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CoyoteLovely

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I love to live in tourist traps. Orlando, and now Las Vegas - I continually move to places with huge amounts of activity and things to do. I love getting out and about, and I think it's fun to do the tourist trap stuff! But I also like to find the little out of the way places that often go missed.

Mar312014

Tour/Activity

Luxury Long-Distance Train Journey: New York to London

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I came to this experience to get a feel for Steampunk styles of travel, as I LOVE Steampunk! Everyone looked so great on the train, dressed up in their black tie dinner attire, and old world charm. Unfortunately, my phone died within a few hours of us being on the train so I wasn't able to take photos...

It was a little dark on the train for reading, but each room had some beautiful oil lamps set into the walls, so I sat down under one of the oil lamps and turned it up to read. Once they put the fire to my curtains out, and we cleared the smoke out of my stateroom, it was very relaxing.

I was only a bit concerned with the Bartender's pet Canary seemed to be having some trouble about halfway through the tunnel. (Open Bar! Never see that on an Airplane!) The bird was having some sort of issue connected to the Coal Smoke and the time underground. I don't remember the second half of the journey - but we arrived at St. Pancreas without any issues, so I'm sure everything was fine.

Jun282013

Tour/Activity

Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical at The Venetian Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I knew I was going to love this show, but I had no idea how much! This was literally one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The actors were wonderful, the costumes were great, the sets were amazing – I really have no complaints. It’s a must see!

Mar292013

Tour/Activity

Experience the Falls: Niagara in a Barrel

Niagara Falls, Canada

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was truly a one of a kind experience, and the staff was excellent. The four star rating came from the fact that I twisted my ankle during the run from the law at the end. Imagine that! I survived the fall in the barrel with only mild bumps and bruises (though my iPhone will never be the same) only to twist my ankle while we were running away. (I will say, the fines weren't THAT bad.)

The Canadian Whiskey was a welcome addition, and served not only as liquid courage - but as a source of warmth once I was drenched in Niagara's Ice Cold water. ProTip: hide an extra set of warm clothes somewhere near the falls for your run - cold water + jeans made for a very uncomfortable running experience, and may have contributed to my sprained ankle.

All in all - the staff was great, the barrel was spacious, and the experience is one I, and my lawyers, won't soon forget. Thanks Viator for an excellent adventure!

Mar192013

Tour/Activity

Recycled Percussion at The Quad Resort and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The music is great, the laughs are awesome, and it’s all around a good time. This show is perfect to see while you’re in Vegas. It’s impossible to leave Recycled Percussion in a bad mood. It’s noisy, and funny, and it’s a great way to let loose. I don’t want to spoil any of the fun – so just go enjoy it!

Mar062013

Tour/Activity

Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah's Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The most impressive part about this show, is that the singers also play their own instruments! The music was wonderful and reminiscent, and the casting decisions were perfect. I would have loved a recap at the very end about what happened to each of the characters in the show, but at least that’s something I can find online in a pinch!

Jan042013

Tour/Activity

Universal Orlando Tickets

Orlando, Florida

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The best new thing about this trip was the update to the Grinchmas Show. If you’ve seen the show in years past, it used to be held outside in a standing room only theater. They moved it to one of the soundstage buildings slightly off to the side of the park, and included seating, and some special effects. The show was always fantastic, but I think it really benefitted from getting the step up. It’s worth a watch, even if you’d seen the show before. It’s a great heartfelt celebration of the holiday season.

Nov282012

Tour/Activity

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I’ve been a fan of Mannheim Steamroller for all my life, they bring back such wonderful memories for me. It was awesome to hear the music live after so long! All in all, it’s a wonderful Holiday production. The music is as perfect as ever, and the snow and angels are very beautiful. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season.

Nov282012

Tour/Activity

Absinthe at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I believe I can sum up the humor in this show in one of the lines the MC said over the course of the night. He said “What kind of sick degenerates go to a show like this on Thanksgiving?” Apparently, our kind. It was a great show! The humor is extremely off color, but that makes it all the funnier. Nothing is sacred. On top of which, the acts are top notch, and the theater is very intimate, so everything is happening right in front of you. My favorite act was a pair of roller skaters that were doing spin tricks in the very center of the room. It’s an amazing show! If you can laugh at yourself (are not easily offended), and you like circus style acrobatics, this is possibly the best show you can catch in Las Vegas!

