Vegas: The Venetian Life and Flying with Spirit

So, I headed to Las Vegas...


I kept my attire comfortable with a hint of Philly.


As I arrived, the "D" was in my face. 😝😜

I took a shuttle bus to the hotel. $11 for drop-off and $20 for drop-ff and pick-up; I did the round trip.  Although, my friends had issues with their shuttle service and drive, mine was pleasant and entertaining...I had no issues on the return shuttle either...Then, I checked into my room....

I got a pretty sweet deal on The Venetian Hotel which is on the north strip, about a 15 minute walk from Caesar's Palace which is more in the center...I initially wanted Caesar's Palace but, the Universe had other plans for me.


My room was in the Venezia Tower with a great view of the strip.


I got lost in the hotel after I checked in...THIS PLACE IS HUUUUGE! But, what I began to love about the hotel was all the amenities...spa, several pools, clubs and lounges, shopping, casinos, and plenty of places to eat ALL WITHIN THE HOTEL. 


Below is a little tour of the room....



And they supplied the room with goodies...be careful, each item comes with a price.  Luckily, there was a Walgreen's near by that's stocked with the same items at a lower cost.


The mini fridge is weight sensored, if you move it, you buy it!


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The next few days was of exploration.
Take a stroll through my food escapades...

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The Venetian Hotel: Bouchon Bakery

On The Strip: Hexx Kitchen

On The Strip: Hexx Confections (Candy and novelties) 


I enjoyed Hexx Kitchen so much that I came back again!

Luxor Hotel: Rice & Company

The Venetian Hotel: Buddy V's Restaurant

 The Venetian Hotel: Carlo's Bake Shop


The Venetian Hotel: Zio Gelato

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This visit was not my first time in Vegas, the previous time I was with family and we entertained ourselves with tours, shows, and the dying desert heat.  This time I went with friends.  I did hit the casino, just the machines, not the tables and I came up $200!  I learned very quickly to cash out when you are up!

Between Uber and Lyft I was able to get around fairly easily and for great prices.
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I did some sight seeing and shopping....


I picked up some really spicy dry rub at JoJo's Jerky located in the Grand Bazaar Shops on The Strip.


And I caught a few Pokemon along the way...
**When you take pictures with any street characters or performers, they like tips, $1-$3 is good.


I also found LUSH FACTORY


Even before you walk into the shop, the smell allures you!




I bought a lavender bath bomb, a bubble bath bomb, and a small lotion.

More photos below.





I did manage to squeeze in some work...pretty much the one thing I'm faithful to.


And, I toyed around with the camera on my new phone...remember, I lost my last phone in NOLA. 😞


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We only did one "dress-up" night.  
My bathroom had so many mirrors, I figured I put them to some good use.


Backless Dress is JLUXLABEL

The trip was amazing; better than I had anticipated.  I loved seeing my friends and also having time to myself to explore and get some work done.  Vegas is so much more than drinking and gambling.

SN: I was informed that 'legal' prostitution is called "Therapeutic Services" 😯  I was also told that certain hotels are known as Swingers Hotels 😮 and...men who wear silk ties are "tippers", meaning they pay big for what they want with a woman.  Although, I cannot vouch for this since I did not get into that part of Vegas...No, no, no, Vegas will not touch my soul!

EMAIL: xoxo.rayal@gmail.com


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Flying with Spirit...

I have never flown Spirit Airlines before and I did not hear the best stories but, Spirit had the best prices so, I went with them...and paid for Travel Insurance.  

Let me give you a snapshot rundown of Spirit charges.

When you pay for the flight, that's it, it's just the flight...only the flight...well, taxes too.  What is not included in your travel charges is your bags, seats, and check-in.  See below.


Checking your carry-on and luggage:

Depending on when, the size, weight, and how many bags you have will determined the cost for each bag. (Most airlines have a checked-bag fee.)

I purchased my plane tickets through Priceline.com so, I was unable to get the Spirit.com booking prices.  It was $5 cheaper to check my bag ($40) as opposed to paying for the carry-on fee ($45)...imagine paying $100 at the gate to check your bag!

Before proceeding to the next step, I received a pop-up asking me if I want to be a member of their $9 Fare Club and save instantly.  The membership is $59.95 and it is a yearly charge...no, thank you.



Choosing your seats:

You can choose your seating ahead of time at a cost or you can allot for random seating at check in for FREE.  I felt like playing musical chairs and opted for the chaos with random seating.

But, if you want to be choosy, the standard seats ranged from $21-$5.


Lastly, Check In Options: 

Again, I went with the free route and printed my boarding pass at home.


During flight: 

They do offer drink and snacks at a cost.  I opted to eat before I boarded. 

Overall, I spent less than $300 on my flight.  Not bad.

AND! On my flight home, the plane was practically empty!
I got the whole row to myself! SWEET!



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Comments

Its good to know that you had a wonderful experience at Las Vegas.From hotel till different visiting places,all were beyond amazing and you really had a good time there.

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