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Las Vegas brims with glitz, glamour, and spectacular attractions—providing ample opportunity for visitors to experience an only-in-Vegas moment. When travelers have had their fill of the over-the-top pools and legendary nightlife, they head outside the city limits to discover the surrounding area's natural wonderlands, like Red Rock Canyon.

Share the photos and experiences that made one of your trips to Las Vegas special for a chance to win two nights' and three days accommodation at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for two in a Hollywood Hip room (ARV = $418.00). Runner-up winners will have their photographs featured in a slideshow on Fodors.com and will win two (2) Fodor's guides of their choice (ARV = $45). In addition, if any photographs are selected to be included in a future Fodor's guide, those entrants will also receive a complimentary copy of the guide in which their photo appears.

Enter today and tell friends and family who have traveled to Las Vegas to enter as well. The "Show Us Your Las Vegas" contest closes December 18, 2009.

Photo by Eva Carter

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Beauty on Display

Beauty on Display

In 2007 this magnificent display of flower carts were to be enjoyed by the inside atrium of shops and restaurants.

Photo: Eva Carter

Photo by turtle22

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toast

toast

Enjoying a beautiful Fall night in Vegas while toasting a fun and memorable week before catching the "red eye" back home.

Photo: turtle22

Photo by effulgent

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jelly

jelly

There was a tank of jellies in the middle of one of the exhibit rooms, and they were really hard to photograph- this was the only one that cooperated!

Photo: effulgent

Photo by Romancho

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Vegas Outdoors

Vegas Outdoors

Natural beauty comes in colours, shapes, textures in a dramatic scenery to prove man made wonders are not the only draw to Las Vegas

Photo: Romancho

Photo by Rona99

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Vegas Vic

Vegas Vic

Vegas Vic is the icon of the original Las Vegas located in the Fremont Street promenade. It is the old Las Vegas vs. the new Las Vegas and a piece of today's Americana when Las Vegas was a cowtown.

Photo: Rona99

Photo by Michael Fischer

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Meal With A View

Meal With A View

Romantic meal, the best company, great view, with the love of my life.

Photo: Michael Fischer

Photo by Dana Webber

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Bridge Construction

Bridge Construction

For us and so many others a visit to Vegas includes the awe inspiring Hoover Dam. This was taken during the still ongoing construction of the massive bridge for future crossing of the Dam. Jaw dropping beauty.

Photo: Dana Webber

Photo by Claudia_Steve

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So much fun, so little time

So much fun, so little time

My friend and I have been visiting Las Vegas at least once a year since 2002. We went with several friends in 2006 and did many, many things because Vegas is 24 hour action. However, we finally pooped out and had to sit for awhile to rest up. We did revive to continue our adventure through Las Vegas.

Photo: Claudia_Steve

Photo by crazykahuna

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Las Vegas from atop The Rio

Las Vegas from atop The Rio

Beautiful evening out with friends. The view was spectacular and the lights dazzling. This view represents how magical Vegas feels.

Photo: crazykahuna

Photo by bettylm

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Glamorous all the way!

Glamorous all the way!

Glamour, Lights, Shows... Arrive as a star! That's Vegas!

Photo: bettylm

Photo by Phoneman68

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"You're Really Only Very Small"

No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a one day excursion to the nearby Grand Canyon. It was a very cold and windy, but very sunny November afternoon, and I think the photo pretty much says it all. To be standing in such a breathtaking spot, one of the Seven Wonders Of The World was truly a highlight of my Las Vegas trip, and a memorable, eye-opening personal experience. No photos or words can describe the beauty of such a vast and tranquil place. George Harrison said it best: "you're really only very small!" Please make it your priority to visit the Grand Canyon on your future trip to Las Vegas. Take a break from the noise and lights of the strip, and escape to a place as nature intended it to be. You won't be sorry!

Photo: Phoneman68

Photo by bettylm

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September, 2009

September, 2009

Any given night, that's what you will live in Las Vegas. The lights and the fun are there for you to feel it.

Photo: bettylm

Photo by barpatte

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Mirror Image

Mirror Image

It was Halloween-Vegas-our favorite hotel and a great photo opp appeared before our eyes

Photo: barpatte

Photo by elainepet

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Pandas dream too!

Pandas dream too!

Indoor Vegas gardens are a dream!

Photo: elainepet

Photo by elainepet

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Viva Last Vegas!

Viva Last Vegas!

My first trip to Vegas included 4 night trips to the fountains at the Bellagio. This one captured while Elvis was singing Viva Las Vegas.

Photo: elainepet

Photo by Doreen Confino

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Summer of Love on Fremont Street

Summer of Love on Fremont Street

This trio of party-ers perfectly symbolizes what Vegas has been over the years. No matter how glamourous some of the hotels have become on the Strip, Fremont Street is where it all started - and these three represent that! We were there during the Summer of Love celebration this past July.