Nov152012

Tour/Activity

Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I was expecting to enjoy the music, but I wasn’t expecting to laugh as hard as I did! This was a great show with very cerebral humor, and a lot of fun elements! It’s kind of science meets entertainment meets whimsy in an awesome collection of fun skits and unique props. I totally recommend it!!

My Photos

  • Do you see a Blue Man?
  • With some of the crew
  • Blue Man Group

Sep282012

Tour/Activity

PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
What an incredible show! The performers they’ve hired for Peepshow are amazing. Seriously, these are some of the most talented dancers and singers I’ve seen in Las Vegas (and I’ve seen quite a few shows). Not to mention the girls are all incredibly beautiful. The show is playful and light hearted – obviously it’s a Striptease, so it is sexy – but I found it to be really just a good time all around. This show is a really cool Vegas-y kind of experience, and will be a good time for anyone who wants a good laugh, to see excellent performers, and to see beautiful women!

Aug232012

Tour/Activity

The Rat Pack is Back at the Rio Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We did the "Golden Circle & Buffet Dinner" option for my birthday, and I absolutely wasn't disappointed. The performers were amazing, and everyone treated us like VIPs! We had an especially excellent Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin the night I went, and I just fell in love with watching them sing on stage. The buffet is totally worth it - we got to go in via the VIP entrance (which is much faster than waiting in their LONG lines!) and there's SO much food to choose from. Everything is served in small servings, which is nice - so you can try a bunch of different things without feeling like you're eating too much. We saw everything there - Pizza, Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Salad - you name it, they probably have it - and the atmosphere is pretty cute. I ate quite a bit of their sushi, which was pretty good - but the highlight was really the Gelato station! All in all, it made for a fantastic night. The staff was friendly and cheerful, the food was good, the show was excellent. No complaints! Don't miss this show!

Jul092012

Tour/Activity

5-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket

Anaheim - Buena Park, California

My Photos

  • The Castle in Miniature
  • Stormtrooper
  • Star Tours

Jul092012

Tour/Activity

4-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket

Anaheim - Buena Park, California

My Photos

  • Princesses
  • Pixar Parade

Jul092012

Tour/Activity

3-Day Disneyland Resort Ticket

Los Angeles, California

My Photos

  • California Adventure
  • World of Color

May142012

Tour/Activity

ATV Off-Road Desert Adventure

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Landon and Shane were our guides, and I absolutely LOVED those guys. They were funny, nice, knowledgeable, and patient! Everything you could want in guides. The ATV tour was incredible (and I was REALLY sore afterwards – but it was so worth it!) and then the drive through the Valley of Fire was perfect afterwards. After the ATV tour, we had a really nice, and VERY welcome lunch – right when I was starting to get hungry. The shade of the picnic lunch was a welcome break from the sun, but you could still enjoy the outdoors. They’d just finished putting up a Zipline at the location where you do the ATVing for this tour, and they asked if anyone wanted to do it – of course, my family (thrill seekers as we are) leapt at the opportunity. We’re glad we did! They were only charging $15 per person, and it was WAY fun. The van had nice cold Air Conditioning, and there was bottled water inside. It was a wonderful rest after such an adrenaline filled morning. I loved the petroglyphs (there’s a picture of them in the photos) and we even saw a Big Horn Sheep! I have absolutely no complaints. Even for what I was expecting this tour to be (and I expected a lot) this tour was so much more. Don’t miss it when you come to Vegas!

Mar132012

Tour/Activity

Ultimate 4-in-1 Grand Canyon Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Awesome experience! Loved this from start to finish... Such a great, cost effective way to see the Grand Canyon's West Rim

Feb152012

Tour/Activity

V: The Ultimate Variety Show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I wasn’t expecting to like this show as much as I did! Coming in as a dyed in the wool Cirque fan, I can say this show is more fun, and equally talented! My favorite act was the Roller Skating couple at the end! They were fantastic! Great way to spend a night. Totally check it out.

