Synopses & Reviews
Journalist Scott Smith brings detailed knowledge of his adopted home state to the table in Moon Nevada
, with information on everything from Vegas' neon-studded attractions to the Native American petroglyphs of the Great Basin. Smith spotlights a great list of original travel strategies, including On the Treasure Trail, Nevada Outdoors, and Nevada's Past, and gives comprehensive coverage of recreation activities in Tahoe and serene nature retreats located just outside the hubbub of Sin City. From Reno's Bucket of Blood Saloon to Humboldt Valley's sprawling Black Rock Desert, Moon Nevada
gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
About the Author
Originally from Indiana, Scott Smith has lived in Nevada for 20-plus years, making himby Las Vegas standardsa native. He earned his journalism degree from Ball State University, and an MBA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Scott enjoys exploring his adopted home state with his wife and four sons. His favorite Nevada memories include battling gale-force winds to keep the family tent anchored near Sunnyside and digging two toddlers out of knee-deep muck along the shores of Lake Mead.
During his travels, Scott seeks out the unexpectedand enjoys finding evidence that contradicts most peoples stereotypes about Nevada. He has written about a selfless pioneers heroic trek to save his friends in the Nevada desert; the flourishing arts scene in vacuous” Las Vegas; and the states brief embrace of Progressive values in the early 1900s that saw it outlaw gambling and liquor. A frequent contributor to Nevada magazine, Smiths writing has also appeared in American History and WildWest.