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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas July 9th 2019

I know the overly used saying, 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas', but I had such a blast in Las Vegasthat I just had to share it with all my readers. So, I visited Vegas on a weekend and had just two days to experience the world's largest casino cultured city. My itinerary was jam-packed with things I have wanted to do always in Vegas. I was traveling solo as I knew the city was safe to travel and I had done a thorough study of places to go and the ones to avoid. I was on a budget trip, so I had to pre-plan my finances so that I do not miss any fun. A friend of mine who had visited Vegas a year before suggested that the cheapest way to do a nice ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas June 14th 2019

Heute habe ich zunächst wieder gefrühstückt, wobei die Auswahl in diesem Hotel nicht so schön ist, wie in anderen. Es wurde auch mit Wegwerf-Geschirr serviert. Danach ging ich zur nahegelegenen Station der Monorail und bin zum Las Vegas Strip, also der Hauptstraße der Casinos gefahren. Dort bin ich ausgestiegen und entlang gelaufen. Es war da schon recht heiß, aber man konnte es noch aushalten. Irgendwie muss ich nichtsahnend am City Center Gebäude vorbei gegangen sein, aber die anderen waren auch beeindruckend. In einem Casino war ich im Eingangsbereich. Es ist ja jetzt nichts, was mich besonders interessiert. Danach bin ich mit der Monorail wieder zurück zum Hotel gefahren und habe so dies und das gemacht. Erst am Nachmittag bin ich ins gleiche Einkaufszentrum, wie gestern, und habe mal wieder mexikanisch gegessen. Dann wollte ich doch noch ... read more
The Las Vegas Strip.
Im National Atomic Testing Museum.
Im National Atomic Testing Museum.

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas June 13th 2019

Heute habe ich wieder ordentlich gefrühstückt und bin danach gleich ins Auto, um nach Las Vegas zu fahren. Dabei habe ich an einer Kreuzung ohne Verkehr leider ein Stoppschild ignoriert. Eine Polizeistreife hat dann gleich mal das Blaulicht eingeschalten und mich darauf hingewiesen. Aber zum Glück habe ich keine Strafe bekommen. Ich bin dann also auf dem Weg nach Las Vegas am Hoover Damm vorbei gekommen und habe ein paar Stopps eingelegt. Einmal um den Stausee zu sehen, einmal um von der Autobahnbrücke den Damm zu sehen und dann bin ich noch über den Damm selber gefahren und habe ihn von der Wasserseite fotografiert. Aber eine Tour durch das Bauwerk - organisiert vom Besucherzentrum - zu machen, hatte ich jetzt keine Lust. Ich hatte vielmehr in Las Vegas nach 2 Tagen fast ohne Internet einige Dinge ... read more
Am Hoover Damm.
Am Hoover Damm.
Am Hoover Damm.

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas April 20th 2019

Weather: sunny and 88 and gorgeous States: Nevada Cities: New York New York Miles: 0 miles Hours: 24/7 Sites: Fremont Street, The Strip, Shark Reef Restaurant: Public Us, Excalibur, Mercato Della Pescheria Hotel/Home: Fairfield Movies: Audible: Rested and ready to...Vegas Baby. At least a kid friendly version. We met up with Stone (Paul’s brother) for breakfast. He took us to Public Us restaurant. It was sooo good. Stone always has good restaurants. It was a cool little local restaurant with yummy food. I had the best homemade gluten free bread with an avocado spread, tomatoes and smoked salmon. The boys got some beautiful french toast and waffles. Elizabeth got some kind of breakfast burrito. Paul got a lovely oatmeal with fruit and nuts. He loves his oatmeal. Stone got some delicious looking egg skillet. It was ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas April 19th 2019

Weather: sunny and 80s and 90s and gorgeous States: California, Nevada Cities: LA (Burbank), Las Vegas Miles: 269 miles Hours: 4 hrs 22 min Sites: Hollywood sign Restaurant: Other Mama Hotel/Home: Fairfield Movies: Audible: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly Our alarm went off at 6:45. I wanted to forget the alarm and go back to sleep but not as much as i wanted to go on the hike. Our plan was to eat a meatless breakfast for Good Friday and hike to the Hollywood sign. I researched how and where to access the trailhead for the hike but I was nervous that it wouldn’t be that easy. It actually was easy.We arrived around 8:30 AM. Blue skies and 60s increasing by the minute which is why we started early. We parked and started up the dirt ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 8th 2019

Our flight home was to leave at 8:30 so I arranged for the shuttle to pick us up at 6. We left our fancy room and headed down through the very quiet hotel to check out and wait outside for our ride. The shuttle was a little delayed, but the airport is only a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel so no big deal. We got our boarding passes, went through security, got breakfast at Starbucks and reached our gate only to learn the flight was delayed. The incoming plane was late due to weather delays out of Minneapolis. But it was ok as we weren't in a huge hurry to return to 8 degree Chicago! On this trip, I got to cross one more state off my list, sing along with the songs of my ... read more
Spirit

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 7th 2019

We had one full day to check out the sights and sounds of Vegas. We slept in (for us) after our late night and left our hotel around 9AM to do some walking. And boy did we walk! When you look at a map, it looks like each casino is right next to it's neighbor, and that is true, except each casino is roughly the size of a city block. The nice thing is that the strip is very accessible for pedestrians. There is a wide sidewalk on either side of Las Vegas Blvd with multiple pedestrian bridges to get from one side to the other. And you can reach the bridges by stair, escalator or elevator. Our plan was to head north on the strip as all the places we wanted to see were in ... read more
Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio lobby
Renee winning?

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 6th 2019

And here we go! Getting to, and staying in, Las Vegas turned out to be way cheaper than I thought it would be, probably because they want you to spend all your money in the casinos and not on travel. I booked the trip through Expedia and we flew Spirit Airlines so it was very inexpensive. Our flight left O'Hare on time at 9:00 and we arrived in Las Vegas at 11. We used Super Shuttle to get to and from the airport and I would recommend them if going to Vegas. I chose the Cosmopolitan when I picked our package on Expedia. I had no idea where we should stay, other than the Bellagio was probably not in our budget, and the Cosmo was one of the more inexpensive options. I did upgrade to get ... read more
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Room 4926
Room 4926

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 29th 2018

Theresa feels even worse this morning, so bad we even thought about delaying our flight home today. Thankfully most of the packing has already been done, so this morning it is just a case of packing the final items. We have two free MyVegas vouchers for breakfast at the buffet in the Luxor hotel for this morning courtesy of free online gambling. Again, the food was great, just a shame we could not use it to its full potential. It was great to get a bit of food inside us though. At about 1200 midday, we made our way to the lobby and our taxi to the airport. Farewell Las Vegas until the next time. We have had an amazing time. The check in was straightforward, then after a three hour wait, we were on our ... read more
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Las Vegas airport welcome sign
Our plane home

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 28th 2018

We had originally planned a day in nearby Laughlin for today, but Theresa is not feeling too well, so we have decided to spend our last day in Vegas After a breakfast of coffee and muffins, we went to the Linq hotel and had a ride on the high roller. This is like a giant ferris wheel. It was great to get a different view of Las Vegas. After that, we made a return visit to the conservatory at the Bellagio hotel. We have heard that they are changing from their autumn theme into their Christmas theme. Unfortunately, they were still installing it all when we got there, so we will have to rely on the pictures they had to see what it will look like. It was interesting though to see how it is all ... read more
Luxor Hotel
Luxor Hotel
Luxor Hotel




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