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    Luxor Las Vegas

    The Luxor Las Vegas is on the strip south of Tropicana Avenue next to the Excalibur. Representing Mandalay Resort Group’s (now MRI) first serious effort to attract a more upscale, less family-oriented clientele, the Luxor is among the more tasteful of Las Vegas’s themed hotels. Though originally not believed to be on a par with TI and the MGM Grand, the

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    Walt Disney World Resort Hopping

    Walt Disney World Resort Hopping – Part I Walt Disney World resort hopping is a great activity to do on a day you are not planning on visiting the parks. This could be a good way of discovering new places on your arrival or departure day, a day when you would not want to waste a theme park ticket. It

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    “The Wall,” as it is known, is a black, V-shaped rift in the earth, nearly 494 feet long and ranging from 8 inches tall at its outer edges to 10 feet tall at its center. The design competition for the memorial, which was open to the public, was won by Maya Lin, then a 21-year-old in her third year at Yale. Both her concept and

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    Las Vegas Lodging Choices

    With about 150,000 hotel rooms you can take your pick. Occupancy rates however are over 91% on weekends and average 84% for the whole week, compared to a national average of 62%. Most of the major hotels and casinos are in two areas: Downtown and on Las Vegas Boulevard, known as the Strip. Las Vegas Lodging Choices: Downtown versus Strip – this is

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    Disney World Swimming Pools

    Grand Tour of the Disney World Swimming Pools Walt Disney World resorts offer some of the most imaginative swimming facilities that you are likely to encounter anywhere. Exotically themed, beautifully landscaped, and equipped with slides, fountains, and smaller pools for toddlers Disney resort swimming complexes are a quantum leap removed from the typical rectangular hotel pool. Some resorts, such as