Archive for the ‘Travel’

  • Off the Strip to Mexico
    I’m back from a short trip south of the border to Lake Chapala. You can check out the links below for details so far of the trip. Related Paradiso Ajijic on Lake Chapala, Ajijic and Hotel Casa Blanca, Axixic – a far cry from Vegas
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Axixic (Ajijic) – A secret between us
    Imagine yourself as far from Las Vegas as possible – well forget the context of Vegas and substitute just about any place that you might be right now as you are reading this. It’s time for la comida, the noon meal. All sounds from the street have virtually ceased save the tolling of a rusty church bell and the rhythmic clanging of a lone workman in the distance,...
    by at August 4th, 2007 at 01:08 pm
  • Axixic – a far cry from Vegas
    Imagine yourself as far from Las Vegas as possible – well forget the context of Vegas and substitute just about any place that you might be right now as you are reading this. It’s time for la comida, the noon meal. All sounds from the street have virtually ceased save the tolling of a rusty church bell and the rhythmic clanging of a lone workman in the distance,...
    by at August 4th, 2007 at 01:08 pm
  • Ajijic on Lake Chapala and Hotel Casa Blanca
    When the sun blazes down from a torrid blue sky and the mercury soars above 105 every day, it’s not unexpected for a restless spirit to dream of cooler and greener pastures. Working within a budget of both time and money, the quest was for a cheap kind of exotic paradise not too ambitious to reach. Lake Chapala seemed the perfect match – a 3 hour non-stop...
    by at July 31st, 2007 at 03:07 pm
  • Paradiso Ajijic on Lake Chapala
    When the sun blazes down from a torrid blue sky and the mercury soars above 105 every day, it’s not unexpected for a restless spirit to dream of cooler and greener pastures. Working within a budget of both time and money, the quest was for a cheap kind of exotic paradise not too ambitious to reach. Lake Chapala seemed the perfect match – a 3 hour non-stop...
    by at July 31st, 2007 at 03:07 pm
  • Utah Festival Opera
    1.5 hrs north of Salt Lake City, set in spectacular mountain scenery in Cache Valley is the Utah Festival Opera running from Jul 11 thru Aug 11. The festival takes place in Logan’s Ellen Eccles Theatre, a 1100-seat European-style edifice of neo-classical design. Built in 1923, it has been restored to state-of-the-art capability. This is their 15th Anniversary Season....
    by at July 19th, 2007 at 01:07 am
  • Red Mountain Spa
    by guest contributor Cindy Joseph-Vogel I have traveled all over the world and never have I been to such a wonderful resort as the Red Mountain Spa. It is in Las Vegas’ back yard, two hours away. It is a lush and beautiful paradise just north of St. George, Utah. To read more, go to Red Mountain Spa – Top Ten by Conde Nast
    by at July 12th, 2007 at 09:07 am
  • Red Mountain Spa – Top Ten by Conde Nast
    by guest contributor Cindy Joseph-Vogel I have traveled all over the world and never have I been to such a wonderful resort as the Red Mountain Spa. It is in Las Vegas’ back yard, two hours away. It is a lush and beautiful paradise just north of St. George, Utah. We went for rest, relaxation, health and exercise, but we got so much more. It is hiking at its best...
    by at July 12th, 2007 at 09:07 am
  • New Seven Wonders of the World
    While the rest of the world was busy voting on the internet for the new list of the Seven Wonders of the World, Americans didn’t take much notice. That is plenty of Americans took the time and interest to vote, but certainly not in proportion to the number of internet users we represent. Voting took place at new7wonders.com. Almost everyone is familiar with the...
    by at July 8th, 2007 at 01:07 am
  • Panquitch Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
    A 4 hour drive from Las Vegas to Southern Utah is the site of the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally and Hot Air Balloon Festival Jun 22-24. 30 balloons are scheduled to take off at 6:30 am each day with a balloon glow on Main Street at dusk on Saturday with a mass ascension on Sunday morning. Also look for parades and children’s events. Tickets are adults $8/seniors...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • AZ Highland Celtic Festival
    Arizona might seem like an unlikely place for a Celtic celebration, but Flagstaff is the spot for the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society Highland Celtic Festival on Jul 21 & 22. Music, including bagpipes, “gathering of clans” regalia along with educational booths, historical presentations and other vendors are on the schedule. If you feel the bliss...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 01:06 am
  • Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival
    The 3rd Annual Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival is a world event. Starting at 9:30a on Fri June 8 and continuing the weekend til 5pm on Sun Jun 10, enthusiasts and friends of the Native American Flute gather in Springdale Utah for workshops, concerts and sharing of the passion for this special art form. Evening concerts on Fri & Sat begin at 6:30p and end at about...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Valley of Fire Day Trip
    You can begin to feel the heat of summer building, so now is the time to take that day trip out to Valley of Fire before the name takes on a new dimension other than just color. Check out the new article with photos, both on the page and available at Picasa on the web. Valley of Fire State Park, Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • “Cruisin for Cash” Shark Pool Party @ Golden Nugget
    Every Wednesday in June is “Cruisin’ for Cash” with Mexican Riviera Cruise Getaway for Two and $5,000 in cash prizes each week. Come enjoy the new $30 million pool and shark tank at the Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll hear great music and take advantage of drink specials. You get 1 FREE ticket for coming to the party, another for joining...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Last Chance for Party Cruise to Cabo
    Hey, you work hard. You deserve a little fun in the sun while networking as a business expense. This is a totally win-win deal. If you can get a long weekend June 7, treat yourself to a 5 day/4 night cruise from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Mark Shaffer and Tammy Shaw are hosting the Las Vegas Party Cruise which includes a pre-cruise Bon Vayage Party to get you started...
