Category Archives: USA

5 reasons Cirque du Soleil is unique

Each Cirque du Soleil show is a combination of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline. Shows use continuous live music, with performers rather than stagehands changing the props. We visited Las Vegas recently and we were determined to see a Cirque du Soleil show. We found that there were many shows in town but only one that was family oriented. Read on about my five reasons why I think Cirque du Soleil is unique.

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A review of 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic at the Venetian in Las Vegas

On our recent trip to Vegas I noticed an ad for the 50 greatest photos in the long history of the National Geographic publication. On the one hand I was so excited to go see it, on the other hand I was wondering if it is worth it or not. After all the pictures are all available on line, so why pay to go see them? Keep reading about my experience visiting this photo exhibit.

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Hawaii – The perfect checklist for the first time visitor

Hawaii offers tourist destinations like nowhere else in the world. It is a place everybody dreams off touring at least once in their life time and those lucky to make it there simply never get enough of it. It has some of the world’s most beautiful oceans and land features. Everything about Hawaii is just wonderful with its mild tropical climates, rich cultural heritage, great beaches, friendly locates,delicious food and unforgettable shopping experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Gourmet food is everywhere at the Bellagio

Here is more about the amazing food in Las Vegas. I think the amount of famous chefs per square mile is by far the highest in Las Vegas than anywhere in the world. If you have the opportunity to visit Las Vegas, make sure you set aside part of your budget to try the amazing variety and quality of the Las Vegas restaurants. While food can be expensive in Vegas, trying some amazing food should be part of everyone’s Vegas experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Eat in style at Paris

The best, the biggest and the most exotic things are in Las Vegas! Without a doubt, Las Vegas has become some sort of Disneyland for the adults. Leaving aside the depraved and dirty Las Vegas night life, this place has one subtle but powerful attraction that makes every visit to Las Vegas a memorable one. What is this one Las Vegas attraction? Read on to find out.

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Scottsdale, Arizona – Beautiful flowers and sunset

Scottsdale, Arizona - Curved cacti in the desert. Here’s another travel gallery from my brother. I have gotten used with his great pictures and I can’s wait to see them every time he comes back from vacation. This time they went to Scottsdale, Arizona. He didn’t give me any city pictures but he gave me some great nature pictures. Check out my brother’s nature pictures from Scottsdale Arizona. I love desert pictures and my brother is very patient with the camera and plans each picture very well. You can clearly see the results.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado – Travel Pictures.

Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Mountainlion thumbnail. My good friend Jason visited Pagosa Springs, Colorado earlier this year. He took his family on a nature trip and he was very kind to allow me to post some of his great pictures on my site. I have not visited Pagosa Springs, but based on the pictures it looks like a great place to visit with your family…well if you live nearby. There is a small zoo that features a bear, a wolf, a mountain lion and other animals…caged of course. You can take a small steam train that will give you great views of the valley and forest. Well, take a look at the pictures and see for yourself. See more pictures

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – Is it overrated ?

Grand National Park, Arizona - Sunset ThumbnailWhen we planned to visit the Grand Canyon this past spring, one question kept coming up: Is the Grand Canyon overrated? Everyone wants to visit it, but what if it’s just one big hype and nothing more? Sure, the pictures looked nice, some reviews were great, but what is there to see anyway…just some rocks? Well, I was about to find out why The Grand Canyon National Park is so grand!

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Grand Canyon National Park South Rim – Travel Pictures.

Grand Canyon National Park - ThumbnailWe visited Grand Canyon National Park as part of our Las Vegas trip. Actually, this was the last part of our trip. After a stop at Hoover Dam we kept on going through the desert all the way to Williams Arizona. After spending the night there, we visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I struggled with taking pictures and not being able to capture the vastness of the Grand Canyon. I found it very difficult to be purposeful in taking great pictures. One has to go visit and enjoy the view…the entire view.
See more pictures from Grand Canyon National Park.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – best family oriented attractions

Las Vegas, Nevada - The strip thumbnail. I have wondered for a long time if someone can visit Las Vegas and have fun without gambling or taking part in the wild Las Vegas night life. I have heard that Las Vegas has changed much and that they are trying to cater more to families with children. So, are they really? Can your family have fun in Las Vegas without doing the “dirty” Las Vegas things? Can Las Vegas be called a family destination ? Well, read on to find out.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The Strip

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Strip thumbnail. This is the last gallery from Las Vegas, Nevada. These are shots taken from the strip and…of the strip itself. I thought that it’s great to have a few pictures just of the strip in Las Vegas, because at night it becomes spectacular indeed! I have included some pictures taken by my brother…his pictures are actually much better than mine. See more pictures from the Las Vegas Strip. Also read my Las Vegas family travel destination guide.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The Wynn and Encore

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Wynn chandelier thumbnail. Supposedly, the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada is only for the rich. It definitely looks like it even if we only judge by the Ferarri and Maserati dealers that are on site. Too bad you don’t get to just walk in the showroom. I guess they’re afraid that regular people like us would leave their fingerprints on the cars. They look cool no matter what…even if only seen through the window. The hotel and casino don’t look very impressive from the inside…except for the shopping galleries. Beware, strollers with small children are not allowed inside the Wynn…I thought that was plain terrible…but oh well, what can I do? See more pictures from The Wynn in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Paris

Las Vegas, Nevada - Paris thumbnail This the picture gallery from the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paris was great for one things: food. I mean it has amazing food ! Especially the breakfast buffet is really out of this world…just unbelievable…oh well…more on that to come.

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