Get a Peek at Old Vegas at the Neon Museum Las Vegas

The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas was the only real “attraction” on my Vegas itinerary. With only 3 days in the city, I wanted to spend most of my time walking around between downtown and the strip, exploring like a local. I didn’t want to rush around or fill  my schedule to the brim.… Continue reading Get a Peek at Old Vegas at the Neon Museum Las Vegas

Looking at Las Vegas in a New Light

If you want more personal travel stories, essays, and pieces like this, subscribe to the Travel Daze Dispatch Newsletter for exclusive stories that you won’t see on the blog. The Las Vegas Strip. A street full of debauchery, and a shining beacon of capitalism. Tacky, gaudy, over-the-top. Some sort of twisted man-made paradise. An oasis… Continue reading Looking at Las Vegas in a New Light

Downtown Container Park // Las Vegas

The Container Park in Las Vegas is a recent addition to the downtown landscape, built as a part of the Downtown Project. Made out of repurposed shipping containers, the Container Park is a sort of open-air mall. It’s home to many restaurants and shops, all of which are local. The outdoor space is filled with… Continue reading Downtown Container Park // Las Vegas

2016 Travel Plans: I’m Going to New Zealand!

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Cabana Suites at the El Cortez // Downtown Las Vegas

I considered a few different places while searching for accommodation in Las Vegas. I definitely wanted to stay Downtown instead of on The Strip, so that narrowed things down a bit. Price, as always, was the biggest factor, but location was important too. I wanted to be able to walk out of my hotel and… Continue reading Cabana Suites at the El Cortez // Downtown Las Vegas

Chinese New Year Display at the Bellagio Conservatory

Since today is the start of the Lunar New Year, I decided the best way to kick off my coverage of last week’s trip to Las Vegas would be to show you the beautiful display at the Bellagio Conservatory. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas features seasonal horticultural exhibits throughout… Continue reading Chinese New Year Display at the Bellagio Conservatory

What Ethical Travel Means to Me

Ethical travel has become a major travel trend recently and it’s likely to continue growing in popularity. Beyond eco-travel, ethical travel encompasses good for all (including nature, humans, and communities). Unfortunately, “ethical” has become little more than a buzzword by now, along with “sustainable” and “responsible”. Every sector is using “ethical” tactics to garner good… Continue reading What Ethical Travel Means to Me

Hiking in Bear Country: How to Avoid Bear Encounters on the Trail

When hiking in bear country, it is important to take certain precautions before hitting the trail. You want to be prepared, but you also need to learn how to avoid bear encounters on the trail. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. It’s a great way to get outside, breathe fresh… Continue reading Hiking in Bear Country: How to Avoid Bear Encounters on the Trail

A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon

I’ve been to Portland, Oregon a couple of times now, so it feels familiar whenever I return. If I’m being honest, though, Portland isn’t exactly my favorite city. I have my reasons, which I might elaborate on in the future, but I will start this post by clarifying something: my lack of infatuation for Portland… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon