You may already know that Las Vegas is not my kind of town. I've been a few times in my life, and it's never captured my heart or imagination. Sure, I've had fun on occasion, but more often than not I'm really ready to come home after only two days there.
Be that as it may, I know Vegas is a popular destination for many a-traveler, American and foreign, and I find that I actually like the Viva Las Vegas Blog even though I don't like the city it's about. Maybe it's because I'm not actually there, so I'm not inundated with all the things I don't like about the place... Who knows?
Seriously, though, the Viva Las Vegas Blog is a great resource for folks traveling to Vegas for business or pleasure (but really, when you're in Vegas, is there a difference between the two?). In addition to the requisite travel information on the site (hotel info, info about shows, restaurant info, and - of course - wedding chapels), there's also a bit about gambling for "Vegas Virgins" (as well as those who are a bit more, shall we say, experienced), articles about various luxury spas, and even what to do with the kids in Vegas! (You mean there's family entertainment in Sin City?!?)
Perhaps the most handy part of the site, however, is the "FREE Vegas" section, which lists all the stuff you can do in Vegas without losing your shirt. (Unless, of course, that's your goal). In a city as dripping in money as Vegas, it's nice to know there are still some bargains to be found.
Finally, while I might not be a fan of the city, it's clear that the primary author of the blog, Jen Leo, is. And as everyone knows, it's much easier to talk glowingly about a place if you like it already. Heck, if I keep reading this damned blog I might become a fan of Vegas myself.
(Yeah, probably not.)
Full disclosure: Viva Las Vegas Blog is part of the BootsnAll Travel Network, my new employer. As I learn more about the various resources in the Network, I’ll post information about them here.