Finding Serenity At Westgate’s New Spa

Park City’s award-winning facility brings mountain-retreat comforts to Vegas… There’s something uniquely American about the community of Park City, Utah. No matter the season, the mountain top ski-centric Park City offers crystal clean air, gorgeous vistas and a warm, eclectic culture. Westgate Las Vegas (my favorite middle-tier resort) benefited from Park City’s dining offerings when it … Continue reading “Finding Serenity At Westgate’s New Spa”

Serenity Helicopters: the Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience

VIP service brings another dimension to Las Vegas dinner-and-a-show dates… Sometimes the fates are determined to bring certain individuals into your life….not once, but many times. Such was the case two short months ago when I met a charismatic couple on a flight from Portland, Oregon to Las Vegas. During my conversation with them, I … Continue reading “Serenity Helicopters: the Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience”

Spa Days Are For Guys, Too

Yours truly indulges in a manly head-to-toe experience at Westgate’s Serenity Spa… There’s an outmoded perception that spa treatments are something that only women are likely to enjoy. But those in the know realize that occasionally pampering our overworked bodies allows them to recuperate, regenerate and regroup for what lies ahead. Men are most likely … Continue reading “Spa Days Are For Guys, Too”

WESTGATE LAKES RESORT – A COVID-safe Waterfront Paradise For The Quarantine-Weary

Chapter one of a four-part series on post-pandemic traveling… This year will undoubtedly be remembered as the most stressful of our lives. Just when you think the coast is clear, a new form of chaos arrives. But enough is enough, and it’s time to step out into the sunlight. Summer is already upon us, still … Continue reading “WESTGATE LAKES RESORT – A COVID-safe Waterfront Paradise For The Quarantine-Weary”

A Change Of Pace: When East Meets ‘Westgate’

Leaving Las Vegas to experience Florida resorts in the era of social distancing… Being a combination blogger/freelance writer, one of my responsibilities is to peruse social media and news to stay current on the subjects I write about. Weary from the dearth of heavy-handed COVID-19 news and gossip, I’ve turned towards LinkedIn, a business and … Continue reading “A Change Of Pace: When East Meets ‘Westgate’”

Dave Mancuso and the Art of the Perfect Shave

A Master Barber guides us through a classy and classic experience for men… You may have noticed that this writer has been on a journey of self-improvement…and I’ve taken you along on the adventure. Together we’ve experienced a men’s spa day at Westgate Serenity Spa. Then we shot over to Cosmopolitan for a visit to … Continue reading “Dave Mancuso and the Art of the Perfect Shave”

Find Your Inner Ariel at MERMAID SCHOOL

Weekend childrens’ classes are Westgate’s latest “outside the box”… Going through my daily round of press release emails is a lot like attacking the pile of presents under the Christmas tree. Some of them I can’t wait to open up (“Chippendales Announces Latest Guest Host”). Others feel obligatory…like a Visa gift card from the mother-in-law … Continue reading “Find Your Inner Ariel at MERMAID SCHOOL”

Bring Your Summer Sexiness to THE PLAYGROUND

New adults-only day club advances the Westgate evolution and invites you to be a kid again… Earlier this year I introduced you to Eddie Perales, the famed master mixologist who bubbles with as much excitement as his creations. Known to the world as a Guinness record-holder and creator of outlandish displays of liquid madness, Perales … Continue reading “Bring Your Summer Sexiness to THE PLAYGROUND”

2017 In Review – Ranking The Resorts

There’s something for everyone when choosing a hotel. But not all of them deserve your business… Best Luxury Resort – Palazzo The Venetian‘s more contemporary sister property has what it takes to satisfy your luxury needs without overt attempts at “hipness” (Cosmopolitan) or coasting on a previously-established reputation (Bellagio). The Palazzo offers easy access from … Continue reading “2017 In Review – Ranking The Resorts”

2019 – The Year in Review: ‘What The CL#@K!?’ The First Half-Dozen

  A look back at the first half of a year filled with memorable and some truly bizarre happenings in Sin City… When this writer relocated here from Oregon a short 14 months ago, I knew that it would be a huge lifestyle change. But even for the folks who’ve lived here the vast majority … Continue reading “2019 – The Year in Review: ‘What The CL#@K!?’ The First Half-Dozen”