Las Vegas

What to Do in Las Vegas

Sean Shannon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

Canadians just can't seem to get enough of Las Vegas. According to the Conference Board of Canada, between January and July 2014 the number of arrivals from Canada increased by 12 per cent compared to the same time 2013. Here are a few unique itineraries, as curated by Expedia.ca and our Sin City Insiders.

11 Unique Experiences beyond the Las Vegas Strip

Abi Paul | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

Claiming to find uniqueness within one of the most unique places in the world is a conundrum in itself. Therefore during a recent media trip to Las Vegas, I was not sure what to expect. Turns out, most visitors, especially first timers, are so enchanted by the Strip, where the famed themed hotels and casinos are located, that they miss out on other attractions located on and beyond the Strip. This list showcases some of the unique experiences that visitors may not be aware of.

What Alberta Can Learn From Las Vegas' Downtown

Abi Paul | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

Calgary and Edmonton also benefit from greater concentration of people per square mile than Las Vegas. This is the reason why the Alberta model of revitalization works well up here. However, it would be interesting to see if the Las Vegas model can be imported north of the border. In the end, a successful model of downtown revitalization requires residential densification no matter how well the commercial component is developed.

What I *Wrote* This Week: The World's Greatest Card Trick

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

Some veg out by a beach. Others sight-see incessantly. But for me, vacation time allows me to catch up on two passions, namely reading and writing...

What Vegas's #1 Impersonator Can Teach you about Hope

Abi Paul | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

Kenny Wizz was like every other normal kid growing up in Los Angeles during this decade. Well, almost. The peculiarity of having the aforementioned hair style and break dancing skills led many to remind him often of his uncanny resemblance to the Gloved One. Obviously, MJ's breakthrough meant a massive change in trajectory of the destiny of this normal kid.

This Toilet Costs You $40,000 A Night

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - From Grecian marble columns and heated toilet seats to steam showers that feature colour therapy, some of the most over-the-top bathroom...

Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).

There's More to Vegas than The Hangover Lets On

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

According to TripAdvisor users, there are two types of people: those who love Las Vegas and those who don't. I thought I was firmly in the second camp, until my partner suggested we go to Vegas for my first Travelzoo Experience. These tips should help gamblers and non-gamblers, luxury lovers and deal hunters alike to plan the perfect Vegas vacation.

SavvyMom Roundup: Concussions, Thanksgiving and Sinead vs. Miley

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Concussions, Thanksgiving, a runaway kid, Sinead and Miley and BlissDom all caught my attention this week. 1. I'll tell you what has caught most of...

The Cabana Scene in Las Vegas

AmongMen.com | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

Sure, you can just grab a chaise longue at the main hotel pool, but if you're craving your own private space with staff dedicated to making sure your cocktail and food needs are met, splurge and book a cabana at any one of these hotels. We put in the research and soaked up some sun, enjoyed some nibbles (and a few cocktails), and found three of our favourite spots for cabana living, Vegas-style.

You Are The Headliner: Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

Dani Oliva | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

I really didn't like electronic music. I had no desire to listen to it. I grew up listening to Oldies, '77 Punk, Psychedelia, and '90s Alternative...

10 Las Vegas Travel Tips

Travelzoo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo

Whatever happens in Vegas certainly doesn't need to stay in Vegas. We've collected some of our Deal Experts' favorite tips and memories for traveling ...

Vegas "Sex" Casino: Would You Go With Your Spouse?

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

M.S. Shadlock's controversial sexual thriller, The Inferno, is about a "sex hotel and casino" in Las Vegas where you gamble with sex, not money. It explores -- among other things -- what happens when couples push the limits of their sexuality in an effort to spice-up their marriages. Would couples really go to a place like this?

Does Toronto Really Want to Be Las Vegas?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Earlier this week, I attended a luncheon inside the historic First Canadian Place. It was sponsored by the Ontario Provincial District Council and Car...

Billionaire Casino Owner Sheldon Adelson Gambles on Ontario. Is Toronto the New Macao?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Did you know Toronto is on the verge of becoming a world class city? Or at least a major international gambling capital. Because the multi-billionaire...

World's Largest Thermometer Or Eyesore?

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Travel

BAKER, Calif. - A giant thermometer built to attract motorists headed to and from Las Vegas has become an eyesore, and residents in this Southern Cali...

The Chandelier: Sparkling, Classy Cocktail Fun In Vegas

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Travel

The Chandelier at Cosmopolitan seems a little over the top, even for Las Vegas. That's because the entire three-level bar sits inside a chandelier,...

Preparing For the Rapture (Part Two)

Ben Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
Ben Johnson

Dear Harold Camping, in the hours, or maybe even days, that it's going to take God to trash the place, things could get pretty sketchy down here. Why don't you and I make some plans to try to make things as pleasant as possible for those heathens that aren't worthy of salvation?