Discount Las Vegas Hotels

Are you a veteran gambler that looks forward to a relaxing weekend gambling in Las Vegas? Or are you looking forward to a pleasant honeymoon location where you and your fiance can stay once you get married? In the event you answered yes to either of those questions, but you only have a modest budget for your stay, then maybe you should begin trying to find discount Las Vegas hotels.

Discount Las Vegas hotels are hotels in Las Vegas that provide a low rate and discount to travelers and other guests. Some of those resorts offer up to a 40% to 70% reduction on the published rates and also supply free breakfast included in the bundle. Discount Las Vegas hotels also offer excellent savings and free services on family holiday bookings in addition to group bookings.

Some of the discount hotels you could find in Las Vegas contain the Riviera Hotel and Casino, which is located right on Las Vegas Strip and only one block from the Convention Center; Tuscany Suites Hotel and Casino, located only two blocks away of the Strip; Best Western Mardi Gras Suites and Casino, also located one block south of the Convention Center; and Siena Suites, which is just a few brief minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport.


All these reduction Las Vegas hotels are quite affordable and may provide you with excellent general amenities such as a big casino, quiet pool, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. Private amenities include dry cleaning and laundry services, daily maid service, wedding coordinators for individuals who intend to get married in Vegas, multilingual staff, and express check out.

In Addition, there are also room amenities and business amenities that include fridges, hair dryers, optional irons and ironing boards, and full service business centres.

A grand vacation in Las Vegas need not be pricey. With these discount Las Vegas hotels, you might get a perfect holiday and feel completely at home while traveling.

Traveling Cabo or Vegas

Looking for an escape to paradise, a relaxing and special stay in a beach resort? If you have never had the privilege of vacationing the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, then you will not believe what you are about to experience. Head over to Cabo Resorts, where your budget will not prevent you from experiencing a luxury vacation. This flawless environment has some of the most lavish resorts, spas, fine dining, and relaxing beaches. And none other than Cabo Resorts can plan this dream vacation for you.

However, if you’re not looking to go as far as the Baja Peninsula, you can also seek an adventurous vacation right in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas Hotels are some of the best imaginable ranging from kid-friendly hotels to luxurious hotels. Las Vegas does not always have to be bright lights and activities; there are just as many opportunities of relaxation in this exhilarating vacation spot from spas to cruising surrounding deserts.

So if you’re looking for an ideal vacation spot, you’re bound to find an amazing vacation tailored just for your needs at either Cabo Resorts or Vegas Hotels.

Only in Savannah, Georgia

By Caroline Martin

Savannah is the hip and trendy place to visit. Known for its historic district; which is 2.2 square miles of the oldest homes, architecture, military history, art, antiques, and rich landmarks one could ever wish to see.  One may think the Savannah is “owned” by the Savannah College of Art and Design students, and that may be – since the thirty years SCAD set foot here in Savannah only good things have happened.  Restoration, preservation, and now transformed to lure millions of people here per year.

It seems now that day in Savannah you will see the trolley tour buses going crazy, even on a Monday.  What is it with this town that has made tourism top on its income list?  We are known for the St. Patricks’s Day Parade and truly I don’t know how we fit all those people in our tiny city.  What I find simply amazing is that I can’t even go to work without tourists snapping photos of the building I work in, day and night, but why is this?

They claim Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities to visit and I couldn’t agree more. Once you are here you are lured here again and again. It is also true for me, I came to visit twenty years ago, now I’ve moved here, and I work here. A walk by the river in the old ale pubs drinking and eating and listening to the live music playing on the river by artists may just lure you here.  A ride up the river on a ferry boat may want you to stay. Perhaps it’s the pirate history you came to see, the old tunnels used to bootleg rum to the Pirate House.  If it’s architecture, you definitely came to the right place.

Many films or parts of films have been made in Savannah from Forrest Gump’s famous bench scene—in fact last year alone over 200 projects were worked per the Savannah Film Commission.  Savannah still gives carriage rides on the old cobblestone streets, or the oyster shell topped ones from the 1700’s which by the way, show no cracks as does pavement today.

They claim Savannah is one of the most haunted cities, and that may be—proof is there if you look hard enough, even during the day. One of the peaceful squares (or the many grassy parks that the original settlers reserved for the patrons of the town) you will note that the mossy fungus do not grow or hang from the trees in one particular square.

Speaking of haunting, you never know who you will sit next to at a bar or restaurant.  Stars stop here and blend in just like everyone else.  I’ve met plenty of actors and movie stars; and it’s an unspoken rule in the town to let them be—so they keep coming back.


Wayne Schafer
(photo by Jay Martin)

Just last week, at Paula Deen’s I met a foodie accidentally, but on purpose. Big Fat Daddy’s owner Wayne Schafer and wife were passing through to go to other parts of Georgia and even though they somehow managed to get in with a four day reservation, they were corralled in the Paula Deen store just like the rest of us waiting for our table.

Schafer is a legendary barbecue guy who sells food up and down the East Coast, my husband met him in Virginia twenty years ago and has read his blog for cooking tips.  I suppose you can say, it is a small world after all, and my husband approached him and got some talk time—and he was welcomed to snap photos while his wife was getting him in front of Paula’s famous painting.

On this night, however, it was Paula’s fried chicken that was dinner for Schafer, not barbecue.   Schafer had been bar hopping and he and his wife complained about their cell phones not working, constantly dying or screens acting up.  (Schafer seems to live on Twitter so he was in a panicked state).

The lady at the next table told them it was due to the lack of cell phone towers in Savannah (likely story) but my husband and I smiled to ourselves while having dessert.  We know better.  We have our own opinion—it’s the ghost’s energy telling them not to take care of business and enjoy their vacation and stay awhile.  While in Savannah, everyone should enjoy it.

