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Visiting Yachats and the Oregon Coast

  This past November, I escaped the gloomy midwest for the Oregon coast. My family and I spent the week in Yachats (pronounced yah-hots), a small town that’s a little over three-hour drive from Portland…

Reviewing the Venetian Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas

The Venetian Resort – Hotel & Casino 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 GRADING Overall Score: A Staff: A Room: A Amenities: A Recommended?: Yes All along the Las Vegas strip, you can take a trip through various parts of the world. Walk from Paris to Egypt to New York and even ancient Rome in a matter of minutes. One of Las Vegas’s newer themed casinos is the Venetian, modeled after Venice, the infamous city of canals in Italy. With incredible attention to detail as well as recreating the finest elements of Venetian history, art…

3 Amazing Hikes near Los Angeles, California

This week’s post comes from guest post writer Paul McCormin from Active Authorities, a website built by people passionate about outdoor activities, who believe that experiencing the outdoors is one of the many joys of life. Nestled between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles is an exciting area to explore the outdoors. For those seeking adventure, stepping foot outside the city’s boundaries promises thrilling experiences. If you are taking a trip to Los Angeles, I highly encourage considering adding hikes to your itinerary; southern California is home to some beautiful trails. Since…

A Non-Gambling Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Sin City, the Devil’s Playground – whatever the name, it’s on everyone’s bucket list. Enjoying the thrills and debauchery that Vegas has to offer is a must. What’s not to love about neon lights, delightful chimes, and the chance of winning big? Sure, the house always wins, but it’s great entertainment for adults. But is gambling all there is to do? Fortunately not! In fact, there is much more to this city in the Nevada desert than meets the eye. In fact, look underneath the flashy surface that Vegas shows the world and…