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NevadaGram #138 – February 2013 Chinese New Year in Virginia City

What They're saying About Us The New York Times visits the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Photo: New York Times Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in...

NevadaGram #135 – November 2012 A Heavenly Day in Fallon, Must-see, Must-do for 2013

What They're saying About Us The New York Times visits downtown Las Vegas and finds Zappos. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is...

NevadaGram #126 – February 2012 Pat Nixon Centennial in Ely, “Love Ranch”, More from...

What They're saying About Us The Christian Science Monitor hails a cab in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Hacking Vegas Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...

NevadaGram #123 – Must-see, Must-do for 2012

What They're saying About Us The Guardian (UK) cuts a rug in Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #122 – Bookstorming in eastern Nevada

What They're saying About Us The folks from Vail go skiing in the Rubies. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete NevadaTraveler at our Nevada Bookstore. Our dog Shorty is a 35-lb terrier, yellow...

NevadaGram #115 – Mining Threatens Virginia City National Historic Landmark, Fitzsimmons Defeats Corbett...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes winter kayaking on Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #113 – Governor’s Conference

What They're saying About Us Association News Magazine. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada Bookstore. I attended the Governor's Conference on Tourism in December. It was held at the...

NevadaGram #101 – Old Sheepherders Party in Baker, Fire & Ice in Ely

What They're saying About Us The Los Angeles Times can't find Beatty anywhere. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Robin and...

NevadaGram #95 The Nadadada Motel, A Mystery at the Hotel Nevada, and Alice Ramsey...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times checks into Reno's NadaDada Motel. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. As the whole...
Black Rock Vision, Doobie Road

NevadaGram #90 – Fallon is Fun City, Sidetrip to Washington DC, a Glimpse of...

For a long time I've wanted to write an article titled "Fallon for Lovers" but I never had the gumption to go there with romance in mind. But even though the idea has slid...

NevadaGram #87 – Mark Twain in Hawthorne, Tonopah, Eureka

Luke Rizzuto was one of the people who thrilled when a centennial re-creation of the Great New York to Paris automobile race was announced. He has a rare 1918 Chevrolet touring car with an...
Piper's Opera House

NevadaGram #69 – The World Comes to Virginia City

What They're saying About Us The Boston Globe Visits Laughlin. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. On Friday May 18, the world of...
Northern Nevada Railway

NevadaGram #61 – Northern Nevada Railway Centennial in Ely, Ten Essentials for your Nevada...

We had a great time at the Nevada Northern Railway's Centennial celebration. We stayed over the night before in Eureka, and managed to get into Ely in time to join in the pancake breakfast that...
A glimpse of the Forbidden City

NevadaGram #51 – Governor’s Conference, Baker, Eureka, Ely, Pahrump

What They're saying About Us The Los Angeles Times meets Frenchies in Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. The recent Governor's...

NevadaGram #50 – The Mary Jane Sisters, Hawthorne Loop Trip, Arc Dome Wilderness

In this long, lingering autumn of sunny skies and still air, lots of adventurous folks have been out exploring the state. The MaryJane Sisters went from Austin to Ely, with side trips to Cave...

NevadaGram #47 – Caliente, Panaca, Pioche, Planet X

Among the many things I don't understand is why so few people from Las Vegas are visiting the rest of Nevada. Of course there has been a mainline connection between Las Vegas and Los Angeles...

NevadaGram #44 – Tonopah Mining Park, Warm Springs, the E.T. Highway and Mesquite

E-Mail of the Month I saw one of your travel reviews about Goldfield on line. We took Mylo for a little tour of Nevada museums, parks, and oddities last week. Mylo is 5 now, and...

NevadaGram #42 – Pogonip, Reveries and Remembrance

What They're saying About Us The New York Times Magazine meets Michael Heizer. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. After the great snows...

NevadaGram #41 – Hawthorne to Wellington, 3 FAQ, Skiing around Elko and New Year’s...

Before the big snows fell I took a pleasant trip which I'll recommend to anyone who enjoys rambling along the dirt roads of western Nevada. But first, why are some people "creeped out" by Hawthorne,...

NevadaGram #37 – Virginia City, Rawhide, Las Vegas, Carson Valley, Ione, Ely and Topaz...

