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Jul 3, 2014
Okay, so you’ve read quite a bit about my trip to Las Vegas with Travel Nevada (not to be confused with my trip to Las Vegas with my girlfriends a month before — I told you, I’m an addict!) I ziplined Boulder Canyon, I visited a winery, I saw a Cirque show, I toured a brothel and I hit 100mph in a $100,000 car. But I’ve saved the very absolute best for last.
A helicopter ride over...
Jul 1, 2014
Drinking on a trip to Las Vegas isn’t exactly at innovate travel idea. But I think we can all agree what typically comes to mind is more vodka-shots-straight-from-the-bottle-at-Wet-Republic than civilized-sipping-at-a-winery. Am I right or am I right? And yet, to my surprise, the state of Nevada is home to four fine wineries.
The first winery to settle in the Silver State was Pahrump Valley Winery,...
Jun 30, 2014
My most recent trip to Nevada was all about exploring an alternative side to the Silver State. Sure, we slept in Las Vegas and stuck to the neon lights at night, but our days were all about stimulation off the Strip. The pursuit of one such adventure brought us to nearby Boulder City to explore Bootleg Canyon — from the air.
I’ve been ziplining several times before — from one island to...
Jun 27, 2014
When I looked over the itinerary for my recent Las Vegas trip with Travel Nevada, there were a few things that made me squirm in my seat. Was I really going to do that? And that? While everything planned was legal and relatively safe, some of the activities were definitely out of my comfort zone. Yet I reminded myself that travel is all about pushing personal boundaries, and Las Vegas in particular is the...
Jun 26, 2014
You guys remember the True Life series, right? Making up new episode titles to mock certain aspects of our lives has been a long running joke among my group of friends (True Life: I was an Art School Cheerleader, True Life: My Best Friend is a Cocker Spaniel, True Life: I was Craigslist Scammed By a Senior Citizen, etc.) And now I have a new episode ready for production approval — True Life:...
Jun 17, 2014
…was the city’s follow up attempt to their famous “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” slogan. I’m pretty sure I hate it, but Vegas has a way of clouding ones judgement into thinking it’s okay to try to try to shove your way backstage at a Tiësto concert by insisting you’re his beloved second cousin, for a completely unspecific non-personal example, so I can...
Jun 13, 2014
Packing posts are one of those things I always assumed were a snooze but ya’ll seem to really enjoy them — or maybe you just like mocking my overpacking addiction? Regardless, I’ve vowed to do more of them. This was my packing list for a four day girlfriend getaway to Las Vegas in April.
When I go to Vegas I usually plan out my evening outfits ahead of time and then throw a mix of options...
Jun 12, 2014
… goes on the internet. Is that not how the saying goes? It does now!
Many moons ago (I mean not that many moons, how old do you think I am, jeez?) my girl Kristin and two of our other partners in crime from high school jetted off to Sin City for our twenty-first birthdays. Our Hangover-style hijinks from that trip have gone down in friendship history and Kristin and I have been laughing over them...
May 18, 2014
Surprise! I just back from Las Vegas — again. Those of you who follow my Facebook page were in on the secret as soon as I took off, but the trip was so last minute I never had time to announce it here ahead of time. It was a whirlwind trip that showed me an entirely new side of Nevada, one I’m fired up to share with you guys soon. I just can’t get enough of the Silver State! And while it...
Apr 14, 2014
“What brings you to Vegas?” It was a question we were asked over and over again during our four days in the desert’s sparkliest town. Our answer was simple: Just a getaway with the girls. Kristin is not only my oldest friend after a dozen years of BFF-dom but was also my partner in crime for my first trip to Vegas back around the time we turned 21. We’ve been itching to return ever...