From food to festivals to architecture, the fusion of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures encompasses many different vistas and lifestyles in the Southwest.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Grand Canyon, in arid deserts and on sprawling prairies, the Southwest is enormous (although it is defined in different ways by different sources. Broad definitions include nearly a quarter of the United States, including California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Narrowly defined, the Southwest might include only portions of Arizona and New Mexico).
Drive your RV across this region on a classic American road trip - you can even follow old Route 66 for some of the way. Discover down-home hospitality in small farming and ranching communities, or great restaurants and nightlife in thriving cities. Try your luck in the casinos of Nevada or experience the borderlands of the Southwest with its vibrant mix of Mexican, cowboy and Native American culture – ancient pueblos, spicy cuisine, rodeos, powwows, historic adobe buildings – all set against a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and stunning sunsets.
The Burning Festival is one out of the box. Not a typical music or arts festival, it is a pop-up centre of community, art and creativity, of self-reliance. Burning Man is a way of life not just for the week in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert but for the rest of the year as participants take their experiences and make them come alive in their homes with the ten principles of Burning Festival: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation and Immediacy.
If you’re looking to make the drive between Las Vegas and Reno there are two main routes you can choose from, although we’ll touch on the most popular here. Keep in mind that while most people who visit Nevada are hitting up casinos in party town Las Vegas, the area offers much more in terms of places to go and things to see. Once you get your fill of non-stop Vegas fun option is to take the US-95 to Nevada, the shorter of the two routes.
Highlights of this 2 day RV Holiday include Incline Village, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Sand Harbor State Park and much more! Featured content from www.byways.org
As with most things in life there’s quite a lot of choice when it comes to routes from Phoenix to Albuquerque, there’s the most direct route, which will have you there in a day, then there’s the part scenic, part Interstate route; but we’re going to go the whole hog and take the absolutely scenic route.
Highlights of this 1 day RV Holiday include Bell Rock Vista and Pathway Southern Trailhead and much more! Featured content from www.byways.org