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Trip Planning

It has been my experience that with a little hard work you can save a lot of money by researching and booking your airfare, hotel, and rental car independently. However, if you don’t have the time, patience or if cost is no issue then going to your local travel agency might be your best bet. Personally, I hate to pay more than I have to for anything and most importantly I actually enjoy the challenge of finding great deals.

If you are up to the challenge then I hope the information in this section, along with the links they contain, will assist you in obtaining the best deals possible. So far they have for me.

Get Happier in Las Vegas with Happy Hour Specials!

Posted on September 26, 2010 by scottyvegas | Edit

I always consider every hour I spend in Las Vegas Happy Hour but believe it or not it gets better! Especially, with this great tip. I just recently found this cool website I think you just might be interested in. It’s a site that keeps track of Happy Hour Specials all over Vegas. They break […]

Las Vegas Rent A Car Tips

Posted on March 5, 2010 by scottyvegas

For me the only way to get around Las Vegas is by renting a car. It’s a perfect place to store your luggage when arriving early in the day or departing late at night. Checking out off strip properties (Better table odds with low minimums) or visiting local attractions is something I enjoy doing early […]

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A King’s Ransom, Elvis Style!

Posted on October 30, 2009 by scottyvegas | Edit

Originally uploaded by scottyvegas2

Elvis may have left Vegas in 1976 but it seems he has left his shit at the Ippy, the Imperial Palace that is. Yes you heard correctly the Imperial Palace is going to be the new temporary home of The King’s Ransom Museum billed as “a one-of-a-kind exhibit of priceless Elvis Presley […]

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Vegas Trip: January 22 – 25, 2009

Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

Air Carrier: Spirit Air, $38.50 per person (taxes and fees included), round trip, non-stop through the Spirit Air’s $9 club.
Tip: If you are a Spirit Air MasterCard holder you can board the plane regardless of zone. This is handy as overhead storage fills up quickly and by boarding early it almost guarantees […]

Red Rock Canyon Excursion

Red Rock Canyon
Originally uploaded by scottyvegas

It’s easy (and rightly so) to get caught up in all the hoopla Vegas has going, but have you ever been walking down the strip then realize mountains were all around you? Living in the Detroit area where the only “mountain” is made out of trash covered by dirt, I […]

Make a Drink List!

Do you find yourself drinking the same old boring drink(s) time after time? Well the next time you’re in Vegas have a little fun and try something new.
Go to http://www.webtender.com/ and look for some great drinks to try. You can search by drink name, ingredient, or booze.  Start a list and when you find […]

Primm Valley Casino Resorts is offering FREE tickets to 2009 concerts

Primm Valley Casino Resorts is giving away 500 tickets per show to all concerts in 2009. Looks like a wide variety of entertainers will be performing throughout the year. If you’re planning a trip, check out the calendar and see if anyone is performing while you’ll be in town. Heck, free is good and you […]

Tips on how to find the lowest hotel rates in Las Vegas

Let the fun begin! Searching for hotels can be frustrating to say the least. Do a Google search for “best rate Las Vegas hotels” and you will get over a million hits. In this post I will illustrate how I go about looking for the lowest hotel rates in Las Vegas.
Before you begin, you […]

Find Low Airfare

I recommend you familiarize yourself with the airlines that fly out of your local airport. Visit the air carrier websites and see if they offer promotions. Many Airlines allow you to sign up for promotion alerts via email. Often all you have to do is submit your email address then they will email you when […]

Vegas Trip Report: November 14 – 17, 2008

Departed Detroit Metro airport at 6:05am Friday morning (Flew SpiritAir $44/person roundtrip taxes/fees included), we arrived in Las Vegas at 7:15am (Vegas time). On this trip I went with a couple of buddies and stayed at the Riviera. We stayed at the Riviera because we got a great deal though TripRes.com with an average rate […]

Bring your children to Vegas…. NOT!

Posted on December 4, 2009 by scottyvegas | Edit

Sure the Excalibur is a castle, the Luxor is a pyramid, several roller coasters are speckled throughout the strip and the decrepit Circus Circus has/is a “circus show” (pun intended). At one point the Las Vegas marketing machine even tried to sell Vegas as a family destination but quickly axed the campaign […]

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