Is Sin City Determined To Drive You Away?

Asking the tough question that’s probably on lots of minds… Back in 2016, while editing a guest writer’s article about the de-theming of Luxor Hotel Casino for another website, I felt a long-brewing flame inside me suddenly become a flash fire. The article reminded me of all the things I fell in love with that Vegas was … Continue reading “Is Sin City Determined To Drive You Away?”

Immersive Experiences To Blow Your Mind

Why just watch entertainment when you can be a part of it? With the drop in revenue from gambling and a huge reduction in the number of production shows in existence, it’s clear that Vegas visitors are seeking new ways to be excited. People want to be immersed in an experience…that’s why the Big Apple … Continue reading “Immersive Experiences To Blow Your Mind”

Straight to the Heart: Hospice, Therapy Dogs and a Pet Drive

“Man’s best friend will be there until the end”… Having just lost my dear cat Sunny to cancer a few weeks ago, I’ve had plenty of hours to reflect on love, loss and courage. It’s been a rough time for this writer, so I can appreciate the enormous grief that families and friends face when … Continue reading “Straight to the Heart: Hospice, Therapy Dogs and a Pet Drive”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young

Meet the charismatic star of the incomparable Edge Steakhouse… In preparation for my ongoing series on the talent behind Westgate Las Vegas‘ Food and Beverage operations, I interviewed five amazing individuals. Each of them are standouts in their field, but only one had impressed me long before we actually met. That person is Executive Chef … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young”

Sexy Power Duos: Torrey Peak and Greg Woerdeman

A real-life couple shares how they became internet sensations…and their secret for being “Vegas-ready” every day. Over the past few months I’ve shared some self-improvement experiences I’ve found in Las Vegas. Spa treatments, a weight loss center, a custom straight-razor shave and more. Then I was lucky enough to make the acquaintance of a charming … Continue reading “Sexy Power Duos: Torrey Peak and Greg Woerdeman”

My Day as a “Terrorist” at Primm’s Fashion Outlets

…or “How To Chase Away Your Final Remaining Customers”… There’s a wonderful moment in the 1981 film On Golden Pond in which a young boy asks Katharine Hepburn’s character “Ethel” why her aging husband (played by Henry Fonda) is so prickly. “Norman’s like an old lion. Sometimes he has to remind himself that he can still … Continue reading “My Day as a “Terrorist” at Primm’s Fashion Outlets”

Break The Rules (and the Speed Limit) at Police Chase LV

CHiPs actor Erik Estrada puts you in the driver’s seat for a real cops-and-robbers pursuit… “So, do you wanna be the bad guy or the good guy?” instructor Greg Ladner asked me as we walked towards an assortment of  high-powered vehicles. My eyes centered on a shiny Las Vegas Police Department cruiser. “A good guy, … Continue reading “Break The Rules (and the Speed Limit) at Police Chase LV”

NSPCA and FLO Advertising Team Up to Save Animals In Need

High-tech mobile digital billboard brings much-needed attention to Nevada’s no-kill shelter… You’ve seen them on the Strip, grabbing the attention of thousands of tourists with its stunning clarity and brightness. You’ve read my articles touting their collaborations with PALMS Casino and SAW ESCAPE EXPERIENCE. You might have witnessed seen my own visage frightening visitors a … Continue reading “NSPCA and FLO Advertising Team Up to Save Animals In Need”

2018 Events, Trends & Moments…The Personal Side

Sharing some of the more intimate moments and thoughts of 2018 as I bring this year-end retrospective to a close… THAT WONDERFUL HELICOPTER RIDE There were a lot of changes in my personal life during the latter half of 2018. The biggest began during a fortuitous flight from my home in Salem Oregon to Las … Continue reading “2018 Events, Trends & Moments…The Personal Side”

LOVE 2.0 Merges Tech, Heart…and Lots More Beatles

“The Beatles: LOVE” remains one of the most spectacular and satisfying shows in town… When Cirque du Soleil unveiled “The Beatles: LOVE” twelve years ago at Mirage, it was a first in many ways. The custom-designed 360-degree theater had an immersive sound system with speakers built into the seats. Intricate stage platforms quickly transformed the set from one … Continue reading “LOVE 2.0 Merges Tech, Heart…and Lots More Beatles”