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Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Nukes and Aliens

By on Jul 29, 2013 in Museums, Travel

LAS VEGAS – We visited The National Atomic Testing Museum, an 8,000 square foot permanent exhibit in Las Vegas that provides multiple viewpoints on the work conducted at the Nevada Test Site and its impact on the nation. The museum included numerous artifacts and is designed to be an interactive experience. Many of the exhibits include touch screens, audio interviews from former workers from the test site and various other multimedia components. During our visit they also had an exhibit dedicated to the enigmatic Area 51:Myth or Reality. Area 51 is located in the southern portion of Nevada, northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center is a military field. The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it a frequent subject of conspiracy theories and unidentified flying (UFO) folklore. We decided to go through Area 51 first.  We...

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“The Rat Pack is Back!” at Rio Las Vegas

By on Jul 14, 2013 in Shows, Theatre & Musicals, Travel

Go back in time to an era when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin were Kings of Las Vegas with the show “The Rat Pack is Back!”  The Lon Bronson Big Band Orchestra opens the show. Live music, classic songs, dancing and good ol’ fashion improv-style comedy will surely transport you to the “golden” days of Vegas. Bishop starts off  the show with a monologue to warm up the audience and get the giggles going. My favorite part was Martin drinking from an enormous Martini Glass singing, “That’s Amore!”. Davis sang and performed the emotional Mr. Bojangles. And to end it all Sinatra sang the classic, “My Way”. The personalities leaped off the stage and transported us to the Sands in the 1960’s when these fellas were the epitome of Vegas. It’s a great outing for...

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THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS: Carnevale, Gondola Rides and National Geographic Photo Exhibit

By on Jul 10, 2013 in Adventures, Attractions, Museums, Travel

Carnevale The Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas is inviting guests to experience their version of Carnevale for a second year. Inspired by the summer festivals of Italy, there are over 300 experiences for you to indulge your senses. If you’re not staying at the Venetian be sure to pass by for an evening stroll inside the hotel, you will encounter mysterious costumed characters during Masquerade.  There will be fantasy, food, fun and romance surprising you each corner. For more information on CARNEVALE, visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale. Click to enlarge 50 Greatest Photos – National Geographic I was most excited to see the Venetian Imagine Gallery featuring a special exhibition of National Geographic’s 50 most popular photos from its 125-year-old history. Guests get to read, hear and view the stories behind some of the photos, elevating their meaning from...

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Ziplining over Bootleg Canyon – Flightlinez

By on Jul 8, 2013 in Adventures, Features, Travel

Many people think about the strip, gambling, drinking, dancing and unmentionables when they hear the words “Las Vegas”. It’s no wonder the phrase, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” got popular. However, for adventure seekers there’s so much more away from the infamous strip. One of those adventures starts at the office of Flightlinez located in Boulder City, NV about 25 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. If you don’t have your own transportation Flightlinez will shuttle you from Excalibur Hotel. When we arrived at the Flightlinez office we did a weight check-in and then signed mandatory waiver forms. An instructor came out to get a head count and started to set-up the necessary equipment in the adjacent room. Once everyone was ready we headed into that room to get our gear (harness and helmet) on and...

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Human Flight Experience in Las Vegas

By on Jul 6, 2013 in Adventures, Travel

Driving down South Las Vegas Boulevard to get some delicious Carne Asada Fries at Tacos El Gordo, it’s hard to miss the building down Convention Center Drive with a huge sign  that says “Vegas Indoor Skydiving”. Although I was a little pessimistic about the experience since we’ve been skydiving, we still decided to give it a go. Is this going to be one of those lame activities? We were the first customers to arrive at 9:45 am. The first steps included weighing in to make sure participants don’t go over their restrictions and putting away all loose items in a locker they provided. Our instructor then came out, took us to a small classroom where we watched a safety video and signed waivers. We put on the jumpsuits with air pockets, goggles, socks, sneakers and ear plugs.  The jumpsuit...

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