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Having lived in Nevada for more than 17 years, I shamefully admit I’d never made it to the elusive, yet alluring southeastern part of the state. Knowing there are endless, incredible finds in this region, I decided to make it the frontrunner for a killer roadtrip. By flying to Las Vegas from Reno, making my way north to Ely, and then looping back down U.S. Highway 93 to Vegas, I hoped to encounter a few new travel experiences.
Vegas to Elko
March 19, 2014
I was insistent upon driving to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko this year. Having lived in Nevada since 1997 and in Las Vegas since 1998, I knew I was missing out on the unique history of the state by always heading to an airport instead of hopping in a car when traveling.