Entries for August, 2011

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Will You “Get Made”? Las Vegas Mob Experience

Will You “Get Made”? Las Vegas Mob Experience

August 31, 2011 No Comments Almost as soon as we arrived in Las Vegas, Dad and I were visually assaulted by a never-ending stream of paperwork. We quickly learned two things: One, never pay full price for anything without consulting the reams of free coupon books and signing up for the player’s clubs at all the casinos. Two, there is ...

 

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Atomic Testing Museum: Las Vegas’ Contribution to the Atomic Age

Atomic Testing Museum: Las Vegas’ Contribution to the Atomic Age

August 31, 2011 No Comments Before he retired, Dad was an industrial engineer for the Department of Defense. He’s a major science geek, and he has passed that love on to me. So when we saw an ad for the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, we knew we had to check it out. About Nuclear Testing in Nevada The ...

 

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5 Top Maui Resorts for Families

5 Top Maui Resorts for Families

August 30, 2011 No Comments If you think summer is ending, think again. Hawaii offers year-round family getaways with gorgeous beaches, balmy weather and a leisurely pace. The island of Maui is known for its beaches, stunning Haleakala Crater, lush Hana rainforest, and fantastic recreation from scuba diving and snorkeling, water sports, boat tours and cruises, eco adventures, to a ...

 

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Baby Trend Stroller Review – Single and Double Jogging Strollers

Baby Trend Stroller Review – Single and Double Jogging Strollers

August 29, 2011 No Comments We first began using our Baby Trend Expedition Single Jogger-Phantom when our son was around one.  Up to that point, we’d used a regular travel system stroller and though it worked well, it was bulky and difficult to push over certain types of terrain.  It’s not that my husband and I were major outdoor people ...

 

Crest Inn Suites New York Catches Unsuspecting Victims

Crest Inn Suites New York Catches Unsuspecting Victims

August 29, 2011 No Comments We did not look up this motel on any web sites, as we were stopping along Rt. 9 when our car needed service and we didn’t want to drive 2 hours home late at night. If we had looked it up, we would have found plenty of horror stories, including one party who paid for ...

 

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Criss Angel Believe: Is Las Vegas’ Bizarre Magician Right for Kids?

Criss Angel Believe: Is Las Vegas’ Bizarre Magician Right for Kids?

August 28, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I were in Las Vegas this summer, seeing “Believe” was at the top of my must-do list. I’m a huge fan of Criss Angel’s Mindfreak TV show, and I knew I had to see him perform live. We actually had tickets to the original “Believe” opening in 2008, but production delays pushed ...

 

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Timeshare Presentations – What to Expect

Timeshare Presentations – What to Expect

August 27, 2011 No Comments If you’ve ever vacationed in a major city, you have probably been approached by someone offering free show tickets, dining or even cash. Most people keep walking, but a reasonable number stop to listen. After all, who doesn’t want something for free? Of course, nothing in life is truly free. At some point, the friendly ...

 

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Exploring the Grand Canyon in Style: Grand Canyon Railway

Exploring the Grand Canyon in Style: Grand Canyon Railway

August 26, 2011 No Comments The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is served by one major highway–US 64 from Williams, Arizona, an hour to the south. Although the road is well maintained and served by several tiny towns with gas and food, it can get quite crowded during the major tourist seasons. While we made the drive later in ...

 

Sea World San Diego, California – Family Trip

Sea World San Diego, California – Family Trip

August 25, 2011 No Comments On a recent trip to San Diego, California my husband and I took our 3-year old son and 10-month old daughter to Sea World.  Like so many other places, it was a destination we had visited in our pre-children days so venturing out as a family was a new experience.  Our hotel in Hotel Circle was ...

 

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San Diego Zoo, California – Family Visit

San Diego Zoo, California – Family Visit

August 24, 2011 No Comments On our recent family trip to San Diego, California my husband and I took our 3-year old son and 10-month old daughter to visit the San Diego Zoo.  Having just trekked through Sea World the day before we were tired but ready for another adventure!  Like Sea World, the Zoo was also located just a ...

 

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