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Join us on an amazing exploration of the back roads of Utah and Arizona to the most amazing sights and
national parks accessible only by 4×4 vehicle. A staggering 46 percent the American West is public land. This area contains not only famous national parks but also immense stretches of wilderness encompassing regions of equal wonder and appeal. Most of these areas are accessible only by 4×4 vehicles, as the roads leading to them are not
paved, but still easy to drive remote tracks maintained by local road crews. On this extraordinary
adventure we cross vast areas of open desert with few road signs and no infrastructure. We are rewarded with stunning scenery and solitude. At night you will sleep in hotels in the small desert towns sprinkled throughout the region.

Disclaimer: Many dirt roads become impassable when wet. We travel in the normally “dry season”.
Be prepared for program changes should the dirt roads become wet.

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Yellowstone is the world’s oldest national park, founded in 1872. This massive park protects half of the world’s geysers as well as some of the largest herds of megafauna in the northern hemisphere. Here we find a wilderness teaming with wildlife, such as bison, wolf, elk, deer, antelope, and of course bear. While it is one of the busiest parks in summer, winter is a season of quiet solitude within this land. All but one of the park’s roads are closed due to snow and hence the park is inaccessible to road- based tourists, while at the same time many of the animals descend from the mountains to spend the harsh winters in the valleys. Really the best way to enjoy Yellowstone’s wilderness is to visit during the winter months.

On this unique journey we will explore all the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton far away from the crowds. Come with us to witness the amazing phenomenon of “fire and ice” – exploding geysers in a winter wonderland of snow. Many of the park’s animals can be found close to the roads and trails, making winter an incredible time to observe wildlife up close. Our journey visits the park from all accessible angles. Along the northern entrance we go on safari looking for wolves and on snowshoes we walk over the calcite terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. From the West Entrance we head out on a snow coach to explore the Upper Geyser Basin – the world’s largest geothermal area. We will witness the explosion of Old Faithful, as it shoots up to 32,000 liters of boiling water up to 56 meters into the ice-cold air. Winter makes this experience especially spectacular, as the hot water reacts with the winter air. Near the famed cowboy town of Jackson, we explore the National Elk Refuge by sleigh, gliding through a herd of 7,000 wintering elk. Last but not least we snowshoe through the silent winter wilderness below the stunning peaks of Grand Teton National Park.

All inclusive: $1990.00 Includes: Food and Boarding; Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP • Guided Wolf Watching • Old Faithful by snowcoach • Sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge
Full and Half board (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners)
7 nights in tourist class hotels (3-star) of which 2 nights are spent in cabins
6 picnic lunches (L) (self-made)
4 dinners (D) (group prepared)
7 breakfasts (B)
5 days of guided snowshoe walks of 2-4 hours – shorter or longer walks can be offered for those wanting to increase or decrease the time spent on trails
-Full day snow coach tour to Old Faithful
-Wolf watching with a naturalist
-Elk refuge sleigh ride
-Ample time to explore each national park in depth
-Amazing photography opportunities
-Centrally located hotels at the entrance to the parks and in downtown Jackson
-Cozy cabins and hotel suites for evening meals
-Small group tours with a maximum of 14 participants
-Expertly trained, dedicated, local tour directors

Book now for December 2018 and winter 2019 for last minute savings!

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Las Vegas is the perfect weekend getaway whether you want to lay by the pool all day, or catch a show and enjoy some drinks. This itinerary offers great ideas so you can enjoy the best attractions Vegas has to offer in a limited amount of time.

Day 1 – Friday Night

After you’ve checked into your hotel and explored the place, head to The Strip if you have never been here before. This can take as long or as short as you like. While you’re there you will probably be ready for some dinner.
Trip Advisor has rated these 3 restaurants as the best restaurants on The Strip:
● The Capital Grille – This critically acclaimed restaurant is known for its dry-aged steaks and world-class wines.
● Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – The name says it all. If you love Seafood this is your place.
● Le Cirque – A French Cuisine with a coveted wine list and 5-course menu.
Depending on the hotel you’re staying at, it most likely has a bar and casino to have some fun in after walking The Strip.

Day 2 – Saturday

Vegas and the surrounding area is fortunate to have a lot of awesome day and night activities. One way to maximize the number of activities you can do without breaking the bank is to purchase a Las Vegas Go Card.

The card can be purchased for any trip amount from 2-5 days. You choose what attractions you want, the pass is then on your mobile device or you can print it out and you simply show the pass at each attraction. The card will save you up to 60% on admission on premium attractions and includes over 30 free attractions.

Stop 1: To start off the day, check out Vegas from up high. The High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ gives you a 30 minute, 360-degree views of Vegas.

Stop 2: Next head to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. This free attraction will give you many photo opportunities and a mesmerizing view.