It must have been the rumble of Harleys that woke me up to the fact that things are changing in Virginia City. Landrum's, the locally famous diner on Reno's South Virginia Street (since 1947),...

NevadaGram #35 – Exploring The Ruins of Troy

We celebrated Labor Day weekend by traveling to Troy. Not the one in Asia Minor with the big troublemaker named Helen, the other one, up a narrow canyon that spills out of the Grant...

NevadaGram #34 – All about Nevada

If you have visited our home page lately, you may have clicked the link to Edna Purviance, Nevada's Forgotten Movie Star. For a long time I thought Pansilee Larson and I were the only...

NevadaGram #33 – 1400 miles through the sagebrush, Part Two

It's been a while since I returned home from a 9-day, 1400-mile trip through the sagebrush but I'm still enjoying it. Here are some highlights from the second half of the trip, from Pioche...

NevadaGram #30 – Ely’s Ghost Train, Art Flap in Elko and a Love Letter...

The Northern Nevada Railway in East Ely offers one of life's greatest rushes. For $550 you can rent a steam locomotive and "chug-chug poof-poof off we go!" You can actually throw the lever and move...
Mom, Connor and Davis visited the preserved town of Berlin at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.

NevadaGram #26 Female Bank Robbers, Winnemucca Wants Your Vote and The Family E Discovers...

There is a gang of female bank robbers headquartered in Austin and making raids as far away as Goldfield. They don't actually rob banks, but they play the part to the hilt, in full...
1948 Tucker

Trip Report #25 – More Battle Mountain, Is Tonopah The Next Ghost?

No sooner did Battle Mountain bring off its hugely successful "Old Spice Festival in the Pit" than its citizens took a deep breath and began setting up for the 2003 World Human Powered Speed...
Victoria B.C.

NevadaGram #23 – Canada, Goldfield Hotel for sale, Two Elys, Fallon’s famous Cantaloupe Fest

In last month's Travelgram I mentioned Canadians and tipping, which inspired a sharp rebuke from Winnemucca: "For your information not all of us Canadians are lousy tippers!" Naturally I was appalled at the idea I'd...
Mickey Jones comes to Winnemucca after filming the movie ?The Fighting Temptations? (also with Cuba Gooding Jr.), due out in August

Trip Report #20 April 2003 Mizpah Hotel, Wooly Worms and Memorial Day around Nevada

The sternwheeler Tahoe Queen presents, “Mark Twain’s Tales of Tahoe,” a daily two hour and 15 minute Emerald Bay cruise departing at 2:30 pm daily and starring McAvoy Layne as the Ghost of Twain. Our...
Pahrump Winery

Trip Report #18 – Pahrump Winery, The MaryJane Sisters, Nevada Variations

At Pahrump the buzz is all about the sale of the state's first and only Winery to Western Horizon Resorts, a Colorado company which is now building a new 250-unit RV Park alongside the...
NCOT, Get the Dirt

NevadaGram #15 – Governor’s Conference, Reno, Aurora, Las Vegas

The recent Governor's Conference on Tourism, held in Reno last week, focused on Nevada's new slogan, "Bring It On". Poster Boy for the new campaign (and speaker at the Tuesday luncheon) is Glen Plake,...
Soon to be under new ownership.

NevadaGram #14 – Wendover, Ely, Hawthorne, Boulder City

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler has rolled into Gold Hill in a big 18-wheeler from Dexter, Michigan. We've unloaded 4,000 copies and are now shipping the 1,000 copies that have already...
Giuseppe?s, Main Street, Yerington

NevadaGram #6 – Yerington and Winnemucca Dining, The Rainbow Turns 7 and Nevada Goes...

John Sanderson writes from Yerington to enthuse about Joe Dini's Lucky Club on Main Street as one of the finer dinner houses in rural Nevada: Giuseppe's is open Friday and Saturday nights and it's the...
Stonehouse ,Paradise Valley

NevadaGram #1 Our Maiden Voyage into the Desert.

Recently Robin and I made a four day (too brief) cruise through the sagebrush sea. Here are some highlights — We sped past Lovelock, made Winnemucca and the Model T on Sunday evening and finished...
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