Category: city guide

10 Free Things to Enjoy During Your Vegas Holiday
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03 February 2014

Believe it or not, you don't need to break your bank account when you plan a holiday in Las Vegas. Admittedly, this may be the city where you can deplete your cash or lose your plane ticket home within mere seconds, but there's more to the city than meets the eye.

Vegas may be considered a playground for World Series of Poker champs, or even budding tournament newbies who make casinos their second home, but it's also increasingly becoming a favorite place to holiday for non-gambling enthusiasts and budget-strapped families.

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Everything Vegas
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26 August 2013

Las Vegas is the city of adrenaline that can’t be matched anywhere else on the planet.  A city surrounded by desert, it can only be described as a diamond in the rough where many of us try for the ultimate gamble.  Here is your one stop guide to all that is Las Vegas and how you can join in the fun this year.

All on Red or Black
There are few people who have gambled their entire lives on the spin of a wheel or a hand of poker. The majority of those who have tried have not been too happy with the outcome, but there is one that gambled it all and walked away a winner. Ashley Revell, a Londoner who was fed up with his day to day life sold his entire worldly goods, including his clothes all for one spin of the Roulette wheel in Las Vegas.

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The Exotic Driving Experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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01 September 2011

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is every driver’s dream place. This motorsports facility is bursting at the seams with just about everything you would ever need to satisfy your lust for speed in the car of your dreams. It boasts four driving schools, ten racing venues and seating for over 200,000 speedway fans. There are 1,400 ‘event days’ organized at the speedway every year making it one of the most popular venues for fans and speedway organizers alike.

Being ideally situated close to Las Vegas, it is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc, the leading promoter of motorsports entertainment in the whole of the United States. They incidentally, own a lot more tracks all over the States but the exotic driving experience that is organized at the Las Vegas speedway track offers customers the opportunity of a life time, to drive a fantastic car around one of the best speedway tracks that can be found.

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Review of Vegas nightclub Studio 54 in the MGM Grand
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27 August 2011

The MGM Grand hotel is a smart hotel and it boasts one of the best nightclubs in Las Vegas. Studio 54 has left the sound of the 70’s way behind with an upbeat ultra modern club that features state of the art sound that blasts out high energy music with a lighting and video system to match.

It is now one of the hottest night clubs in Vegas with an amazing 22,000 square foot of floor space and with four dance floors, bars and exclusive areas on the upper floor for invited guests only this club really is impressive. There are a few other semi-private lounges to boot that can cater for up to 400 people.

With a dress code that only lets people who are ‘dressed nicely’ into the joint, the club really starts to heat up as the night gets going with infamous parties that will never be forgotten by anyone who is lucky enough to be involved in them.

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Review of Boogie Nights hotspot in Atlantic City
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26 August 2011

Boogie Nights is Atlantic City’s hotspot that everyone loves to go to especially when it comes to getting them back ‘into the groove’ of 70’s and 80’s dance music. The club has everyone boogying and getting down to serious dancing the moment they step through the door. The whole atmosphere of the club is to keep everyone on their toes.

Not knowing what to expect next is part of the thrill of Boogie Nights and they have some very entertaining ideas, including streakers who dart across the dance floor unexpectedly, just to keep their customers laughing and surprised at the antics that go on during the music filled nights. Expect to see big ‘afros’ and bell bottom trousers with platform shoes an absolute must have on your feet accessory.

This vibrant night club won the 2009 Atlantic City Nightlife Award for the ‘Best Retro Club’ and ‘Best Place to Bring a Date’ and it has not looked back since. Located at Resorts, the club offers one of the most entertaining nights out in Atlantic City that anyone would ever want to have during their trip to this amazing fun filled nightlife oriented city.

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New art district plans to revitalize Atlantic City
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20 August 2011

Well known for its casinos, hotel, bars and restaurants Atlantic City has plans to upgrade other aspects of the town which includes new residential and commercial developments but more importantly for some people, the plan means that the arts district and educational and medical facilities are going to get a make-over as well.

It goes without saying that the gambling and tourist areas will get a revamp and the project manager of The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Jeremy Sunkett, announced that the whole concept of this revitalization program is to bring greater numbers of the public to smaller areas with a view to generating a greater demand for services such as restaurants, shops, businesses in general and much more.

The idea is to create districts where the public will be able to walk, instead of driving, to the places that they want or need to get to, thus opening up business opportunities for retailers as well as serving the people who come to Atlantic City more efficiently.

