To the Travelers of the World: What is your favorite travel location? – Part I: Las Vegas

As travelers, many of us don’t have ONE favorite city / village / island / country but MANY, and part of the quest of traveling is to discover your new favorite spot. 

Take Kendra, a fellow blogger and travelholic from Chicago, who has a soft spot for the hidden charm of Las Vegas beyond the glitter and glamour. I am very excited to be able to share with you her view on one of her favorite cities. 

Las Vegas: An Ideal Location for an Educational Vacation


I’ve always enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. This city has something for everyone. Lately, I’ve been trying to learn new things when taking trips, and Las Vegas is a great place for educational opportunities. Whether you choose to take the kids on a family vacation or go to Vegas on an adults-only getaway, several unique attractions will satiate your inner geek.

Quirky Museums

Las Vegas has plenty of museums to enjoy. One of my favorites is the outdoor Neon Museum downtown. Visitors can stroll through while experiencing the history of Las Vegas in lights. My kids love the Discovery Children’s Museum. For an adventure in science and history, take the entire family to the National Atomic Testing Museum.

Pink Jeep Tours

It’s easy to forget that Las Vegas is located in the middle of the beautiful Mojave Desert. To experience the great outdoors and learn about the unique geology of the area, book a Pink Jeep Tour. A bright pink Jeep will pick you up at your hotel, and you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the desert. Several touring options are available. Adults and older children will especially enjoy the day trip to the Grand Canyon.




Swimming with Sharks

Las Vegas is a magical place. Where else could you find so many water-related activities in the middle of the desert? At Mandalay Bay, you’ll find a predator aquarium full of crocodiles, eels, jellyfish, piranhas and 15 different species of sharks. Their Dive with Sharks program allows guests to get up close to the sharks while wearing an anti-shark suit to stay safe. This type of excitement on an educational adventure simply isn’t available in the classroom.

Learn About Wine

Grownups like to learn too. If you’re taking a trip without the kids, participate in one of the Sommelier wine, mixology or cooking classes. At the Michael Mina restaurant, guests at wine classes learn about eight different wines. You’ll discover the effects of soil and climate on grapes. Mixology classes at the Monte Carlo provide guests with the opportunity to make the ultimate cocktail. Plenty of fun will be had at any of these classes.

The next time you take a trip to Las Vegas, snatch the opportunity to learn about something other than winning at blackjack. If you’re weary of all the different things to do, sites like Gogobot make it easy to read user reviews so you can better prepare and plan for your trip. The rewards will be with you the rest of your life. The memories will be too.



Wanderstrudel proudly introduces Kendra Thronton, a passionate blogger and traveler: 


My name is Kendra Thornton and I’m 40 and a mother of 3. Before being promoted to the full time position of mom, I was the former Orbitz Director of Communications where I was able to travel a great deal. I now live in Chicago with my family, where they are my number one priority in everyday life.

To read more about Kendra’s travels, make sure to check out her blog:


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