Las Vegas Baggage Claim on American Airlines– Dine Drink Travel poll

There are a lot of reasons I fly American Airlines. The onboard service is usually good. I can frequently afford to purchase a first class seat, and they let me select a meal in advance. However, there is one thing I hate about this airline. I get to fly to Las Vegas a lot, and I often need to check a bag. The Las Vegas baggage claim for American Airlines is easily the worst I have witnessed.

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Roy Choi Best Friend for Korean street food at the Park MGM in Las Vegas

Roy Choi Best Friend entrance.
Roy Choi Best Friend entrance. Located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, you walk through a convenience store and bar to get to the restaurant.

I live in West Texas. When I think of street food, I think of a dude in a truck selling tacos. That’s just how we roll. Roy Choi grew up in Los Angeles, and he apparently though of street food the same way. There is, however, a twist. I think of tacos as a Mexican dish. Roy Choi Best Friend offers Korean-accented tacos– and a lot of other deliciousness. The restaurant is located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, and there are several things you need to know.

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Treasure Island VIP Room in Las Vegas

The Treasure Island VIP Room door is on the left.
Check in can take a while at busy hotels in Las Vegas. The Treasure Island VIP room, however, is a great way to avoid those lines.

My last several trips to Vegas have been to the Bellagio. I have also stayed at the Area Sky Suites. At different points, I have stayed all over Vegas. For this trip, however, I wanted to do something different. I went back to the Treasure Island and had a great time. I have already written about my suite and the spa. However, a key part of Las Vegas for me is feeling like a VIP. At TI, the VIP experience starts with the Treasure Island VIP room. It is a great way to get the trip started.

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Oleksandra Spa review at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas

Treasure Island Oleksandra Spa hot tub area
The hot tub area in the men’s spa at the Oleksandra Spa in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The steam room is in the background, although it was not working that day.

Earlier this month, I enjoyed a great stay at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I wrote about the petite suite earlier, and having such a nice room was a key part of the experience. However, for me a key part of the Vegas experience is getting away to the spa for a couple of hours. The Oleksandra Spa at TI is a great way to do that, although it looks to be in need of an update.

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Treasure Island Petite Suite in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treasure Island petite suite
A view of the Treasure Island Petite Suite at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This shot is from the entryway.

I have spent a lot of time with MLife over the last few years. I wrote last year that I am a big fan of the Bellagio penthouse suite. The lounge access that sometimes comes with it. I have also stayed in the Aria Sky Suites, and I have visited many other MLife properties. For this trip, however, I wanted to do something different. I stayed in the Treasure Island Petite Suite. This room is an amazing value in a good location.

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