Nov172011

Tour/Activity

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

What an awesome way to see the city! We used the double decker tour to get the lay of the city before wandering around on our own to see the sites we wanted to see. We sat on the lower floor because it was kind of cold outside and we wanted to sit somewhere warm! We had a lovely seat with a little table we could put our coats and cameras and stuff on, and we could hear the guide just fine, and see the sites just fine!

There's a lot of freedom with this tour! It's a great way to see the city, but not be beholden to a guided tour!

My Photos

  • HMS Belfast and the London Bridge
  • The Royal Courts of Justice
  • The Biggest Ship in a Bottle
  • The 2012 Olympics Sign

Nov172011

Tour/Activity

London Eye: Champagne Experience

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

My Boyfriend and I were looking for wonderful and romantic experiences during our trip together. We were not disappointed in the London Eye Champagne Experience!

We happened to be in our capsule with only one other couple (a very sweet older couple who were also celebrating just being together!) and we really loved the quiet, relaxed, and romantic atmosphere that being in a more private capsule gave us. The gentleman who served our champagne was knowledgeable and very professional, and the champagne was wonderful!

The London Eye is a GREAT experience! And if you're going to go - you might as well do it right! Get the Champagne Experience!

My Photos

  • The Overground Station
  • Big Ben!
  • London!
  • At the very top!
  • The London Eye

Nov172011

Tour/Activity

London Pass

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We loved this pass! It had pretty much everything we wanted to see, and the Travel Card makes getting around super convenient. We didn't end up getting the package with the Travel Card - and because of that we ended up buying the Travel Card from the Tube anyway - so my one bit of advice for travelers would be to go ahead and get the Pass with the Travel Card - you won't regret it! An All Day Travel Card from the Tube is a little more expensive than what you'd pay here if you got the Travel Card through the site.

Get up early, and start hitting the sites! The best way to take advantage of these cards is to do a lot in one day with them! The little booklet they give you for this pass does have suggestions on where to go and what to see to take advantage of the pass, just in case you're undecided on what to do!

My Photos

  • The Mark IX Torpedo
  • Us reflected in the Belfast Placard
  • The Chapel in the HMS Belfast

Nov172011

Tour/Activity

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Edward was our Tour Guide - and he was FANTASTIC! Super knowledgeable, and he spoke a ton of languages fluently. This is a man who loves his job, and is EXCELLENT at it! I've heard of tours where multiple languages are done, and I have to say - Edward was so fluid with changing from language to language that you never felt like you were missing anything, and it was just completely impressive.

He walked us around at each of the sites, and gave us some time to sightsee on our own. It was a perfect mix of a day. I can't say enough about what a good time this tour was, or how well it was conducted. All three of the sites are absolutely worth seeing - and should NOT be missed! Even my Boyfriend, who is usually not into "tourist stuff" had a wonderful time. This was a great trip! Thank you so much, Edward!

My Photos

  • The Abbey at Bath
  • The Roman Baths
  • Us at Bath!
  • Windsor Castle
  • The Queen Victoria Train
  • Us in front of Stonehenge!

Nov172011

Tour/Activity

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Of all of the tours I was looking forward to when I went to London - this is the one that I was looking forward to the MOST. It was even better than I hoped it would be. It's romantic, and formal, and the food was beyond excellent. The Jazz music created a perfect atmosphere, the scenery was beyond compare.

I'm a Vegetarian - which means that food can be challenging in a formal setting, but the Vegetarian options offered on this cruise were divine. Every single moment of this cruise was breathtaking, and perfect. I even bought the picture taken by the professional photographer!

I'll remember this cruise forever. If you go - be prepared to dress up, and feel like royalty!

My Photos

  • The Boat
  • The Table Settings
  • The London Eye from the Boat
  • The London Eye as seen on the boat
  • The Professional Dinner Cruise Picture

Oct042011

Tour/Activity

Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I loved this tour. Our tour guide was this amazing man who's a certified Undertaker. He was wearing a totally amazing "Haunted Mansion" style outfit, it was great. He was funny, morbid, interesting - everything you could ask for in a Haunted Tour Guide.

