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Visiting Las Vegas with Kids and Other Ways to Torture Your Family

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 [...]

Visiting Las Vegas with Kids and Other Ways to Torture Your Family2020-07-09T09:38:25-10:00

An Outdoor Excursion: Escape from the Casinos

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 [...]

An Outdoor Excursion: Escape from the Casinos2020-07-08T11:06:52-10:00

A (Super) Brief History of Las Vegas before it was Las Vegas

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 [...]

A (Super) Brief History of Las Vegas before it was Las Vegas2020-07-08T10:48:19-10:00

You’d never think rocks could cause this much trouble. But they did!

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 [...]

You’d never think rocks could cause this much trouble. But they did!2015-12-03T12:43:33-10:00

Sound of Silence

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 [...]

Sound of Silence2015-11-26T13:26:26-10:00

Dog Rescued from earth crack in Volcano National Park

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 [...]

Dog Rescued from earth crack in Volcano National Park2015-10-05T14:49:36-10:00
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