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Universal Studios in a Nutshell

Tucked away in the Hollywood hills is Universal Studios, a theme park complete with rides and attractions based on some of the top movies made in its own studios. For a day of action-packed entertainment in Los Angeles, Universal Studios is it!

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August 25, 2010 by | 0 Comments

Review: Vegas! The Show

For those not familiar with Las Vegas, Vegas! The Show sums up the city’s past in one extraordinary, Broadway-style production like no other. Recreating the greatest moments in Las Vegas history, the show opens up with a narrator, in what is referred to as the Neon Graveyard, a Vintage Vegas background showcasing Las Vegas of yesteryear. Delivering Las Vegas history and interesting facts, the narrator foreshadows what the audience can expect.

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August 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments

Aah New York, Ain’t it Grand?

Oh New York, I knew even before I arrived that I would love you, but nothing could have prepared me for the spell you would cast over me; the love at first sight mega crush that would grip hold of me and not let go. New York made me want to be thirty different people in one day.

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August 19, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Bath, England: 10,000 Years of History

As pools go, you’d be hard-pushed to find one that’s more spectacular than the rooftop pool at the Thermae Bath Spa in Bath, England. As the water on one side bubbles like lemonade in a glass, and ultimate power showers billow over the backs of closed-eyed bathers, the city’s skyline is put in a magnificent frame.

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August 16, 2010 by | 2 Comments

The Best of Las Vegas!

Now, as some of you may know – I moved to Las Vegas a little over three years ago from Sydney, Australia to take up a position in Viator’s Las Vegas office. I’ve had plenty of time to see the great things Las Vegas has to offer (and the not so great). Here is my version of the Las Vegas Review Journals “Best of Vegas” poll. Whether a local or a tourist, you can’t go wrong with this list!

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August 11, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Orlando: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Now Open!

June 18, 2010 was the date that has been earmarked on my calendar for quite a while. The anticipation had been building for a very long time! Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando had been working almost around the clock for the last 5 years to bring to life characters and scenes from the series of Harry Potter â„¢books written by J.K. Rowling. Not an easy task at all!

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August 5, 2010 by | 2 Comments

CSI: The Experience

When CSI: Crime Scene Investigation started playing on TV 10 years ago, I thought this would be the coolest profession – essentially solving puzzles for a living, albeit quite gruesome ones. Ultimately, I stayed in the travel industry, but now that CSI:The Experience has made its way to Las Vegas, anyone can get a taste of what it would be like to be a forensic scientist without the blood and gore. I went to this attraction at the MGM Grand Hotel last week and had a blast!

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August 4, 2010 by | 1 Comment

For One Night Only

We’re getting ready to celebrate Elvis Week, the one week of the year when Elvis Presley fans from around the world congregate on Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate the life and music of the legend.

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July 30, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Las Vegas: Blackjack, Toroweap and Trekkers

A couple summers ago, some friends and I took a road trip from Texas through L.A. to my beloved Northern California, specifically to my old stomping grounds in Chico. Neither of them had ever been to NorCal, and both love complaining about Texas summers. Needless to say, I was pretty excited about taking them to a place where the air is clean(ish) and the weather is perfect.

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July 27, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Things to Do in Tulum & Quintana Roo

I’ve been to Mexico a dozen times. Maybe more. But in April I took my first ‘family’ trip to Mexico – my wife and I and our two sons, Emmett (4) and Hollis (not quite 1 at the time). We spent one week in and around Tulum, which is about 90 minutes (125km / 78 miles) from Cancun and an hour from Playa del Carmen (the ferry port for nearby Cozumel).

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July 23, 2010 by | 0 Comments

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