Las Vegas - Valley of Fire

As the saying goes, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". Since I’m not much of a gambler, drinker, social-deviant, or hooker lover, I can share the details of my Vegas trip with you.

Because I wasn't a party animal at this point in my life, I can report that Vegas is more than just a party town. It’s actually fun for all ages. Vegas is glitzy, glamorous, colorful, and alive. The city has 24-hour entertainment and has some of the best shows in the world. Walking the Las Vegas Strip is an electrifying experience. Every hotel has its own theme that’s modeled after another country. You can see the world without leaving the Strip! I stayed at the Imperial Palace, which was a great hotel, but you really can’t go wrong with any hotel on the Strip.

Daniel's travels to Las Vegas gallery




Daniel's travels to Las Vegas gallery


There’s also more food than you can possibly imagine. I’m not sure where the all-you-can-eat buffet started, but Las Vegas certainly mastered it.  Everywhere you turn, there are buffets, which are reasonably priced and have delicious food. In other words, if you plan on staying in Vegas a long time and eating nonstop, you may want to enlist a friend to roll you home or if you’re flying, be sure to budget for the extra baggage fee. I mean, you really can eat here!

Now that I’ve warned you, I'll continue. Red Square, a Russian Restaurant located in the Mandalay Bay Resort, was the best dining experience I had in Vegas. It features up to 200 brands of vodka from over two dozen countries and the food was amazing.

I know I said I don’t gamble, but hey, I was in Vegas! I did play some slots while I was there. I won some, I lost some, I broke even a bit and in the end, I ended up losing, but still came out winning a great experience… all in good fun! I also got to see the Valley of Fire which was well worth it. Many Sci-Fi movies, shows, commercials, and photo shoots take place in the area daily. It felt like being on another planet at times which was very cool.



Las Vegas



Las Vegas



Valley of Fire