In 2009 we at The Vegas Tourist, as well as the rest of Las Vegas media, were invited to tour the new music venue at the Hard Rock Casino. The reimagined Joint was now ready for its big debut and the opening act was going to be the very first rock residency show in Las Vegas. It was the legendary guitarist himself, Carlos Santana. Fast forward 11 years and he is now over at … [Read more...] about Review: Santana at the House of Blues
To be honest with you, my wife and I are not hard outdoors people. We love getting off the beaten path, going out being adventurous. We love seeing the amazing things Mother Nature likes to show us. But when the sun goes down and the moon is out, we like to head in for some of the creature comforts of home. No sleeping on hard ground or in a tent for us. After a long hike … [Read more...] about Review: A Self Inflating Sleeping Pad?
Can You Relate? When you travel, you tend to take a lot of images using a variety of cameras. You use a still frame camera, a video camera, maybe even use a Drone or other recording device. Then when you want to see what you shot while still out in the boonies but you can't because you don't have one central location to see everything at? Well, I may be able to change all … [Read more...] about Review: the Falwedi 10-in-1 USB C Hub | The Vegas Tourist
When you call Las Vegas home, you gotta get out and play tourist once in a while. And that's what Miss Debbie and I did last week. We went off to see Terry Fator's "A Very Terry Christmas" show at the Mirage. This makes the third time I got to see the 2007 America's Got Talent winner perform in the theater named after him. Well, him, his seven-piece orchestra, his (new) … [Read more...] about Date Night: A Very Terry Christmas
Ever have one of those feelings like "What am I getting myself into"? Yeah, I had that when the box arrived. It was a variety box of Fuel 100 Electro-Bites I was asked to review. I read their website and it told of the creators and how they were long distance marathoners looking for an alternative to gels and sodium replacement capsules regularly used during workouts and … [Read more...] about Review: Fuel 100 Electro-Bites
You think you know Wayne Newton. But you really don't know Wayne Newton until you experience his ranch Casa de Shenandoah! Tour it, experience it, enjoy the new memories! Explore Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah on a 2- or 3-hour tour of the 52-acre (21-hectare) estate, a legendary property not far from the Las Vegas Strip. Admire his flashy Vegas costumes, luxury cars and … [Read more...] about Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah Tour
Always fun when I get a call from a friend and it starts out with "Hey Mark, want to see a show tonight?" In this case, it was the popular Purple Reign- The Prince tribute show at their new location at The D in Downtown Las Vegas. (The D Casino used to be The Fitzgerald Casino). Since I am from Minnesota, I got to see the real Prince once at his Paisley Park Studio and … [Read more...] about Review: Purple Reign Downtown At The D
Sazzy and I had a date night last night. We headed over to the Luxor to see the “Fantasy” (think: Topless show). Fantasy aka Midnight Fantasy has been going on in one form or another for over ten years!! The newest version is lead by Playboy model, actress, pin-up girl, and all around hottie Angelica Bridges. That alone is almost worth the ticket price… She is the … [Read more...] about Fantasy at Luxor – My Review
I’m going to amaze some of you when I say this; I really enjoyed myself at Legends in Concert, last night. Yes, I know it’s shocking news. Me, enjoying a tribute show in Las Vegas. Like others who have lived in Las Vegas too many years and seen way too many shows, my view of most celebrity tribute shows (celebrity impersonation) is very low. Just look at all the bad "Elvis" … [Read more...] about Legends is Worth It
Will wonders ever cease? A fan of the Podcast asked about the Gold Spike and I said it had been rehabilitated, cleaned up, fumigated and now back open for business. A few of you scoffed at me when you heard that. The Gold Spike was a downtown hole in the wall, smoke filled joint with a flophouse making out like a hotel on top. It was known for its cheap beer, cheaper women … [Read more...] about Gold Spike is new again!