Las Vegas Resorts Have Also Discovered Ancillary Fees Pay Well.

Las Vegas Resorts Have Also Discovered Ancillary Fees Pay Well.

Maybe it was bound to happen. Everyone seems to be looking for the irritating extras to add to their bottom line profits. But Las Vegas? Who pays for parking on the massive dessert that is the city of sin? Well one of my favourite properties has jumped into the fray....
The Las Vegas Riviera Hotel. A Piece of History Closed!

The Las Vegas Riviera Hotel. A Piece of History Closed!

Before Las Vegas had names like Wynn, Trump, Paris, or New York it was the Dunes, Sands, and Stardust that drew gamblers to this desert city of 60,000. Many of the early names have been eaten up by the Mega resorts that took over the region as corporations realized...
It’s Pronounced De’ Lan o as in Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

It’s Pronounced De’ Lan o as in Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

On my last trip to Las Vegas I decided to try a property that was somewhat different from the usual Casino resort options. Before checking into the new Delano Hotel property I was able to squeeze in a quick game of golf at the TPC Las Vegas, a really interesting and...
In Las Vegas I discovered National Geographic’s Polar Bears!

In Las Vegas I discovered National Geographic’s Polar Bears!

This is one of the best known conservation icons in the world. Their magazines are devoured by the millions and often saved for decades. Their work in bring to light the plight of animals like the Polar Bear is legendary. While they do brand products with their logo...
There He Goes, He’s Gone Again!

There He Goes, He’s Gone Again!

Having not yet recovered from our very late night arrival from Panama less than two days ago, I am once again packing for yet another journey. As thattravelguy it would be fair to say I like to be on the road more than most, but this turnaround is not really what I...
Las Vegas! Everything Changes But Stays the Same.

Las Vegas! Everything Changes But Stays the Same.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. In a strange way after you have been to this city of lights a number of times nothing really happens. It will always be a fascinating city on the first visit or two. With over 200,000 rooms to fill each night you are going to rub...
A Little More Las Vegas

A Little More Las Vegas

Pictures from my room at the Aria I had a really enjoyable trip to Las Vegas, staying at the Aria, golfing at the Badlands, and buying unique travel products at the Travel Goods Show. On this Sunday’s radio show I will interview someone from the Aria and talk...

The Badlands made for Good Golf

This past week around the Travel Goods Association trade show, I managed to get in two games of golf. I golfed twice at the 27 hole Badlands courses, designed by Chi Chi Rodriguez and Johnny Miller. Situated just outside of Las Vegas for half the holes the best advice...