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Dam! It's So Close To Las Vegas
Only 35 miles from The Strip, it takes less than one hour to drive there. Boulder Dam, as it was once known, is the result of a government work project that took five years to build, $49 million (1931), $777 million (2016) and twenty-one thousand men. Impressive in its stature, standing 726 feet tall and goes from 660 feet wide at the base to a mere 45 feet wide at the top. Holding back the huge volume of water stored in the reservoir weighs so much that it deformed the earth's crust, causing more than 600 small earthquakes in the late 1930s. The Lake was formed by damming the Colorado River at Black Canyon. The purpose of this is to provide 1.5 million kilowatts of electricity to the surrounding communities in Nevada, Arizona, and southern California.
The Longest Walk in the World
Discovered in 2019, and still not conquered, the longest continuous walk in the world stretches for 22,387 km (13,911 miles) and begins in Cape Town, South Africa. Ending in Magadan, Russia, the route requires no flights and no boats, as any land masses that are separated by water are connected by bridges.
Plan an Explosive Visit to Valencia, Spain
Fires are burning all over Valencia. I cannot glimpse an intersection that is not ablaze. (c) Jim DeLillo
Zipping Through Puerto Rico
Just a moment ago, my heart was racing. Now, my palms are sweating. Am I in love? I may be. The exhilaration takes over as I feel like I am flying through the air. Wait! I am.
Coronado National Forest
Willcox Arizona mountains I was glad I had taken the advice of the old cowboy. Last night, I stayed at the Portal Peak Inn, a rustic hotel that was clean enough, though I was glad I'm not squeamish about lizards and spiders.
Grand Canyon Railway – A Winter's Journey
First, like many Southwest tourist attractions, there are fewer crowds. By some standards, it may even be considered desolate.
Pikes Peak -
Sure, you can drive to the top and get a bumper sticker that reads "This Car Climbed Pikes Peak" ,but it's more rewarding to get the t-shirt proclaiming the feat done with your feet.
How to Reno: The Air Races Guide
The Reno Air Races are a thrilling event that attracts pilots and spectators from all over the world. If you're thinking about competing in the races, there are a few things you need to know first. In this blog post, we'll give you a step-by-step guide on how to get started in the Reno Air Races.
Galicia: Beauty of North-Western Spain
There's a lot to love about Galicia, an autonomous community in northwestern Spain. From its stunning coastal scenery and delicious food and drink to its fascinating history and culture, there's something for everyone in this corner of the world. This article will take a closer look at what makes Galicia so special.
The Crazy Horse Memorial
The Monument to Crazy Horse I bicycled across America in 2006, from California to Washington, DC. I didn't have a strategy or a path; all I wanted was to face the sun every evening and have it at my back in the morning.
The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel
The Kelpies The Kelpies A few years ago I was driving up the M9 towards Dollar in Scotland, it was dark and raining and suddenly I nearly crashed the car when I saw two huge hundred-foot-high horses' heads to my left-hand side. I had to pull over. I am not sure if I tried to take a photograph but I was dumbfounded.
Palms Casino Resort
Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, roughly a 10 to 15-minute drive, Palms Casino Resort lets you enjoy everything that Vegas has to offer from fine dining to entertainment, and gaming. With their recent $690 million renovation Palms, Casino Resort has completed one of Las Vegas's most stunning, property-wide makeovers, and ushering in the next era of gaming and entertainment in Vegas. From the resort’s collection of new award-winning restaurants, expanded gaming spaces, luxurious rooms and suites, one-of-a-kind entertainment venues, museum-worthy contemporary art program, and world-class musical residencies, the completely reimagined property guarantees to deliver an experience that transcends the expected Strip formula.