The career cross-road

When it came time for my one-year anniversary with my company this past winter, I went in, ready to ask for a raise and full-time status. Despite the fact that, only a few months earlier, when I was suffering from horrific jet lag, my bosses informed me I would no longer be able to takeContinue reading “The career cross-road”

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”

Screw you, jet lag

It’s  3:14 a.m. I’m wide awake. My heart is racing. My stomach is turning. I’ve been awake for an hour. Every time I close my eyes and try to sleep, my mind sets off on a wild tangent. It curses my body for not being able to fall asleep. It relives my time with theContinue reading “Screw you, jet lag”

Daily Wanderlust: Wicked Spoon Buffet, The Cosmopolitan

Living in Las Vegas means there is never a shortage of amazing dining options. From the five-star, AAA starred, Michelin-ranked to the small mom and pop holes-in-the-wall, eating phenomenal food is easy to do in Vegas. Yes, there is always a Las Vegas foodgasm to be had. This little nugget of foodgasm comes from WickedContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Wicked Spoon Buffet, The Cosmopolitan”

Daily Wanderlust: Love in the desert

I’ve been talking a lot lately about the beauty of America’s desert southwest. Maybe it’s because I am trying to soak up as much as I can before I embark on the next journey. Regardless, I’ve been going through photos of late and find myself staring at the untouched beauty in Utah, the reds andContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Love in the desert”

Escape of the Week: Hoover Dam

Whether staying in Arizona vacation rentals, Boulder City or Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is one of those places that should be visited on a trip to the American Southwest. On the border of Nevada and Arizona (and, depending on the time of year, also on the Pacific/Mountain Time Zone) is the historic Hoover Dam, alsoContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Hoover Dam”

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”

Facial bliss at Tropicana’s Glow, a Mandara Spa

Review of Glow, a MANDARA Spa, at Tropicana Las Vegas’ Glo2 Facial “It’s been, uh, awhile, since I had a facial,” I tell my esthetician, Jacqueline Zayed, when she comes into the dimly lit room at Glow inside Tropicana Las Vegas. I search the corners of my mind to try and remember the last timeContinue reading “Facial bliss at Tropicana’s Glow, a Mandara Spa”

Escape of the Week: Nevada’s Valley of Fire

About an hour outside of Las Vegas is the Valley of Fire. Dedicated in 1935, it is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. And, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. With a background of bright blue sky, the red sandstone formations are striking. They’ve been around since the daysContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Nevada’s Valley of Fire”