Stop 4: Instead of flying all the way to Venice you can visit the Venetian Casino and Grand Canal instead. Here you can take a gondola ride and walk around to explore the unique hotel and grounds. You’ll encounter singers, stilt walkers, and living statues.

Stop 5: Time to see a show! With so many shows to choose from it could be hard to pick just one. Some of the most popular shows in Vegas right now are the Blue Man Group, KA by Cirque Du Soleil and Criss Angel Mindfreak Live.

Stop 6: If you’re still up for some fun after the show, check out the fountains at the Bellagio. The stunning water show features a variety of recognizable music that syncs with the water. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Day 3 – Sunday

Stop 1: To get the full feel of the area, visit the Grand Canyon Sky Walk and/or the Hoover Dam. Both activities will take up quite a bit of time with traveling.

● The Hoover Dam is free to walk around but if you want to take a tour of the power plant, the cost is $30 per person and takes about 1 hour. The price also includes entrance to the visitor center.
● Grand Canyon Skywalk offers a thrilling view of the Grand Canyon with a glass floor bridge sitting 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. Tickets to the skywalk start at $66.90 per person.

Stop 2: Head back to the strip and check out the Eiffel Tower. Here you can ascend to the top of the tower and enjoy the views of the city. Just a few floors down you can enjoy a delicious meal at the popular Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

These are just a few of the many awesome attractions in Las Vegas. With so much to do this is sure to be a place you’ll want to come back and enjoy time after time.

This post was written by Olivia Waddell at Custom Garage Storage Solutions. Local to Las Vegas, Custom Garage Storage Solutions helps homeowners organize their garage with cabinets, shelving, overhead racks, and flooring.

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If you’re planning a long or short vacation, or even, a weekend getaway with fun, entertainment, and the opportunity to let down your hair, Las Vegas is the place to be. But, if you’ve always connected “The Strip” with gambling, drinking, and perhaps, business conventions, think again! Because, the city has a whole range of tourist attractions that make it perfect for any kind of traveler. According to surveys conducted by Statista, close to 39.01 million people visited Las Vegas in the year 2017. And, the city is the most favored tourist destination for Americans for 2018.

Should you check the top lists of things to do in Las Vegas from TripAdvisor, USNews, TimeOut, or Thrillist, you will learn that the city can also be an exciting place for a family vacation or for rest and relaxation. You will be able to find a range of museum, theme parks with rides, and aquariums that kids will love to visit. The city also has a mind-boggling array of med-spas that offer you a range of treatments that can rejuvenate your mind and body, and send you back home looking like a fabulous goddess. Here is a quick list of the fun and interesting tourist attractions that “The Strip” is famous for.

1. Rejuvenation at a Medspa
Med-spas in today’s times are more than just massages, aromatherapy, and overall wellness. Stopover at a BHRC Medspa in Las Vegas and sign up for some of the treatments they have available. For instance, try the medical grade chemical peels, injectables, or Ultherapy sessions that can whisk away the years from your skin. Are you looking for some procedure that can revive your body cells and take away the aches and pains? Spend some time in the HVAC Hypobaric Chamber. Try body contouring to trim the last vestiges left over from your healthy diet and exercise or sign up for the customized weight loss program that takes your lifestyle, likes and dislikes into account. In short, the Med-spas are your one-stop destination for complete beauty and fitness.

2. Get a Quick Glimpse of Different Cities

Have you always dreamed of visiting Venice or New York? You can now experience the charm of these cities with a single stop – at Las Vegas. Among the many tourist attractions of the city is a slice of Venice recreated at The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal. Enjoy the songs of the street singers or watch the stilt walkers towering above the streets. Get a startling experience when one of the living statues starts to move or sign up for a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal. You could also shop at the many stores or visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.Like the USNews advises, why spend thousands of dollars flying across the pond to the “Queen of the Adriatic” when you can simply drive to it? And, if traveling across the country the east coast isn’t something you want to do, visit New York City in Las Vegas. Enjoy the ambience of the Big Apple complete with the pizzerias, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Empire State Building. Want to have a honeymoon in Paris, the “City of Love?” Las Vegas gives you the whole experience – in the heart of Nevada.

3. Attractions Perfect for a Family Vacation
If you’re visiting Las Vegas with family, you absolutely must visit the Cirque du Soleil, one of the most incredible displays of acrobatic feats in the world. The show showcases various cultural and natural facets that will awe and enchant the kids. Aside from this tourist attraction, you can also take your kids on a ride aboard the High Roller Observation Wheel for a bird’s eye view of the city. Allow them to play on the sands of a faux beach at the Mandalay Bay and do take them to Shark’s Reef. TripAdvisor describes this awesome aquarium as having more than 2,000 sea creatures including sharks, sawfish, stingrays, turtles, piranha, and many others. Before you tuck the kids in for the night, take them to the Bellagio to witness the superb fountains, a charismatic display of light and water choreography.

