So, all cards on the table here—we don’t think Las Vegas is a great place to bring kids. If you can leave the kids at home with trusted sitters instead of bringing them to Las Vegas, we strongly recommend you do so. Sure, there's a lot of family-friendly options these [...]
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This may not be your first rodeo (and by ‘rodeo’ we mean ‘trip to Vegas’) but why not brush up on some of the basics? Here are just a few things to keep in mind while you prep, so you can party hard once you arrive. Getting Here Most of [...]
We didn’t mean to make the title of this blog sound so life-or-death. Truth is, we go to Vegas to get lost in a timeless fantasy land of slot machines and endless drinking, but just because we love the eternal party-vibe of the Strip and Downtown, doesn’t mean we don’t [...]
Las Vegas’ history is about as colorful as the famous (or should we say ‘infamous’) Strip itself; from mammoths and saber-toothed cats, to mobsters and gangsters, bombs and abandoned ghost towns, you really couldn’t make this stuff up. About 20,000 years ago, Las Vegas was cool and swampy and home [...]
There is a legend in Hawaii that warns people not to take the volcanic rocks. The legend says that Madam Pele, Hawaii’s volcano goddess, will bring bad luck to anyone that removes them. Yet every year visitors do, some fully aware of the warning. They take them home and place them on their [...]
In our Maui Revealed book, we highly recommend the Sliding Sands trail, which descends from the summit of Haleakala into the crater. This hike may be the closest thing to walking on a lunar landscape that any of us who aren’t named Buzz will ever experience. But there is another [...]
Another question we frequently get is “what about island-hopping?” This is a tough call. A lot of people like the idea of being able to visit two or more of the islands while here. The reasons to do it are obvious: you get to see and experience another island, for [...]
It’s a question we get a lot: Which island should I pick? If you’ve never been to Hawai‘i before, picking which island to visit for the first time can be a challenge. They are all incredibly beautiful, but in very different ways. We’d love it if you bought all four [...]
Ranger Arnold Nakata and Romeo. Photo courtesy of Volcano National Park Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Search-and-rescue rangers safely extracted a pet dog from a 20-foot-deep earth crack in the national park on Sun., Oct. 4 around noon. On Saturday evening, the owner of the dog was walking her two [...]
The past few months have been more interesting than usual here in Hawaii. First we’ve had an unusually active hurricane system (a few close calls but no direct hits, thankfully). Then we faced threat of a tsunami due to an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile. And now scientists from [...]