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10 Best Things to do at Christmas in Las Vegas

How to Spend an Amazing Day in Gig Harbor, WA

  * This post is in collaboration with UPTOWN GIG HARBOR. The city of Gig Harbor is a vibrant lil gem; located on the west side of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It’s known to some as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.” This maritime town is one of the most picturesque small cities in America. A few sailor boys back in the 1840’s arrived here with the Wilkes Expedition. The 3 men came into the harbor on a longboat called a “Captain’s Gig.” These explorers were visiting from British Columbia and liked it so well they decided to stay. I have been visiting Gig Harbor for years, it is a favorite daytrip destination. Here are the best things to do and how to spend one amazing day:

How to Spend an Afternoon In San Francisco: Top 5 Attractions

“This article contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.”  Welcome back to Maple Leopard Travels! Today I'm sharing one of the best spots in CA; the city by the Bay- San Francisco. It's a great place for a day trip or an extended vacation. If you have only an afternoon to spare:  Here are the top 5 attractions to visit

How to Save Big on the High Seas

*This post may contain affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  You can read my full disclosure   here. Thanks for stopping by Maple Leopard today! It's been awhile since I've posted Cruise tips.  With inflation soaring and everything going up, prices to cruise are actually going down. If you are looking to score a huge discount on cruise travel, NOW is the time to get it booked!

Why You Should Visit Whistler B.C. in the Fall

*This post may contain affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  You can read my full disclosure here. Visit a winter ski resort in the fall, say what? Ah yes, Whistler  is known as a renowned winter destination and is home to one of the best ski resorts in the world.  Most travelers visit here when mounds of puffy white stuff are blanketing the village. I made my visit in October. All the fall colors were showing off so beautifully!

Las Vegas: Fun Things to Do on the Linq Promenade

St. Helen's Oregon: Celebrate Fall at Halloween Town

* This post contains affiliate links. If you click or purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Check out this small town wonder' made famous by the 1998 Disney movie " Halloween Town."  It was great to discover this hidden gem near the Lewis and Clark Trail. 

10 Amazing Hotel and Resort Pools in Las Vegas

*This post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link. 10 of the BEST POOLS  IN LAS VEGAS The Palms The Palms Hotel and Casino reopened this past spring under new ownership. An overhaul took place with major changes to its eateries, entertainment and sportsbook.  The remodel was done with locals in mind.  The hotel has more long term changes planned; something different and special that locals will love! Attracting locals is going exactly as planned.  We go to the Palms pool every week .This is MY FAVORITE spot to swim, relax and unwind in Las Vegas . Step into an inviting European vibe, with beautiful Tuscan decor.  Pretty foliage cascading over the walls of the upper level pools is a refreshing touch.  At the PALMS; there is NO CHARGE for locals to swim during the week.  If you choose to come for a weekend dip, it's still reasonable at 10.00 per person.  Better yet, if you want to reserv

Leavenworth WA: 8 Tips for Tubing the Wenatchee River

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17 Incredible and Fun Places to Visit near Las Vegas

*This post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link.  Lake Las Vegas   Lake Las Vegas is one of the most scenic spots in the Vegas Valley, and is considered part of Henderson. The man -made lake is a huge hit with tourists and locals both.  Lake Las Vegas is my happy place- IM OBSESSED- LOVE IT!  I miss the ocean and mountains in the Pacific Northwest; so at least being at the lake helps! A few hotels are located in the area: the Westin,(my favorite),  the Hilton and MonteLago Village Resort. The Lake offers:  panoramic scenery a luxurious vibe  quaint lake village  amazing amenities water sport rentals  perfect for family getaways, staycations or a daytrip escape Lake Las Vegas Water Sports has rentals available for kayaking, paddle boarding etc.  In addition many residents in the valley, call Lake Las Vegas home. I wish we had bought a condo at the lake, instead of a house in town.