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Six New Foursquare City Badges, from Vegas to Jamaica

June 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yet more international city badges have just dropped, in time for your summer travels! Location-based social network Foursquare is deep into the city badge awarding, and the last week has seen six new ones, for your checking-in pleasure.

These newest city badges go to Kingston, Jamaica; Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Portland, OR, USA; Riga, Latvia; and Ghent, Belgium.

How to get the badges: First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists: Kingston (list); Trois-Rivieres (list); Las Vegas (list); Portland (list); Riga (list); and Ghent (list). Then travel to the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.

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We Can Haz a Sneak Peek Inside Las Vegas' New Terminal 3

June 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

June 27. That's the date to mark on your iCal for the first arrivals of airplanes to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport's new Terminal 3. From this day, T3 at LAS will host domestic flights from seven airlines and international flights from fifteen airlines.

We've been following the progression of this new, $2.4 billion project for some time now and finally the 14 gates allowed the public in to push buttons, flip switches and sniff the new airport air during an Open House this past weekend. Our sister site VegasChatter was in da house, reporting back with observations like, "the WiFi will be free, but the 3G won't be easy" and "it's huge. And, sprawling. In the shape of a double-decker 'H.'"

VegasChatter was lost...and then found, and then confused about the parking situation. Still they emerged with some excellent preview shots of the space and some constructive criticism for those putting finishing touches on traffic signage. Head on over to the full report this-away.

[Photo: VegasChatter]

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The Wolf Pack Heads Back to Vegas to Begin Filming 'The Hangover 3'

June 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

It looks like the rumors can be put to rest for the location of the third 'Hangover' movie, as the guys return to Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Mike Tyson, will film The Hangover 3 "on and off the Strip and at Caesars Palace" this fall.

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Trekkies Unite for a 10-Day 'Star Trek' Tour in LA and Vegas

May 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

Star Trek fans will get a chance to spend ten days exploring some of the sites made famous by the TV series and movies with fellow Trekkies this summer.

Geek Nation Tours (yes, there is a tour company specializing in geek-related itineraries) has teamed up with Star Trek author, historian, consultant and producer, Larry Nemecek for “Exploring Trek Sites: Hollywood to Vegas With Larry Nemecek.”

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Atlanta Airport's New $1.4 Billion Dollar International Terminal is Open!

May 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

Smell that? That's the scent of brand new airport, as Atlanta's Airport opens the doors to their brand new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal today. The building is 1.2 million square feet with 12 gates, and cost $1.4 billion to complete. Now that is finally completed, however, what can you expect as a traveler winging your way to or from far-away destinations?

Yummy, convenient food options. Pei Wei Asian Diner, The Varsity (classic American burgers and hot dogs), Ecco Kitchen, Jekyll Island Seafood Company, Lorena Garcia Tapas Bar, Maison Mathis, Sweet Auburn Market Café, The Pecan, and The original El Taco will fill out the terminal, and of course there will be a Starbucks. Notice no Sbarro for reheated, overpriced pizza slices! Progress!

(Hopefully) faster, easier security. There'll be two security checkpoints in the new terminal, with a total of 13 lanes. Of course those won't all be in use at the same time, but we have high hopes for an airport that's been designed after 9/11, after the introduction of mobile boarding passes and after years of new security rule after new security rule.

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Follow the Money in Las Vegas, All the Way to Their New, $2.4 Billion Dollar Terminal

March 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

June in Las Vegas. It's gonna be hot, it's gonna be full of pool parties, and it's gonna have a brand new airport terminal to welcome everyone traveling to Sin City to enjoy those high temps and cool pools. The new Terminal 3 at Las Vegas-McCarran International will open for flights on June 27, becoming home to domestic flights from seven airlines and international flights from 15 airlines.

This thing has been a $2.4 billion dollar project several years in the making—from late 2007 to now, in fact—and the massive building even required a major road be moved to allow space for its 14 gates and 8-level parking structure. When it opens, the terminal will already be at capacity with international arrivals for the summer season, so it's about damn time.

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From Pilot to 'The Bachelor' to...Chippendales Dancer

February 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to admit it, but we actually know who people are talking about when they mention the name Jake Pavelka, not that that happens much anymore. Still, Pavelka is best known as a reality TV show whore star from The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, and various other less notable appearances. Before his stint as The Bachelor, however, Pavelka was a pilot.

Being a pilot is much of what made Jake Pavelka sexy. Indeed his season was subtitled "On the Wings of Love," and he appeared in his uniform for Atlantic Southeast Airlines off and on. Since his fame has dropped considerably, we had hoped he'd gone back to flying...

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A Travel Ninja Trick to Squeeze More Minutes from In-Flight WiFi

January 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've got bad news, good news and awesome news.

The bad news: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is wrapping up and will end tomorrow, January 13. That means no more fun gadget announcements and breathless product release liveblogs on your favorite tech news sites.

The good news: Thanks to CES, Ford teamed up with in-flight WiFi provider Gogo to offer a free 30 minutes of WiFi on flights heading into or out of Vegas during the CES dates. Sure, that means the free internet access from 35,000-feet comes to a halt tomorrow, but wait...

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$600,000 to Kim K for Hosting a NYE Party. That's Vegas for Ya.

December 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

After cashing in on a wedding and a move to NYC, Kim Kardashian has found a way to make a few bucks ringing in the New Year.

It's being reported that TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas is paying Kim $600,000 to host multiple events at the venue in 2012, including their New Year's Eve Party.

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How to Get Tickets to Heidi Klum's 12th Annual Halloween Bash

October 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to Halloween, Heidi Klum is the hostess with the mostest. Her legendary parties bring out celebs like Kim Kardashian, Michelle Trachtenberg, John Legend, and Brooklyn Decker, not to mention some over-the-top costumes.

This year Heidi is moving her 12th annual Halloween bash from NYC to Las Vegas for the first time. The party will be held at TAO on Saturday, October 29 at 10pm with DJ Questlove providing the perfect soundtrack.

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Seeing a Different Kind of Golden Arches in Reno, Nevada

September 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM | by | Comments (0)


It may not be as famous as the Golden Arches, but here’s an arch we always wanted to see: “The Biggest Little City In The World” on Virginia Street in Reno.

We always wanted to go to Reno to check it out as a grubby Vegas but were sold on the idea when we came across a postcard from the 1940s of Reno, with old cars passing under this glorious arch. And we knew we really had to go.

The Reno Arch was built in 1926 in advance of the Transcontinental Highways Exposition the following year, but it was only in 1929 that the slogan was coined, after a competition (the winner got $100 for inventing the phrase).

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Rolling Back Decades with the Postcards of Rural Nevada

September 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM | by | Comments (0)


So you expect things to be a little bit backward when you leave the bright lights of Vegas for the expanse of nothingness that is the Nevada desert—but 30 years backward? 40, even? That comes as a surprise.

But that's just about how old these postcards of the Las Vegas Strip are that we found on sale in Beatty, NV. Two hours northwest of Vegas on the 95, Beatty's best known for its proximity to Death Valley, its neighboring ghost town, Rhyolite, and its brothels.

What we didn't realise till we got there is just how tiny it is. Scarily tiny. Bad-things-might-happen-to-you tiny. Luckily, a Reno native had advised us to stop at the candy store, so we did. The candy store, by the way, is called Eddie's World and has a massive photo of Eddie the owner on the gas pumps outside. FYI.

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