For most, an adrenaline high in Las Vegas comes only from a heavy bet at the roulette table. But some thrill-seekers may be looking for something a little more physical. For the true adrenaline junkie, finding something more extreme means wandering away from the bright lights of the strip, and into the large expanse of nature that the Las Vegas valley offers. If you’re looking for something different from the “theme park” thrills the strip offers, read on to find something a little more adventuresome.
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Spirit Airlines revels in its reputation as a super-low-cost carrier willing to take its lumps, so much that it launched an air travel State of Hate survey over the summer to share the hate air travelers feel about airlines as a whole.
Pico Iyer has spent the past several decades on the move, incessantly hopping from one far-flung destination — Ethiopia, Morocco, Indonesia — to another. But the globetrotting travel writer is now convinced the most exciting place to go is nowhere at all.
New programs are helping speed up the hotel check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.
One of the nation’s largest national parks at 3.4 million acres, Death Valley often overwhelms visitors with its dramatic distances and stark beauty. Though summertime brings blazing temperatures, this desert preserve enjoys temperate autumns, mild winters and pleasant springtimes.
Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.
U.S. theme parks have turned Halloween’s shriek-filled haunted houses and bloodied zombies into one of their largest promotional events of the year. Universal Orlando warns ticket-buyers that it sells out some nights of what it stretched this year into a month-and-a-half-long season.
There ain’t no mountain high enough to keep John Beede from climbing on. Through rain or shine, the 32-year-old’s goal is to hike the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, known as the Seven Summits.
American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles customers fly.
News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.
From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona’s San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding Los Alamos, New Mexico, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here.
From fine arts to rugged hikes and a deeply revered history, Prescott, Ariz., offers a wealth of activities and sights for visitors.
Cooler autumn temperatures usher in the best season to visit the sprawling Mojave National Preserve. The 1.6 million-acre Southern California preserve encompasses a scenic and historic portion of the Mojave Desert.
Cerca country celebrates Nevada, offers late-season festivals and events, and gears up for the holidays in November.
New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.
Ski season officially started in Colorado a week ago with the opening of Arapahoe Basin. Other ski areas plan Halloween-themed openings next weekend.
Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East’s plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years.
Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund.
I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve “fightin’ words.”
In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.
Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. Officials say tourists will spend upward of $3 billion to catch a glimpse of the red, yellow and orange hues — and the windfall is steadily rising as the economy regains strength.
Sparsely populated Lincoln County comprises old towns, ancient rock art, numerous all-terrain vehicle trails and five outstanding areas preserved as state parks. Visit this autumn and you’ll enjoy seasonal color until the snow flies.
The Vatican will restrict the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel to 6 million a year to protect Michelangelo’s delicate frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowds of tourists, an official said on Thursday.