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Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Nevada / United States

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa Earns 10th Straight AAA 4-Diamond Award

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa has done it again. For the tenth straight year this property has earned a coveted AAA 4-Diamond Award, further entrenching its position among an elite class of distinguished resorts and hotels that consistently earn top industry honors. In fact, out of more […]

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High and Mighty: VIP Grand Canyon Helicopter Picnic Tour

When visiting Las Vegas there’s no better VIP experience than buzzing the famed strip by helicopter, en route to a tour of the Grand Canyon—especially one paired with a champagne picnic in the colossal canyon itself. No company does this better than Sundance Helicopters, which for nearly 30 years has been […]

PHOTO CREDIT - Denise Truscello
Chronological / Destinations / Nevada / United States

Blue Man Group: Fresh, Fun, Loud and Messy

I had seen the famed Blue Man Group Las Vegas show before albeit more than a decade ago. Even so, I recently secured tickets to see what has since become a Vegas entertainment staple. I wondered how, or if, this show had evolved so it would seem fresh and new […]

Family Friendly Las Vegas
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Family Friendly Las Vegas

Featured, Las Vegas, When considering where to go on a vacation with children, Las Vegas may not be on the top of your list. However, this city boasts an extensive array kid-friendly, world-class activity, entertainment, and dining options as well as extraordinary hotels and resorts with accommodation options that will […]

R Steak & Seafood Las Vegas Elevates Dining Experience
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R Steak & Seafood Las Vegas Elevates Dining Experience

Located in one of the most iconic destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera Casino and Hotel, R Steak & Seafood is reinventing itself as a fine dining locale that’s a draw all its own. This as the restaurant modernizes its atmosphere and amps up its culinary offerings amid […]

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The Venetian Offers Family Vacation Flair

Throngs of family vacationers flock to Las Vegas for the copious kid-friendly activity and entertainment options the city now has to offer, but many seek luxury lodging that provides a reprieve from the casino atmosphere central to most of the hotels on the Strip. One highly notable destination in this […]

Inside The Palazzo/The Venetian, Las Vegas
Chronological / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Nevada / United States

Happy Feet in Las Vegas

We were in Las Vegas for an International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association conference at The Palazzo/The Venetian. Whether a person is in Las Vegas for a conference, for the shows, restaurants, glitz or gambling, the city cannot be truly experienced without a lot of walking. For three days […]

Old Homestead Steakhouse Las Vegas - Courtesy Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
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Legendary Old Homestead Steakhouse Delights Las Vegas

One of the newest restaurants “steaking” a claim on the Las Vegas strip is Old Homestead Steakhouse, which recently opened its first West Coast location at Caesars Palace as a key part of the property’s two-year renaissance. Just a few months ago, the resort introduced the Old Homestead Steakhouse with […]

KOBE Meatball with Fresh Whipped Ricotta
Chronological / Destinations / Food / IFWTWA Trips / Nevada / United States

LAVO Boasts Biggest and Tastiest Meatball in Las Vegas

With my growing up in New York, and with one of my parents having Sicilian roots, it was predictable that our family would appreciate good Italian food, and often. Although my mother was of Irish descent, she quickly learned the art of Italian cooking from my maternal grandmother, who had […]

A Most Extraordinary Whisky Event
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A Most Extraordinary Whisky Event

On March 18 and 19, 2011, Whisky companies from around the world will offer some of their rarest, oldest, most coveted, and newest expressions at the Universal Whisky Experience at Encore at Wynn. The event is the brainchild of Mahesh Patel. Patel is a successful entrepreneur from the Atlanta area, whose passion in life is Whisky, specifically Scotch. For this elite event, he has leveraged his well-respected relationships with a galaxy of Whisky superstars and industry leaders to offer the world’s first luxury whisky enjoyment experience, with the superlative subtitle of the “Nth 2011 Show.”