Photo: Doreen Confino

Photo by dustinevans

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Fix me the biggest drink you've got!

Fix me the biggest drink you've got!

Vegas is all about having a good time, laughing, and living it up. When I saw this drink, I had saw the perfect photo opp. People laughed while walking by. Obviously wishing they had thought of it first ;)

Photo: dustinevans

Photo by CJ Wojnar

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White Tiger

White Tiger

This was when you could view the White Tigers at Mirage. The tiger seemed to blend with the setting...and stuck his tongue out at the onlookers!

Photo: CJ Wojnar

Photo by CJ Wojnar

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Eifel Tower at Dusk

Eifel Tower at Dusk

First time seeing this shot at dusk. Sunset softening sin city.

Photo: CJ Wojnar

Photo by barpatte

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welcome to the golden gate!

welcome to the golden gate!

watching people and traffic from my window at the Golden Gate hotel 1 Fremont Street. It was special because it was Halloween, my husband and I were there for the costume contests and the Golden Gate second floor is HAUNTED!

Photo: barpatte

Photo by Aaron Reichman

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Paris and Planet Hollywood

Paris and Planet Hollywood

On previous trips to Vegas, I had tried to capture pictures of the glitz and glamour of the city. On a recent trip for a conference though, I captured this picture and was immediately awed by the contrast of casino lights against the early evening sky. It reminded me how beautiful and surreal Las Vegas can be and that on any given day here, anyone can find enjoyment without ever touching a poker chip or slot machine.

Photo: Aaron Reichman

Photo by mamadadapaige

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Loved every minute!

Loved every minute!

The weather was hot, the pool was so refreshing and the palms trees and little wispy clouds added to the fun of this day. The contrast of the blue sky and water to the orange lounge chairs was really fun.

Photo: mamadadapaige

Photo by David Richardson

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The

The "other" side of Vegas

The natural wonder of Las Vegas rivals the man made strip for sites to see.

Photo: David Richardson

Photo by cynthia stalker

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Luxor Entrance

Luxor Entrance

It was a beautiful day, and this image just popped.

Photo: cynthia stalker

Photo by cynthia stalker

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piano player

piano player

My mom & I loved this museum - it was stuffed full of glitz. This young woman had made arrangements to play Liberace's piano - she was wonderful, and really had a ball playing!

Photo: cynthia stalker

Photo by Eileen (Phoenix)

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January 1st 2009

January 1st 2009

We stayed at TI last New Year's. It was one of a couple of hotels that even had any fireworks. The Strip was very disappointing for everyone; but my wife did snap this one great photo. I understand this year Vegas will return to all the hotels shooting off fireworks.

Photo: Eileen (Phoenix)

Photo by juliososa

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PARIS

PARIS

I see this tower and dreaming whith europe

Photo: juliososa

Photo by Ginita215

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Photo: Ginita215

Photo by VPelham

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Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains

The view from our dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

Photo: VPelham

Photo by Istarr

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Eldorado ATV Tour 2

Eldorado ATV Tour 2

The excitement of the ATV tour combined with the beauty of the landscape.

Photo: Istarr

Photo by clamaround

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Eiffel!

Eiffel!

Fun and games in Vegas.

Photo: clamaround

Photo by BigGuyphoto

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Majestic Sunset

Majestic Sunset

Being with friends on a nice warm evening watching the sunset over the dam.

Photo: BigGuyphoto

Photo by Tanya Malecha

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The Strip at Night!

The Strip at Night!

To me, this is exactly what Vegas is all about. Everything comes alive with the bright lights.

Photo: Tanya Malecha

Photo by Lee Briggs

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Siegfried & Roy Memorial

Siegfried & Roy Memorial

As I walked along the strip, I came across this memorial which was erected in October, 1993.

Photo: Lee Briggs

Photo by aussiegreen

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The Irruption of Nature into Modernity

The Irruption of Nature into Modernity

It seemed almost ludicrous that volcanoes could somehow exist safely and inconspicuously alongside creations of modernity. As I felt the waves of heat radiating as plumes of fire burst from underground, it struck me that man has conjured the great illusion of his ability to harness and control nature to suit his own ends – a manifestation of a timeless desire to exert influence over his environment. The volcano, however fiery its outbursts, its raging roar, was like a chained beast, only able to vent its frustrations at the command of man, every fifteen minutes. It was timed to perfection – nothing was left to chance, nothing left to nature. This was mankind’s act of defiance, directed for consumption by fellow humans as a glowing symbol of man’s ambition breaking free of limitations set by nature. And I partook in that single, fleeting moment of pride – however illusory it might seem.

