I flew out of Detroit (3+ hours away from where I live, but come on, I saved myself like $300) and as it goes, the cheapest way to get from Detroit to Vegas and back is with Spirit Airlines. Spirit is notorious not only for their cancelled flights and sub-par customer service, but also their abhorrent baggage fees. HOWEVER, I digress because this airline is an ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) which means that they offer the bare bones of flying in order to pass on the savings to us consumers – hence why flying out of Toronto or Buffalo with airlines such as Air Canada or United were basically double the price.
During my stay in Las Vegas, I stayed at the Paris, which is an extremely central-located hotel right across the road from the Bellagio. The Paris is mostly what you expect it to be – classy, a little bit cheesy, and classically-themed. From the outside, you first notice the looming mock Eiffel Tower that glows so beautifully at night. Upon entering the casino, you are hit with some hard cheese. The inside is modeled to look as if the Eiffel Tower was built right into the casino, complete with a sky mural painted on the ceiling. From the day we got there to the day we left, the casino and adjacent restaurants were bustling with people.
WestJet has recently started offering flights 6 days a week from Vancouver, BC to London Gatwick. While this news is great for many, what passengers have found when they board the aircraft is that there is one “crucial” service missing from the 9-hour flight – food.
This past weekend I got to do something that I have been wanting to do for a long time – go for Afternoon Tea. I wanted to make sure that my first time doing this was done proper so I did some research and came across The Prince of Wales in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
I have a bad travel bug. I am always looking to go somewhere new and exciting, however, I have a regular 9-5 job like everyone else and I am not looking to quit anytime soon. I envy the people who save up money and quit their jobs to travel the world, but I am not one of those people. So, I came up with a few ways to squash the travel bug without actually traveling.