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Neon Museum

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If you are in Las Vegas and need a break from all of the hours of gambling and endless buffet lines, then a visit to the Neon Museum just might be the ticket for you. It is located just a couple of blocks from the Fremont Street Experience and is a great spot to look at a bit of Las ... Read More »

The Iconic Neon Boneyard

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Since the first time I saw the movie “Vegas Vacation”, I could not wait to see and dance on the signs in the Neon Boneyard. Well 16 years later I wasn’t able to dance on them, but was able to enjoy their historic beauty in an educational and entertaining tour. The Neon Boneyard is the featured part of The Neon ... Read More »

AAA Counselors Outline Top Driving Destinations

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Now that school’s out for summer, many families are looking to hit the highway for the quintessential road trip. And where better to go than one of the top driving destinations, as outlined by AAA auto travel counselors in a 2013 survey? Orlando, Florida — With Disney’s four major theme parks, Universal’s two, and marine adventure parks SeaWorld Orlando and ... Read More »

The Untapped World Off The Las Vegas Strip

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Believe it or not, Las Vegas is filled with outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, ATV tours and even Pink Jeep Tours.  Only a short 30-minute drive from the heart of the strip is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area— a perfect place for all of these activities.  Locals and tourists alike are welcome ... Read More »

Beyond Las Vegas: More than Meets the Eye

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So you want to go to Las Vegas? Sure, Las Vegas has gained a reputation as an oasis for gambling, wild night-life, first-run shows, celebrities walking the streets and the world-famous Las Vegas strip. However, you’ll see it in a whole new light if you get out during the daytime. On a personal level, I consider myself a Las Vegas ... Read More »

Different View of the Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience

Flightlinez Zip Lining in Las Vegas I always explain to visitors that there are many other things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling, and what I’m about to mention is one of my favorites.  Zip-lining has increased in popularity around the nation in the past few years.  The Las Vegas area has been on the leading edge of it ... Read More »

My Las Vegas Experience — Hotels and Shows

I had the pleasure of treating my wife to a four-night trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 30th birthday recently, and I’d like to share some opinions on the latest and greatest things to see and do in Sin City.We stayed at the Rio All Hotel and Suites. There are plusses and minuses to staying at this particular property, ... Read More »

Exploring the South End of the Las Vegas Strip

Welcome to Las Vegas sign Many people think of gambling and partying when they hear “Las Vegas.” It’s hard not to with all the movies about it these days. I’m not here to say there isn’t partying and gambling there, but I want to highlight the other activities offered on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard.  Let’s take a stroll down ... Read More »

Las Vegas: Cirque du Soleil Pop Music Tributes

Cirque du Soleil Viva Elvis in Las Vegas I visit Las Vegas about every other year, and I place my first bet on the fantastic entertainment this city has to offer for visitors, even for those in town just for a few days (three days is my usual length of stay).  I’m a really pathetic gambler, so I’ll knock a ... Read More »

R.I.P. Sahara, Hello Cosmo Las Vegas

Another one bites the desert dust. A year shy of its 60th birthday, the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will forever close its doors next Monday, May 16. Operating the Rat Pack-era resort “was no longer economically viable,” say the owners, who plan to someday transform the property into a swank hipster hotel, a la The Palms. In ... Read More »