14 January 2014

Great Casinos Across America

Gambling enthusiasts are always looking for something new and better. You want to have a fantastic variety of gaming opportunities, but you also want a casino that offers more of everything with lots of extras. Read further for the top five casinos you can find in America and all they have to offer.

WinStar World Casino and Resort - Oklahoma

The ultimate gaming experience is offered here in the Casino 360 where you will find yourself playing all your favorite games in ribbons of pulsating light, music and sound. When you hit the jackpot, you will be the subject of a huge celebration complete with music, lights and your name tweeted to WinStar World followers and on the jumbo screens.



Enjoy electronic and table games, roulette, poker, bingo, keno and off-track betting. Luxurious accommodations await you and include everything from flat screen HDTVs, hot tubs and a pool bar. More than 13 dining establishments are available with something to suit everyone's taste and you can expect to see live performances from many world-class artists, comedians and local bands. You might also enjoy a round of golf on the 27-hole golf course or a day at the Spa Habitat where you can relax with a massage, facial or a hand, body or foot rub.

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Connecticut

Here is a family friendly atmosphere with a two-story arcade, swimming pool and bowling for your children to enjoy. The entire family can appreciate a visit to the Pequot Museum which is the world's largest Native American museum. Experience life-size walk-through dioramas that take you into the past, various exhibits, live performances of Native American contemporary arts and cultures and two libraries with one being just for children. You will enjoy playing slots, table games, bingo, race book, keno and poker. Everything from the fabulous accommodations, grand selection of dining and entertainment, golf and spa are all available to make your stay wonderful.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – Las Vegas

This luxury hotel and casino features a stunning replica tower of St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice. You can expect luxury suites, fine and poolside dining, theatrical entertainment, clubs, lounges, golf, gondola rides, spa and helicopter and pink jeep tours. There is also Madame Tussauds which features over 100 lifelike wax creations of celebrities. You will enjoy poker, slots, deep stack extravaganza, race and sports book, mobile gaming and table games.

Bellagio – Las Vegas

This casino is famous for its breathtaking fountains and its poker rooms where extremely high table limits are allowed. The fountains will entertain you with a show of water, music and light. There is also Cirque du Soleil, spa, golf, pools and more. Games include poker, slots, table games and race and sports books.

MGM Grand Casino – Las Vegas

This hotel offers a state-of-the-art area with 60 plasma televisions is provided for those who wish to bet on football, mixed martial arts, boxing and soccer. Other gaming includes poker, slots and table games. Enjoy luxury accommodations, world-class dining and entertainment. There is also nightclub entertainment, golf, spa, pool, monorail and more.

You won't go wrong regardless of which of these casinos you choose to visit. You are guaranteed the time of your life and many happy memories.

Tim Jerkins has traveled around the world to visit some of the most exotic locations on earth. Tim loves blogging, and recommends reading more articles at http://travel-eat-sleep.com/.

07 January 2014

Looking Ahead to 2014 in the UK

Five Things not to be Missed this Year

As we enter into the New Year, it’s always good to have an idea of what the next 12 months might have in store. There’s nothing better than filling up your diary with lots of things to look forward to and counting down the days until the excitement begins, so with that in mind I’ve pulled together five events that you should definitely be thinking about when planning your short breaks in the UK this year!

Tate Modern – Matisse Exhibition


One for those of you who enjoy a bit of culture in your lives, the Matisse Exhibition is expected to be the biggest displays of art this year. Bringing together more than 120 pieces of colourful work from his final years, the Cut-Outs collection along with key pieces like The Snail are a must see for art lovers.



The Commonwealth Games


So this year, the Commonwealth Games are heading to our own fair Isles and the city of Glasgow. 



Thousands of elite athletes will descend on the Scottish city for one of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Scotland. Whether you’re an avid sports fan or not, it’s absolutely one of the events that you should be paying attention to this summer.

The Red Bull Soapbox Race


An alternative, I know, but just as exciting none-the-less! Make your way to Alexandra Palace, London on the 12th and 13th July to see hoards of people attempt to complete the course in the fastest time in their homemade soapbox carts. Teams of four battle it out for victory after being voted on speed, creativity and showmanship, so you’re guaranteed to see some great attempts!

The Grand D├ępart


This is Yorkshire’s year to shine in the spotlight, as the Tour de France embarks on its epic journey from its starting point in Leeds. Two routes run through the county, showcasing the beautiful scenery and the challenging terrain that these elite athletes will have to battle. It’s also a great place to take a short break, so make a weekend of it and get yourself up north.



Glastonbury


Whether you’ve bought your tickets already or you’re holding out for those last minute cancellations, Glastonbury is definitely one to watch. Not only is it the UK’s biggest annual music festival, it’s also a great way to get away with friends and take some time out from the everyday stresses that life throws our way. With some of the biggest names in international music guaranteed to be in attendance, it’s time to grab those sunglasses and that tent (and probably those wellies!) and get yourself down to the south west.


If I was you I’d have each and every one of these occasions in my calendar. It’s going to be another great year for British sporting events, so make sure you can say ‘I was there’ when you look back on the year!


About the author:
Victoria is a passionate travel writer with great experience of European destinations. Her recent adventures have included Amsterdam, Portugal and Paris, but the real dream is to venture further afield and travel around New Zealand.