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A taste of Ireland at McFaddens restaurant
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14 August 2011

When it comes to bringing a taste of Ireland to the States McFadden’s have done so with style and panache. With restaurants in New York City and Chicago, they have fast gained a reputation of being one of the best places to go for a great meal, cheap alcohol and a fantastic night out on the town.

McFadden’s boasts a friendly bar staff and one of the best DJ’s to be found in Las Vegas, to make sure that everyone who arrives at the restaurant and night spot whether they go to grab a bite to eat or enjoy the ‘shots’ that are always on offer at prices you can’t refuse.

Lots of people who visit and eat at McFadden’s rave about the service and love the food that is served in the place which is why it has earned its reputation over recent years so with the Irish element added to the menu it is bound to get even better.

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A full review of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
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13 August 2011

The Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has done its best to make sure that anyone who stays here is impressed with just about everything there is to offer them.  The Rendezvous Tower offers guests massive rooms furnished with luxurious comfortable furniture and decorated to a standard never before seen in this cosmopolitan city.

Every room has an over sized bathroom with walk in showers, double vanity mirrors, make up tables and all made out of the best imported marble that money can buy. Guests can choose between either a Premium King Room or a Premium Double Room, and can expect to enjoy the airy spaciousness of a palace in both.

The Rendezvous boast a further 58 luxurious suites offering panoramic vistas over the Atlantic Ocean. The suites are very large indeed with a lovely airy and spacious feel, furnished with the most elegant and stylish furniture to ensure that guests can relax and enjoy every moment of their stay at the hotel. Each suite has a well appointed and extremely comfortable dining area.

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Las Vegas International Tattoo 2011 at University of Nevada
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01 July 2011

Choosing to hold the Las Vegas International Tattoo 2011 at the University of Nevada is one of the best venue choices that could have been made. Superstars have played to massive audiences at this venue with great success. Names like Elton John, Billy Joel, U2, Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner to name but a few have performed at the University over the past 20 years or so and audiences have gone wild at every event.

The Tattoo 2011 took place in the Thomas & Mack Center which is one of the largest indoor arenas found in Las Vegas. It sits proudly in the grounds of the University of Nevada as is named after two very prominent bankers, E Parry Thomas and Jerome Mack. These two bankers originally funded the feasibility and land studies for the arena project. It is now home to the UNLV men’s basketball team and the National Finals Rodeo is also held in the stadium every year.

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Singapore Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Paradise on Earth
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30 June 2011

Singapore boasts 50 islets all around its main island and has thousands of attractions and places to visit when travelling to this delightful part of the world. One of these is the Singapore Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom. This truly extraordinary tourist attraction is set in a lush tropical rainforest environment which will take your breath away.

The park has been designed to give the impression that it is deep in a tropical jungle, but this is just an impression because it is safe to visit. You will discover the beauty of nature at its very best in this incredible park. There hundreds of butterflies that will bewilder and bewitch you as they flutter continuously around in this perfect setting. The exotic insects will fascinate you with their shapes and colours as they scuttle along the ground and rush past you through the air.

The sheer electric atmosphere of the park will thrill you with the sounds and scents of the tropical rainforest and children will be enthralled at the many things that they can do and see during a tour of the park.

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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
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30 June 2011

New York has many famous buildings and landmarks, but walking around such a busy city you’ll probably miss many of them or find long queues to see the sights you want.  So why not treat yourself to the Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York?

The tour lasts around fifteen minutes, which may not sound very long, but the agility of the helicopter along with its unrivalled access from the air, means that you’ll get to see all of the attractions during that time.  You will be able to see some of the tallest buildings at their finest, rather than straining your neck trying to look up at them.  To top it off, you sit in your own private cocoon, without anyone trying to barge past you or ask you to move along.

You’ll start at New York’s Downtown Heliport, near the financial centre of Wall Street.  Your flight will take you past the World Financial Centre, the Art Deco grandeur that is the Chrysler Building and the iconic Empire State Building, although giant apes climbing up the side may not be available.  

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New York City Harbour Lights Night Cruise
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30 June 2011

New York is one of the most memorising cities in the world.  From Broadway to the Statue of Liberty, almost every street is legendary.  However it's only the roads and boardwalks that are special, the river and harbour have their own unique stories to tell.

The best way to witness and understand this is to take a night time cruise.  Make your way to Pier 83 and step aboard your vessel.  Here you can sit in comfort and marvel as your host guides you with a full commentary of your journey.

You can sit and watch the sun setting and the moon rising over the Manhattan Skyline.  As darkness descends you can watch the reflection of the city lights as you view the riverside landmarks.  Some of the sights on the tour include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Ellis Island immigration centre and the Statue of Liberty herself.  Some 12 million immigrants passed by Liberty and went through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954, making it one of the major points of entry for migrants entering America.

