, they sell healthy snacks such as nuts, trail mixes, dried fruits, honey and stuffed olives.  A refreshing change from the choices out there and perfect for road trips!  You will also find lots of other snack items and souvenirs at this the Baker location.  Coming soon, the Mothership hotel and a Corporate Headquarters facility.  A great destination stop to stretch your legs and grab some of their famous Alien Fresh Jerky while traveling the 15 freeway on your way to or from Las Vegas!

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Quest to see U2

U2.  Dublin. Joshua Tree Tour 2017.  An adventure I thought I would never experience.  But being a super fan since the early 80's and seeing them in concert on almost every tour, this was my number 1 bucket list item. My quest begins.  First getting the tickets.  I met a fellow U2 fan via a website based in Ireland who was able to get 2 tickets to the Dublin show.  It was random and I was a bit nervous, but Johan turned out to be one of the most trustworthy people that I have ever met.  Now, who will got with me? 

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Adventure Awaits at Universal Studios and CityWalk

Renowned as a hotspot for all things glitz, glam, and movie stars, Hollywood, CA is a prime travel destination. It’s here that old film charm meets modern attractions in a space that pleases the likes of movie enthusiasts, theme park attendees, food lovers, and music fans alike.


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A Free Day of Aerospace, Art, and Photography at Balboa Park

Located in sunny San Diego, Balboa Park is a hub of all things art, culture, and everything in-between. No matter if you’re a history buff or a gourmet foodie, there’s no doubt that you’ll find something that both fits your personality and leaves you with a fantastic story to tell friends and family. Best of all, for adventurous San Diegans, the park opens its doors to locals for free on select Tuesdays of each month.

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Vintage Vegas Pops at the Neon Museum

Known as the "Boneyard", the Neon Museum houses over 200 vintage signs from Las Vegas of yore.  Displayed outdoors on over 2 acres, this is a walking tour which lasts about an hour.  A tour guide gives you a bit of Vegas history as you stroll through the grounds and experience the retired iconic signs which include the Moulin Rouge, Desert Inn and the Stardust.

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Tour The Clown Motel

Discover the Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada:  A funky, claimed to be haunted motel, off highway 95 on the edge of town. This motel which is decorated with tons of clowns and employes a colorful staff, is conveniently located next to the abandoned, also claimed to be haunted, Tonopah graveyard. This crazy, creepy motel is worth a look see, and if you are so bold, an overnight stay. You never know who or what you might see!

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Tour Valentine's Day in Las Vegas

Love, Marriage and Remembrance. Las Vegas shows it's Love for Valentines Day! All around the city of Las Vegas you see awesome displays of Love. From buses to wedding chapels, casinos to city shops, candy stores to florists, and not to be missed, the beautiful outpouring of love at the Remembrance Park for the ones that we've lost. Enjoy a gondola ride, or take a stroll on the strip. Hang a lock a the Love Locket sculpture or wander the Art District an pick up a lovely heart piece. So many treasures hidden away for you to discover. Our city is the epitome of what Love should be and what we want it to be. From the desert to the strip and all in between, you can feel the LOVE!"

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Tour Ugo Rondinone's Seven Magic Mountains Larger Than Life Art Installation in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale, public artwork by Rondinone that took 5 years to plan and execute. The installation, comprised of seven brightly colored individual towering sculptures, is situated on the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15. Only about a half hour from downtown Las Vegas, the piece will be on view for two years beginning May 11, 2016.  

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Tour Chinese Lights: Las Vegas' Chinese Lantern Festival

For the first time, The Chinese Lights Lantern Festival has come to Las Vegas! Located at the Craig Ranch Regional Park,this event runs for six weeks from January 19th to February 25th. The Chinese Lights Lantern Festival has 39 larger-than-life fully-illuminated lanterns crafted by Chinese artisans from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.  

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Tour Nevada's El Dorado Canyon Mine

The Eldorado Canyon Mine is based in Eldorado Canyon at the historical Techatticup Mine.  It is famed for the oldest, richest gold mine in Southern Nevada. Upon the entrance to the canyon is the town of Nelson, which lies in the upper reach of the canyon and the canyon itself drains into the Colorado River at the former site of Nelson's Landing.

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