Travel USA: Vegas Baby

Like so many others, Las Vegas has been on my bucket list for a while.


While I expected the decadent flashiness of the Strip, I was surprised by the striking arid desert and snow-capped mountains that are Sin City’s backdrop. I’m not ashamed to say it, Las Vegas was kind of captivating.


Our Vegas stop was based around Britney Spears’ Planet Hollywood show. With Britney in phenomenal shape dancing like nobody’s business, I was fan girling out. She performed every hit and my life was made when she closed the show with my favourite tune, Til the World Ends.


Of course we threw in a couple of Cirque Du Soleil shows for good measure. Our wallets were emptying quickly but we definitely got our theatre fill. So many shows are on offer in Vegas and it’s easy to go hard on theatre until your heart’s delight!


Vegas is one of the few places in the world where having lady parts can give you an economic advantage. While the economic gains aren’t quite as significant as say, closing the gender pay gap, we made use of the rare female privilege while we could. If you’re a woman in Vegas, it’s not too hard to score yourself free booze and free club entry. So, our Tuesday night was spent with confetti showering down on us as we dizzily danced the night away while the iconic Bellagio fountains danced next to us.


The next day we were ready and willing to hit the desert dunes for some ATV driving. It was ridiculous amounts of fun, sand spraying in every direction as we scaled the dunes!


Last stop was some nature appreciation, a sentence I did not think possible when visiting Vegas. Only twenty minutes drive from the Strip, Red Rock Canyon delivered the goods. Vivid rock colours set against snowy peaks with a sprinkling of cacti, the landscape was stunning!


With Vegas done and dusted, that’s one less item on my bucket list.