Even the governor needs to get out of Dodge sometimes…

This spring, Gov. Brian Sandoval hits the road to check out Nevada’s hidden gems — old mining towns, hometown diners, interesting geological formations and more — as part of the Discover Your Nevada campaign. The Silver State is the seventh largest in the Union and there’s plenty to explore, from state parks with magnificent sandstone formations to museums that tell the stories of Nevada’s rich past.

Follow Gov. Sandoval’s road trips through his blog entries and videos — and maybe get inspired to make your own discoveries. After all, exploring Nevada can lead to your next big find — that charming bar in the middle of nowhere, or that little canyon where wild horses always seem to graze. And, like Gov. Sandoval, we all need a little road trip sometimes.