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Nevada Road Trips | Scenic Drives in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Pick a Nevada Road Trip if you are looking for great American road trip ideas. Nevada’s scenic drives and byways offer unmatched views and welcoming locals. Plan a Nevada road trip today!

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Source: Nevada Road Trips | Scenic Drives in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

One of the new podcasts to listen to…

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are making a podcast.

Spotify on Monday announced the launch of “Renegades: Born in the USA,” featuring the former president and the legendary rock star in conversation on issues ranging from politics and the state of America to fatherhood, marriage and manhood. The conversations will span eight episodes, the first two of which go live on Monday.

 Screenshot, Web version Spotify
Screenshot, Web version Spotify

Update: 2/23/2021: An article came out on the setup for the podcast.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/02/barack-obama-bruce-springsteen-podcast-setup.html

Source: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

San Diego Stadium farewell: 50,000-seat facility made for ‘major league city’ – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Mission Valley stadium provided half a century of entertainment, millions and millions of memories…

May be behind paywall 😦

Source: San Diego Stadium farewell: 50,000-seat facility made for ‘major league city’ – The San Diego Union-Tribune

A Death in the Afternoon | The New Yorker

What stands out in Ernest Hemingway’s short stories is their humanity, their feeling for human fragility.Photograph by Lloyd Arnold / Hulton Archive / Getty
What stands out in Ernest Hemingway’s short stories is their humanity, their feeling for human fragility.Photograph by Lloyd Arnold / Hulton Archive / Getty

A Death in the Afternoon, By Tobias Wolff, February 20, 2021

On July 2, 1961, I was sitting in the parking lot at Convair Astronautics in San Diego, listening to music on the car radio while my older brother, Geoffrey, interviewed for a job with the company. Our father had been working there, but had suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized. Now it had fallen on Geoffrey, just graduated from Princeton, to support us for the next couple of months, until he moved on to a teaching post in Turkey and I began my new life at a boarding school in Pennsylvania. I had just turned sixteen and was largely uneducated, and Geoffrey had taken it upon himself to prepare me for the academic rigors of my new school. So he was applying to fill the vacancy left by our father.

Source: A Death in the Afternoon | The New Yorker

5 New Train Routes We’re Excited About | Condé Nast Traveler

Courtesy Rocky Mountaineer 

From scenic island circuits in Japan to Rocky Mountain adventures, these new routes have us excited about the future of rail travel.

Rumblings of a railway renaissance have been swirling recently, thanks to a growing interest in sustainable transportation. And with new tracks being laid and upgraded trains to look forward to, post-pandemic travel could involve taking the scenic route more often.

More travelers are eyeing ways to not only make their future trips stress-free, but also more eco-conscious. Countries like Scotland and Spain have announced plans to roll out zero-emission hydrogen-powered trains. The European Commission has dubbed 2021 the European Year of Rail, which aligns with their goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Even President Joe Biden, who earned the nickname Amtrak Joe for having famously commuted by train for decades as a senator, promised a “second rail revolution” on his campaign trail.

Source: 5 New Train Routes We’re Excited About | Condé Nast Traveler

Las Vegas Aviators Schedule | 2021 Schedule

The Official Site of Minor League Baseball web site includes features, news, rosters, statistics, schedules, teams, live game radio broadcasts, and video clips. See the 2021 schedule for home and away games, for the new MILB configuration.

See also the printable schedule at: https://img.mlbstatic.com/milb-images/image/upload/fl_attachment/milb/glskghnd5xshcuhyrb1w.pdf

Source: Las Vegas Aviators Schedule | Schedule

Home Decor – Sunset Magazine | Shop FOR GOODS

Lots of interesting items at Sunset Magazine shop.. check it out!

Source: Home Decor – Sunset Magazine

Mardi Gras is canceled, so residents are making their homes into floats: ‘New Orleans doesn’t know how to do anything halfway’

Victoria Gilberti and boyfriend Brian Duley stand in front of the monarch butterfly-themed decorations she created. (Jillian Carruth/Jillian Marie Photography)
Victoria Gilberti and boyfriend Brian Duley stand in front of the monarch butterfly-themed decorations she created. (Jillian Carruth/Jillian Marie Photography)

 

It started on Twitter: “Turn your house into a float and throw all the beads from your attic at your neighbors walking by. #mardigras2021.”

Megan Boudreaux was feeling down three months ago after she learned that New Orleans wasn’t going to issue Mardi Gras parade permits for 2021 because of the pandemic.

The annual holiday wouldn’t be the same, she said, without the elaborate floats made months in advance of Fat Tuesday’s 50-plus parades.

 

“I decided, ‘Well, okay then, I’m going to decorate my house instead, pull some beads out of the attic and throw them at the neighbors,” said Boudreaux, 38, who works as an insurance agent in New Orleans.

Source: Mardi Gras is canceled, so residents are making their homes into floats: ‘New Orleans doesn’t know how to do anything halfway’

Where to find great Creole food in Las Vegas.

 Creole seafood boil at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House | Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House/Facebook
Creole seafood boil at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House | Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House/Facebook

Grab Creole food just in time for Mardi Gras at these seven restaurants

Source: Where to find great Creole food in Las Vegas.

How Travel Can Save Your Relationships



Travel is at once a never-ending source of new experiences and memories, but also a testing ground for a relationship’s strength.

Though the stakes may be exaggerated, the point is sound: Travel is a test kitchen for a committed relationship. When a couple spends uninterrupted time together for an extended period in an unfamiliar setting, the challenges that arise truly test their mettle. But for those who endure through adversity, the rewards of a travel-centric relationship are bounteous—and research backs this up.

Source: How Travel Can Save Your Relationships