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York
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19 June 2011

New York is a great place to visit, however what if you want to go and explore a little bit of the United States, well one option is a day trip to the capital city, Washington DC.  The trip takes place on a fifteen seater, fully air conditioned bus, providing you with comfort and a good view of the scenery.

The Bus will pick you up from Grand Central Station.  Building of the current Station was completed in 1913, although there has been a rail road terminal building on the site since 1871.  Get there early and look around the architecture, especially the astronomical ceiling, devised by brothers Warren and Paul César Helleu.  

Once aboard, the Bus will take you on a brief stop to Madame Tussauds.  Here you can have your photo taken with President Obama and visit a replica of the Oval Office.  You won’t be allowed to visit any of the other areas of Madame Tussauds, but nor would you want to as you’ll be missing out on a fantastic journey.  

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Singapore River Festival
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05 June 2011

The inaugural River Festival was held in Singapore in 2007 and has since become one of the largest parties in the city.  The festival runs for two weekends and contains many events to keep everyone entertained.

Originally held in September, the festival has now moved to the end of June and early July, to avoid clashing with the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 race.  Situated along the Singapore River, there are free nightly events and activities in all of the major Quays.

The Childhood Memories and Bumboat Parade is something to behold.  Five traditional Singapore bumoats are transformed into giant paper boats.  They cruise up and down the river passing Clarke Quay, Coat Quay and Marina Bay in their procession.

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Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Tour
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21 May 2011

To tour Las Vegas by night in a helicopter, any time of year, is one of the top things to do on your visit to the city.  Tour companies offer spectacular views from six-seater state of the art helicopters.  These jet helicopters are renowned for their excellent manoeuvrability and many passengers have praised them for the smoothness of their flight.  This is an excellent way to see the dazzling Las Vegas Strip and is available between 6pm and 8pm, depending on the time of year.

The flights themselves last around twelve minutes, which may sound comparatively short, but it’s sufficient for you to see all the sights.  You will need to allow around an hour and half for the whole tour, due to loading and unloading plus your special champagne toast before you board.

Departing from the heliport close to the strip, you’ll start by flying past the large pyramid at the Luxor hotel, with its bright light shining up into the night sky.  You’ll see the magical dancing water fountains of the Bellagio and the legendary Caesar’s Palace, which has hosted many sporting events including World Championship Boxing Matches and Formula One Grand Prix.

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Walking Tour with Professional Photographer in the Big Apple
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17 April 2011

The New York City Walking Tour with Professional Photographer offers an irresistible chance for visitors to explore the city with a photographer as the tour guide. However, not everyone can afford professional cameras and posses the skills of handling them. Traveling with the heavy bulk is not an easy feat either, so most people prefer the handy and lightweight digital cameras which produce pictures of far less quality.

The assigned photographer is charged with the duties of bringing the customers to the famous landmarks around New York City and to offer his photography service when needed. Services can be catered from individual to group tours but not party tours where you walk around with complete strangers. This is certainly a perk to those who prefer to take a stroll to the places at their own pace.

New York City is a big place and it is quite impossible to finish up a tour on foot here. The majority of the tour is concentrated around the Manhattan area such as the Downtown and Midtown Manhattans, where many famous attractions are found. Pictures can be taken overlooking the famous Rockefeller Centre, the busy 5th Avenue and more along the Soho and Greenwich buildings around Downtown Manhattan.

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Around the Canyons of Hurricane City
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15 April 2011

Hurricane City in Washington County, Utah is a small city in the western side of the United States. It has a considerably small population of around 10000 persons but the city does maintain a steady growth pattern over the years. The name for the city came about after Erastus Snow, a church official experienced a whirlwind which blew the top off of a buggy that he was in and said: "Well, that was a Hurricane. We'll name this Hurricane Hill.”

The city had a historic Hurricane Canal to direct the water from Virgin River which had once caused flood around the surrounding areas. A lot of effort was put into the project which spanned over 10 years and with the assistance from the neighbouring Virgin and Grafton areas. Amazingly, the long canal was built using only picks and shovels!

The canal has since been preserved and maintained by the locals since 2000. Visitors can visit the historic site and take a stroll along its steep slopes and many have commented that the steep slope has the effect of making the canal to seem floating in the air. The lime kiln and sandstone kiln to make the cement for the canal can be seen at the side of the narrow canal.

