Last Thursday, the beginning of the panic in Las Vegas, I decided to take a drive to visit my favorite place around, Hoover Dam. Just to see if at least the bridge viewing was open. Short answer: No. It's all on lockdown. As it should be. It is a National Treasure and needs to be protected. FYI: It's VERY well protected. << Book Your Hoover Dam Tour Now … [Read more...] about Is Hoover Dam Open for Tours?
SEMA 2018 just wrapped up at the Las Vegas Convention Center and after the show, a lot of the specialty cars and trucks we saw on the tradeshow floor, headed out for one final day of photoshoots before being loaded up in the cushy trailers and taken back to their homes. So where do you head when you want the ultimate desert backdrop for your photos of the tricked out cars … [Read more...] about Where to Go After SEMA? To The Gold Mine, Of Course!
As some of you may already know, The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced that on June 1, most seven-day vehicle passes to enter national parks will be increased by five dollars. Most other fees will stay the same. It Could Have Been Worse Back in October, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed the idea of more than doubling peak-season admission at 17 popular … [Read more...] about The New National Park Fees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prDU1AEhgnM Recently I was cleaning up some old files and came across a video from a few years ago when I was on tour with a group that did the helicopter/boat adventure at the Grand Canyon West. This is one of two helicopter tours they sell as options. You have the heli-boat tour sold by Sundance and Grand Canyon/Pappion and you have a … [Read more...] about Grand Canyon West Helicopter Ride
We Go Zip'ing The Hualapai Indians, owners of the Grand Canyon West, home of the Skywalk, recently added a zip line to their attraction and invited some tour guides and operators out to try it out. I had never been on a zip line so I volunteered. Why Not? If you have ever been out to the West Rim, you know they have three main parts to their tour. You stop at the … [Read more...] about Zip Line at The Grand Canyon West