Category: Travel Guide

The Venetian – Las Vegas

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino contains everything listed in its name, and a great deal more. Once upon a time on its site stood the legendary Sands Hotel. But Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack were long departed from the scene by the time the venerated structure was demolished to make way for The Venetian. …

The Mirage – Las Vegas

Owned by MGM Mirage, this Hawaiian-themed, 3,000 room hotel is as much an entertainment complex as a place to stay. Over 40 years ago it was known as Castaways. But it’s as up-to-the-minute fresh as any place in Vegas now. Inside the front entrance is a lush tropical rainforest housed under a 100-foot high dome, …

The MGM Grand – Las Vegas

MGM has a long and glorious tradition as an entertainment company. Some of the most treasured films of the 20th century were produced by this motion picture enterprise. But in the last decades of the previous century, the company branched out to other forms. The MGM Grand is one magnificent sample. Originally housed in what …

Las Vegas Casinos

With all the new shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment offered by Las Vegas these days it’s easy to forget about the casinos. But they are still the center of attraction for many. Vegas still has many of the old-time icons to offer like the Sahara. But many new ones have sprouted up in just the …

Joshua Tree National Park

The desert is often thought of as a dry, lifeless place. But look closer and you’ll see that Joshua Tree National Park is, in fact, teeming with life. Joshua Tree is located in the San Bernardino desert in Southern California. But, like much of that portion of the state, it is far different from the …

Legion of Honor Museum San Francisco

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (Legion of Honor Museum) in San Francisco is an art experience inside and out. Housing a fine collection, the museum is located on a stellar site with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Re-opened in 1995 after a two-year, $35 million renovation, even the building itself …

Madison Avenue Shopping Map, New York

If you wonder where is Madison Avenue and its shopping points, scroll to the bottom of this post to take a look at the Madison Avenue Shopping Map. Beginning the day at Madison Square Park, on Madison and 23rd is just about the most peaceful start possible in this beehive of a city. Tree-lined, two …

Fifth Avenue Vacations and Shopping, New York

The center of Manhattan in a dozen ways, Fifth Avenue in New York is best known as an unrivaled shopping street that is probably great for your vacation trip. Almost any upscale retailer has a prestigious store located at this street. However not all points on the map of Fifth Avenue is shopping spot. Along …

Park Avenue New York

Park Avenue New York – through the 1930s was known as ‘the street where the rich people lived’. To have an apartment there was ‘to have arrived’. When you arrive you’ll see fewer apartments and a new kind of ‘rich people’ – multi-national corporate headquarters. Some of the world’s most deservedly well-known architecture is sited …

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Completed in 1868, Prospect Park is Frederick Law Olmstead’s second masterpiece – and easily the rival of his first, Central Park. Located in Brooklyn, the 526 acre (2.1 square km) public park contains within its borders more things to see and do than many large cities. The entrance at Grand Army Plaza alone is worth …

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