Me at Hoover Dam

Having fun in Las Vegas off the strip: 6 things to do on your next visit

Go Visit Hoover Dam About 45 minutes away from the strip, the Hoover Dam draws over a million visitors a year. While a tour runs $30 you can just park and walk around on your own, or visit the Visitor’s Center for just $8. We opted to park in the garage for $10 and then just walk around. I’m not a huge history buff, instead … Continue reading Having fun in Las Vegas off the strip: 6 things to do on your next visit

7 places to stay in Las Vegas on any budget

I love Las Vegas! I’ll go anytime, with any amount of notice, for any reason. With friends out there acting as local guides and something to always see or do (on and off the strip), it’s one of my favorite destinations. The trouble with having friends as locals is, well, they’ve got lives to live, work to do, and places to be so sometimes I’ll … Continue reading 7 places to stay in Las Vegas on any budget

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Flying to Las Vegas for $51.20 round trip

I recently got a cheap flight to Las Vegas for just $51.20 round trip. It’s no secret that people have very strong opinions on budget airlines and tend to fall firmly in one camp or the other. I stand firmly on the side of, “Just get me there safely and I’ll sacrifice some creature comforts.” I’ve been delayed or had flights cancelled by the big … Continue reading Flying to Las Vegas for $51.20 round trip