Las Vegas NV: Marriage In A Carriage?

Cinderella never had it so convenient. As Jay Leno would ask, “How fat are we becoming now?” In the same theme, are visitors to Las Vegas getting lazier all the time?

First, there are the infamous Vegas buffets, for plate-stuffing diners who are too porky to eat just one dish full. Recently, a chauffeur service began offering a drunkmobile called Hangover Heaven, that roams the Vegas strip providing rides for boozing tourists who needed help finding their hotels.

There are also the famed Vegas wedding chapels, for couples who can’t wait until they can go back to their home towns and get hitched the old-fashioned way. More recently, for really impatient couples, the wedding chapels started offering drive-through hitching lanes.

Now, according to an ABC TV report, there’s a new service for even more impatiently eager couples, called the LVWW, Las Vegas Wedding Wagon. It’s a large van that also wanders around Sin City, complete with an on-board, licensed wedding hitcher. For $99 each, the good reverend will perform ceremonies and furnish all the official papers.

Couples can elect nearby sites for the nuptials. It could happen near a Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalk, at the shores of Lake Mead, on the roadway over Hoover Dam or just about anywhere else the loving schmoozers choose to exchange marriage vows.

If you’ll be in Las Vegas with your sweetie and feel that primeval urge to merge on the road, and need information about the Wedding Wagon, go to lasvegasweddingwagon.com

For Better Prices, Book Your Holiday Travel ASAP PDF Print E-mail

Did you happen to notice that travel ads are already sneaking up on to your TV and smartphone screens? Meanwhile, greedy airlines and hotels are about to gleefully hike prices for the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel rush.

For Thanksgiving flights, ticket prices start to rise after Monday, November 25, and may be slightly lower on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. For Christmas Day and New Year’s Day week flights, the same applies. When everyone else is around the tree and/or boozing on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Christmas Day, flight and hotel ticket prices are less.

When holiday booking early, be flexible in timing for best deals, such as red-eye flights. Check all potential added charges, including those for carry-on and checked luggage, as well as seat choices. That extra-legroom seat could cost you $100 just to be able to stretch out during your short holiday hop.

Liverpool GB: Strawberry Field Now Open To Visitors PDF Print E-mail

It’s the 50th anniversary of the hit John Lennon/Paul McCartney song and the emergence of the Beatles. Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army children's home and playing fields in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. If you’re a die-hard Fab 4 fan and plan to visit the city where it all happened, consider a stop at the vintage location, while singing Strawberry Field forever! www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/liverpool-strawberry-field-john-lennon-open

Los Angeles CA: Busiest Airport’s Arrivals Are Now Busier PDF Print E-mail

When you dash out the door at LAX, you won’t get immediate taxi or ride share pick-ups curbside. You’ll have to take shuttles to designated holding lots. Shuttles are every five minutes, adding another 15 minutes to your journey.

You can walk yourself and bags to a lot in about 20 minutes. Before you plan a flight that ends at LAX, contact your travel agent or airline for the best way to get a ride to your final ground destination.

Saudia Arabia Is Now Encouraging Tourists PDF Print E-mail

There are restrictions. Visiting women must wear schmattas. No drugs, no bikinis and no booze. In restaurants, no borsht, matzo ball soup nor chopped liver on bagels.

Visas will be available online for around $70, with no restrictions for unaccompanied women, previously the law. Access to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina will be restricted. Sadly, you can’t find the Arabian theme any more in Las Vegas. The Aladdin and Algiers Hotels have been closed for years.

Disney Park Eateries To Offer Extensive Veggie Menus PDF Print E-mail

According to recent announcements, there will soon be more than 400 meatless dining options at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Officials are reacting to recent requests from vegans and other no-meat-eat visitors.

Is it possible? When Disney decides to go all veggie, will there be no worries of being listed on the dining menu for certain familiar critters? Donald, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Bambi, Thumper, Piglet, Djali, Clarabelle Cow, Ferdinand, Flounder, Scuttle, Pumbaa and Brer Rabbit.


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