Tag: Las Vegas

Visiting Vegas Now

The iconic marquees of the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley are displaying a message of strength, unity, and gratitude in support of the destination. The digital signs on hotels and attractions included an image of the Las Vegas Strip and the words, “We’ve been there for you during the good times. Thank you for being there for us now. #VegasStrong.” The tribute started Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and was scheduled to run for the next 24 hours. Photo credit: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Helping a City Overcome a Tragedy with Tourist Dollars I love Las Vegas for a thousand campy reasons—the lights, the glitz, the music of the Sex and the City slot machine. I love the show girls posing for photos on…

Recreational Learning: Las Vegas

A siren at Treasure Island in Las Vegas Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Las Vegas mystifies me with its round-the-clock gambling venues (breakfast and a roll of the dice?), pedestrian routes geared toward moving more walkers through casinos, and homeless people sleeping on walkways. Even in the spare-no-wattage glare of Sin City, real-world…

To Which Eiffel Tower Will You Go?

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Is Everywhere—Orlando, Las Vegas, Paris With the turrets of the Excalibur in view, passing the Statue of Liberty of New York New York, cruising past the dancing fountains of Bellagio, taking in the singing gondoliers at the Venetian, the…

Fabergé at the Bellagio

Fabergé revealed

A Vegas Visit to the Jeweled Russian Eggs   Standing in line at the Kremlin waiting to buy tickets to see the Fabergé eggs a few years ago, I am surprised that more isn’t made of these. I chalk it…

Seeing the Titanic in Las Vegas

Are Disaster Museums Appropriate? Seeing a large portion of the doomed ship Titanic in the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, a part of me thinks that no part of this boat should have been brought back to solid ground. Yes,…

To Vegas for the Culture?

Shows, Museum Exhibits, Art, and More! I head to Las Vegas because it’s not New York, in winter. I head to Las Vegas because I can, because it’s there, because on my last visit I had to stay in a…

Escape to Las Vegas Step 1: Beat the Snow

airport shopping at JFK terminal 4

Opportunities at the Airport when You Get There Early Waiting for a flight? Get a makeover! Or a new book! Or a handbag. Airport shopping involves far more than overpriced tee shirts these days. Here, Terminal 4 at JFK. Photo…