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Get Down with the Beat: New York Hip Hop Tours
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13 April 2011

The music world is revived with the upbeat tunes of a new genre in late 1970s. This genre has not only brought about new entries into the music scene but has developed a culture of its own, namely hip hop. The hip hop culture originated from the urban South Bronx in the United States by the African Americans.

The Harlem-Bronx New York Hip Hop Tours provide the opportunity for people to explore and learn this distinct culture; starting at the birthplace itself! The offered tours provide an insight into the basic elements of the hip hop culture; music, dance and art graffiti. There are selections of tours which can be booked through the two main companies; Hush Hip Hop Tours and Harlem Hip-Hop Tours.

Hush Hip Hop Tours have more varieties of tours to choose from while the Harlem Hip-Hop Tours offer just one type of tour which is the “Hip-Hop On. Hip-Hop Off. Tour”. One thing in common though, the tours by both companies are conducted by hip hop legends whom are sure to provide a lively tour experience to the crowd.You will sure be entertained by the live DJ and emcees throughout the tour.

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Meet the Teeth at the Singapore Crocodilarium
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09 March 2011

Singapore, a seemingly unseen island on the globe stores many wonders to be discovered. One of them would be the Singapore Crocodilarium, located at the south of the island along the East Coast Parkway. Whether you are travelling with family or friends, a visit to this tourist spot is guaranteed to be an eye opener.

The Singapore Crocodilarium may sound like any typical crocodilian farm that you can find around Asia but it is not. In fact, it houses more than 1000 types of reptiles besides crocodiles and is the largest enclosed crocodilian farm in South East Asia. Normal visits usually last about 2 hours and the ticket price is a total steal; only S$2 for adults and S$1 for children.

Walking by the forum area, visitors get to be up close and personal with the crocodilians as they are displayed at a really close range. The workers at the Crocodilarium are familiar with these reptiles and visitors can ask them any questions about these reptiles. Children especially love these scary, wrinkly creatures and there is also a session when visitors are allowed to feed the young.

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A Review of the Private New York City by Chauffeured Classic Convertible Tour
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23 February 2011

The Private New York City by Chauffeured Classic Convertible Tour is definitely not one to be missed if you’re in New York on vacation. This really is the classiest of NYC tours, and you’ll feel like a movie star as you ride the streets of The Big Apple in style.

You’ll be driven by your very own personal chauffeur in a classic 1975 Chevrolet Caprice. The chauffeur is always a born and bred New Yorker, with extensive knowledge of the city, and will take you to the most interesting parts as well as giving you expert commentary of the areas.

The tours generally last around two hours, which is the perfect amount of time for a romantic date around the bustling streets. You’ll visit several of the most popular locations of the city.

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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
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09 February 2011

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck in New York really is just that “Top of the Rock”! The panoramic views of Manhattan cannot be seen like this from anywhere else in New York.  Standing on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Plaza the Top of the Rock Observation Deck gives the visitor an uninterrupted view of all the major sites of New York.  If you want to see man made landmarks in all of New York’s glory from the Chrysler Building to Times Square and the Statue of Liberty then Top of the Rock is the place to go.

The Observation deck is open 365 days a year from 8 am until midnight, even if you have visited during the day before the night time is a completely new experience.  The illuminations of the surrounding landmarks really come to life and cast a vibrant glow over the whole city, giving it clarity and a sense of surrealism.   Take as many pictures as you like but they will never express the feeling that you get when actually standing on the Top of the Rock personally.

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City review of Boston, MA
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05 February 2011

Boston is located in Massachusetts and is the capital of the state. It is well known for being one of the oldest cities in America and it has a rich wealth of history and current attractions. With this in mind a city review of Boston, MA is well worth taking a look at in order to learn more about this wonderful city.

To start with attractions in the city vary from museums and parks to shopping and dining and shows and concerts. In fact there is just so much to do while you are in Boston that you might find it difficult to fit everything in. With this in mind it is a good idea to decide on what attractions you would like to see in order of preference before you visit the area.

One excellent way to get a good idea of what there is to see and do in Boston is to go on one of the many tours of the city. These can be as serious or as fun filled as you like and there is a tour for everyone. For example if you want to combine fun and laughs with exploring Boston the CASHUNT Boston is ideal.

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A Review of the Long Island Wineries & Outlet Shopping Tour in New York City
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01 February 2011

The Long Island Wineries and Outlet Shopping Tour of New York is the perfect day trip to experience the culture at the heart of the famous American city. It’s well suited to couples and friends alike.

