Las Vegas

Houseboating: A Digital Vacation from Forever Resorts

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 5, 2014

houseboating with Forever Resorts

National Park Service concessioner Forever Resorts is helping guests unplug and enjoy the scenery — rather than Instagram it — by offering a Digital Vacation to anyone booking a houseboat trip at Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina or Callville Bay Resort and Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This offer, designed for work-weary […]


Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro

The cheese and charcuterie display glistens as the afternoon sun pours in from Las Vegas Boulevard to Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Splayed out on a couple of shelves and behind a glass window is more cheese than I have ever seen on display at a restaurant. Big, thick-rinded cheese. Gooey cheese […]


Concrete typically doesn’t excite me, but when I’m in Las Vegas all bets are off. There’s nothing unusual about the concrete in Sin City, it’s all around you.  But for an equally impressive look at concrete head out to Hoover Dam, about 30 minutes away.  This National Historic Landmark has nary a neon light or […]


Nurture - The Spa at Luxor - Whirlpool

Las Vegas is a town with so much stimuli, it’s easy to get lost in the bright lights, rolling dice and dinging slot machines.  Enter the spas. Nearly every resort in Las Vegas has a special little enclave of relaxation and decadence for people to check-out of their vacations and into themselves. For a price. […]

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Review: Aria Las Vegas

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 13, 2012

ARIA Hotel Las Vegas

With so many hotels in Las Vegas to choose from, how can you possible choose the right one for your personal preferences, preferred location, and budget?  It can be a tough choice, but for a value luxury option – at a price point that won’t break the bank – take a look at the ARIA […]

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The Wetlands Park, Las Vegas, NV

A visit to the Las Vegas strip can be overwhelming – nights filled with casinos and shows, days filled with shopping and walking around sightseeing. Sometimes it can be nice to get away from the lights and the action to get some fresh air in your lungs and some blood pumping through your legs. On […]


Las Vegas: Viva ELVIS Will be Leaving the Building

by Greg Seiter on December 6, 2011

34 years after his death in 1977, Las Vegas is still paying homage to Elvis.  In 1963, Elvis Aron Presley spent several weeks in Las Vegas filming the movie “Viva Las Vegas,” and was well on his way to having his name synonymous with the city. A fitting tribute, Viva Elvis, has been playing at Aria Resort […]

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Walking the Streets of New York Las Vegas-Style

by Greg Seiter on November 8, 2011

Never had I imagined that a business trip to Las Vegas would inspire me to fall in love with the streets of New York City but that’s exactly what happened as I toured New York-New York on Las Vegas Boulevard South during a recent visit. Externally, New York-New York features an innovative re-creation of the Manhattan […]


The Las Vegas Mancation

by Greg Seiter on July 24, 2011

Aria Hotel & Casino Las Vegas at night

In the 2009 movie “The Hangover,” three groomsmen and their soon-to-be-wed friend proved that even unexpected adventure can lead to great times and wonderful memories in Las Vegas. In fact, with its elaborately-themed hotels, casino games and nightclubs, the Las Vegas Strip, in particular, is a popular choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties alike. However, […]


Photo Friday: The Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 20, 2011

Eiffel Tower, Paris, Las Vegas

The infamous Las Vegas strip stretches for a little over four miles along Las Vegas Boulevard South between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road, and is home to 19 of the world’s largest hotels.  One of those hotels Is the Paris Hotel & Casino, located at 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Paris, at the name suggests, […]