The Las Vegas party train, which was supposed to begin service from Orange County to Las Vegas in time for this coming New Year’s Eve, has been delayed.
Michael Barron, president and chief executive of Las Vegas Railway Express, or X Train, said this week it would be “another year” before the train began regular service between Fullerton and North Las Vegas because the company doesn’t yet have a train station on the Nevada end of the line.
“That process will take about one more year to complete,” a letter to shareholders said. “We have begun the site planning and architectural and civil engineering and now have our preliminary plans into the city to review and approve.”
Barron hopes to put his station in North Las Vegas, which isn’t a city frequented by Southern California visitors. That site is not far from the Craig Road exit off Interstate 15. The proposed site is 11 miles north of center Strip, the intersection that’s home to Bellagio and Caesars Palace.
It’s a 16-minute drive under normal conditions, according to the X Train website. Barron said the railway would arrange ground transportation.
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Forget Central Park and Pack a Picnic for These 6 Semi-Secret NYC Parks
Maybe it’s not your first time to New York City. Maybe you’re sick of the sweaty scene at Central Park. Maybe heading off to the end of the subway line in another borough sounds cool. Whatever the reason, you’ve just got to check out these six semi-secret city parks in the Big Apple.
Note that these six are not just some we’re listing off because we’ve been once or twice; all of them we frequent on the regular, after having had our fill of Bryant Park, Central Park, Battery Park and the other usual suspects. We’re not even sure it’s wise to spread the word since there’s the chance you could end up sitting on our favorite bench, but that’s a chance we’ll happily take if it means you’ll stray from the beaten tourist path every so often.
Travelling Praslin island is a nature ride with dense forest and coconut trees all round. There are also water sport facilities with luxury hotels there. This is a heaven for visitors.
Praslin Island in Seychelles is only at a distance of 15 minutes from Mahe if you travel by air in a two-seater plane and is one hour away if you go by sea route. This island is quiet and lesser developed than that of Mahe. But you can witness dense trees and plants all over here especially the coconut trees.
If you have yet to plan your summer getaway, you’re probably looking for something quick and easy, and I’ve got a plan for you. It’s summer, so you’re heading to the beach, right? Traffic, crowds, yelling children, busy boardwalks, and shopping….sound like hell to you? Many of Maine’s beach towns are overrun in July and August, but here are tips to truly find a relaxing spot on this rugged (yet relaxed) coast. Go it island style.
Portland and Casco Bay
Portland is Maine’s largest city, aptly named, as it’s still a large, working port. Portland itself has great restaurants – some of the freshest seafood in the world is found literally moments off shore – and a quaint shopping disctrict called the “Old Port.” There are also quite a few craft breweries. Portland is worth a visit, but if you’re looking for relaxation, and a hideaway, head to the water. Casco Bay surrounds Portland, containing what are known as the Calendar Islands – because there were once considered to be 365 of them.
PALM BEACH, USA – With warming temps and crystal, clear skies ahead, we’re itching to switch out our wardrobe in favor of fun and playful pieces. And while snagging the latest designer labels often comes with a hefty price tag, some area retailers are getting a head start on their summer sales—even if the official start date of summer is later this week!
C. Orrico is offering its spring and summer women’s and children’s apparel and accessories at a steal. This green-and-pink boutique has been supplying chic, sophisticated looks to the oceanfront community since 1985. Expect Alice & Trixie, Trina Turk, Jude Connally, and other fashion labels marked down 25 to 40 percent. Ranging from flirty floral dresses to tropical print totes, C. Orrico offers plenty of summer-inspired gear to help you spruce up your wardrobe in no time at all.
In The Purple Passport to Palm Beach, we love the store’s impressive variety of preppy-beachy casuals:
Lilly Pulitzer’s styles are the epitome of Palm Beach cool, and C. Orrico has the best range in town–this is unquestionably the best place around to snag the local “uniform.” We like how there’s a well-edited collection of other beachy brands, too–everyone from your mom to your baby sister would be happy shopping here…[continue reading]
It happens occasionally. Your boss springs a business trip on you, or you run a small business and a client (or potential client) wants to meet in the morning. Tomorrow morning. And they happen to be 1500 miles away. Or maybe there’s a family emergency. Whatever the case you are now faced with preparing for a trip you have literally no time to prepare for.
Stress and anxiety are standing at your door, ready to knock it down and make things as inconvenient as possible. What do you do?
Take Your Time
It seems illogical, but when you’re prepping for a trip you knew nothing about yesterday, slow down. It will be tempting to rush and when you rush, you’ll get stressed, and when that happens you’ll put yourself into a negative mood, and when you’re stressed the chances you’ll forget something increase dramatically. Being in a negative mood before a flight can easily cascade into a series of other issues, such as taking your frustration out on innocent bystanders, airport clerks, and seatmates. Negativity spreads and it’s best to stop it at the source.