This day trip would be an excellent gift for the wine connoisseur, as New York wines are extremely high in quality and famous throughout the globe. The day is coupled with a wonderful guided shopping trip to the best outlets.

The tour starts off at Riverhead, where you will enjoy a lovely country style breakfast with breathtaking views of the beautiful scenery. From there you will continue on to the North Fork, which is the wine making hub of New York.

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Melbourne: Host City of the Australian Open
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29 January 2011

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia, and is home to the world famous Australian Open tennis championships.

It is the second most populated city in Australia, and is extremely multi-cultural. It’s a place where historical meets modern day, with Victorian architecture an pretty avenues with contrasting contemporary buildings just around the corner.

In spite of the large population, the city still has the laid back Australian way of life. The Melburnians commonly use bicycles as their method of transport, and for those who prefer not to cycle there are little trams shuttling about the city too.

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National Museum of Singapore
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23 January 2011

This amazing history museum was first established in 1849 but has been relocated and had its name changed several times.  After returning to its original location in 1887 where it remains to this day it has under gone many transformations, most recently in 2006 when it reopened after a 3 ½ restoration which included the opening of the Singapore History Gallery.

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest in the country and an architectural icon to its people; it is host to the 11 national treasures and presents the history and culture of the country in a conventional way.  Through exhibits and colourful festivals the Museum has become a vibrant place to discover precious artefacts and mesmerising works of art.  The permanent features show off the countries culture through; history, film, photography and food all of which are allocated their own sizable gallery.

The treasures of the National Museum date back as far as the 14 century and include; the funeral hearse of Tan Jiak Kim, mace of the Singapore City, the will of Munshi Abdullah, portrait of Sir Shenton Thomas and Frank Swettenham, which can all be viewed in the History Gallery.

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A review of the Ultimate Las Vegas Nightclub Hopping Package
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18 December 2010

The Las Vegas nightclub hopping package is a concise, very handy tool when one is at his own and is visiting for the first time, with little knowledge of the city's most active night clubs. One can easily book a package on landing at the airport from the booth located right near the baggage collection counter at the check out lounge.

The package is superb value for money as it provides an individual with a number of passes and if one needs to use them all over a weekend, one would need to visit at least 5-6 night clubs every night.

Some clubs also state the specific dates that they are open on, so one can plan in advance on the days that they can be visited. For these, one should not forget to check the terms of his or her Las Vegas nightclub hopping package. The most notable clubs in the package are Lavo, Tryst, Pure, Tao, Ghostbar and Voodoo Lounge.

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A Review of top restaurant Osteria Francescana in Italy
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15 December 2010

After a visit to the best restaurant I’ve ever visited, I wanted to share with you my review of top restaurant Osteria Francesca in Italy to make sure you don’t miss out on possibly the best dining experience you’ll ever have.

The restaurant is set in the heart of Modena, Italy, a beautiful 12th century medieval town between Parma and Bologna that boasts an array of gorgeous Romanesque buildings. The town itself is famous for its balsamic vinegar and is home to the founder of Ferrari.

Osteria Francescana is the 6th best restaurant in the world rated by Restaurants Magazine and was awarded the highest new entry in the 2009 awards. It has also been awarded two Michelin stars for its top quality Italian cuisine and contemporary decor.

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A review of the top restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Spain
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14 December 2010

If you’re jetting off to Spain anytime soon, check out this review of top restaurant ’El Celler de Can Roca’ in Spain to make sure that you don’t miss out on this sensation that everyone’s talking about. And why is it so wonderful...?

This exquisite restaurant has been in business for over twenty years, and has become 4th best restaurant in the world as well as being awarded the 2009 Highest Climber award due the tremendous effort by the three brothers who own it.

The three brothers are Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, and together they have created a magnificent dining experience that has wowed critics and the general alike. Their Girona restaurant has been awarded three Michelin stars.

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A review of Shopping in Orchard Road in Singapore
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14 December 2010

Singapore is a world shopping hub, with thousands upon thousands of visitors flocking to the country every year to make the most of the bargains and masses of shopping malls and store. The most famous shopping area is Orchard Road.

This review of shopping in Orchard Road, Singapore is designed to help you get the best out of your trip to the "must see" area of the island.

This well-known road was not much until the 1970's, when the first malls began to open as the housing began to extend out, increasing the population and popularity of the district.

Prior to this, in the 1840s the road was lined with various types of orchards including nutmeg and pepper orchards, hence the name Orchard Road.

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A Review of Las Vegas Double Decker Bus of the Stars Experience
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12 December 2010

For a fun and entertaining even, jump on the Las Vegas Double Decker bus of the stars. You're guaranteed a night to remember. And why is this amusement so popular with so many Las Vegas visitors? Read on to find out...

