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Family fun on the Las Vegas Strip

School’s out for summer and you know what that means: Your kids are going to expect a vacation. We might be a playground for adults, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appeal to the underagers. Yeah, their eyes are probably going to pop out of their heads a couple times…

The family-friendly side of downtown Las Vegas

We can’t quite pinpoint when the Fremont Street Experience crossed over to being an adult-only playground. It used to be an OK place to take your kids to enjoy the light show and concerts until it became an erotic freak show of nakedness and unlicensed street “performances.” But that doesn’t mean there…
Gondoliering 101 at The Venetian Las Vegas

Gondoliering 101 at The Venetian Las Vegas

Normally, when I hear glug glug glug, it’s because I’ve poured myself an obscenely large glass of wine. But in this case, it was the sound my body made as it sank into the 11-foot-deep lagoon at the Venetian. Nope, I wasn’t under the influence; I was attending Gondolier University. And…

Giant Italian women invade the Palazzo

Ciao Bella (insert exaggerated hand gesture here). Carnival is annually marked by an over-the-top celebration with elaborate costumes and masquerades, glittering decorations and a whole lot of inebriated revelry through the streets. Wait a minute – that sounds a lot like Vegas. And because we’re always looking for a good…

Ten unusual and fabulous stores in Vegas

There aren’t many places that appeal to the weird and wonderful the way Vegas does. In fact, we like to celebrate oddities by toasting them with a three-foot long frozen drink hanging around our necks for optimal high-fiving and goosing prospects. This is a town where you can buy almost…

Back in the building: Elvis takes Vegas by storm-AGAIN

Thanks to the hit reality show on A&E, extreme hoarding is now frowned upon. But thanks to the holy rock gods, the show wasn’t around when Vernon Presley started collecting just about every personal item that passed through his son’s hands. Because of his slight “collector tendencies,” the rest of…

10 must dos while you’re in Sin City

We get it, it’s Vegas. The land of so much to do and so little time to do it in. Everywhere you turn, there’s going to be something bright and shiny that grabs your attention. We know how many distractions there are, so we’ve gone ahead and waded through the…

Where to catch spring blooms in Vegas

Vegas is a lot like an oversized sandbox. We’re a man-made, sandy playground for folks who just can’t seem to behave themselves. It’s not easy growing delicate little blossoms in this kind of environment so naturally, we do what we do best — tell Mother Nature to shove it and…

Death Valley National Park: Alive and kicking

Death Valley National Park, the place where all things come to die. Just kidding, but I know what you’re thinking: there’s nothing out there. And technically, that’s a valid concern. There really isn’t anything out there, unless you’re with someone who knows exactly what to look for. Cue Scott Rivers from Big Horn…

Get your superhero on at SlotZilla

I never wanted to be Superman…errr Superwoman. Truthfully, I’m much more of an Iron Man kinda girl, myself. Something about his witty humor and smart mouth just speaks to me. Not to mention his impeccable taste in redheads. So when the SlotZilla team at the Fremont Street Experience invited me down…

Butterflies take flight at Springs Preserve

CALLING ALL BUG LOVERS AND TREE HUGGERS. Ahem, please excuse our language; we mean entomology and horticultural enthusiasts. Saturday, March 14 marks the day you’ve all been waiting for: The return of the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve. This seasonal exhibit features hundreds of butterflies including Mourning Cloak, Red…

Pucci, Pratt and Delano help Las Vegas get organic

Las Vegas just got more organic and we’re not talking about the restaurants. With the exhibit Organic Matter, the lobby of the Delano Las Vegas has been transformed into a fashion runway featuring 12 pieces of wearable textile art designed by students from the Pratt Institute in collaboration with design…

Fall is in full swing at Bellagio Conservatory

The fall display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens includes a 1,200 pound live pumpkin. Twelve hundred pounds. Now that’s a lot of pie. The harvest-inspired exhibit features whimsical pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, scads of seasonal plants and flowers, oversized acorns, illuminated water arches and twinkling birch…