Earlier this week, the news headlines gave us another grim reminder that Death Valley National Park is a beautiful place to visit, but it can also be a dangerous place to visit. Even for those who are experienced. "DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- An Arizona tourist died and his wife was rescued Friday after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death … [Read more...] about Death Valley Claims Another One
https://youtu.be/Fs-l4cAqnUo Last Friday, I was invited to see Resorts World Preview Center. That's the new $4 billion resort being built where the old Stardust used to sit. They are putting the finishing touches on the resort with plans to open "Later this summer". They invited me down to take a look at what the resort will be offering its guests when it opens. And from … [Read more...] about Resorts World Preview Review
Yes, on this date, March 19, 1931, ailing Nevada Governor Fred B. Balzar signed into law legalizing gambling in the State of Nevada. The new law took effect immediately. The bill to make gambling legal was introduced by a Mormon! Freshman Assemblyman Phil Tobin of Winnemucca introduced the bill in the State legislature a month earlier to legalize, as he put it, “every … [Read more...] about Ninety Years of Legalized Gambling
Yes, our Grand Poobah, the Governor of the State of Nevada, has granted us, his lowly subjects, some reprieve from his stronghold on our throats and said that we can open up to 50% capacity beginning Monday, March 15th. (With some restrictions). Then on May 1, he can finally stop pretending to look like he knows what he is doing and go back to hiding inside the Governor's … [Read more...] about Las Vegas at 50% !
https://youtu.be/Ie0R96zoP1g Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park was almost wiped out of existence in a 2015 Flash Flood. Where this part of Death Valley would normally get maybe four inches of rain per year, it had 2.7 inches of rain in less than five hours. In February, I was able to be part of a small group of people to go out and visit the castle. To get an … [Read more...] about Scotty’s Castle Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoNNWJDh7pc. It's Getting Better! The Best Signs that Las Vegas is coming back to life is when they start to release the opening dates for the summer pool parties! The second best sign Las Vegas is coming back to life is when they announce that some of the most popular Las Vegas shows have opening dates that are really soon!! And that has now … [Read more...] about Finally, Some Good Las Vegas Updates!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_LuCcpSBD0 It's a Flashlight! Yes. I am doing a review for a flashlight! I know how that sounds. A little silly. But when I received this flashlight last year, I loved it so much it went straight into my tour/travel bag and it hasn't left my side very often since. So I guess maybe it's time for me to do a review of it and tell you why I love … [Read more...] about Now This is a Real (tactical) Flashlight !
https://youtu.be/BJ_7W6oDPsk On any other Super Bowl weekend, the Las Vegas Strip would be packed with tourists and rabid sports fans. Normally we would have upwards of 300,000 tourists in town. But as we all know, this was not your normal Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas. Most businesses are capped at 25% occupancy. Even with the capacity cap, the Las Vegas Strip was a lot … [Read more...] about Walking the Las Vegas Strip Super Bowl Weekend
The Las Vegas International Airport The Clark County Division of Aviation, the people who run McCarran International Airport, (more commonly called the Las Vegas Airport) want to now change its name because they say the man who it is named after was a racist. Why? Because he lived in a time when racism was normal. So now, after all these years, the name needs to go! I'm … [Read more...] about Let’s call it the Las Vegas International Airport!
Yes, The Vegas Tourist will be recording our "Monday's with Mark" Podcast as the first-ever attempt at a Live stream! Live as in unrehearsed. No retakes. It's as it happens! Live. [arve url="https://youtu.be/9wbRKCQIf1I" title="The Vegas Tourist very first Live Stream! " sticky_pos="top-left" loop="no" muted="no" /] Answering and discussing topics like; what to see, do … [Read more...] about Join me on Live Stream this Monday!!