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The Hoover Dam

Hoover-Dam-2.jpg

After a few days eating, drinking, and conventioning in Las Vegas, it’s generally time to get out of the city. Las Vegas started out as a water stop on the wagon trail and grew into a very welcome relief from…

A Different Kind of Shark in Vegas

shark tunnel mandalay bay shark reef

For a city surrounded by desert, Las Vegas has a lot of sea creature metaphors. There are sharks, whales, and minnows — all of which can be found at all hours in the Mandalay Bay casino. Deep inside the tropical-themed…

Grown-Up Burgers and Shakes at Holstein’s

Holstein's urth burger

I was lured to Holstein’s by one thing and one thing only: alcoholic milkshakes. Sometimes called “adult milkshakes” (or bam-boozled shakes on this menu) these magnificent beverages are an unusual combination of cocktail, dessert, and childhood favorite. I saw some alcoholic…

All You Can Eat at the Wynn Buffet

The buffet at the Wynn

A truck with a billboard advertising buffets drove next to our taxi all the way down Las Vegas Boulevard. It prompted this conversation between Alan and I, and then a challenge was issued. “I’ve never been to an all-you-can-eat buffet.”…

Viva Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas wedding

I arrived in Las Vegas on two hours’ sleep. It was  and freezing at 3:30am when I left for the airport, but the bright sun of early morning Sin City woke me up before I even left McCarran. (Note: The city…