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Why I Love Vegas

I’m back in Vegas, enjoying my view of the Bellagio’s fountains, the Eiffel Tower and Donny and Marie on the marquis of the Flamingo. Once, Vegas drove me nuts (I know, I am a spoiled travel reporter, aren’t I?) But that passed. Now, I love it. Why? The purity of its...

Watching “Little Red” Launch

Virgin Atlantic launches its new “Little Red” domestic service and Sir Richard Branson struts his stuff, promising “stiff competition.” And the launch party hasn’t even started yet. I thought the photo at left was hilarious. My editors...

Travel Tech and Lingerie

The travel industry’s profit margins may be thin, but its entertainment margins may be one of the world’s best. That was particularly true at a travel technology conference called TRAMS Technology & Marketing University held in Las Vegas a few years...

You Can Bet on Vegas

What happens when you take your tree-hugging husband and your fun-loving kids to Las Vegas, sending them off to do the town while you attend an industry meeting? The odds are on Vegas. We hit Las Vegas after two days in the Grand Canyon. That meant we went from one of...