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Las Vegas-It's Going To Be KOAS!
You don't have to gamble and go clubbing to fill a Vegas vacation agenda. There's always something new to do in the desert city that never sleeps.
Try Flying Superman-style 12 stories high over the Las Vegas Stripe at speeds up to 40 mph. Take the 35 second ride that travels above the bustling Linq Promenade, past Sprinkles cupcakes, Brooklyn Bowl and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips toward the towering High Roller observation wheel. When completed you can say you rode Fly Ling, the first Zipline on the Strip.But. there's also the VooDoo zip-line at Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino just off The Strip, and Slotzilla at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
The Slotzilla will launch you out of a giant slot machine that's 11 stories tall over Fremont Street underneath the second largest video screen on earth which gives you the best view of their mesmerizing light show. The light show plays every hour on the screen which is 1500 feet long and 90 feet wide.
There are 2 ways to fly. The Zoom line shoots you all the way down Fremont Street Superman-Style or try the less intense Zipline which is only 77 Feet high where you can fly seated.
Tip: The views are spectacular at night.
The Underground at the Mob Museum
There are no signs on the green side door outside The Mob Museum. Visitors push a buzzer and a narrow slot in the door opens to reveal a pair of dark eyes. To get in you must say the password ( which is posted weekly on Instagram). Entrance is free with Mob Museum admission or free on its own after 5 p.m. through the side entrance .Inside, a combination speakeasy, distillery and Prohibition exhibit called The Underground and, like the Mob Museum itself, is a must-see in downtown Las Vegas.
The small distillery makes corn-mash moonshine and you can get a free sample, buy a bottle to take home or order a drink at the bar with moonshine in it. The 30-minute distillery tours, which include samples of moonshine, vodka and Jamaica ginger infusion, are popular and offered daily from noon to 6 p.m.
Block 16 Urban Food Hall
A collection of food counters next door to the Marquee nightclub on Cosmopolitan’s second level features niche restaurants beloved around the country.
It’s easy to call Block 16 a food court, but visitors won’t find Nathan’s, McDonald's or other fast food on the menu at the latest addition to the chic hotel with the trademark crystal chandelier. The Block 16 takeout bags playfully scratch out fast in "fast foodies”.
Block 16 is tiny and easily overlooked with the arrival of Eataly, the grand new Italian food hall that opened in late December at Park MGM hotel, but it is a great addition to the Las Vegas food scene and Cosmopolitan's already stellar restaurant lineup. (For another quick option, try Cosmo's secret pizza on the same level.)
Tip: Take a cruise around the place before ordering and bring friends so you can try a bunch of options.
The bar opened in October and has a vintage vibe, it’s really a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks, in addition to cocktails. On the cocktail menu are drinks for two in a giant copper rooster that sits behind the counter.
Cocktail enthusiasts flock to the swank new NoMad Bar at the new NoMad Las Vegas hotel for its pedigree. The NoMad Bar in New York was named best bar in North America in 2018 and fourth in the world in the Oscars of bar competitions.
Tip: Las Vegas is the only place where you will find a NoMad slot machine. A few are stationed at the entrance to the NoMad Hotel off the casino floor at Park MGM hotel.
Hard Rock Cafe guitar and Tim Burton at the Neon Museum
The Neon Museum, another downtown Las Vegas gem where old Vegas signs go to die, will add a high-profile neon sign to its boneyard in early March. It is adding the giant guitar from Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, which closed in 2016 after a nearly 30 year run.
The sign owner, Young Electric Sign Company, donated the guitar to the museum, which launched a $350,000 fundraising campaign in 2017 to transport, restore and maintain the sign.
The Hard Rock guitar was lit in a lighting ceremony on March 4. Donors will have their names at the base of the guitar.
Coming this fall and running into February 2020: An exhibition from director Tim Burton. The museum says it's first exhibit of his original fine art in nearly a decade. Ticket sales have not begun.
Las Vegas-It's Going To Be KOAS
As is often the case in Las Vegas, the rumors were true. The Palms is building a 100,000-square-foot, multi-level day club and nightclub with a massive glass wall-operable door dividing indoor and outdoor spaces, a DJ booth that rotates 360 degrees, a supplemental dome cover that will make it a year-round destination and a 65-foot bronze sculpture of a headless demon.
Set to open in April, the club and amphitheater-style complex is the last big piece of the resort’s $690 million update by Station Casinos, which acquired the 17-year-old off-Strip hotel and casino in 2016.
Imagine attending a Las Vegas pool party in the shadow of British artist Damien Hirst’s eerie, six-story sculpture “Demon with Bowl.” You look around to see layers of private cabanas—39 of them across multiple levels—with sparkling glass pools jutting out over and around the crowd, people dancing and splashing inside them. This could happen at KAOS’ “luxe Greek-inspired oasis” dayclub, as most of its cabanas will feature cantilevered glass pools. Besides the rotating DJ booth that sits at the center of the indoor and outdoor areas, the pool club portion also features an additional stage and live entertainment performance space and “the city’s largest LED wall” on the eastern side of the hotel’s Ivory Tower, streaming live shots of the club for Vegas visitors outside the resort to enjoy.
Day club business has grown so lucrative in recent years that KAOS will be the first Vegas mega club to be built as a year-round venue. Its nightclub space, according to today’s announcement, “takes inspiration from a modern playhouse, with art and architecture working hand in hand to create a surreal, ever-shifting experience.”
To find out more about all the KOAS going on in Las Vegas in 2019 tune into Its Your Time 2 Travel on talktainmentradio.com, Tuesday, at 8 pm EDT or you can join the conversation by calling 877-932-9766. To book your Vegas Vacation visit https://www.tyustours.com/14062374_21812.htm.
Unique Vacation Tours: Aloe Vera Production Around the World
If you are like many people, you seek out some interesting, unique experiences while traveling. This very well may include touring unique sites while on a vacation.
If you are also like many individuals in this day and age, you may make use of aloe vera, as well as products that contain aloe vera, with some regularity. With this in mind, the history and production of aloe vera has resulted in some interesting points of interests for people on vacation in different parts of the world, including in the Caribbean and the United States. These are some aloe vera historical or production sites that you will want to consider adding to your vacation travels to-do list if you will be in the area of one or another of these locations.
Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store
Aruba is one of the most vibrant and beautiful travel destinations in all of the world. People flock to Aruba each and every year for the beaches and the parties. The nightlife of Aruba is incomparable in many ways.
The reality is that there is more to do on Aruba than lie on the beach and party. There are also some interesting sites to take in, including the amazing Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store. The Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store is located at Hato, Aruba. Everything is "nearby" on Aruba and the Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store is only minutes away from the main hotel area on the island.
The Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store features a free tour of the factory operation. Tours start every 15 minutes and are conducted in English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento (whish is Aruba’s native language). Tours are conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store is closed on Sunday.
One can also choose to tour the Museum independently. An 11-minute audiovisual presentation on the History behind the Aruba Aloe brand is showcased, as are archived past Aruba Aloe products in their retro packaging, along with artifacts and processes behind the making of Aloe-based skin care. A brief historical tour tells a visual story of the domestication of the Aloe plant, and how this shaped the beginning of an agricultural way of life. Information on everything that Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store has to offer can be obtained by calling 800-952-7822.
Aloe King Farm
The Aloe King Farm is located in the United States. It is in the midst of a sub-tropical region in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, at Mercedes, Texas. The mission of the Aloe King Farm is to farm fresh aloe vera products of different types of the marketplace in their most natural form. The Aloe King Farm has been in operation at this location for over 30 years.
The Aloe King Farm offers tours by appointment. You can schedule a tour by calling John Downing at (956) 463-9431.
Located at Lyford, Texas, is an amazing destination, with a sharp focus on the cultivation of aloe vera and the creation of a variety of different types of aloe vera products.
Hilltop Gardens features both self-guided and guided tours. Guided tours are scheduled in advance. If 10 or more people will be coming to Hilltop Gardens, even for a self guided tour, reservations are required.
The admission price to Hilltop Gardens is as follows:
$3 - adults
$1 - children
$5 - audio tour
Hilltop Gardens is located in the center of the Tamaulipan Biotic Province. The Province extends across parts of Texas and Mexico. Hilltop Gardens is considered a healing place and offers a wide range of different activities to its guests.
Hilltop Gardens farm was established 1939. It was one of the one of the first commercial Aloe farms in the United States. Today, Hilltop Gardens includes a Sensory Walk, a Healing Garden, a Memorial Aloe Garden (which has one of the largest collections of aloe species available for public viewing in the country.) There is also a large Children’s Garden on site -- marketed as being for the "kid in all of us."
The Inn at Hilltop Gardens is available for rent. The Inn at Hilltop Gardens has four bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people. It is available the year around for $900 a night. Reservations for The Inn can be made by telephoning Hilltop Gardens or contacting Hilltop Gardens via its website.
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How To Travel Luggage Free!
Do wish you could pack your bags and they would magically appear at your destination. Do you hate dragging bags through the airport, looking for your luggage on the baggage belt, then dealing with customs then let us show you how to travel Luggage Free.
Luggage Free is a paid service offer by Tyus Tours & Travel
Luggage Free is a specialty service offering you the option to send luggage ahead to nearly any destination, worldwide, to avoid the inconvenience of carrying, checking and claiming bags – even going through customs. On-time delivery is guaranteed, allowing you the ability to avoid unnecessary aggravation, save time, and protect your possessions – simply and in style.
Clients recently traveling from Bangkok Thailand to Florida then continuing to Jamaica and ending in Wisconsin had 4 checked bags in which they didn’t need them all in all of their destinations. So, they had Luggage Free pick up two of their bags at the hotel in Orlando, Florida and ship them to their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This way they wouldn’t have to drag all 4 bags to Jamaica and back. Not only did it save them the hassle but they would have had to pay over $140 in baggage fees as they were each checking 2 bags.
Luggage Free how it works
Luggage Free picks up your bags at your home or office, ships them to your destination, and at the end of the stay sends them back. You do nothing but pick up the phone and pack. Luggage Free delivers door-to-door anywhere in the United States as well as to over 120 countries worldwide.
Pickup & Delivery Anywhere
You can literally ship your luggage anywhere a hotel, airport, office, or even a cruise ship. Our client had their luggage picked up at the Hard Rock Hotel and shipped to their home in Milwaukee. Luggage Free arranged with their hotel to have us leave the bags at the bell desk and they would pick them up from there. All we had to do was attach the luggage labels which were mailed to us, they were sent to the hotel waiting for us in our room at check-in. Luggage Free picks up and delivers anywhere in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. International luggage shipping can pick up your bags for $50 if within 40 miles of a major airport.
Shipments are insured for up to $1,000 as part of the service, with unlimited additional coverage available.
Money back + $500 Guarantee
If your bags do not arrive by end of day on your scheduled delivery date, barring a weather a customs delay, your baggage delivery will be free, and they will reimburse you up to $500 per late bag.
As each shipment is delivered, you are notified via the method of your choice, outlining time of delivery and name of recipient, allowing you the ability to travel with the peace of mind of knowing that your luggage is waiting for you.
No Weight Restrictions
Our you guilty of having overweight luggage? Not only are overweight luggage fees really expensive but it’s always a hassle at the airport trying to move things around to try and avoid the airline fees. Luggage Free doesn’t have a 50lb weight restriction and you just pay per pound. You just have your bag picked up and they’ll weigh them for you and you’ll get charged a set rate per pound. No more stressing about if your bag is overweight.
Affordable prices sometimes cheaper than checked bags
On our most recent trip, we shipped our luggage at $121 a bag (55lbs) which was actually cheaper than if we would have brought it with us. Our bags were over 50lbs and we would have had to pay $100 each way for oversized baggage fees on American Airlines. So, we actually saved $79 by shipping our luggage not to mention the hassle it would have been with 4 checked bags in Jamaica. The luggage shipping rate charged is by the pound and the price varies by destination and delivery speed.
A $25 discount is available
Book a vacation with Tyus Tours & Travel and get a $25 discount for shipping your bags Luggage Free to nearly any destinations worldwide. To book your vacation visit www.tyustours.com or call 614-583-9144.
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How To Travel To Cuba
Traveling to Cuba is unlike traveling to any other destination in the world. You just can't book a flight-hotel and travel to Cuba. As a non-Cuban American citizen due to the travel restrictions caused by the United States Embargo against Cuba travel to Cuba is limited to people-to-people tours and regulated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign of Foreighn Assets Control (OFAC) under the U.S. Embargo. The result is the only American travelers that are going to Cuba have to obtain a license through the Office of Foreign Assets Control. (Cost about $75). Licensed travel is available for people to people tours, educational travel for businessmen, family travel for Cuban Americans with family on the island, religious travel, sports and agriculture.
You Must Travel in a Group
Under the people-to-people law, we are obligated to take travelers to Cuba in a group. However, even if you plannned on traveling to Cuba solo, being part of a tour allows you the opportunity to travel with compatible people, while adventuring the island with our tour guides.
The tour guides make sure you visit all of the well-known sites, as well as those hidden treasures that you may or may not been aware of. Regardless of where our travelers are from or their age, Cuban experts find joy in making everybody's experience an unforgettable one.
Tyus Tours & Travel offers tours with everything included. We book all the hotels, schedule all of the events, buses and hail all of the taxis. Group travel for people-to-people has many advantages over regular tourist vacations. First, we're able to share our knowledge and take you to locations most tourist would never find or think of travelling to. This will give you a truly once in a lifetime experience that will make you want to return.
There is Free Time for Non-group experience
Full participation by our guests is required by the U.S. Department of the Treasuary's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). It requires that those traveling under a people-to-people license to participate in a full-time schedule of cultural exchange activities resulting in a purposeful interaction bewtween the travelers and Cubans. However, you will have free time to explore or entertain yourselves before the itinerary begins or after the scheduled activities are over. Not to worry our tours are packed with exciting and memorable adventures and activities that you wouldn't find on your own.
Bring Goods To Donate
Donations are a thoughtful gesture when visiting Cuba. While travelers shouldn't feel obligated to bring gifts to Cuba, it is important to keep in mind that anything you may to bring will be very much appreciated. Goods are scarce in Cuba and while Cubans are incredibly resourceful things like clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and toys will be gratefully appreciated.
What to Bring
When you're travelling international it is advised to bring prescription drugs in their original, pharmacy-issued bottles. Make sure to pack comfortable sneakers, bring a bathing suit or swim trunks. It is advisable to pack light clothers and hats for May through September as it gets very hot during the day. Long-sleeved shirts and light sweaters for the evening are more appropriate for October through April. For the evening bring a dresser outfit.
It can be difficult to find specific items in a pinch because goods aren't as readily available on the island. Therefore, if you're accustomed to living a specific lifestyle you should bring all the comforts needed.
Suggested Goods are:
Sunblock, sunglasses insect repellent contact lens solution, toilet paper or tissues for public restrooms, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, dental floss, bandages creams and ointments, toothbrush, reading materials, cigarette lighters, compact umbrella, light rain jacket, feminine hygiene products, over-the-counter drugs, hair dryer, shaving cream and razor.
Laundry Services or Dry Cleaning
The higher rated hotels (4 stars and up) offer laundry and dry cleaning at a reasonable price.
Things you need to know
Credit and debit cards issued by an American bank will not work in Cuba. Cash is required. You may exchange your U.S. Dollars for Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) upon arrival in Cuba.
