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Las Vegas NV: Great Destination For Business Events PDF Print E-mail

Let’s gather in Vegas! One very evident reason is simply because the town in the Nevada desert didn't earn its title of Sin City for nothing. If enjoying yourself while on a business trip is sinning, then Vegas is where to do it.

When in conferences and business meetings, delegates attend the required serious sessions. Then they’re free to break away to enjoy everything the glitzy town has to offer. And considering what's happening night and day, that's quite an offering!

Cabazon CA: Morongo Casino Resort Adventure PDF Print E-mail

Guest Correspondent ALMcB, Los Angeles CA: Since our retirement started a decade ago, we’ve been to casinos in Vegas, Reno, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong and other gambling joints throughout the world. We love the flashing lights, buffets, cheap rooms, big-show entertainment and other glitz.

Of course, all is designed to entice people to bet and lose their bank accounts and, for elderly gamblers, their children’s inheritances. We’re not heavy gamblers, and usually confine our bets to the 25¢ video poker machines.

We recently had an exciting experience at Morongo, located at the foot of the impressive San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, just 90 miles east of Los Angeles. As our car approached Morongo, the view was that someone had taken a Las Vegas hotel and plunked it down in the middle of the desert. The imposing 25-story building can be seen from the nearest city, Palm Springs, 20 miles away.

Arizona’s Innovative Native American Casino Resorts PDF Print E-mail

There are three Desert Diamond casinos in the state, all located on land of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Two of the casino branches are in Tucson, and the other is near the town of Why, Arizona, 115 miles east.

One of the Tucson casinos is located close to Highway 15 at Pima Mine Road, while the largest of the three is on the Nogales Highway, conveniently adjacent to the Tucson International Airport.

The large property includes a luxurious hotel. The complex, designed to closely resemble Native American adobe architecture and desert colors, has a huge pool, spa, restaurants, night clubs, conference center and many other contemporary amenities for visitors and business groups.

San Diego Zoo Celebrates 101 Years Of Wonders PDF Print E-mail

Located in the city’s beautiful Balboa Park, and one of the world’s most innovative, the facility has many features to offer visitors. There are nearly 4,000 animal and bird residents, representing more than 650 species.

This year’s expansive new attraction is Africa Rocks. It duplicates many of the continent’s most dramatic rocky features. The exhibit displays natural, free-roaming habitats for lions, tigers, bears, elephants, apes and many exotic bird species.

A thrill for kids from age four to 94 is the Skyfari, an overhead moving cable of observation cars. Riding above the many natural gatherings of animals and plant species in their own surroundings is a highlight for all visitors. 

For schedules, ticket prices and other info, go to zoonation.org

Copenhagen, Denmark: Smorgasbord And Much More PDF Print E-mail

Visiting Senior Sojourner PLMcB, Sandusky OH: Our cruise ship sailed into Copenhagen harbor, and when we went ashore, the immediate impression was as if we were happily back in time 200 years.

Everywhere were classically beautiful gardens, soaring castles, busy canals, brightly-painted houses and smiling people on bikes. (www.visitcopenhagen.com)

The welcoming aura remained with us throughout the two days we spent there. Spring daytime temperatures are in the mid-60s, with nights in mid-50s. English is taught in Danish schools, so we had no language problems in shops, restaurants, parks and museums.


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