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    Las Vegas Speciality Shopping

    The most interesting and diversified specialty shopping in Las Vegas is centered on the Strip at the Fashion Show Mall, The Forum and Appian Way Shops at Caesars Palace, and the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. These three venues, within walking distance of each other, collectively offer the most unusual, and arguably the most concentrated, aggregation of upscale retailers

  • Mall of America

    The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America in a store near you in 2016 The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America is the first of its kind. Never before has a guidebook been written about the Mall of America, and there is no better time than now. Thanks to the latest expansion, more shoppers than ever will be venturing to the

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    Walt Disney Resort Hopping – Part II

    Walt Disney World resort hopping is a great activity to do on a day you are not planning on visiting the parks. It is a great way to checkout properties for future visits. Since not all guests have a car when visiting Walt Disney World we decided to cover the resorts by areas that can be easily reached via Disney

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    Washington National Cathedral

    In today’s post, we take a tour of Washington National Cathedral. Join us! This massive, 102-year-old Gothic cathedral, formally titled the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is the official seat of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States (and of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington). Gargoyles at Washington National Cathedral Include Darth Vader

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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