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    Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a Las Vegas Getaway

    Bob Sehlinger, the author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, checks out the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Join him on a tour! The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino lives up to its name and rocks around the clock. The hotel is fun, comfortable, and informal. Powerful music elevates the energy level with a constant percussive

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    Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar Bewitches All

    You might think that there are many more important things to do when visiting Disneyland Resort, but, trust me, Trader Sam’s is not your average tiki bar—it is an attraction in its own right! The bar is fairly small with a capacity of only 47 guests and no reservations available.  Looking around the bar is part of the fun. The official

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    A Look Inside the United States National Archives

    The national archives is the warehouse for the official, historic, and important public records of the United States. Besides the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, it holds more than 10 billion pages of documents; 12 million maps, charts, and architectural drawings; 25 million photos; and 700,000 sound and video recordings. The archives also hold millions of records on U.S.

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    A Visit to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

    If you are a movie buff, then Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, themed after Indiana Jones’s pilot, Jock Lindsey, from Raiders of the Lost Ark, might be just right for you. The waterfront property is located at The Landing, smack in the middle of Disney Springs.   As with everything Disney, the bar has a backstory, so here we go! The

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    Disney’s Pop Century Salutes the Fads of Decades Gone By

    Located on Victory Way near the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is Pop Century Resort, an economy resort and a near-clone of the All-Star Resorts (that is, four-story, motel-style buildings around a central pool, food court, and registration area). Decorative touches make the difference. Where the All-Star Resorts display larger-than-life icons from sports, music, and movies, Pop Century draws