    by at May 6th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Central Coast Wine Trip has sailed
    The Wine Excursion Bus to Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, CA has 2 seats left as of Apr 26. This group of fun-loving and wine-tasting Les Kincaid enthusiasts will be given VIP treatment by select wineries in a region which is a fast emerging competitor to Napa and Sonoma. The Central Coast Wine Trip is only $489, and judging from Les’s Wines & Vines radio...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • LVWAC International Educator of the Year Awards
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council will hold its annual International Educator of the Year Award Dinner May 4 when outstanding teachers from the Clark Country School District, CCSN, UNLV and Nevada State College are honored for their “contributions to international education in the performance of their normal duties.” The selectd group will travel to India...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Skywalking at the West Rim
    The long awaited Skywalk at the West Rim, Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation is open. I have a section on the website called “Other Pages,” which includes Day Trips from the Strip. You will find a guest article, with photos, titled Skywalking at the West Rim Grand Canyon. This shot was taken on March 30, 2007 of the horseshoe-shaped Skywalk extending...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Aloha Party at Golden Nugget
    Every Wednesday in April is the Aloha Party celebrating the new $30 million pool and shark tank at the Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll hear great music and take advantage of drink specials AND have a shot at winning a trip for two to Hawaii or $5,000 in cash prizes. You get 1 FREE ticket for coming to the party, another for joining the 24 Karat Club –...
    by at April 4th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Cirque du Soleil Fan Club
    What do you do when you have seen every Cirque du Soleil show in town? Take it on the road, of course. There is a group of Cirque fans who are so dedicated that they are going to travel to Orlando and later Tokyo to continue their mission which is to “live passionately!” (by seeing every Cirque du Soleil production possible.) Called Cirquecon, they have...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Beverly Hills Luxury or Lake Mead Relax
    How does four nights at the Maison 140 hotel in Beverly Hills sound? Put that with a four-day convertible rental and airfare from Las Vegas to LA for only $599 and you have a sweetheart little getaway to the only place that could be argued more glamorous than Vegas itself. Cruise the Sunset Strip and return to a spa treatment or drinks in the Bar Noir with your $50 gift...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Free Vacations – How to Travel the World for Free
    There was a room packed with fellow vagabonds anxious to hear just how we could make that free vacation thing happen. Half-way through the 3 hour evening, our heads were spinning with the amount of information flowing from guest teacher, Gina Henry-Cook. Gina is our idol, a free spirit, fellow gypsy, who for 15 years has been manifesting her dream of traveling for a...
    by at March 7th, 2007 at 11:03 pm
  • Valley of Fire to Lost City
    Get on your Harley or put down the top and get out of town for a gorgeous drive out to Overton and the Lost City Museum. The March photo exhibition of nature photographer Marcella Brendible makes a charming destination and a great excuse to explore the Valley of Fire State Park or Lake Mead NRA. Ms. Brendible is a Native American from Alaska and her work demonstrates...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Online Wine, Food & Just About Everything Else Auction
    The Food Network is sponsoring the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Online Auction. Most items will close this Friday, but apparently some extensions will go until Mar 9. There are trips to South Africa, trips to the Grand Tasting Village, Hummer leases, bottles of champagne, signed copies of “Silence of the Lambs” (??????), Carnival Cruises, Geo Jensen...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • Time Share Trivia
    When you live in Las Vegas, sooner or later you are going to get that invitation to listen to a sales pitch for timeshares, vacation condos, hotel condominiums etc etc etc. With promises of free plane tickets, free gambling, free dinners for two, who can resist giving up 90 minutes of free time in exchange for such free goodies? We spent one such morning with the Starpoint...
    by at February 3rd, 2007 at 03:02 pm