The evening starts out at Mandalay Bay where you board the London style double decker with 67 other travellers, a great reason to be a part of it. You meet plenty of new friends and have a good giggle leaving you in a great mood to continue your evening.

The bus departs three times daily, so it's nice and convenient for you to choose a time that suits you. You'll travel along the famous Las Vegas strip, a 4.2 mile stretch which is home to many of the world's largest casinos and hotels.

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A Short Review of Los Angeles, CA
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08 December 2010

Choosing whether a place is your cup of tea before you’ve seen it can be tough, so here is a short review of Los Angeles, CA, to help you decide if it’s for you.

LA has got to be one of the trendiest cities in the world, set in the beautiful state of California in the US. It’s packed border to border with daydreamers in search of their big break, since it’s home to the world’s most famous neighbourhood -- Hollywood.

And it doesn’t end there. It also houses the wonderfully wealthy neighbourhood’s of Beverly Hills where many of the Hollywood celebs have made over sized mansions their homes, and Bel Air, the famous set of the Fresh Prince.

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City Review of Bridgeport, CT
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30 September 2010

Although it’s a relatively unheralded destination on the world scale, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, is one of the most historic and most populated cities in the country. Bridgeport is the core of the Greater Bridgeport area, and is also part of the New York statistical area which includes all five boroughs and even parts of New England.

Unlike many other vacation destinations and famous cities in the United States, Bridgeport doesn’t bring in gamblers, those looking for entertainment, or even really the honeymooner crowd. Bridgeport offers more history than anything, and with famous people like circus promoter P.T. Barnum to its credit, Bridgeport is steeped in the historic.

When Bridgeport was first inhabited, most of its residents were either farmers or fishermen. Its proximity to water and mass of fertile soil made this area very appealing to settlers hoping to carve out their respective niche in the American landscape.

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City Review of Austin, Texas
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06 September 2010

Due to its sheer size in nearly everything from food to fashion, Austin, Texas, a prominent city in the United States, has managed to live up to its state’s slogan over the years – everything’s bigger in Texas. For most visitors of the city, they find out this constantly rings true, as a huge list of tourist activities always awaits any vacationer looking to explore this historic city.

Austin is the capital of Texas, located near the center of the southern state, and has been one of America’s fastest-growing cities since 2000. While the rest of the country and much of the world took a huge financial hit during the recent - and still going - recession, cities like Austin managed to avoid the fallout due to a few reasons.

For starters, Austin isn’t heavily regulated by government influence. The lack of red tape via city planners’ overeager interference has left Austin and the rest of Texas free to grow. Texas, as a single state, produces more jobs than the other 49 states, and does so with lower tax rates and more personal freedoms than anywhere else in the entire U.S.

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City Review: Paradise, Clark County
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01 September 2010

When you sit around and think about where you want to live, a hot, barren desert is probably going to be near the bottom of the list with the moon and at the bottom of the ocean. However, if Las Vegas were to enter into the equation, the idea of a desert suddenly doesn’t seem so dry. This is undoubtedly what when through many people’s minds as they re-located to Paradise.

Paradise, Nevada is an unincorporated town in Clark County, Nevada, directly outside of Las Vegas. Technically, Paradise is part of Las Vegas, located directly south of Sin City and acting as an urbanized area. The Clark County Commission governs Paradise and the population is near 200,000, making it one of the more populated areas in the county.

Since Paradise is really just south of Las Vegas, there are not a lot of original destinations in the town that are separate from Vegas. Even still, a lot of tourists don’t know much about the entire Vegas area if it doesn’t involve a new-age casino resort or an all-you-can-eat buffet. Unfortunately, some of the country’s best scenery is overshadowed by the gambling.

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City Review of Sunrise Manor
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26 August 2010

One of the biggest downsides to being located so close to Las Vegas, Nevada is that regardless of what is offered as a standalone territory it’s all overshadowed by the world’s biggest gambling Mecca. This has a positive effect on tourism in most cases, as most people travel to the area and find places like Sunrise Manor on their own, but it also results in a serious lack of identity.

Sunrise Manor is a census-designated place on the outskirts of Las Vegas, located within Clark County, Nevada. This means that it’s not technically its own city; it’s just a designed part of Las Vegas. However, if Sunrise Manor were to ever be incorporated, it would become one of the largest cities in the entire state.

