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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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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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Las Vegas Weekend: Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and was curious to see how it had fared since my last stay some 10+ years ago. It was a mixed bag, like any hotel stay, so I’ll break it down into easy to understand categories. The Good: Great location at […]

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Las Vegas Predators at Shark Reef Aquarium

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For the price of a hand of blackjack or a roll of the dice, you can spend some time with predators of a different kind — at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium.  The only predator-based aquarium in the United States calls the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, map) […]

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Five Fun Facts for Friday: Mall of America, Minnesota

The Mall of America features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme park and many other leading family attractions, 50 restaurants, over 400 free annual events, two luxury on-site hotels, miniature golf, indoor zip line, and much, much more

The Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have […]

Enter to Win: Universal Orlando Resort Package

  UPDATE:  The contest has ended and Yulia (@thefoodiemiles) is the winner of this great Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. […]

Splish Splash: A Review of Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Last month I attended the media preview as well as the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s new water theme […]

5 Fun Facts for Friday: Irvine, California

Irvine, California, is located in the center of Orange County, just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles […]