Although I love how exciting my life is in Las Vegas, one of my favorite parts about living there is that there are so many wonderful things to do and see within a few hours drive. I recently hit the road with my friend Diana to spend a few nights at the absolutely stunning L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona before heading to nearby historic Jerome on a search for Quince, deemed by some (and now me!) the best New Mexican food in the southwest. On our first morning, we jumped in one of the town’s famous Pink Jeeps for a drive around the rock landscape that has made this town so famous. It was an unbelievable morning! In addition to taking in all of this incredible scenery, our driver knew all about the native plants, so we got a biology lesson along the way. I never knew anything about agave, which has a flower that grows faster than anything I’d ever heard of — and then dies after one season. Once you know where to look, you can see the plants in various states of decay all over the desert!