Meeting Penn and Teller…no it’s not Bullshit!

During our stay in Las Vegas we went to the Penn and Teller show. If you love “magic” and illusion then these guys are definitely no strangers. I love watching illusionists but love knowing even more how stuff is done.  Their showtime network television show Bullshit! takes a skeptical look at psychics, religion, the pseudoscientific, conspiracy theories, and the paranormal.

They are iconic entertainers who have been performing since the 70’s. Their show was amazing but definitely not as amazing as meeting them at the end. As soon as the show was over we quickly followed Teller who took a selfie of us with my phone….yes he grabbed my phone and quickly took a picture of us before letting us take a picture with Penn. Teller also spoke to us which was great as he is not known for speaking during his shows. It was the best moments of the trip….and we’re best buds with them now…okay, maybe not!

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Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada

Las Vegas was an awesome place to visit. We decided to stay outside of The Strip at the very luxurious Westin Lake Resort and Spa. They sponsored our entire stay in Vegas. The resort was a dose of heaven. The entire hotel is Eastern themed with a Moroccan influence. We were given the Suite on the top floor of the hotel. Our room was amazing with spectacular views of the lake. It featured a huge bedroom as well as a private lounge and balcony.

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The resort itself was breathtaking. I would love to come back during the summer. There were multiple pools to choose from, a hot tub and private cabanas with beds and TV’s. It’s the ultimate destination for anyone visiting Vegas. The Westin offers a free shuttle to The Strip which was so convenient for us.

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Las Vegas is great, maybe a little underwhelming if you are not a gambler but nevertheless an experience! We did so much in Vegas which included The High Roller, visiting the “Eiffel Tower”, watching the famous Bellagio Fountains and seeing the Penn and Teller show at the Rio. Jacques also enjoyed the thrilling rides on top of the Stratosphere. I just watched from the sidelines…!

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What does Las Vegas have to offer other than nightlife?

When one thinks of Las Vegas, the images of flashy lights, casinos and showbiz pops into ones head. Las Vegas is associated with it’s night life and people simply visit for the entertainment. But Las Vegas has so much more to offer its visitors. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourism destinations in the world. So, what else is there to do in Las Vegas other than gamble and be entertained?

During our stay in Vegas, we will be staying at The Westin Lake Resort and Spa. Located in between the bright lights of Las Vegas and the tranquil waters of Lake Mead, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers both thrilling nightlife and stunning natural splendor. This resort is absolutely luxurious and just oozes elegance.

The Westin Lake offers it’s guests a range of outdoor activities including paddle boarding, biking, golf, canoeing and even a private beach. Visitors can enjoy the Las Vegas Strip by night and relax at this lake side resort by day. It is one of the only pet-friendly and non-gaming resorts in Las Vegas, truly making it a unique destination for all.

The Westin Lake is also really big on fitness and make sure their guests have enough activities to choose from when visiting their resort. This year, they are excited to introduce the Westin Well-Being Movement, a global initiative dedicated to inspiring guests to discover new approaches to well-being at Westin and beyond. The Movement will feature innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, has everything you need to feel your best and make the most of your time away from the Las Vegas Strip.

12 Amazing Sights we will see on our Road Trip

There are so many things we are looking forward to seeing on our road trip. I tried to narrow down one attraction for each of our pit stops. It was extremely difficult but here it is.

New York – Times Square

This is a famous New York attraction and looks incredibly exciting. It is the soul of NYC

Pittsburgh – Duquesne Incline

There is not that much that appeals to me in Pittsburgh; however this is cool

Indianapolis – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis is home to the Indi 500 and this is definitely not to be missed

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Nashville – Country Music Hall of Fame

What?! It is the home of Country Music

New Orleans – Mississippi River

Only because The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was my absolute favourite

Dallas – Mesquite Rodeo

We are looking forward to a real cowboy experience

Amarillo – Cadillac Ranch

Who doesn’t want to see a bunch of cars sticking out the ground?

Albuquerque – Sandia Peak Tramway

To be honest, Jacques is looking forward to this the most.

Flagstaff – Antelope Canyon

On route to Las Vegas, we plan on driving through Page to see Antelope Canyon

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Las Vegas – The famous Las Vegas sign

Call it cliche, but I am seriously looking forward to taking a picture with this sign

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Los Angeles – Universal Studios, Hollywood

Because this is just too damn cool to miss

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San Francisco – Alcatraz

I have a weird obsession with prisons and this is number 1 on my list

 

The Westin Lake Resort and Spa in Las Vegas

The Westin Lake Resort and Spa in Las Vegas is a hidden gem. Located in between the bright lights of Las Vegas and the tranquil waters of Lake Mead, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers both thrilling nightlife and stunning natural splendor. This resort is absolutely luxurious and just oozes elegance. The resort offers outdoor activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking. If you prefer to spend your days shopping and eating, browse the boutiques and dine al fresco in the nearby village of Montelago. Casino Montelago lets you hit the slots from a convenient lakeside location.

Although the resort is a 20min drive from the Las Vegas strip, it works out perfectly for us as we are not gamblers. We want to experience the glitz and glamour that Las Vegas has to offer but also enjoy some relaxation and outdoor activities. The Westin Lake Resort is perfect for this. The hotel is incredibly stunning and the pictures speak a thousand words.

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