Bring a camera! You do want to try and catch ghosts on film! There's a bit of walking, but not too much. I was almost surprised when the tour was over, the time went by so fast. It felt like it'd only been like a half an hour, and suddenly three hours had gone by. Don't miss this tour! Especially around Halloween. :D

My Photos

  • Haunted Bridge with Guide
  • Haunted Grave Marker with Ghost Orbs
  • Haunted Hallway
  • Bugsy Seigel Marker

Aug222011

Tour/Activity

Las Vegas Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Photos

  • The Crew
  • Sunrise over the Balloon
  • Our Shadow
  • Lone Mountain
  • Las Vegas Strip at Sunrise
  • Inside the Balloon

Aug092011

Tour/Activity

The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil® at the Mirage Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This is the most joyful show I’ve ever seen. It really leaves you with a spring in your step after the show is over. The music is great (duh, right? Beatles) and during the show, they air these sound clips from the recording sessions between the guys. It really gives you a great sense of what they were like together. And I think their music really comes alive in the acrobatics. It’s for sure one of the best shows in Las Vegas.

Jul262011

Tour/Activity

Red Rock Canyon Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I’ve hiked in Red Rock probably a dozen times before, and our guide STILL showed me places I’d never seen. Everything about this tour was great! Our guide was very informative. The tour was relaxing and interesting, the bus was very comfortable, and had we not been with a tour group, we never would have been allowed to walk through the back rooms of the Spring Mountain Ranch – which really should not be missed. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone! This is a great tour to get a chance to see the desert, and the beautiful rock formations, while still being able to catch a show at night. It’s a perfect daytime escape from the city!

My Photos

  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Spring Mountain Ranch

Jul182011

Tour/Activity

Las Vegas Mob Experience

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This is a fun and interactive experience! I loved all the actors, and the different sets were fantastic. Everything was really well done, and it took a little longer than I thought it would (which was nice!) The Museum is really interesting, and full of beautiful things! Our group spent a long time in the Museum looking through the interactive displays or trying to find information about our Mobsters (you get a badge with the name of a specific Mobster on it. Your “Mob Name” for the whole tour.) The Museum also comes at a great point in the tour, since I wore brand new high heels – and needed a place to sit down! The other great thing about this tour is that the casino it’s in (The Tropicana) is completely new on the interior. They’ve redone every little thing in there, and it all looks fantastic. We caught a drink at one of the bars in the Casino after the Experience was over, which just made for a perfect night.

Jun212011

Tour/Activity

Hidden Valley and Primm Valley Extreme RZR Tour from Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I would give this tour ten stars if I could. I was driving a RZR 800, which is an AMAZING vehicle! I’m a novice driver when it comes to ATVs and Off Roading in general, so being in an Off Road vehicle that handles like a car is great! You get the secure feeling of being in a car, with all the open air, and rush of driving an ATV. The weather in the mountains was divine, especially for the Mojave Desert in June. I didn’t get horribly hot, and even then, we had the wind rushing by while driving. There was also this wonderful smell out in the mountains, I think it was Rosemary… Rick and Alisa were our guides, they’re both friendly and wonderful people! Rick’s a professional racer, and he took each of our group out in turn on the Racing RZR 900. He’s one of the most amazing drivers I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding with. Even though he’s going *really* fast in the 900, and showing you what he (and the RZR) are capable of - you feel absolutely safe while he’s driving – he’s just got such an amazing level of control over the RZR, it’s unbelievable. I can’t say enough nice things about this tour. The scenery, the driving, the excitement, the weather, the guides, the RZRs, the itinerary for the trip – everything was perfect. When I was starting to get hungry, it was time to eat. They gave us water, so I never felt dry. They gave us plenty of time to play in the RZRs before we took them out, so we could get comfortable operating the RZR. It’s just a REALLY well done tour. If I could go again tomorrow, I totally would! Don’t miss out!

My Photos

  • The 800s

Jun212011

Tour/Activity

Hidden Valley and Primm Extreme ATV Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Photos

  • The Dry Lake Bed
  • Met some Kindred Souls
  • God's Country
  • First Stop Lovelyness!

Apr012011

Tour/Activity

Zumanity™ by Cirque du Soleil® at New York New York Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I absolutely loved this show! I know a lot of people are scared to see it, because it does get very polarized reviews. If you are going to see this show - just be aware that it is far more enjoyable if you remain open minded, and unapologetic. It’s VERY sensual, and does not pull punches. We did see it from the Balcony, which is the only thing I regretted - if (when!) I go to see it again, I definitely want to sit on the floor level!

