travel announcement: vegas, baby!

thewinoAhh, travel announcements never get old! It’s been about, what, one week since we revealed The Lazy Travelers’ plan to drink our way across Eastern Europe? So I’m feeling like we’re all ready for a new announcement. Here goes:

The wino is going to Las Vegas! (Like, le duh, I wrote it in the title.)


Image courtesy of the romantic

In total honesty, Las Vegas is nowhere near the top of my bucket list. I know, I know–there are plenty of people (friends, family, and most likely readers of this blog included) who really love Sin City, but it just never really felt like my thing. I’ve never been much of a gambler (see: never had any money with which to gamble) and neon lights make me gag a little. The whole miniature Eiffel Tower and recreated New York skyline thing just seems so…corny.

Which means I really surprised myself when I was asked to go to Las Vegas for my real-life job and I was overcome with excitement. Which quickly turned to concern. Am I that travel deprived that a miniature casino version of Paris will suffice? Have I seen “The Hangover” so many times that the idea of waking up on a roof doesn’t scare me anymore? No, it can’t be true!

Then why am I counting down the days to my Las Vegas business trip? Let’s review:

Who I’m Flying: First timer (…a virgin, if you will) on Virgin America. Though I’m flying economy, I pretty much assume my flight will resemble a mod British party from the sixties. Is that not how you operate, Virgin? If not, I implore you to add flights like this to your repertoire.

Where I’m staying: The Wynn Las Vegas. I think I could get used to Vegas if all the rooms and views look like this… 

WynnPhoto courtesy of The Wynn
Fanciest, right?

You know what they say: what happens in Vegas…will be written about in detail on this here blog. Stay tuned!


the wino



  1. January 23, 2013 / 06:49

    Vegas is great when you are going on the company dime! It’s somewhere you have to see at least once. I have been 8 times (all for work!). Once for 7 days which is way longer than any sane person should ever been there. Check out the “old” part of Vegas strip and if you have time there is some great hiking just outside of Vegas.

  2. January 23, 2013 / 16:19

    Here is where I have to mention that the Vegas Strip has what I consider the finest karaoke in North America, if not the world! 🙂 Also, it’s a lot of fun to just walk around on the Strip and go exploring in some of the hotels like the Bellagio and the Venetian (as well as checking out some of the outdoor entertainment like the fountains in front of the Bellagio, and the volcano in front of the Mirage). Also, having been to the real-life Eiffel Tower, Grand Canal, etc. makes me appreciate their Vegas doppelgangers even more! (And as NYC resident, I love the New York New York hotel, too). If you’re into museums about history, the Mob Museum and the Atomic Testing Museum are both excellent. I’ve been to LV five times, with visit no. 6 coming up this August, and I always have a good time there.

    And Virgin America is a fun airline!
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    • January 23, 2013 / 16:33

      well harvey, aren’t you just full of great advice! i plan on walking the strip and keeping an open mind- i may surprise myself! xo
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    • January 25, 2013 / 12:21

      chances are…no. it may be fun to drink wine and then watch OTHER people zipline?

  3. February 4, 2013 / 18:02

    The Wynn? Oh, hells yes. You’re going to have an incredible time. If you can sneak yourself away, Firefly is a tapas bar just a little off the strip and is a hidden gem. The food is to die for and it’s not as busy or expensive as anything you’ll find on the strip. Have a blast!
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  4. February 9, 2013 / 23:16

    Did this trip already happen?? Are you back and willing to talk about your experiences? I was all anti-Vegas, too – until I went for the first time. It’s just so far removed from reality…. it’s impossible to NOT have a good time!

    • February 10, 2013 / 09:32

      going next week! i’ll definitely let you know what i think…still very skeptical!

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