Whatever you do in life make it a point to come to Savannah.   Take a tour, eat at a restaurant, walk along River Street or sit in a square and read a book. Whatever you do, you will need more than a few days to do it in; this city is rich in activities. It’s one of the only places on earth that you will see old and young , famous and unknown, partying at the bars together, in perfect harmony.

Rhineharts Fried Oyster Poor Boy Sandwich

If you’re traveling to Augusta, Georgia then there is one place you must include on your itinerary, and that’s Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar.  They undoubtedly offer the best seafood this side of the Mississippi.

Craig and Amy opened this now famous eating establishment in 1983 with little more than a small refrigerator and their Aunt Nancy’s toaster oven.   Rhinehart’s moister oysters, home baked bread, and attentive, hardworking staff quickly became a hit in Augusta.  People began to tell their friends and one thing lead to another and fast forward thirty years and now they are on the map for the best seafood in Georgia.

Most Recommended Item on the Menu:  Rhinehart’s Fried Oyster Poor Boy Sandwich

My favorite item on the menu is the Rhinehart’s Fried Oyster Poor Boy Sandwich.  This delicious sandwich is made from fresh oysters that have been hand dipped in a perfectly seasoned mixture of batter and fried to a crisp and perfect golden color.  Hot and crisp from the fryer these oysters are served on home baked bread with chips and a pickle. At $9.89 it’s a down home bargain!  Top that off with an ice cold beer and most might say you’re in seafood heaven!

If you swing by on a Sunday be sure to check out their lunch special.  For only $6.77 you can choose from a flaky fried shrimp basket, frank’s special, jambalaya, poor boy -your choice, jumbo catfish, flaky fried tilapia, flaky fried shrimp or chicken finger.

Rhinehart’s Augusta GA Location

Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar is conveniently located at  3051 Washington Rd. in Augusta, Georgia 30909.  You can reach them by phone by calling 706-860-BEER (2337). You can also visit them online at : Be sure the check out the video below it gives a really nice overview of the restaurant.

Top Five Things You Must Do When Traveling to South Padre Island

Top Five Things You Must Do When Traveling to South Padre Island

One of the more popular vacation destinations, and one of the most popular spring break destinations, is South Padre Island. This destination is a small resort community that is built on what is called a barrier island and sits just off the Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The area is famous for its long beaches, tourist attractions, and is also host to the South Padre International Music Festival. There are many things that keep travelers coming back time and time again to visit the island, and for good reason. The community and it’s surroundings truly offers something for everyone.

Here are five things that you must do when traveling to South Padre Island, Texas:

1. Sea Turtle, Inc. – For a great opportunity to learn about sea turtles and what humans can do to preserve them, visit Sea Turtle, Inc. A nice hands-on wildlife attraction that is great fun for the entire family. This is a very informative, economically priced, and unusual way to spend some quality time on South Padre Island.

2. Island Equestrian Center – Many vacation destinations offer the chance to participate in a trail ride. Riding horses can be a very family friendly activity, especially for novice riders as they learn together. This is not your normal trail ride though, taking advantage of the services of Island Equestrian Center means that visitors will be riding their horses along beautiful beaches, a one of a kind experience.

3. Breakaway Cruises – When travelers come to South Padre Island and want to experience some of the best natural wonders in the area, they should definitely look into Breakaway Cruises. Offering dolphin watching tours, snorkeling opportunities, and more, Breakaway Cruises is the perfect excursion to top off this glorious trip.

4. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark – One of the most popular attractions on the island is Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. At this full featured waterpark, visitors can experience many different rides while never leaving the water. There are slow floating rides, thrilling water coasters, and even the opportunity to surf on man made waves. Nobody leaves Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark disappointed.

5. Laguna Madre Nature Trail – One of the nicest areas to go for a walk, the Laguna Madre Nature Trail is a 1,500 foot long board walk that crosses over acres of marshland. See the birds and other natural features of the area with a whole new perspective.

South Padre Island offers both secluded areas of beach where visitors to the area can enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of real life as well as a very vibrant nightlife that visitors can experience. The city is known for being able to entertain visitors of all types with a great number of things to do. A visit to this tourist destination will leave almost any traveler extremely satisfied with their choice. The community and the surrounding area is a fantastic region to explore. The area has everything needed to make for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Kittys Purple Cow in Freeport

This is one of our most favorites spots to grab a quick lunch while at the beach house in Freeport.

Kittys Purple Cow

They are a diner type restaurant that is beach causal.  Nothing fancy here, just fast food.  But it’s a nice place to stop in at and have a fish PO-boy.

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A Beach House in Freeport Texas

Looking to rent a small comfortable beach house for rent in Freeport Texas?  Check out Calliste’s Corner from Freeport Texas Rentals.  This 2 bedroom 1 bath home is comfortable and has million dollars views!

Calliste's Corner in Freeport Texas

Calliste’s Corner in Freeport Texas

The beach house sleeps 6 – 8 and comes complete with all the linens, utensils, coffee pot, and beach towels.  Everything you need to make your stay at the beach complete!

While you are in the Freeport Area be sure to visit Pirates Alley Restaurant and Bar.

Pirates Alley SurfsideTexas

This is one of my all time favorite spots for lunch.  Pirates Alley is located beach front in Surfside Texas. Pirates Alley Cafe is one of the newest restaurants on Surfside Beach. Their menu includes a variety of sandwiches, seafood, salads, po-boys, and burgers.

My favorite are the Fish tacos.  They have the perfect blend of spice, just enough kick to want to make you reach for the bucket of beer. And yes, you must have a bucket of beer 🙂

Did I mention the view is gorgeous!  And yes, you can come in your flip flops!  It’s very casual.

Click here to view their web site:  Pirates Alley