September: One More Road Trip?

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But let’s do this one differently.

We all have our favorite places to visit.  From time to time, that list grows as we adventure out to new places that catch our imagination. But how many times do we really step outside our comfort zone and do a road trip that’s totally different and to a totally new destination?

Another Summer is virtually  gone, and you’ve probably taken a trip or two.  If you’re like most, it wasn’t too far removed from your traditional.  Your favorite beach or mountain retreat.  Or maybe a metropolitan hot spot.  We stick to the patterns we’ve established, and in doing so  we miss a lot.  Hey, it’s a huge world out there, why not experience more of it?  And that doesn’t mean going off to some distant land.  Even in our own backyard, there’s a long list of things to see and do that we miss.

For example, I live in Las Vegas, Nevada.  That brings to mind The Strip and the whole image of party-till-you-drop tourism.  But there’s a ton more here.  Check this out:

Springs Preserve:  Located just minutes from the Strip, the Springs Preserve is “listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.  The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future.  The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system through a scenic wetland habitat.”


I spent an entire day there and didn’t feel I’d finished.  Who’d have thought, right?  And this is just one of lots of places that are around Las Vegas and all over southern Nevada.  But no matter where you are, there are almost surely things nearby you not only haven’t seen but aren’t even aware of.  How to find them?  Start by googling “things to see and do near (insert your area) and reading down the list for at least a couple pages.  Sometimes, the most awesome stuff isn’t what’s on everyone’s radar.

Road Trip Challenge

If you’re yearning to really hit the road one more time before the cold winds blow, why go in the same direction you always have?  Of the eight main compass points, which way have you gone the least?  Check it out.  And that’s my challenge.   Go somewhere, find some place different and expand your world.  After you do it, tell us about it.  Send us your stories and adventures and pictures and be part of making the huge and wonderful world part of everyone’s experience.  Email them to  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

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Linda Allen

I'm a serial entrepreneur, with a resume that makes me look like a Jane of all trades. Pretty sure we are all reluctant Messiahs, travelling through life planting seeds where ever we can. Hopefully, most of mine have been good ones! MA from Miami University (Ohio, not Florida), BA from Cal State.

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