The Oasis at Death Valley

The two-hour-ish drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley is pretty straightforward, and there is not much civilization after you turn left from Pahrump, Nev., and head west into California. The landscape becomes more remote and rugged, and it is easy to think you have landed on another planet. Around a bend, there it is, […]

Family Destination: Death Valley

Its name is not particularly inviting — Death Valley. Even with its sometimes-snowcapped mountains reaching toward the sky, the desert landscape lies below sea level and is known for its steady droughts and record summer heat, with temperatures topping out at well more than 100 degrees. Why in the world would anyone want to visit […]