A River, A Dream…A Destination

Laughlin, Nevada evolved from a dream. In the early 1960s, Don Laughlin believed that an alternative destination to its neighbor 90 miles north, Las Vegas, was overdue. Perched on the banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin has grown into a full-fledged resort town in terms of outdoor activities, water sports, resorts and gaming. Keeping Active:[…]

Four Aces In Reno

There are times when a travel story meshes perfectly with a favorite pastime.  So it was on a recent trip to Reno, Nevada, the “Biggest Little City in the World.”The visit included stays at the Atlantis, Peppermill, Eldorado and Grand Sierra Resorts; all four star, full-service properties. Best of all, I played in each poker[…]

California – Nevada Roundup

San Diego, California – This year’s San Diego Restaurant Week includes over 200 participating dining establishments, focusing on locally grown and distributed products from farmers, wineries, breweries, fisheries, etc. Here are three lunch recommendations. Located at the Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach, Sea180˚ Coastal Tavern is part of the Cohen Group’s fine dining restaurants.[…]

WPT DeepStacks at the Atlantis

WPT DeepStacks at the Atlantis Every so often writing assignments sync perfectly with personal interests. So it was when I covered the World Poker Tour DeepStacks Tournament, hosted by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. There were 15 games scheduled over a 10 day period. The majority were No Limit Hold ‘Em, with[…]

Las Vegas Civilized

*WRITER’S NOTE: THE LAS VEGAS REGENT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY CLOSED AND IS NOW A MARRIOTT RESORT. During the past year, major casino hotels and mega resorts including Mandalay Bay, the Four Seasons, the Venetian, and Paris have opened in Las Vegas. There are over 121,000 rooms there, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.[…]