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May 2015

Desert Companion May 2015 - On the Road

May 2015

  • We sent writers on trips to the north, east, south and west. What’d they find? That the road not taken can be pretty fun, too.
  • Need a sip of summer escape? These cocktails give you a taste of your dream destination — whether you’re out and about or mixing at home
  • No gift is too special (or sparkly or scented) when it comes to the most important woman in your life.
  • Nevada’s annual brain-melt is about to set in. You could (1) spend four months sitting by a fan, or (2) embrace the joys of summer culture with this handy guide.
  • … and a splash of rafts. Where do you find such an array of adventure options? In your rebranded backyard now known as the Grand Circle.
  • Robert Plant at the Brooklyn Bowl, May 28. Time to show a whole lotta love — that’s right, stamp our passports because we went there! — for this rock god turned frontman for the Sensational Space Shifters. Their spacey, jammy, folky blues are a great base for Plant’s late-career voice, brined in five lifetimes of hard-rockin’ experience. 8p, $76.50, vegas.brooklynbowl.com
  • There must be something in the air, because this month’s mailbag is rife with anxiety about it — whether it’s floating cat germs, airborne asbestos or rogue, munchie-inducing pot clouds coming to turn your children into li’l stoners.
  • That’s just how pain-haunted rocker Shelley Beth Miller — beloved by bikers from here to Sturgis — likes it.
  • Can mountain biking save the flagging fortunes of Beatty? Those behind the push see a new kind of gold in them hills.
  • The cramped room sparkled with the glint of green wine bottles and an impressive collection of wine knick-knacks. Pictures of scenic vineyards and maps of France, Tuscany and California covered what little wall space was available.