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How to Get Tickets to the Red Bull Air Races in Dallas and Las Vegas

January 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like just yesterday that the VROOM of high performance aircraft was booming over New York Harbor, but in reality that was already three years ago, when the Red Bull Air Race World Championships last took to the skies to crown one aerobatic pilot most daredevil of all.

Now, after those three years of quiet, the "world's fastest motorsport" returns and soon! While there's no NYC date on the calendar, the US will see the races come to Dallas and Las Vegas and tickets are already available.

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See the Best of Old and New Las Vegas in 'Last Vegas'

November 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Last Vegas hits theaters this weekend, moviegoers will get a look at the best of the old and new in Las Vegas.

The story follows Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old friends who reunite in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. And, since the guys are both moving forward and reminiscing about past trips to the Vegas strip, the movie is set at two very different casinos - Aria, representing the new and Binion's, representing the old.

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Forget Chevy Aveos; Las Vegas' Idea of a Rental Car is a Motorcycle

October 30, 2013 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Renting a motorcycle isn’t exactly a new concept, as Harley-Davidson and other dealerships have been renting out bikes for quite some time—assuming you know how to ride one. However, this week things are a little different, as one national rental car company is getting in on the motorcycle renting business.

Enterprise—known for their ability to pick you up—is breaking the mold and will be offering up more than just compact and economy cars. In case you couldn’t figure it out on your own based off our hints, they’re now renting out motorcycles as well.

Of course the perfect place to test things out is Las Vegas, so now you can enjoy all things motorcycle while making your way down the Strip—or riding out to the Hoover Dam. For now this is their only spot renting out two-wheeled vehicles, as they’re doing it from the existing Enterprise location at 4517 W Flamingo Road—kind of near the Palms.

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Red Bull Air Race Finally Returns, Will Zoom Through Two US Cities in 2014

October 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

After three years of quiet, the "world's fastest motorsport" is getting back up into the air as the Red Bull Air Race World Championships announces race dates for 2014, beginning as early as February. Of the seven races throughout the year, two will take place on American soil: Dallas in September and Las Vegas in October.

In past Red Bull Air Races (2003-2010), high-performance airplanes zoomed through an obstacle course of pylons while traveling at speeds up to 230 mph only 50-80 feet above water or undeveloped land. Now, after the three years of break to improve safety and organization, the air race will occur at a few speedways, meaning plenty of existing crowd stands and infrastructure for the thousands of spectators to properly view all the heart-pounding maneuvers of the twelve competing pilots (yes, including Kirby Chambliss).

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How to Get Tickets to Las Vegas' Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball

September 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.

This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.

Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.

Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.

[Photo: flickr]

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How To Get Tickets To The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas

July 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday the line-up of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival and the new iHeartRadio Village were announced.

The fest will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and include performances by some of today's biggest acts including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, fun., Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars and more.

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See 'Burt Wonderstone' in Theaters, Then See the Real Thing in Vegas

March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The protagonist of the new Vegas-set movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone may be a fictional character, but he got plenty of help from the real deal for the film.

Many scenes in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the new Steve Carrell/Jim Carrey movie about an up and coming street magician who makes the more established acts look stale, were filmed on the Las Vegas Strip, including the now famous suspended, see-through box stunt that was filmed above Las Vegas Boulevard outside of Bally’s last year.

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How To Get Tickets To Vegas Uncork’d

February 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The seventh annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit festival returns May 9-12, 2013, with a total of 28 events featuring celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and cutting-edge mixologists at Las Vegas' resorts: Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Mandalay Bay.

The highlight of the fest will be the Master Series Dinners, where ticket holders can meet leading chefs including Bobby Flay, Michel Richard, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa. There will also be an exclusive preview of chef Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at MGM Grand.

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What Happens in Vegas Comes to London-Gatwick with British Airways' New Route

Where: Gatwick Airport, London, United Kingdom
November 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM | by | Comments (0)


Showgirls in their scanties and an open champagne bar aren’t what you’d normally expect at London-Gatwick Airport at 9am on a Monday, but what happens in Vegas came to London this week, as Gatwick came over all Sin City in honor of British Airways’ inaugural LGW-LAS flight, which left on Monday.

Showgirls, Cirque du Soleil-style performers, a pianist and a bar, Oscar’s—named after former mayor and Vegas man about town Oscar Goodman—were doing their stuff in the check-in hall, while, through security, an Elvis impersonator (attended by two more showgirls) took up residence at Duty-Free. There were speeches from Silla Maizey, BA's Gatwick Managing Director, as well as the Vegas tourist board. There was even a cake cutting ceremony! Unsurprisingly, most people gravitated to the sequins and champagne.

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Stretch Summer Until Almost Winter at Lake Mead

October 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Okay so the weather has been feeling a whole lot more like the oncoming winter lately. In some cities across the nation the mercury is dropping, fashion has gone from tank tops to turtlenecks, and in Minnesota's case, snow has already fallen. For those of you that just need to get your last days of Summer in, there is an answer. Lake Mead, Nevada.

You know...it's that place visitors to Vegas go to when they're absolutely bored with happens on The Strip. It's just about an hour's drive from the lights and action of LV and serves as a playground for everything summer. After all, it is out in the middle of the desert.

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Congress Pretty Psyched to Give More of Your Money to Hotels

August 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

Almost as long as there's been a Jaunted, Nevada Senator and current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been pissing off Jaunted bloggers. In 2008 we took sardonic note of his idiotic statement blaming tourists for the annual DC summer stench. In 2009 we called him a "travel busybody" for killing a bill that would have limited how much Vegas hotels could benefit from stimulus funding. Later that year we rolled our eyes at his push to fine foreign tourists and use that money to promote "Vegas-style tourism." In 2010 we predicted that he'd keep doing that nonsense for a while.

By this summer we had just gone ahead and dumped him into our bad ideas category. Of the politicians involved in travel politics, he is not the most subtle.

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Five Destinations That Could Really Use a Nude Prince Harry Scandal

August 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

In case you've been living in an alternate universe (one without TMZ) since yesterday, you've heard by now of Prince Harry's nude hijinks in a Las Vegas suite. While bad for him, it's been great for promoting nakationing and Sin City tourism (not necessarily at the same time). Even Virgin Holidays reported seeing a "Prince Harry Effect" of inquiries for Vegas travel jumping 30%.

Well we feel that Vegas doesn't need the help. That "Prince Harry Effect" could absolutely be used by numerous other world destinations, and here's FIVE in particular:

Mexico: Continuous CNN alerts of drug-related murders in Mexico really detract from the blue waters and cultural vibrance of Mexico's safer areas. A little tan-lined butt flash from Prince Harry would give the country the tad bit of positive press it needs to get similarly pasty-fleshed revelers packing those Pacific beaches.

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