Photo: aussiegreen

Photo by Mark W Castleman

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Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs

Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs

Valley of Fire State Park is located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and makes a nice day trip out from the city. The park has many striking sandstone formations and several sites where Basket Make and Ancestral Puebloan people left rock carvings on the outcrops

Photo: Mark W Castleman

Photo by Kelli Glaser

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Celebratory Ceiling

Celebratory Ceiling

I have always loved Dale Chihuly's art, but this was a magnificent ceiling masterpiece.

Photo: Kelli Glaser

Photo by Kelli Glaser

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Reptile Reflections

Reptile Reflections

Pretty neat to get that close with nothing but glass separating you from this ancient reptile.

Photo: Kelli Glaser

Photo by Haley Sica

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Paris

Paris

Paris, the City of Love. How romantic! The Eiffel Tower has great views of the Vegas Strip and the mountains beyond. And who can resist the French food?

Photo: Haley Sica

Photo by madams77

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Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

"Red Rock Canyon is an oasis in a neon desert."

Photo: madams77

Photo by cyndyq

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The Flamingo

The Flamingo

The Flamingo (Flamingo Hilton at one time) has been in Vegas for many years. I enjoy their lights, as well as the pink flamingos that live in the hotel's garden and pool area in the back.

Photo: cyndyq

Photo by watercolorjen

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Botanical Gardens at Christmas

Botanical Gardens at Christmas

This breathtaking Christmas floral display greeted me on my first visit to The beautiful Bellagio botanical gardens!

Photo: watercolorjen

Photo by watercolorjen

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Paris

Paris

An amazing sky greeted my sister and I on her first day in Vegas as we took a break from the slots and I showed her a few of my favorite casinos.

Photo: watercolorjen

Photo by Bruce Bock

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The Flamingo Neon

The Flamingo Neon

The great lighting on the Flamingo, makes me aware that "I'm truely in Vegas!"

Photo: Bruce Bock

Photo by hon825

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View from hotel window

View from hotel window

Our first time, first day in Sin City. This was the view out of our hotel window. Doesn't look so sinful to me. The mountains behind the city were awesome.

Photo: hon825

Photo by Kelly Cruikshank

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Free Spin!

Free Spin!

In town for Bette Midler - with everything Vegas has to offer we ended up getting addicted to Wheel of Fortune!

Photo: Kelly Cruikshank

Photo by iben_bolund

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Onedimensional?

Onedimensional?

This looks onedimensional and always reminds me that not everyhting is as it seems on the outside, surreal.

Photo: iben_bolund

Photo by Omazyuk

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Effervescent Vegas

Effervescent Vegas

Dancing waters spring to life and put on a spectacular show. A true testament to the sparkle of Vegas!

Photo: Omazyuk

Photo by Omazyuk

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Vegas Skyline

Vegas Skyline

The beautiful night on the terrace of the Ghost Bar at the Palms. Vegas lay before us - a city of endless possibilities!

Photo: Omazyuk

Photo by S_Squared

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Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

I never get tired of looking at the beautiful buildings that line the strip. I've been to vegas many times and the strip still fascinates me.

Photo: S_Squared

Photo by sjpgatta

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Between a rock and a hard place!

Between a rock and a hard place!

After seeing our friend star in "Mama Mia" at Mandalay Bay, he told us we must drive out to see the amazing Valley of Fire. We love to hike, so we gave it a shot -- OMG we were not prepared for the majesty this site possesses. The rock formations and vistas are some of the most stunning we have ever seen. This shot with the most beautiful light shinhing between the two formations really moved us!

Photo: sjpgatta

Photo by DWatland

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Photo: DWatland

Photo by Rick Meyer

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the city and the mountains

the city and the mountains

Just the stark difference between the city and its concrete and the simplicity of the mountains behind it.

Photo: Rick Meyer

Photo by penaltybox

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Donny & Marie Night

Donny & Marie Night

This was the Casino that we went to see the Donny and Marie show for my wife,s 50th birthday

Photo: penaltybox

Photo by penaltybox

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King,s Crown

King,s Crown

This picture was taken from the Paris Casino at the top of the Eiffel Tower. We were celebrating my wife,s 50th birthday.

Photo: penaltybox

Photo by LMzVee

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My Daughters 21st B-Day

My Daughters 21st B-Day

I took my daughter Brigitte to Vegas for her 21st B Day, & on the last night there I splurged on a VIP table & "bottle service" at Cathouse. Halfway through the night Chris Angel & his entourage come in & are at the next table. She walks right past his bodyguards & walks up to him, taps him on the shoulder & says "It's my 21st B Day will you take a picture with me?" He was so sweet & gracious. She still talks about it 1 1/2 years later. A week in Vegas in Luxor Suite $2000, Bottle Service at Cathouse $1000, Picture with Chris Angel PRICELESS!!!

