MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?

I like MGM resorts properties. A lot. I have stayed at the Bellagio several times over the last few years. I eat at Le Cirque and Heritage Steak and Bruxie and many more places. We have been to Zumanity and the piano bar in the New York New York, and my favorite relaxing spot is the Bellagio spa. I even follow the relationship between MGM and cruise lines since it helps determine cruise vacations. So, I am an MLife guy. MGM’s widely-reported decision this week to sue some victims of the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting, however, leaves me deeply concerned. Suing people who got shot strikes me as deeply wrong, and it makes me ask whether we should boycott MGM. So, let’s walk through the details of the shooting, the argument MGM is making, and whether a boycott is an appropriate response. Continue reading “MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?”

Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits

MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.
MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.

I wrote last year that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the casino on the Liberty of the Seas. Part of that problem was that I was expecting to receive MLife points which never showed up because I failed to read the fine print. My bad. It appears, however, the MLife Royal Caribbean relationship is now more straightforward. Full details are available from MLife, and we have tried to describe some of the key points here. Continue reading “Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits”

HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas

HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.
HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.

I have written a lot about fine dining in Las Vegas, but that is mostly an option for dinner. I am a big fan of buffets for brunch, and the Caesars Bacchanal buffet may be the best. However, sometimes you just don’t want a buffet. For the best brunch in Las Vegas, you should definitely give HEXX a try. Located in front of the Paris, is has a good center Strip location with available patio seating which is great for people watching. Continue reading “HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas”

A quick walk through Fremont Street in Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience features classy bars.
The Fremont Street Experience features classy bars.

Tourists in Las Vegas have two basic choices: Go to the Las Vegas Strip or go downtown. Longtime Dine Drink Travel readers know that I am a Bellagio fan and spend my time on the Strip. Downtown is less glitzy, although the Fremont Street Experience is an attempt to change that. Fremont Street features the Golden Nugget, Binions, and other standards of Old Vegas. Curious, my friends and I decided to check it out. The atmosphere is profoundly different. It is also a lot of fun. Continue reading “A quick walk through Fremont Street in Las Vegas”

Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

Entrance to Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in the New York New York
Entrance to Zumanity in the New York New York

Zumanity, the Cirque du Soleil show playing regularly at the New York New York in Las Vegas, is… interesting. There are some amazing acrobatics, and every seat offers a great view of the stage. However, you need to know what you are getting into. The show bills itself as a celebration of human sexuality, and it certainly isn’t appropriate for children. To give you a better idea of what to expect, I will divide this review into two sections. First, I will describe what happens before the show. Second, I will describe the show itself. A word to the wise: Sit on the upper level if you don’t want to become involved in the show. Continue reading “Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas”