in Bucket List, Explore, North America, The Favourites

Gamble in Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! In 2012 39m people visited Las Vegas and we were two of them 😎 We managed to check this off our bucket list during our road trip around California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah in a rented RV. So let the fun commence, we had just come from Zion National Park so the nightlife, bright lights, and gambling had us buzzing with excitement!

So far we had been travelling around day by day with next to no itinerary, but knowing the places we wanted to check off our list. We arrived in Las Vegas at the start of the night, after battling to drive the 25 ft RV with the strongest side winds known to man (okay maybe it wasnt that strong, but with such a big vehicle we were battling the whole entire time to keep it on the straight and narrow! – eek!) So once we made it we found an RV park just a short walk from Downtown Las Vegas – Woohoo!

After walking around the casinos with our jaws dropped on the floor from amazement of us actually being here, we decided to take advantage of the cheap prices Vegas has on offer. A few Lobsters, pints and steaks later, we hit the district. After walking to the strip (yes we stupidly walked it) we were done for the night, on our way back we were greeted with a passed out homeless guy by the side of the road with the cops driving past not blinking an eyelid. (Are we in the safest area?! we are thinking to ourselves.. is this the usual for Vegas? Do we do anything to help?)

The next day we manage to find a car park $5 for 24 hours right on the strip – hello cheeky!! So we stayed for 3 days there, and in our time we gambled, drank, watched some shows, climbed some statues outside the Luxor hotel, and had the most amazing time. – We loved it! πŸ˜€ It’s safe to say, the well-known saying that Vegas is a city that never sleeps.. well it’s true! 3AM is just as busy as it was in the daytime. The atmosphere here is something I’ve never experienced elsewhere.. everything is Go 24/7

We even faced our fears and went on the Big Apple rollercoaster on top of New York New York – 180 degree heartline spiral and a 144 ft drop whilst overlooking the strip! – Okay the video we’ve managed to find doesn’t look that scary, but with Kate’s carefully selected fruitful language to terrify me even further, by the end of it, I actually loved it and wanted to go round again πŸ˜€

ALSO – we thought we saw Ozzy Osbourne! The guy had photographers following him, security guards.. even managed to stop him and have a photo – on his camera arghh! On close up we realised he wasn’t the real deal, but with everyone doing a double take on him, it’s clear he was off to have a great night out – probably getting VIP treatment.. now who can I dress up as? πŸ˜‰

On a whole, we loved Las Vegas – it’s a great place for a break and to chill out by having great fun. There’s an endless list of things to do in Vegas, that I couldn’t be able to list them all. From shooting guns, watching shows to unlimited free drinks in casinos and getting married for $60! (+$5 surcharge on card payments – haha)

We will be back one day, Vegas has not seen the last of us yet and with so much to do, we may be there for a while….

Article written by Adam Boston

Discover the most inspiring travel stories, must do adventures, and photography of the world seen through the eyes of Adam. Uncovering what the world has to offer,Β from one country to another.


Currently there's 3 comment(s)

  • Catherine

    Commented on 03/03/2014 at 22:21

    Sounds so exciting! Though the homeless guy passed out seems a little sketchy…
    Catherine recently posted…Reading List #1My Profile

    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 06/03/2014 at 20:23

      I guess all places on the outer edges can be a little rough.. we made sure to keep safe though. The walk from downtown Vegas to the strip… some parts we walked swiftly, put it that way! But all the touristy places are perfectly fine and we loved it in the end πŸ˜€
      Adam Boston recently posted…Flying a Piper Warrior PA28My Profile

  • April

    Commented on 20/10/2014 at 03:51

    Vegas is just I think best for people who love to gamble. I travel a lot because this is my passion but I never tried gambling yet. I better put this on my list the next time I travel and really get that fun that I need.


Leave a comment

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.