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Romantic Travel Destinations for Every Occasion

spa treatment tables

I’m frequently asked for some suggestions about where to go for a romantic travel getaway. I always have a few favorites to recommend, but ultimately everyone’s definition of romantic travel or a romantic destination is different. Romance is where you find it, whether that’s a secluded beach or the top of the Empire State Building, […]

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Postcard from the Venetian, Las Vegas

Christmas Display at Venetian, Las Vegas

Since I just got back from NMX in Las Vegas, I had to share a photo from that vibrant city. The Christmas display at the Venetian Resort was still up and it was spectacular.

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Las Vegas Secret Agent Adventure

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Race throughout Las Vegas just like a secret agent thanks to this one-of-a-kind new experience.  “Secret Agent 702” transforms mild-mannered Las Vegas visitors into sexy spies looking for the thrill of a lifetime by soaring through the skies via helicopter, taking to the road racing sports cars, and flying through the air at 3,800 feet […]

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Las Vegas: New for 2012

neon signs from las vegas neon museum

While new hotel construction is at a painful standstill in Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of new attractions hoping to grab a piece of the city’s tourism spending.  Here’s what 2012 has in store for visitors to Las Vegas. Attractions The Mob Museum – Okay, officially the name is the Las Vegas Museum of Organized […]

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New Headliners Roll into Las Vegas this Fall

Welcome to Las Vegas sign at night

Las Vegas remains one of the most popular destinations for a weekend getaway, conference, or meeting.  No longer known for the $1.99 buffet or topless showgirls in cabaret shows – although you can probably still find those if you look hard enough – Las Vegas now features world class restaurants, specialty bars, and upscale entertainment.  […]

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Small Plates Delight at Julian Serrano at ARIA Las Vegas

Last fall I stayed at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and became a fan of the LEED certified property.  While there, I saw the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis!, spent an afternoon at the spa, and had many fine meals, one of which was at Julian Serrano, a Spanish restaurant. Julian […]

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REVIEW: Viva Elvis!

Elvis has not left the building!  His music is alive and well, and performed every night in the ARIA showroom.  Viva Elvis! ,the new production show from Cirque du Soleil, traces the life of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi to his headlining days on the Las Vegas […]

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Hotel Review: ARIA Hotel at City Center, Las Vegas

Earlier this month, while I was in Las  Vegas for Blog World & New Media Expo, I had the pleasure of staying at the ARIA Hotel at City Center. Over the years, I’ve spent more than my fair share of time in Las Vegas.  It’s a haven for conference, convention, and trade shows, and at […]

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Las Vegas: Blog World Expo Here I Come

I’m sitting on my balcony on the big island of Hawaii as I write this, knowing that after a few more hours in this sunny paradise, I’ll be flying back to a much cooler Seattle.  Once home though, it will be a quick turn around before heading off to sunny Las Vegas for Blog World, […]

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Hotel Review: Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas

The temperature is still pushing 100 degrees in Las Vegas, so if you are still looking for the sun it’s good bet that you’ll find it there. One of my favorite properties in the city is the Palazzo Hotel, located at the more northern part of the Las Vegas Strip.  The Palazzo, like its sister […]

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Visiting the Ruins of Pompeii: From Tragedy to Tourism

The ruins of Pompeii are a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On August 24th, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted in a violent two day display that destroyed the city of Pompeii, […]

Sunday Stories for August 23rd, 2014

Seattle Washington skyline

It’s been another great week in Seattle, and I’m going to extend my time enjoying it with a few days […]

Four Seasons Luxury on Private Jet Tours

The interior seating area on the Beoing 757 Four Seasons jet is spacious with lots of leg room

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, 52 passengers are embarking on a round-the-world luxury tour the likes of which I can […]

Sunday Stories for August 16th, 2015

Surf & turf sliders at Vice Versa, Vdarra

This is a great time to be in the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve enjoyed sticking pretty close to home this […]