Travel tips

Safeguard Your Stuff

With all the Vegas excitement it’s easy to lose track of your things, i.e. phone, ID, sunglasses, etc. It’s also easy for thieves to take advantage of these prime “lifting” conditions. DO NOT leave anything important in an easy-to-reach pocket, and don’t set your things down around you, like at a slot machine.

Warning: Vegas Is Addictive!

You may very well get hooked after your first Vegas trip, so while you’re there, start planning your next trip! Keep a running list of where you absolutely want to revisit, and what you’d didn’t have a chance to discover, but will next time!

Funny Money. No Laughing Matter

When frequenting a gentleman’s club, use cash. Avoid using the club’s ATM as the standard surcharge is between 10-20%. Avoid purchasing lap dances on your credit card. When you use your credit card, you will be given funny money to give to the entertainer. Sometimes clubs will charge your card without your knowledge especially if they recognize you’re buzzed.

Scoring free drinks at the sports book

Here is a brief rundown on how to increase one’s chances of scoring free drinks at the sports book. I hope this works for you. TIP! – Money talks, especially in Vegas. If you tip, you can generally expect better service – throwing a dollar or two at the ticket writers when placing a bet usually leads to more drink tickets in sports books that use the drink coupon system. ASK – Some sports books go out of their way to offer free drink tickets, while others seem to want to keep it a secret. So, just ask…..politely of course. AVOID CG TECHNOLOGY SPORTS BOOKS – CG Technology race and sports books are classy spots. The HD screens are top-notch and the motif of their sports books is sleek, modern, and very well done. But when it comes to free drinks, they do not cut the mustard – comped drinks are non-existent at CG sports books, which include The Venetian, Cosmopolitan, Tropicana, Hard Rock, and a few others. GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH – Many of the smaller and/or off-strip sports books tend to be more liberal with their comps. So, if you are staying at one of these locales, spending time at these sports books may work out just fine as far as free drinks are concerned. Some favorite spots with liberal free drink policies include Bellagio, South Point, Westgate, Excalibur, Flamingo, and Wynn. Tommy Lorenzo –

Move UBER Taxis. Rideshares Are Taking Over

Taxis in Las Vegas are notorious for shadiness. Uber and Lyft have recently become available in Las Vegas. These companies pride themselves on being like a friendly neighbor giving you a ride. They are often substantially cheaper than a taxi and won’t take you through the tunnel.

Ladies – take off those heels

This tip is directed for the lady readers. No matter how fabulous your high heel shoes may be, there will come a time you feel the urge to take them off. It happens all the time. Women, dressed to the nines can be seen walking down the strip barefoot. Pack a small pair of flats or sandals in your purse for later in the evening.

Avoid Holiday Price Hikes and Hassles

Prices on Holiday weekends are hiked up everywhere and the Strip is really packed. If you can, plan your trip sans holiday or even weekends, for that matter!

Monorail The Strip

Save on cab fees and foot fatigue! The Las Vegas Monorail runs about 4 miles long, from the SLS Station to the MGM Grand Station with trains arriving approximately 5-6 minutes. Visit the website for single ride and day pass discounts.

Out Of Time

Casinos have a great way of not letting you realize what time it is. There are no clocks, anywhere, and artificial light fools your brain to never knowing what time of day or night it actually is. If you have to keep to a schedule, be sure to wear a watch or keep track of time with your phone.

Remember The Tours

There’s a guided tour for just about anything you might want to do in Vegas. If you want to remove stress and planning from your trip, check first to see if there’s a tour for your desired activity.