Mar282011

Tour/Activity

Las Vegas Night Tour of the Strip by Luxury Limousine Bus

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Annette made this night wonderful! It was fun as a Vegas Native to pretend to be a Tourist for a night, and if you are visiting Vegas – you’ll have a great time on this tour! The price is unbeatable! It included a drink at the restaurant we stopped at, a drink on the bus, and of course, several hours of painting the town red! Annette even gave us a great idea of a delicious little pizza place to eat at in Fremont Street when we all mentioned that we were getting hungry! THIS IS A MUST DO!

Feb232011

Tour/Activity

California Academy of Sciences NightLife

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I’m a huge Science Nerd, so I expected to love the California Academy of Sciences, but really – only California can make an Academy of Sciences so *Cool*. There was a DJ, and a live Band, and I took the VIP + Cocktails Tour, which meant open bar privileges. Trust me - you want the VIP Pass – even if you don’t drink. The ability to skip the lines into the 4 story Rainforest, and the Planetarium are well worth it. Not to mention that you get to see this beautiful climate controlled gem room, and go behind the closed doors to talk to the Scientists who are working while Nightlife is going on. There were many jealous looks as my friend and I bypassed what had to be an hour long line to get preferred seating in the Planetarium! We went on the third Thursday of the month, which we were told was a special night in the Planetarium. Every third Thursday, the California Academy of Sciences does a review of the new Astronomy finds that week in Science. It was excellent to see something that wasn’t the standard walk-thru of the planets and solar system. The MC for the Planetarium talked about all sorts of interesting things, like the effect of the Solar Winds on the Magnetic field of Earth, and how we would appear to Aliens, if they happened to see our transmissions. It was all really great, and we caught the last show, which meant it was kind of the final thing we did that night. It turned out to be the perfect ending to a really great night.

Feb232011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Ron was my driver when I took the full loop on the Hop-on Hop-off Tour. He was really entertaining to listen to, and he had a lot of great information on the various sites around the city. The bus is really convenient, and the stops are well chosen. When I went, it was raining, so this was a great way to see the sites of the city, and try to stay dry. I was also really happy that Ron mentioned the Chinese New Year parade that was happening while I was in town, otherwise I never would have heard about it. But because of his wonderful information, I got to go see the 2 hour parade, which was really one of the highlights of my trip! For the other half of this combo package - I had heard a lot about Alcatraz, and was really anticipating seeing The Rock, but even with all that anticipation, Alcatraz exceeded my expectations. The Audio Tour on the island is really well done, from the people they chose to narrate the tour, to the sound effects (in stereo) and what they chose to highlight while on the tour. I actually think it was better than being on a tour with a guide, because I could take the Audio Tour at my pace, and it kept this very reverent silence inside The Rock that sort of added to the ambiance. Book Alcatraz Early! A lot of people I met in San Francisco told me that they’d never been, or that they tried to get tickets and the tickets were already sold out! You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t get to go to Alcatraz!

Feb232011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
There is no way to leave this cruise hungry. My glass was never more than half empty, and the buffet was always full. The food was fantastic, and they had a great variety of items that would accommodate people of any dietary requirement, weather you’re vegetarian, glucose free, or just love to eat anything that tastes great. The champagne was always flowing, the coffee had a wonderful flavor, and the atmosphere was wonderful and relaxing. We had a lovely woman piano player on our cruise. She had a lovely choice, and good taste in the music to choose to keep the mood. Everything was just great, and relaxing, and perfect. I really had a wonderful time. The Piano Player did a wonderful job of pointing out the sights as we were sailing past, and of letting people know when they’d want to go on deck to see something – like passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, or as we were sailing really close past Alcatraz Island. It’s like getting a guided tour along with the great food, and great atmosphere. The seating for the cruise was also organized really well. Since I was on my own, I was seated with other adults, and a bit away from the families. I think it really made for the best possible experience for everyone. The couples were mostly seated together for a nice romantic experience, and the families were seated together, for a more family oriented experience with the kids. That was a really good idea, and one I wasn’t expecting.

