Stepping into the Bellagio Las Vegas just shy of midnight, my eyes were drawn to the Chihuly installation of colorful glass flowers hovering over guests in the main lobby. “G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S”…Fergie’s song immediately played through my head and did so each time I walked through the lobby and Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Somehow, I’ve let my life become focused on making others happy and successful – through my job and personal endeavors – yet for a weekend in April, time belonged to me and it was my goal to be selfish, indulgent and happy.
Justin Timberlake dined at Bellagio’s Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge about a week prior to my sister and mine’s Las Vegas girlfriend getaway last month. So did his wife Jessica Biel on another occasion that same week. We didn’t see any celebrities in the restaurant but we were seated outdoors with a front row seat to the dancing waters of Bellagio’s Fountains. Depending on the time of day, the show, synchronized to music, plays every 15 to 30 minutes.Read More
There’s nothing like hearing the word free to grab my attention so I’m excited to share with you information about 2013 International Museum Day and Art Museum Day. Participating museums across North America and the globe are either offering free admission or free activities on Saturday, May 18, 2103. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover a new museum or revisit and see what’s new at your favorite gallery.Read More
I bet ya can’t think of Las Vegas without imagining a neon sign of some sort. Other than being beautifully kitschy pieces of art, I never really gave much thought as to why Vegas is covered in neon until my sister and I joined a guided walking tour through the Neon Boneyard at the Neon Museum.Read More
Yesterday was absolutely Puntalicious! My travel writer friend Lucy Tobias and I had a delicious time in Southwest Florida’s City of Punta Gorda. (Hence, I’m calling it Puntalicious!)Read More
Heading to Rio de Janeiro soon? Fantastic! Just like Mrs. O Around the World, you’ll probably fall in love with Rio and you’ll understand why Brazil is one of the best places on Earth to travel, as Lillie of Around the World “L” discovered.
My first bit of advice is to become an educated traveler. Stop Googling and reading about people being mugged, robbed and pickpocketed in Rio. If you’re aware this could happen then you’re ready for your trip. When I told fellow travelers my employer was sending me to Rio de Janeiro to attend a travel fair, I received a variety of responses.Read More