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Off to Vegas

In just under three months, I’ll be on a plane heading to Las Vegas. Sin City. Capital of Second Chances.

Las Vegas

Bright lights! (courtesy Pedro Szekely)

Yet it is only my second trip to Vegas ever (which apparently is very odd to many, many people) and frankly, not being a Vegas expert has me a little worried.

Where do I find the deals? Who must the wife and I make sure to see? Will I come home rich, or possibly with a tattoo I don’t remember getting?

So many questions!

So what say you world? While I know it’s generally recognized that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” I’ve been known to keep a secret! And our new wondrous world of social media has already let the cat out of the bag! I know there are deals! I know you have favourite places to stay! I know you know how to get sweet airline deals!

And it’s all that first-hand knowledge I want access to!

And while we’re at it, if I get stuck in the airport on my way home, I’m so going to make a video that rivals this:

Never Been to Las Vegas

This may come as a surprise to a few of you. I’ve never been to Las Vegas before.

Welcome to Las Vegas!

Welcome to Las Vegas – courtesy of Dan Doan

Mind you, I’ve also never really been further south in the US mainland than Seattle so maybe it’s not that big of a surprise. And even though it’s a relatively easy destination to get to from Vancouver (and can be bloomin’ cheap when flying out of Bellingham), I’ve never really thought of heading down south to sunny state of Nevada. So suffice to say, I’m pretty darn excited.

Now to give you some info, I’m actually heading down with my Uncle to a mutual friends wedding. The only details I have about the wedding itself is that Elvis will somehow be involved, so it will definitely be an interesting experience. Beyond this though, I don’t know much more and the only thing that Marnie has asked (as she isn’t coming) is that I don’t try and reenact “The Hangover” while there. We haven’t yet decided on a place to stay (the wedding party is staying at Imperial Palace – we’re not really sold on that idea), but hope to find somewhere decent and/or fun for a reasonable rate. And I’m still trying to figure out if I should stay an extra night (I’m heading down Friday, the wedding is on Saturday, and my Uncle is leaving Sunday – I don’t have to be back to work until Tuesday).

So what should I do? Where should we stay? What say you all?

This happens to be the first post in the “Never Been” series – a variety of posts about places I’ve never traveled to, but wish to hit up at some point. If you ever think of somewhere that I should go, please drop a line – I’m always looking for inspiration.

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