What Happens to Your Stuff in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
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What Happens to Your Stuff in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

The Vegas Box allows you to leave stuff there for your next trip Most people go to Las Vegas for just a short time, so there is not normally a need to bring check-in luggage.  That is, unless you want to bring your favorite bottle of shampoo, a big can of shaving cream or a spare bottle of tequila. Now there’s a way of doing that and sparing the hassle and expense of carting your liquids back and forth.  It’s the newly...

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Yosemite + Mariposa County: One of California’s Best Ideas

The Ken Burns documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” is shining an ever-brighter spotlight on California’s magnificent and awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Nearly 1,200 square miles of majestic Sierra Nevada territory was actually first entrusted to the state of California in 1868, before the national park system existed, in order to protect the scenic wildlands that range from 2,000 feet above sea level to...

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Nashville: Music City Tunes Up For Tourism

Though its tagline, “music city” conjures up what the city is famous for, Nashville is so much more. From the low brow — the city’s fabled honky-tonks — to the highbrow — an impressive array of historic mansions and art institutions, Nashville has something for everyone looking for something different, unique and memorable. And you will never go hungry, nor tire of the good old-fashioned Southern...

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Da Plane

I was told many years ago by my father, a pilot, never to fly the airlines of a third-world country. Why? Because they don’t maintain the planes properly, he said. The US airline industry is looking pretty third world right about now with the recent groundings, preemptively by American Airlines–like, oops, we better check the planes before we get fined millions of dollars like Southwest did!  Southwest’s planes...

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Leaving Las Vegas

So, I’m headed out of Sin City yesterday after three days at NATPE (National Assn. of Television Program Executives) where I moderated a panel on environmental programming with reps from the soon-to-launch Discovery Planet Green, News Corp., PBS, HGTV and KRON in San Francisco. The aiport seemed overwhelmingly mobbed for a late Thursday morning. Wha’ happened? It seems Air Force One was docked at McCarran Int’l...

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