Las Vegas: the Underground @ the Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is located in the downtown part of Las Vegas. The museum is located where the old courthouse and post office was in the 1930’s. The courthouse also prosecuted gangsters! I discovered that…

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Las Vegas: Virgin Hotel

Las Vegas is booming and there’s a few new hotels and resorts. There’s going to be a new one opening in June called the World Resort. It’s close to Circus Circus and it’s located where…

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Labor Day weekend: Belching Beaver Pub 980

San Diego County reopened inside dining but with a limited seating capacity. We decided to kick off the Labor Day weekend and have lunch at the Belching Beaver Pub 980 in Vista, CA. Here’s the…

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Flagstaff, AZ: Route 66

Route 66 is one of the original highways that was established in 1926. It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles, California. There’s…

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Winslow, AZ: Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater (or the technical name, Barringer Meteorite Crater) is a landmark located near Winslow, Arizona, which is about 35 miles east of Flagstaff. The crater was originally called the Canyon Diablo crater. It’s privately…

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Sedona, AZ: Sunset at Schnebly Hill Road

We were told the best place to catch the sunset was at the top of Schnebly Hill. By the time we were done with the Outlaw Trail, it was getting close to 6:00. According to…

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Sedona, AZ: Outlaw OHV Trail

After hiking Devil’s Bridge, we went back to our air conditioned AirBnB to eat, recharge (literally, my iPhone was toast) and freshen up (ie take a shower). At 4:00 we decided that it was cool…

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Sedona, AZ: Devil’s Bridge

The Devil’s Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile hike. There’s a 400 foot climb in altitude and is considered moderately difficult. If you have a high clearance vehicle like a 4×4 Jeep, you can bypass…

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Renting a Jeep in Sedona

Visually, Sedona is stunning. It’s simply mesmerizing to see all the glorious shades of red, brown, tan and gold, especially when it bounces off the sunlight. This is just the view from the road. When…

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Grand Canyon- South Rim

The Grand Canyon is not too far from Sedona. Stephen had never been there so what a better way to celebrate his birthday with a visit, and check it off the bucket list? We left…

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Sedona, AZ

It’s Stephen’s birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere that was known for stargazing. Originally, we were supposed to go to Joshua Tree, but due to the nearby fires , the air quality was…

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Disney World: Tiffins restaurant

Animal Kingdom used to not have good food places. It’s changed and I was told to eat at Tiffins. Unfortunately, Tiffins is not cheap. Let’s put it this way, it costs 2 dining credits to…

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Disney World: Animal Kingdom / Kilimanjaro Safari & Avatar: Flight of Passage

It’s our 6th and final day at Disney World, and our final theme park is the Animal Kingdom. It’s probably my least favorite of the 4 parks, but it’s also been 6 years since I…

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Disney World: Festival of the Arts food

We had over 20 snack points to use, and we were already on day 5 of our trip. We decided to use up some points at the Festival of the Arts food kiosks. A snack…

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Disney World: Epcot / Nemo and Figment

Second day at Epcot, and this time we’re exploring the front part of the park. We got a FastPass for The Seas with Nemo and Friends. It’s a cute, slow moving ride that educates us…

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Disney World: Epcot after hours

Walt Disney World has Magical Hours, where guests staying on property can have access to specific parts either before park opening, or after it closes. Tonight, Epcot was selected to be opened 2 hours later…

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Disney World: Epcot / Festival of the Arts

After our lunch at Biergarten, we slowly walked around the World Showcase and explored the different countries. Scattered around Epcot were works of arts, celebrating the Festival of the Arts that was being held until…

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