10 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

“Dean Martin” drank my martini. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Okay, he wasn’t really Dean Martin; he was a Dean Martin impersonator at a Rat Pack tribute show in Las Vegas.  But he came down from stage, introduced himself to my table-mates and me, and asked to “borrow” my drink for…

10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

Winter travel offers a much-needed escape–whether from holiday stress, short drab days, or two long years to flatten the curve.  If you’re ready for a get-away, the personal-finance site WalletHub last month released its report of Best Winter Holiday Destinations, divided into warm- and cold-weather cities.  The top destinations are: This post contains affiliate links. …

Utah to New Mexico — part 3 of the great American road trip

Utah to New Mexico — part 3 of the great American road trip

Western states are big. It’s one thing to note on a map; it’s another to drive. As I headed southwest from Salt Lake City, Utah unfolded more open, more arid, more spare. The mountains in northern Utah are bluish, topped with lots of white snow. They become more layered further south, red and rocky with…

Your Fabulous Food Day on the Vegas Strip

Your Fabulous Food Day on the Vegas Strip

“Nothing succeeds like excess.”  If Oscar Wilde was correct, then Las Vegas might be the most successful city in the world.  The glitzy casinos, the amazing shows, the expensive shopping, almost everything that defines the Neon City is conspicuously indulgent. And the range of restaurants is no exception.  There are lots of food cities made…

Four Days in Las Vegas

Four Days in Las Vegas

The bottles sparkled on the glistening glass shelves above us.  Sitting on backless barstools at Bardot Brasserie, our favorite restaurant at Aria, my travel companion and I were ready for happy hour.  It had been a long flight to Las Vegas.  And we get too hungry for dinner at 8:00. The bar was crowded as…