Hittin’ the Slots on Freemont Street

If you haven’t noticed, Vegas is my favorite vacation spot in the entire world (and I’ve been to quite a few places). I’m not into gambling, and I’m not even that into drinking, but  like New York City, there is always something new to do which makes Vegas such a fun place to be. So to add to one of our many adventures, we decided to take on the Slotzilla!

The Slotzilla is a zip line located in Downtown Las Vegas as part of the Freemont Street Experience (and let me tell you, Freemont Street is quite the experience with a lot of “interesting” people). There are two soaring experiences to choose from: the lower line which is the zip line where you sit 77ft above Freemont Street  and fly over the people below you; and the upper line which is the “zoomline” where you lay flat on your stomache “superhero style” 114ft above Freemont Street and zoom 1,750ft down the street. The zip line is only $25 and the zoomline is $45, but if you get there before 6pm, you get $5 off!

After getting strapped into the harness, I almost had a panic attack walking up the stairs to the actual zip line. The stairs kept going and going and going. You don’t realize how high you actually are. Once I got to the top, I got hooked to the harness with an oversized travel bag which held all of my belongings (consisting of only my phone and wristlet) to fly over to the other side with me. Once my harness got attached to the line, there wasn’t even a “3, 2, 1..” warning countdown. It was just BOOM, and I was soaring over the little specks of people on Freemont Street. Once the first second of panic wore off, it was such a heart-racing, adrenal rush, fun experience, and I’m so happy I did it! Zip lining can now be checked off the bucket list! #slotzilla #freemontexperience


High Rollin’ in Viva Las Vegas

I’m back! I have been laying low key lately with the not-so-spring weather here in New York and saving my pennies (literally) for my trip to my favorite vaca spot, Viva Las Vegas!  What happens in Vegas doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas, does it? So let me fill you in on one of my many thrilling experiences during my four day getaway with my handsome boyfriend (who was lucky enough to celebrate his 26th birthday in 90 degree weather).

With the most breathtaking view of Sin City and all of its lights, join a group of your friends, step into the capsule, and enjoy a half hour rotation overlooking all there is to see of the Las Vegas Boulevard. Located at The Linq Hotel is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel standing 550 feet known as “The High Roller.” At an extremely reasonable price of only $30 (which came as a package deal where we got to ride the High Roller Ferris wheel as well as participate in the Eiffel Tower Experience at the Paris Hotel, which I’ll post about later) we got to have a romantic ride above the city. It was one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. Up the in capsule viewing the city  which is typically full of gambling and hangovers was actually one of the most peaceful, most relaxing, and most aw-struck moments in Vegas I’ve ever had, besides laying poolside next to palm trees and waterfalls sipping on a Corona with lime in one hand and my newest Mary Higgins Clark book in the other hand of course.