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City Views, North America

Travel Photo Thursday

September 15, 2016 • By

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Las Vegas

During the first day of our recent trip to Las Vegas, we embarked on one of our favorite pastimes, a city bus tour. Despite the annoyingly repetitive warnings from the tour narrator to hop off at one of the popular stops, we remained in our seats fixated by the glimpse of life “off-strip”.

As the timeworn vessel careened around the tightest of corners, causing the wind to whip through the bone-straight hair of the woman who sat in front of me, we waited patiently for something of note on this excursion through downtown. Somewhere between The Mob Museum and the World Market Center, we found it in the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and operated by the Cleveland Clinic, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health focuses on the research, treatment, early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. It’s clear from the rolling walls of 199 divergent windows, Gehry’s intention was to create a structure that is as unforgettable as its cause.


North America, Travel Advice

Discovering the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada

April 15, 2012 • By

RedRockCanyon-Visitor

There are few who do not enjoy the bright lights and free spirited atmosphere of Las Vegas, Nevada. But even Vegas can be too much of a good thing. If you find yourself feeling a bit burned out after a few days in Sin City, there are other more peaceful back to nature options nearby. Red Rock Canyon is such a place. Located 15-20 miles west, this gem in the Mojave Desert, is a favorite of over one million visitors a year.

Red Rock, besides offering a much needed solace, has 19 different hiking trails and a diverse collection of flora and fauna taking residence throughout the conservatory. The Red Rock Visitors’ Center is generally open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm. There is a $7.00 fee for cars, $5.00 for commercial vehicles and $3.00 for motorcyclists and free for hikers and bicyclists. You will find plenty of tour companies that are eager to sell you a package to visit the canyon. I would save my money and just rent a car at the airport instead.READ MORE


Travel Advice

Experience The Lullaby Of Broadway At Half The Price!

December 3, 2010 • By

Whenever I travel (or stay at home for that matter), I like to attend live theater events.  Whether it’s a local adaptation of a broadway show, improv or live music….I love to immerse myself in the local arts community.  Especially after a day of sight seeing, it’s nice to be able to sit and allow yourself to be entertained.

Usually, the price of admission is manageable unless you happen to be in major cities like NYC, Las Vegas or Atlanta,  then it can really put a dent in the old wallet.  However, with careful planning, you can really stretch your budget by purchasing discount tickets via local clearinghouses.

If you have never experienced a live broadway show, make a resolution to do it today.  There is nothing like the excitement and vibrancy of live entertainment, treat yourself to something grand and different.  You deserve it!  You can always check with the following clearinghouses if you happen to visit their city:

Atlanta

Broadway

AtlanTix Ticket services is a discount broadway ticket service operated by the Atlanta Coalition of the Performing Arts. It operates a same day and advance sale half-price ticket booth at Underground Atlanta and a virtual booth online at http://atix.tix.com.  ACPA’s ticket services are the largest single resource of earned income for the overall nonprofit performing arts industry of Georgia, and are operated in partnership with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.  This would be a great way to support the arts which are usually the first to be affected when state and federal budgets are cut.READ MORE