Jan202011

Tour/Activity

KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil® at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I don’t even know where to begin. Yeah, see this show. It’s the only Cirque show that has a real story to follow, so expect an interesting story that’s told through the stunning acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil. The stage is part of the act, as it moves and shifts throughout the entire show. It’s really enjoyable, and the theater is a beautiful and immersive environment. It’s a very Elegant Cirque du Soleil, and makes for a great end to a night in Vegas!

Oct292010

Tour/Activity

CSI: The Experience

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I had a great time at the CSI Exhibit. It's a lot more educational and free form than I expected. I went with a couple of friends and wasn't quite sure what to expect. There are three different cases you can choose to investigate. We all settled on one (the dead waitress in the alley) but since the only thing that links you to the scenario you pick is a crime scene investigation sheet they give you there's no reason you can't experience all three. The "crime scenes" are really cool and well detailed. I'm not a fan of the show, but the getting a good look at the actual forensics that goes into solving a crime is pretty keen. I'd recommend it for families with picky tweens since it's totally at your own pace, educational (but in not in a lame way), and definitely different than anything else you're going find.

Oct122010

Attraction

Historic Route 66

Sedona & Flagstaff

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This had to have been one of the most fun times of my life. My best friend and I drove across country to move from Florida to Las Vegas, and we ended up taking a long run over Route 66. I have one piece of advice for anyone who wants to make this drive: CHECK THE WEATHER! My friend and I made the mistake of thinking that the weather would be warm cause we'd be in the desert. When we woke up in Flagstaff and it was 19 degrees, we were both just a bit under dressed... If you do make this drive, stop at the Roadkill Cafe for us! It was closed when we got there!

My Photos

  • Windmill
  • The Roadkill Cafe
  • Look Out!
  • Set the Scene
  • Bathroom Humor
  • Lil' Town in Route 66

Oct062010

Attraction

Fremont Street Experience

Las Vegas

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Keep an eye out for the Spray Paint Artists (They're REALLY cool!) And there's a great restaurant that used to be called the Bay City Diner in the Golden Gate Casino on Freemont - I believe they're called Du-Par now. They have the really awesome Shrimp Cocktails there, and at the Shrimp Bar and Deli. One cool thing about Du-Par, if you go between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, they have some specials that you can buy at the price of the time that you show up. So for instance, if you show at 4:15 PM, then the cost of your special is $4.15. And the food is really good! If you're going to Freemont though, it's not as beautiful during the day time. It sort of loses it's majesty without the cover of night.

Oct062010

Attraction

Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I live just outside of Red Rock and tend to go out there just to get in touch with nature. It's Gorgeous out there, no matter where you go. I especially recommend seeing it with the snow on the mountains, if you happen to be here in the winter time.

My Photos

  • Red Rock Canyon Inhabitants

Oct062010

Attraction

Venetian Gondola Rides

Las Vegas

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The Singers for the Venetian Gondola Rides are absolutely wonderful! And the woman who sang for us had one of the best sense of humor. I highly recommend this! Go all out though, get your own private boat! You won't be disappointed, and it's very relaxing.

Sep302010

Attraction

Epcot Center

Orlando

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
EPCOT is by far my favorite Disney Theme park. If you're going to go - try to make it out there in October/November. They have a yearly food and wine festival which is to die for! The new Mission: Space ride is probably the best ride in Orlando too. Plan to be there the whole day - as you could spend a whole day just wandering around in the World Showcase. If you get a chance - stop for coffee in Morocco - it's to die for!

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  • Mission Space

Sep272010

Attraction

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Orlando

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I lived in Orlando for ten years, and had a year pass to Universal Studios / Island of Adventure for upwards of 6 years. The only reason I let it lapse is because I moved across country. I absolutely love Universal and IOA - and I can't wait to go back and see Harry Potter now that they've opened the new Island there. Roller Coasters, good beer, good times, lots of laughs, the employees are generally relaxed and very funny - they poke fun at the customers (all in good humor) and present a really nice atmosphere for hanging out. I can't say enough nice things about all of my memories in Universal and IOA. If you're young at heart, and looking for more of a day of thrills and fun - then you won't be disappointed. And BTW - don't miss the Beetlejuice show! It's campy - but totally fun, and the singers / dancers are REALLY good!

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