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Calico Hills Ridgeline, Red Rock National Park

Want a cool Red Rock hike that avoids the crowds and long loop through Red Rock? Calico Hills Ridgeline. You can access it through Calico Basin, a mile before the... Read the full article ›

Las Vegas Outlaws, Cheerleader Tryouts

The Las Vegas Outlaws held cheerleader tryouts today. Vince Neil, rock legend and lead singer of Mötley Crüe, owns the AFL (Arena Football League) team. Pictures and story below. You can also... Read the full article ›

Delight’s Hot Springs

Delight’s Hot Springs; Tecopa, California; 80 miles Northwest of Las Vegas: This is a unique, healthy getaway for locals, and a potential excursion for those who enjoy hot springs and... Read the full article ›

Mi Casa, Silverton Casino

Mi Casa, Mexican Restaurant, Silverton Casino: Chef Javier brings thoughtfulness to Las Vegas Mexican cuisine. Unexpected is another theme here. Not everyone has heard of the Silverton Casino. Nor did... Read the full article ›

PowerShare Tennis Series

PowerShares Series, Agassi & McEnroe: This fall series showcases several tennis icons, including Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Patrick Rafter, and Jimmy Connors. The... Read the full article ›

The Chandelier, Bar & Lounge, Cosmopolitan

Lorelei was the name of my graceful, exotic server. Lorelei is also a name rich in etymology and folklore. The Celtic term “ley”, rock, and the old German word “lurein”, murmuring,... Read the full article ›

Rachel’s Kitchen

Rachel’s Kitchen, Local Favorite, 3330 S. Hualapai Way: Their tagline reads “Wholesome Food, Delicious Recipes.” I think it’s their mission statement, too, one they follow with every gourmet creation. Their menu offers... Read the full article ›

Shark Reef, Aquarium, Mandelay Bay

View sharks, piranha, green sea turtles, jellyfish, sawfish, horseshoe crabs, a komodo dragon, golden crocodile, and more. You can try the Touch Pool, where small rays glide under your fingertips.... Read the full article ›

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – Chinese New Year

I’ve visited twice, ten months ago and today. They create mesmerizing themes five times a year, one for each season and the Chinese New Year. This activity is a delight for all ages, and... Read the full article ›

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market, Las Vegas: If you aren’t eating out every meal, and need to stock the hotel fridge, extended stay, or condo, Whole Foods Market has plenty of healthy food and... Read the full article ›

Venetian Poker Room

Best Poker Room in Town: I’ve played at the Venetian Poker Room for over five years, first while vacationing in Las Vegas, then lots after moving here.  This afternoon I dropped... Read the full article ›

Floyd Lamb Park

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Northwest: Peacocks and peahens running free in Las Vegas? Yes. One Sunday afternoon my wife and I stumbled upon Floyd Lamb Park. Finding these peacocks... Read the full article ›

Island Malaysian Cuisine

Island on Spring Mountain in Chinatown serves authentic Malaysian dishes that match the food you find in Malaysia and Singapore. Nearly all patrons are local regulars from Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia,... Read the full article ›

Vick’s Barber Shop

Vick’s Barber Shop provides a variety of traditional grooming services at reasonable prices. My favorite is the hot lather facial shave–relaxing, old school, and excellent for the skin. Tommy and Ben... Read the full article ›

Red Rock Canyon

Need some sun, fresh air, and exercise? Want to experience unique desert landscape 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip? Red Rock Canyon provides all this and more. I’ve hiked here over... Read the full article ›

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a must-see only 35min from Vegas. The dam demonstrates an amazing feat of engineering along with Art Deco trimmings from its time period. It also represents a tremendous sacrifice considering the... Read the full article ›

Valley of Fire

Open all year, a fine day trip for hiking, picknicking, and photography. Try to visit before June!  Fall and spring are the best times. Attractions include 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs, amazing... Read the full article ›