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    Tips for visiting the Capitol

    There is no way around it but if  want to visit areas of the Capitol beyond the Capitol Visitor Center, you must make reservations in advance. Here are our tips for visiting the Capitol: The only safe way to reserve a space is to get a ticket from one of your senators or representatives and reserve in advance online. But

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    Red Rock Mountain Trails – Las Vegas Beyond the Casinos

    Las Vegas and the surrounding area offer a host of outdoors adventure activities and lots of fun awaits nearby. One of our favorite places for outdoor activities is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with a wide range of hiking and climbing activities. Ranger-guided hikes are offered February through April. The outings cover 6-8 miles and are moderate to

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    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015

    Bob Sehlinger is guest of Curt Stone on Geekin’ On WDW discussing the 2015 edition of his book and the cutting-edge science behind  the Unofficial Guides and Goodreads has a Book Giveaway. Scroll down for interview with Curt Stone and a chance to enter Goodreads Book Giveaway. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015 is JAM-PACKED with useful tips, great advice,

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    Five Best Places To Go with Kids when in D.C.

    Washington D.C. is a great place to visit with kids and most attractions combine learning with fun.  While there are attractions that delight toddlers and preschoolers, many are oriented to older kids and adults.  It’s our experience that children need to be 8-10 years old to get the most out of the National Museum of Natural History and the Air

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    Best Las Vegas casinos for each game

    In 1946, Bugsy Siegel opened the first Las Vegas casino and hotel. The Flamingo Hotel, kicked off the metamorphosis that changed three miles of mostly barren desert into what is now the Las Vegas Strip. The original Flamingo was an eye-popper in its day and established a baseline that all subsequent casinos had to at least match, if not improve