Review-Journal staffers share their vacation photos, stories

Harrison Keely, director of digital media

Destination: Lebanon

Traveler’s tale: I am not much of a traveler; it takes a lot of hand-holding to get me to cross the globe. Yet despite numerous travel warnings from the U.S. Department of State, I trekked to Lebanon, near Syria, last April. My girlfriend was teaching in Beirut and invited me to see her. I discovered a beautiful nation — rich in history, flavor and kindness. I would jump at the opportunity to visit again.

Elizabeth Brumley, photographer

Destination: Cartagena, Colombia

Traveler’s tale: As cliche as it might sound, travel brings such perspective when I step out of my own world and am able to get a glimpse of another’s story. I find when I travel, no matter if their home is made of 800-year-old brick, or a mud tukal with a roof of giant leaves, the same dramas of life occur. To travel and to be let in on someone else’s story is a great honor.

Rochelle Richards, web producer

Destinations: Disneyland, Bryce Canyon National Park

Traveler’s tale: I’d never been much of a traveler, until I married into a family of explorers. They’ve helped me discover some of the beauties of the Southwest — Zion, Bryce Canyon, Moab and Arches National Park. I’ve yet to visit them all, but I’ve learned there is nowhere a Jeep can’t take us! Through traveling, I’ve also discovered the beauty and magic of Disney. I’d been to Disney World once in childhood but don’t remember much. But now I relive my childhood at Disneyland and count the days till my return.

Brian Sandford, View assistant editor

Destination: Estadio Gasmart in Tijuana, Mexico

Traveler’s tale: Many empty seats remained 45 minutes before the Tijuana Toros took on Liga Mexicana de Beisbol opponent Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz on July 1, but Tijuana’s Estadio Gasmart was mostly full by the second inning. The game, which Tijuana won 2-1 in 10 innings, featured a number of attractions not seen at games north of the border: cheerleaders, elote (roast sweet corn with cojita), beer cups rimmed with a thick spicy-pepper mix, music playing right until the second the ball left the pitcher’s hand, slightly off-color antics on the big screen and, most notable, low concessions prices.

Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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