5 Day Trips that Will Make You Love Las Vegas for Different Reasons

Las Vegas is a lot of things. It’s a desert town rooted in the tourism industry. It’s a mecca for foodies; a hotbed of night clubs; a gamblers go-to. But, it’s also a place to use as a launchpad for checking out what’s outside of the mega resorts, hip Downtown and ‘burbs, so Expedia.com askedContinue reading “5 Day Trips that Will Make You Love Las Vegas for Different Reasons”

Street Art in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t a city known for street art. In fact, I’m confident that most people would never even put the two together. That’s changing. Thanks to Life is Beautiful, a three-day festival that takes over Downtown Las Vegas, the city is upping its street art cred. This year’s LIB runs from Sept. 23 – 25 andContinue reading “Street Art in Downtown Las Vegas”

Home: Las Vegas

Home: Las Vegas. It hits me when the sky gives way from black to a sea of glittering, golden lights. Some 20,000 feet below me is the Mojave Desert, which is slowly giving way to the Las Vegas Valley. Tears well up in my eyes, and there is no containing them. I’ve left my worldContinue reading “Home: Las Vegas”

Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I ever went to Vegas, fresh off of my ninth grade year in high school. My father drove us down past Fremont Street and the glittering lights and seeing Vegas Vic welcoming visitors to town with an armContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas”

Daily Wanderlust: The other side of Las Vegas

From 2005 until 2012, I lived mostly in a place that is known for gambling, amazing food and late, late nights resulting in questioning the activities the following morning. Whenever people ask me about what it was like to live in Las Vegas, I always tell them there is much more to the desert townContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The other side of Las Vegas”

The daughter of Las Vegas: an interview with Bugsy Siegel’s daughter, Millicent

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // <![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> It was about 66 years ago when Millicent Siegel’s father, Ben “Bugsy” Siegel wrote a letter to his wife addressing his oldest daughter’s smoking habits.“I don’t like the idea of smoking at all, I would point out to her that it is not ladylike atContinue reading “The daughter of Las Vegas: an interview with Bugsy Siegel’s daughter, Millicent”

Daily Wanderlust: The Las Vegas Skyline at Night

Las Vegas … just thinking about my old home makes me nostalgic for the bright blue sky … the dusty desert … the palm trees. By day, Las Vegas is colorful, thanks to nature. But, by night, its an entirely different story. When the sun sinks behind Mt. Charleston, the lights come on. Every hotel’sContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: The Las Vegas Skyline at Night”

Daily Wanderlust: a Las Vegas storm

I get asked a lot of questions about living in Las Vegas. Especially about what I love. Here’s one: I  love Las Vegas‘ sky. It’s so expressive. There are plenty of vantage points where you can see clear across the town. When it rains on the west side, you can see the clouds dropping toContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: a Las Vegas storm”

Are you a stripper? And other questions about living in Las Vegas

Editor’s Note: I get asked a lot of random questions about what it is like to live in Las Vegas. I’ve been here for the better part of five years, and the questions never cease. This is an interview Lindsay  — aka Hogga — from The Traveller World Guide recently did with me about lifeContinue reading “Are you a stripper? And other questions about living in Las Vegas”

Escape of the Week: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

“D” and “skiing” are not used in sentences together. I’m fairly confident the last time I put skis on and raced down a mountain was during President Clinton’s first term. I’ll admit — I never imagined my first real foray into West Coast skiing would be in Las Vegas. As a teenager when I wasContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort”