Rent a Small Used Car for Safety

To start our House Hunting Trip to Mexico we rented a car online from www.economycarrental.com. I can’t say we were disappointed as the price was half of everywhere else. They had arranged a rental from a small local car rental company, Universal Car Rental. The little car we got from them was well used but hey it runs, every things works and it only cost $500 for 15 days. The next closest was $700 for the same time period and ours included the insurance another $400 dollar savings. It was kind of like when we used to rent from “Rent a Wreck” car rental but this one was in good shape with minor scratches.

Rent a Small Used Car in Mexico

We wanted a cheap little car and that is what we got. A small car for tight parking spaces and easy turning, less liability and a car no theft would bother with. No it’s an ok car at a great price and the rental agencies were both extremely helpful and great to work with. It was exactly what we were wanting. Being in Mexico on vacation or driving here you are better off not showing off a nice new car especially if you are going away from the city although crime is not bad on this side of Mexico. We were really It glad of the little car when we went down roads. It allowed easier passing on narrow roads and we could do a u-turn with ease.


Wear Your Seat Belt Road Trips

Seat Belt

I believe in seat belts. It is a rule in my car that anyone that gets in has to wear their seat belt before the car moves. I know that seat belts can be annoying especially when you are on a long road trip. But it is worth it if you are ever in an accident and it’s the law.


Las Vegas Attractions – What to see and do NMX – Blog World 2013

Vegas Attraction & Fun

I just wanted you to know what is current in Las Vegas. I have spent time going to see several things and found that they no longer existed or the schedule of shows had changed. I hope this helps you.

If you are going to eat at the buffet you might want to get the buffet of buffet pass. It is a 24 hour pass to 6 different buffets. Weekend prices are a little higher than Sunday after 11 am. – Thursday. Ask the cashier at the buffet for the pass.

Las Vegas is still chilly and you would probably be glad of a coat if you are walking the strip of watching outdoor shows.

For restaurant and show discounts go to the tix4tonight.com website or booth to see what is available.

Mirage Hotel and Casino:

Volcano Eruptions will be closed until Feb 15th for maintenance.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat – Open 10 am to 4 pm. There is an admission charge of Adults: $19.95 Children 4-12: $14.95 and under 3 free. Call to confirm: 702-791-7188

Aquarium behind the front desk is spectacular. The 20,000 gallon tank is 53 feet long and eight feet tall with hundreds of fish for you viewing pleasure.

Be sure to visit the Atrium while you are there to see an indoor rainforest with lagoons, waterfalls, trees and flowers.

Venetian Hotel & Casino/Palazzo Mall:

Gondola Rides – $18.95 (you may be seated with other if your party is not 4) Private Gondola for 2 $75.80
The time for indoor rides and outdoor rides are different. Outside 11 am to 9:45 pm and Inside 10 am to 10:45 pm. Call to confirm: 702-414-4300

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – Open at 10 am for closing times call: 702-862-7810

Be sure to walk through the casino and look up. The hand painted frescoes on the ceiling make it seem that you really have stepped through a transport right in to Italy. It is truly magnificent.

Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino:

Forum Shops:
In front of the Cheesecake Factory see the fountain show and see the fish in the 50,000 gallon aquarium.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino:

Water Fountain Show – M-F 3pm – 7pm every 1/2 hour. 7-midnight every 15 mins. Sat. & Holidays – shows begin at noon with the same times and Sun. show begins at 11 am and run every 15 mins.

Conservatory – One of the most beautiful works of art with plants and flowers is the Conservatory at the Bellagio. It is Open 24/7.

Largest Chocolate Fountain – Don’t miss this while you are there behind the Conservatory is the Chocolate Fountain. Grab a treat from the Chocolatier and eat it while overlooking the pool area.

Glass Flowers – This is an amazing piece of art seemingly floating up by the ceiling in the Lobby. It is called Fiori di Como. It is 2,000 hand blown glass flowers. How did they ever get them installed without breaking them?? That is what my mind kept thinking.

Don’t forget Fremont Street downtown:

Viva Vision Canopy Light Show – The show is music and lights 12 million LED lights and a 555,000 watt sound system is an experience to be had. In between shows listen to one of the bands performing on stages spaced down the corridor or watch some of the street performs vying for tips.

MGM Hotel and Casino:

Lion Habitat has been closed. Don’t go there like we did and be disappointed. But do go to the Rainforest Cafe for some jungle feel while eating. We ate in a cave!

Coca Cola World and M&M World:

These two stores/attractions are steps apart. Both great places to see and buy things from their brands.

Walk of Stars:

I have not seen this but if you like the walk of stars in LA this may be up your alley. It is between Sahara and Russell streets on both sides of the street on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino:

Sirens of TI – Show if front of property. Shows at 5:30 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm. and 10 pm.

Hoover Dam:
Call for hours and prices 702-494-2517

Hoover Dam is a ways out but if you haven’t been on the tour it is amazing. There are many tour companies that you can arrange a tour with if you don’t have transportation.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden:
Henderson, NV. Call for hours: 702-435-2655

Again a little ways out go on a Self-guided tour with a taste at the end. gps address: 1 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV

Las Vegas with Kids Video Podcast:


Journey Planner: Travel Planning

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

Travel: How do you plan your adventures?

I use the Scatter Travel Journey Planner. I also like Travel Advisor for checking out what other travelers liked and didn’t think was worth their time. YouTube is also a good resource for what to see. I post my videos there to help other travelers plan their vacations. You can find them on the Couplestravel channel. One more place I check are tour companies’ web sites. I see what they have on their itineraries. They put a good variety of the best there is to see, do and places to stay.