There is no service for U.S. cell phones in Cuba and callng from Cuba is very expensive. Hotels have internet service available for a fee. However please be aware that service is less reliable and internet speeds are slow.
U.S. travelers are allowed to bring home up to $400 USD worth of good acquired in Cuba for personal use. Please be aware that no more than $100 USD of the merchandise may consist of alcohol or tobacco products.
Please note: the hotel check-in process takes longer than in the U.S. .Each guest may be asked to fill out a form with additional information as some hotels require a copy of your passport information upon check in.
Cuba is a country that has been inaccessible to Americans for decades and it is important to go into the Cuban experience with an open mind and make the most of every moment. The increased interest in Cuba has placed heavy demands on limited resources and infrastructure which may result in lower standards of hotels and amenities than you're accustomed to. Temporary power outages, low water pressre, limited air conditioning are not uncommon in Cuba.
It is important to remain flexible as some changes to the itinerary may be necessary while on tour due to situations beyond our control. Keep in mind, the purpose of this trip is to have meaningful interactions with the locals. Many places you will visit are not typical tourist destinations and thus are not always accessible. If a planned people-to -people exchange isn't available, it will be replaced with another one just as enriching and your full people-to-experience will be preserved.
These are exciting times in Cuba your travels to Cuba is both historic as well as culturally diverse. For more information on Cuba tune into "Its Your Time 2 Travel, February 5 or February 19, 2019 at 8 pm on talktainmentradio.com or bit.ly/Sxlinr for additional information.
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Mickey And Minnie's Surprise Party At Sea
Mickey and Minnie's Surprise Party at Sea is a celebration that will take place one afternoon on the Disney Fantasy's popular seven-night itineraries. You can join favorite Disney characters for some fun in the sun as they celebrate Mickey's 90th in style, complete with special costumes and a song made just for the occasion-"Its a Good Time".
And of course, what birthday party would be complete without food! This celebration is all about Mickey, and the food is no exception-you will enjoy Mickey ice cream bars and Mickey pretzels, while a specialty drink in a cup shaped like (you guessed it) Mickey will be offered.
That is just the beginning of the fun to come at Mickey and Minnie's Surprise Party at Sea, as there will be many more surprisies in store this summer on the Disney Fantasy.
The Seven 'Fun Tips' Of Christmas
Tip #1 Merry Season To You!
We take celebration seriously, packing extra fun into everything! So whether you're spending a holiday at sea in 2018-yes, there's still time or eyeing one for late 2019, we wish you some very happy, very fun holidays!
Tip #2 It's Almost Next Year!
And that means....Carnival Panorama! When you hang your 2019 Calendar, circle December 11th. That's the day you get to finally enjoy all this ship has to offer, including the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea.
Tip #3 Cruising To Europe!
You have two ways to cruise Europe and both are the fun way. There's the Mediterranean's laid-back sidewalk cafe vibe, but then Northern Europe has that mountain-n-glacier thing going on. Carnival Radiance and Carnival Legend are the amazing ships that will get you there.
Tip #4 The Biggest Of Big News!
We make big announcements. This one on the other hand is huge. Sailing in 2020 is Mardi Gras, a brand new ship with not just a rollercoaster onboard (the first ever at sea) but a name that pays homage to the Carnival ship that started it all.
Tip #5 Help Escape The Cold!
Book a cruise for early 2019 and get outdoors at sea, enjoying a winter that's way less wintery, It's definitely not cold where we're sailing.
Tip #6 There's A Big Chicken On The Way!
When Carnival Radiance debuts 2020, one part will have Shaq's name all over it: the chicken restaurant. Yes really-this ship is going to have the world's first big chicken at sea, featuring the good stuff from the big guy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Tip #7 Let Yourself TryThe Wild Life
Know what's cool? Alaska! That's not a joke-sumeer's the perfect season for you to grab you're jackets and cruise this beautiful state made of quaint towns and some absolutely stunning nature.
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