Photo: LMzVee

Photo by GABIVIVES

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FEBRUARY 2008

FEBRUARY 2008

PARIS PARIS CASINO - LAS VEGAS .

Photo: GABIVIVES

Photo by gaffneyt

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Everyone else was scampering up the big beautiful rocks, but my family found this cool canyon where no one else was wandering.

Photo: gaffneyt

Photo by Chris Christensen - AmateurTraveler.com

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Yavuz and New York

Yavuz and New York

We had a Turkish Exchange student and we asked if he could go to one place in the U.S. what would it be. He picked Vegas.

Photo: Chris Christensen - AmateurTraveler.com

Photo by Jitna Bhagani

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Paris, Vegas

Paris, Vegas

Although half its size, the Eiffel Tower is reminiscent of the original in Paris, France. A very cool site to see, and the inside of the hotel is integrated into the tower. You feel as if you're really there.

Photo: Jitna Bhagani

Photo by BrendaLori

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Hiking to La Madre Springs

Hiking to La Madre Springs

This was my first hike alone in the Red Rock Canyon. The colours are marvelous - so muted, but the sky was bluer than blue.

Photo: BrendaLori

Photo by Iceman from Florida

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We slept inside a pyramid last night.

We slept inside a pyramid last night.

Incredible hotel/casino and we had excellent seats for John Belushi and the Sacred Hearts. Memories that'll last a lifetime and can't wait to go back again.

Photo: Iceman from Florida

Photo by Violet Bassett-Mathy

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Classic pic of the famous fountain.

Classic pic of the famous fountain.

I think the rainbow that happened to be there made the photo extra special.

Photo: Violet Bassett-Mathy

Photo by chunumber1

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Bellagio Fountain at night

Bellagio Fountain at night

Taken at night from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino of the Bellagio Fountain.

Photo: chunumber1

Photo by Jennifer Bost

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The City of Light Meets Sin City

The City of Light Meets Sin City

I have only been to the real Paris once and I loved it. It is nice to know that when visiting Las Vegas you can experience a little Parisian flair if you desire!

Photo: Jennifer Bost

Photo by Jennifer Bost

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Do We Have to Leave?

Do We Have to Leave?

My husband and I traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate a friend's 30th birthday. This photo was taken on our last night and it is memorable because it was our best trip to Las Vegas yet!

Photo: Jennifer Bost

Photo by Jennifer Bost

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Rockin' It in Downtown Vegas

Rockin' It in Downtown Vegas

This was our third trip to Las Vegas and by far our best. We visited downtown Las Vegas for the first time and were impressed by the "Tribute to Queen" on the Viva Vision screen!

Photo: Jennifer Bost

Photo by farvabc

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Sunset on the strip

Sunset on the strip

Four girls on spring break their senior year of college... no idea what vegas had in store for us. Looking back I have a few really beautiful pictures, like this one, in a place where you wouldn't expect to find something so beautiful. It still awes me every time I see it - more so than the pictures of us at shows, buffets, gambling, doing a fountain "power hour" at the bellagio, or drinking with strangers we met on the trip. Vegas might be about fun and letting loose and stories you don't share, but it's also an incredibly beautiful place - an oasis in the desert.

Photo: farvabc

Photo by Dale_Mrotek

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Beautiful and Intricate Glass Dome

Beautiful and Intricate Glass Dome

A striking example of beauty and mathematics in the heart of Las Vegas. The dome is a lesson plan in polar coordinates that only a math teacher could love but what everyone can admire.

Photo: Dale_Mrotek

Photo by CarlB9090

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Paris in the Desert?

Paris in the Desert?

That tower sure is an eye full!!

Photo: CarlB9090

Photo by bwisniewski

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Vegas at Night

Vegas at Night

amid all the lights and action of Las Vegas, the light reflecting on the water was very calming

Photo: bwisniewski

Photo by briananthony

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Three Elvis

Three Elvis

It is all about family. My two brothers and I got together in Vegas along our rest of family. We had fun walking the strip in our outfits.

Photo: briananthony

Photo by Thomas Bordonaro

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Beautiful everything

Beautiful everything

we had lunch with friends at the very end of this trip and ran into this beautiful person that punctuated the beauty of our visit and this hotel.

Photo: Thomas Bordonaro

Photo by melindalyn

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Where Fairy Tale Meets Real Life

Where Fairy Tale Meets Real Life

For this trip of a lifetime we drove cross country from Virginia to Vegas. Being our first time in this amazing city, we were not disappointed.

Photo: melindalyn

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