Sunrise Manor is currently best known for two things: its immediate proximity to the city of Las Vegas, and its place at the seat of Frenchman Mountain. With a population of almost 200,000, Sunrise Manor is definitely a popular location to live, with plenty of hotels, restaurants, parks and upscale neighborhoods.

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City Review: Spring Valley, Clark County
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18 August 2010

As far as vacationing in the United States, you’d be hard pressed to find any area with more to do than in and around Clark County, Nevada. Not only is this the home of the famous gambling hub Las Vegas, but it’s also one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations for hikers, ATV enthusiasts, sightseers, history buffs, and much, much more.

The city of Spring Valley is located in the center of all the action. Only two miles west of the main Vegas Strip, Spring Valley receives much of the Las Vegas overflow and also its own tourists due to the hotels and restaurants located there for people who don’t want to spend the money for resort stays or who want to see other sites in Nevada.

Spring Valley also contains quite a few middle class to upper class residential neighborhoods and boasts an economy independent of Las Vegas, as evidenced by the nearly 120,000 permanent residents of this small city.

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City Review - Saint George's, Grenada
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14 August 2010

The Grenadines in the southeastern portion of the Caribbean Sea are perhaps the most beautiful islands in the Northern Atlantic. Grenada is the focal point of the island chain, and is made up of six relatively small islands (much like Hawaii). Grenada is steeped with history and tradition, and the spectacular Caribbean location is a huge draw for tourists.

Saint George’s is the country’s capital city and undoubtedly the most popular of the entire area. Grenada only has a population of around 110,000, and Saint George’s only houses around 8,000 full-time, but millions pass through the streets every year and enjoy the area’s tropical climate, local cuisine and the rich history.

The city’s unique geography originally lent it fame. Grenada, like all these islands, is a volcano that rose from the ocean’s floor and eventually, over many thousands of years, became inhabitable. The volcano on this particular island has collapsed, however, and Saint George’s on Grenada is basically built in and around the crater that was left.

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City Review of Winchester, Nevada
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08 August 2010

Winchester, Nevada is one of the many standalone towns and cities around Las Vegas that have the misfortune of being categorized as simply “Vegas.” That’s not to say that Las Vegas is a bad place, but since postal addresses only recognize Vegas in Clark County, Nevada, some tourists may never find out about locations like Winchester.

The city of Winchester is small in comparison to the rest of the cities in Las Vegas’ metropolitan area. Winchester is located directly south of Vegas and contains much of Sin City’s Strip. As a result, there are hordes of restaurants, motels and other attractions in Winchester that should interest anyone planning on vacationing in the area.

One of the biggest positives of visiting Winchester if you’re also visiting Las Vegas is that you can stay in Winchester and beat some of the traffic on both the roads and in the hotels. Since a lot of vacationers are preoccupied with wanting to stay in luxury resorts, this leaves Winchester’s hotels and motels open and available most of the year.

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Brief Guide To The Capital of USA Washington DC
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02 August 2010

Washington D.C. is the United States of America’s capital city and serves as one of the most popular destinations in the country as far as tourism is concerned. With many museums, federal buildings, hotels and restaurants, the District of Columbia is well equipped to handle millions of tourists every year, and the small federal city in fact thrives on the tourism.

D.C. initially stands out to people because it’s the quintessential “American” city. Although the USA isn’t always the most popular country around the globe, many people are still interested in the country that was essentially birthed of immigrants and rose to prominence as one of the most powerful countries on the planet.

America’s first president, George Washington, selected the small square area that would eventually become Washington D.C. in the late 1700s. Before the federal city was located on the easternmost border of the state of Virginia, it had been located in New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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10 Things You Must Do In Rome
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23 February 2010

Rome, Italy, famous for its diverse culture, historic buildings, and beautiful art work is definitely among the top ten places in the world to travel. However with all these attractions, it would not be difficult for one to find themselves overwhelmed with what to see and do first. Here you will find a list of the top ten things to do while in Rome.

1. The Colosseum
First and for most The Roman Colosseum is a must see. The building itself has been there for almost 2000 years and was once used for ancient games and spectacles, such as gladiator games, animal hunts, and even executions. The amphitheatre is the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, and while it has taken some structural damage over the years, it still remains to be an absolutely magnificent glimpse of history.

2 & 3. Vatican City & Sistine Chapel
While it technically remains to be a city of its own, Vatican City is still an absolute must see when visiting Rome. As well as this being the very heart of the worlds most widespread form of Christianity, you will find the Sistine Chapel here along with many of Michelangelos frescoes.

