Travel Series #2 Las Vegas

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I was lucky enough to travel to Las Vegas for work in November. I had a business meeting to attend so I was able to go to Las Vegas for FREE. Flight and hotel all paid for. Def one of the best experiences I've had.
 
View from the sky looks incredible. A direct flight from NYC to Las Vegas took about 5 hours. I rode Jet Blue and would definitely recommend them.
 
 
I was greeted by the famous welcome to Las Vegas sign at the McCarran International Airport. I know Vegas is all about the gambling but, I was shocked to see slot machines also in the airport. LOL.  
 

I stayed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and I loved it. Its about a 15 min drive from the airport and its on the end of the strip. I took a super shuttle there and I think its a great way to get to your hotel. No need to rent a car. The Check-In process was quite smooth. Probably waited for 5 minutes, given my key card and map (yes a map, its a HUGE hotel) and was on my way to the room. My room was huge as you can see below. It can easily accommodate at least 6 people comfortably, 10 people if you really wanna stretch it. The bathroom was really huge too. Shower and bathtub with a tv included. Everything was already paid for like I said, so I was lucky enough to get a room with a view of the pool and the airport. Yes, the airport, that's how close the hotel is.  But, upon check in, just ask and you might be able to get a room with a view. The hotel of course includes their own casino, tons of restaurants onsite and easily connects to other hotels in the vicinity. The other nearby hotels were Excalibur, Luxor, New York, MGM, Tropicana and the list goes on.
 

 

 
Of course, once my business meeting was done, I was free to do whatever I wanted. So like any tourists I took tons of pics sightseeing. This was my first time in Las Vegas and I highly recommend it. Def a great place to relax and have fun. I'm from NYC and I think this place is even brighter and better than Times Square. All you need is a pair of good walking shoes and you are good to go. I didn't even get to explore the entire strip or see any shows since time was of an essence. So, I def need to take another trip back to Las Vegas.
 




 
Have you been to Las Vegas? What are your recommendations?
 
XOXO,
Geri

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January 18, 2016 at 1:06 AM delete

Mandalay bay is definitely a good one. I would go a lot when I was younger, seeing as how I live in LA, o we'd do the 4 hour road trip thing. we'd spend at least one day in circus circus, watching the shows, and winning tons of pointless stuffed animals. but thats the fun part-- the pointlessness of it.

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January 18, 2016 at 1:22 AM delete

Wow I forgot how amazing Las Vegas is. I went there a couple times before, but that was so long ago. I remember staying in either Luxor or Excalibur, I forgot which one. Aren't they joined together or something? That sounds great how you get to go for free for work. Lovely photos, makes me want to go again!

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Kangkan Rabha
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January 18, 2016 at 2:24 AM delete

Nice photos and Looks you have so much fun. :)

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Hilary Young
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January 18, 2016 at 4:13 AM delete

Wow Vegas looks gorgeous! thanks for sharing this is super fun to read:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

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January 18, 2016 at 4:19 AM delete

It really looks amazing!

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Shannon Sage
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January 18, 2016 at 9:16 AM delete

I want to go to Vegas so bad! It always looks like so much and the hotels are always amazing!! Like the one that you stayed in! That room was huge!!!

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Faye Fearon
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January 18, 2016 at 11:31 AM delete

Vegas looks so gorgeous!! I wish I could go! Fabulous post, you have a lovely blog! Happy Monday .x

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January 18, 2016 at 11:56 AM delete

I would love to visit Las Vegas really soon!
Have a great day,
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Danielle
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January 18, 2016 at 1:56 PM delete

i just got back from vegas as well, glad you had a nice time!

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Abril Ponce
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January 18, 2016 at 2:26 PM delete

I went to las vegas not so long ago and I had a blast. Glad to see you had so much fun too!
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Lenya
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January 18, 2016 at 4:51 PM delete

Looks like you had a lot of fun in Las Vegas. It's an amazing place, that's for sure. Thx for sharing.
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Adalias C
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January 18, 2016 at 8:36 PM delete

This sounds like such a great experience especially because it was free! xx

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Shauna C
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January 18, 2016 at 11:42 PM delete

SO fun!! Hope you had a great time!

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kayla kruse
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January 19, 2016 at 12:44 AM delete

I have not been to las vegas but i did enjoy looking at your pictures. Great pics lovely. <333

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January 19, 2016 at 3:37 AM delete

Ohhh ive been wanting to go to Vegas and i think it looks fun.
Great photos to remember.

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Jalisa G
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January 19, 2016 at 3:12 PM delete

How exciting that you were able to travel to Las Vegas, Geri! I've never been, but of course, I've seen how beautiful all of the flashing lights and signs are, so pretty! I hope you're having an amazing day so far and thanks so much for sharing!

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Sybil
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January 19, 2016 at 11:37 PM delete

looks fun!!! can't wait to go this summer! :D

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January 20, 2016 at 2:39 AM delete

Wow!! Amazing pictures you have shared here dear. I agree that LA is really a beautiful place to visit. I went there only once with my family, and next time I want to visit there with my friends only. Well, these days I am planning a party at event venue Chicago, and I really wish that everyone will enjoy party there.

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January 20, 2016 at 5:04 AM delete

What a fantastic trip and beautiful pictures, I'm very jealous!!
Have a lovely day :)
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January 20, 2016 at 7:59 AM delete

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January 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM delete

Great post!!

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Erin Huxley
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January 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM delete

Wow, it looks amazing! Definitely will have to visit Las Vegas in the future!!

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Heather Noire
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January 21, 2016 at 3:57 AM delete

Looks amazing! Defiantly need to go here someday in the future have a lovely week :-) xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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January 22, 2016 at 7:08 AM delete

I want to go to Las Vegas so badly!!!

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Birdie Liau
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January 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM delete

Omg, I'd love to visit Las Vegas if possible! This look so amazing. x

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January 27, 2016 at 5:24 AM delete

Wow, I like the pictures. I never have been in Las Vegas, it is so far away from Europe. But I saw something about in television, it was interesting. They showed people buying jewellery there but there are also a lot of homeless people.
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