All smiles before my first time off-roading in the desert

GalavantierFrom grabbing a private jet charter all by myself, to off-roading in the desert — anything is possible in Las Vegas! Locals get a kick out of how many of the tourists who descend on our town think that there is no life beyond the Strip. Aside from the homes, restaurants, bars, grocery stores and everything else you could imagine, Vegas is home to a LOT of outdoor and adventure activities. Recently, I’ve zip-lined, been a biker chick, and even snow skied — yes, all in Vegas. This time, I got my adventure fix by off-roading, an activity with major history behind it thanks to the famous Mint 400 race, which inspired a certain Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Take it from me, after trying it just one time, you will see why he so fell in love with it. It was awesome! Here I am all smiles before taking off. The nerves came later!


My off-roading adventure was designed by Galavantier and provided via theย Voreย off-roading pros, but all opinions are my own.

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I'm a life-long travel junkie journalist who works hard to find adventure in everyday life after two years of travel and expat living.

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  1. Those look like mini monster trucks! I’m excited to see where you headed.

  2. Hi!

    Each time I read your blog you have new stories to talk about!! Your life have to be busy but very interesting!! You do many different things! As I’ve read on some newspapers, various experiences and point of views can be very important and can make a big difference in your daily life.
    I’m really happy for you!

    See you.
    Bye for now.

    Ciao from Tuscany!
    P.s.: here is very, very hot!! Next week could be the same so, I’m a little bit scared about that!!


  3. I’ve loved learning about all the things to do off the Strip in Vegas. Had a great time at Red Rock Canyon last year. Now, thanks to this post, I’d like to try off-roading. Looking forward to hearing more about your experience.

  4. I would have loved to have done that with you!!!

  5. That is so boss!! I never knew that about Hunter S. Thompson. One of my travel fantasies is to just go wild in an endless desert. I think “The Doors” film with Val Kilmer created that one. But this would definitely be the way to do it!

  6. Love the photo of you abby…you’re all dressed for off-roading yet you have your handbag in your hand for a touch of glamour ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Didn’t even think about the purse lol. I got WAY more fun of for my earrings!

  8. I had no idea you could do all of these things in Las Vegas! You look like you’re ready to take on the world. Hope the experience was a good one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This looks like so much fun! I love how much Vegas has to offer off the strip!! Can’t wait to read more!!

  10. I’m not much on the whole ‘off road driving’ thing, but I would definitely try this!

  11. So much fun!!
    This was one of the craziest, but most fun events our group has done!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait for our next adventure!

  12. Aww.. you look cute in that pic. I think that’s the first time I’ve seen you in shorts. haha

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