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Top 10 Things You Must Do In New York
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15 January 2010

New York city, New York is the most famous city in America and among the most famous in the entire world. It pulls in millions of tourists every year and subsequently billions of dollars due to the plethora of shows, statues, buildings, museums and other historical landmarks and attractions. If you’re visiting NYC anytime in the near future, there are certain things you have to do while there.

In no particular order, here are the top ten things you must do in New York.

See the Statue of Liberty. This pure copper statue, standing 305-feet tall (in total from ground to torch), was a gift from the French, commemorating America’s freedom. Since arriving in New York in 1886 and being reconstructed, piece by piece, millions of visitors-around 3 million annually for the past few decades-have walked up the stairs inside the statue and peered out at the city from inside.

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Top Ten Things You Must Do In London
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15 October 2009

London, England is one of the most famous cities in the world. Its history is as impressive as it is long. Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, London is both the capital of England and the UK, and with its medieval boundaries and core City of London, this metropolis offers something everyone can enjoy. London blends aspects of the Ancient Roman Empire with historic England and meets the modern world head-on.

Although there are literally thousands of things to do in London, a list of ten should get you started.

One: See London!

The London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel, is one of the city’s best attractions. With 32 capsules attached to this monster, the Eye gives over 10,000 daily visitors a panoramic view of the city. Visitors to London get a full-scale, 360-degree look at the city.

Two: Visit the River Thames

The River Thames gave birth to London and is one of its most historic attractions. A lot of people choose to walk along its bank and sight see, but taking a cruise will allow you to see and gain easy access to other locations in London, like the Parliament Buildings and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

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Another Top Ten Things you Must do in Las Vegas
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24 September 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada is the single-most popular gambling city in the world. Also known as Sin City, it’s also a place where adult entertainment options are in no short supply. Whether visitors are looking to party, gamble or simply see the sights, Vegas is the type of city that offers up choice in abundance. They may catch a bad rap, but there are some family-friendly options if you’d prefer.

The vast majority of Vegas travelers are there for one reason and one reason alone: gambling. That still doesn’t mean vacationers can’t check out other must-see things in Vegas. Here’s a list of ten popular locations to give you some ideas.

One: Emeril’s

Vegas is packed full of all-you-can-eat buffets and 99-cent shrimp cocktails, but every once in a while, vacationers want some world-class cuisine. This is where Emeril’s comes in. Emeril Lagasse is one of the best chef’s in the world, and his restaurant at the MGM Grand is a true delight.

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The bespoke tailoring centre of the world Savile Row
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25 November 2008

Savile Row is a street in Mayfair, London that is basically synonymous with bespoke tailoring. The street, as well as surrounding areas, is riddled with tailor’s shops. Like Little Italy in New York City, Savile Row has become a safe haven for many people with the same interest: tailoring.

Tailors have been filling this area up since the early 19th century, and these artisans have worked extremely hard to build their well-established businesses. These businesses hold both quality and style as their highest standards. And after years of business, Savile Row is known as the place to receive a quality tailored garment.

Savile Row is located on the lands that were once known as the gardens of Burlington House. After London officials decided that it was a time for a change, way back in 1733, construction began on several row houses. Dorothy Savile, wife of the Earl of Burlington, christened the street, thus giving it the name.

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The Fremont Street Experience
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03 July 2008

The Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian mall and attraction in download Las Vegas. The FSE occupies the westernmost 5 blocks of Fremont Street, including the area known for years as “Glitter Gulch,” and also portions of other adjacent streets.

The attraction is a barrel vault canopy, which stands 90 feet high at its peak, and covers approximately four blocks. Las Vegas is known for never turning the outside casino lights off, so each show begins by turning off the lights on all buildings under the canopy, giving views of the FSE show the full effect of the lights.

Fremont Street has a storied history. It held many Las Vegas firsts, including the first hotel, first telephone, first Nevada gaming license, the first elevator, first traffic light, and the first high-rise. For many years, the western end of Fremont Street was the area most commonly portrayed whenever producers wanted to display the lights of Vegas.

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A Short Travelers Guide to Atlantic City
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05 June 2008

If you're ready for the experience of a lifetime, then pack your bags and get ready to set out to one of the world's most famous cities. Atlantic City has been known for decades as one of the most exciting places in the USA. It's most famously known for being the “other” city.

But as any ocean lover will tell you, Las Vegas can be a little too hot and a little too far away from the water. Atlantic City sits just yards off of the Boardwalk, and has some of the best casinos around. AC is the total package.

You get all the great entertainment that Vegas can offer, and you're guaranteed to save money on room accommodations, food, and much more. Atlantic City is the best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, casinos and bars.

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