Places — Traveling In Nevada Is Filled With Scenery And Interesting People

Bethany Drysdale, Travel Nevada

Elizabeth and Paul chat with Bethany Drysdale of Travel Nevada about life beyond Las Vegas. The great expanses of land and the amazing small towns with great stories and history are part of the state beyond Las Vegas and Reno.  


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Gary Arndt Travels To National Parks In Nevada

Gary Arndt visits the show to share his most recent adventures in his goal to see (nearly) all the National Parks in the United States. Recently he visited Nevada to explore Great Basin National Park. Arndt shares his experiences and tips for traveling to destinations in Nevada outside of Las Vegas. He also spent time at the new Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (new since 2014). Listen to the full episode below and view Arndt’s photography on his website.



Nevada Uses Social Media To Build Tourism

Paul chatted with Bianca Chan, an expert in social media strategy for Nevada Tourism. They talked over afternoon coffee in the Nugget Hotel at the Nevada Governors Conference. They discuss how social media has revolutionized the world of travel in just a few short years. Bianca discusses how anyone can use social media to get great deals when traveling in Nevada and even find out of the way attractions that might appeal to those with special interests.


John Ascuaga’s Nugget — A Family Treasure In Nevada

Stephen-AscuagaPaul talks with Stephen Ascuaga about how his father John turned a small coffee shop into one of the major family owned and operated casinos in Nevada. He talks about his father and how he and his sister grew up to continue the family tradition. He also talks about the great attractions in Reno and of course the mammoth rib cook-off which the Nugget Hotel holds over Labor Day every year in Sparks, Nevada a short distance from downtown Reno.


The Sahara In Las Vegas Closes Its Doors

It was a favorite hang out for the Rat Pack. Elvis stayed there while filming “Viva Las Vegas,” and it was an iconic image on the Las Vegas Strip. But today, the Sahara hotel checked out it’s final guests and will be closing it’s doors after almost 60 years. So what happened to this iconic Las Vegas resort?

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Reno Art Town Festival

Reno may be known for air racing, but it's annual art festival is one of the best in the country.

Reno may be known for air racing, but it's annual art festival is one of the best in the country.

Celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary, Reno’s Arttown Festival has been named by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the most comprehensive festivals in the country.