4. Treat for Thrill-Seekers
Have you been looking for tourist attractions that get your adrenalin racing and blood pumping? Las Vegas has plenty of those. And, no. We’re not talking about the gaming tables. Attend the SPEEDVEGAS racing events that treat you to the stunning horsepower of the top car brands of the world including Audis, Corvettes, Ferraris, Jaguars, and Lamborghinis.

5. Mecca for Nature Lovers and Conservationists
Las Vegas offers you the delightful combination of the ultra-modern with neon lights and glamour mixed with the stunning natural beauty of the Mojave Desert with its picturesque red hills. Drive the short distance of 13 miles and you will be transported into a world that seems utterly far removed from the glitz of the city. Explore the Red Rock Canyon and revel in its heart-rending beauty. Keep in mind that the locale has hiking trails that are well-suited for both novice and experienced hikers and bikers. So strap on those boots, grab enough hydration and immerse yourself in the charms of nature. If the vistas of the desert have whetted your appetite for more, you must take a trip to the Hoover Dam, another of the most famous tourist attractions of Las Vegas.
“I didn’t know Las Vegas had all that!” Is that what you’re thinking? Do a bit of homework and you will be surprised and delighted at everything “The Strip” has to offer you. Have you always equated the city with casinos, glamour, neon lights and a town that always pulsates with high energy and excitement? The next time you visit, check out the other tourist attractions of the city. You will return rejuvenated in mind, body, and spirit.

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Yellowstone is the world’s oldest national park, founded in 1872. This massive park protects half of the world’s geysers as well as some of the largest herds of mega fauna in the northern hemisphere. Here we find a wilderness teaming with wildlife, such as bison, wolf, elk, deer, antelope, and of course bear. While it is one of the busiest parks in summer, winter is a season of quiet solitude within this land. All but one of the park’s roads are closed due to snow and hence the park is inaccessible to road- based tourists, while at the same time many of the animals descend from the mountains to spend the harsh winters in the valleys. Really the best way to enjoy Yellowstone’s wilderness is to visit during the winter months.

On this unique journey we will explore all the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton far away from the crowds. Come with us to witness the amazing phenomenon of “fire and ice” – exploding geysers in a winter wonderland of snow. Many of the park’s animals can be found close to the roads and trails, making winter an incredible time to observe wildlife up close. Our journey visits the park from all accessible angles. Along the northern entrance we go on safari looking for wolves and on snowshoes we walk over the calcite terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. From the West Entrance we head out on a snow coach to explore the Upper Geyser Basin – the world’s largest geothermal area. We will witness the explosion of Old Faithful, as it shoots up to 32,000 liters of boiling water up to 56 meters into the ice-cold air. Winter makes this experience especially spectacular, as the hot water reacts with the winter air. Near the famed cowboy town of Jackson, we explore the National Elk Refuge by sleigh, gliding through a herd of 7,000 wintering elk. Last but not least we snowshoe through the silent winter wilderness below the stunning peaks of Grand Teton National Park.

All inclusive: Book now for Winter 2018 and 2019! Yellowstone wildlife walk_8 days for $1560 • Grand Teton NP
• Wolf Watching • Old Faithful by snowcoach • Sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge

Full and Half board (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners)

7 nights in tourist class hotels (3-star) of which 2 nights are spent in cabins
6 picnic lunches (L) (self-made)
4 dinners (D) (group prepared)
7 breakfasts (B)
 5 days of guided snowshoe walks of 2-4 hours – shorter or longer walks can be offered for those wanting to increase or decrease the time spent on trails
 Full day snow coach tour to Old Faithful
 Wolf watching with a naturalist
 Elk refuge sleigh ride
 Ample time to explore each national park in depth
 Amazing photography opportunities
 Centrally located hotels at the entrance to the parks and in downtown Jackson
 Cozy cabins and hotel suites for evening meals
 Small group tours with a maximum of 14 participants
 Expertly trained, dedicated, local tour directors

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Ramen Tatsu is a solid, traditional ramen and well-priced. Location is on the west side of China Town in Las Vegas, on the corner of Jnes and Spring Mountain Road.

We at Vegas Active Travel Guide recommend Ramen Tatsu for it’s excellent ramen, quick service and friendly staff. Average price is about $8.00 USD for a bowl of ramen. Great specials on side dishes. Check the daily specials board!

My Tonkotsu Ramen was spot on; comforting, traditional, hot priced at $7.70 USD toppings bring the price up, but you get to decide what you want: egg $1, chasiu pork $3, sprouts corn or kimchi $1.

Side dishes are good here as well and cheap. Takoyaki, Gyoza and Karaag all for $5.

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