Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Sin City is usually associated with gambling, but the city does have a number of museums worth checking out. Here are three for starters (this list is by no means exhaustive): Atomic Testing Museum The world changed forever on Aug. 6, 1945, when the first atomic bomb…

Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011 By Todd DeFeo / (c) 2009-2011 LAS VEGAS – Playing the penny slots makes it rather difficult to gamble all that much. Think about it: One could stay in town for a month and only bet $14 at the penny slots. Allegedly, it’s…

Photos by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011  By Todd DeFeo / (c) 2009-2011 LAS VEGAS – The typical Vegas casino is an endless row of slot machines, roulette wheels and blackjack tables. Hundreds of opportunities await the lucky traveler to try his or her hand at just about every type…

ATLANTA – When Southwest Airlines begins its service in Atlanta early next year, it won’t be the same service in a new paint scheme. News reports this week indicate Southwest is planning to revamp AirTran Airways’ Atlanta operation, which is an important hub for AirTran. Southwest is planning to focus…

Courtesy Southwest Airlines ATLANTA — Southwest Airlines isn’t yet in the Atlanta market, but already it’s expanding its service. Last month, the low-cost carrier said it will start service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Feb. 12, flying to 15 cities from Atlanta, including Chicago Midway; Austin, Texas; and Denver….

Central Florida’s newest theme park – Legoland – is on track to open on Oct. 15 – in less than 100 days, theme park officials said. Merlin Entertainment is building the theme park on a 150 acre tract of land formerly occupied by Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. The park…

Photo by Todd DeFeo LAS VEGAS — Some Las Vegas hotels have roller coasters as their signature attraction. Others lure tourists with dining and shows. The Golden Nugget on Fremont Street has a … golden nugget. A large one at that. Kevin Hillier found the “Hand of Faith” — a nugget weighing…

Photo by Todd DeFeo By Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011 LAS VEGAS — Say Las Vegas today, and most people think of The Strip. But, the original “gambling district” of Las Vegas lies a few miles away. Famed casinos such as the Golden Nugget, Binion’s and Golden Gate all reside…

Photo by Todd DeFeo LAS VEGAS — Sin City is usually associated with gambling, but the city does have a number of museums worth checking out. Here are three for starters (this list is by no means exhaustive): Atomic Testing Museum The world changed forever on Aug. 6, 1945, when the…