Finding Las Vegas

Posted by admin on December 16th, 2009 filed in Las Vegas History
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Finding Las VegasLas Vegas is known as a city of lights and sights. Many tourists from all over the country and all over the world come and visit it to enjoy the different attractions. However, unlike other tourist destinations, little is known about the history of Las Vegas. It may not seem like it, but Las Vegas has been around for a long time. It celebrated its 100th year of existence last May 15, 2005.

In prehistoric times, the area occupied by Las Vegas today was covered by lots of water. As a result, many kinds of vegetation grew and both plant and animal life flourished. However, as many years went by, the rivers that once flowed all over receded, and could only be found underground. The water was trapped beneath the surface, and the landscape became dry and arid. It was not able to support as much life as it used to. Only those animals who could withstand the heat and survive on minimal water continued to make their home there. However, water from the underground rivers makes its way up to the surface from time to time, giving life to some of these plants and animals. This created an oasis in the middle of an unforgiving desert.

Rafael Rivera, a Mexican scout and a member of a party who was making its way to Los Angeles, discovered the oasis in 1829. The party, led by Antonio Armijo, a trader, was going along the Spanish Trail. However, they went the wrong way and got lost. Rafael Rivera found the Las Vegas Springs when he went into the desert to search for water. Thus, he is said to be the first ever non-Indian to enter Las Vegas.

After the area was discovered by Rafael Rivera, it became a usual stop for Spanish traders on their way to Los Angeles. The water in the oasis replenished their supplies, and consequently eased the burden of having to travel such a long distance. Initially, the area was called “Vegas”, but the name was changed to “Las Vegas”, which means “the meadows” in Spanish, in 1848.

Aside from these Spanish traders, many other groups of people made their way to Las Vegas. The first of these was an expedition led by John C. Fremont 14 years after the discovery. Also, in 1855, a group of Mormons traveled to Las Vegas with the purpose of protecting the Los Angeles to Salt Lake City Mail Route.


Respecting the Inhabitants of the Grand Canyon

Posted by admin on December 16th, 2009 filed in Grand Canyon
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Respecting the Inhabitants of the Grand CanyonThe Grand Canyon is located in the Colorado Plateau. Millions of years have passed before something as amazing and wondrous as the Grand Canyon was formed. Historically, it used to be a Native American settlement. The Native Americans lived among the many caves in the area.

There are a number of options for tourists who want to enjoy The Grand Canyon. They can choose to walk along the nature trails, or to take part in one of the ranger programs.

However, more than a tourist destination, the Grand Canyon is also a national park, and home to many wild animals. Certain precautions have to be exercised when seeing or interacting with these animals, to maintain their safety and the safety of the human beings as well. Visitors are not allowed to make any contact with these animals. If they want to take photographs, they are advised to do so from their cars, using telephoto lenses when possible. They should always observe from afar, and they should be as silent as possible to not disturb the animals or catch their attention. They are also highly prohibited from feeding the animals or giving them anything edible. Doing so can make the animals dependent on tourists and other humans for food. If this happens, they will lose the ability to forage or hunt on their own. If an animal is used to receiving hand-outs, it tends to approach the areas where humans stay, in the hopes of finding or receiving food. This increases the danger of it being hit by moving vehicles. Also, the animal may no longer be afraid of humans and as a result, there is a possibility that it will hurt humans when it doesn’t get what it wants. Pets can also have a bad effect on animals, especially those with newborn babies. New animal parents can be very protective of their young, and they are immediately on the attack if they believe that their children are in danger. Pets can get hurt if they decide to approach wild animals. Conversely, pets can also inflict physical harm on small wild animals and animal babies as well. Visitors are allowed to bring pets to the Grand Canyon, but the pets should always be kept in leashes.

No one really knows for sure how the Grand Canyon was formed. Still, it is there for us to enjoy and admire. However, we must always remember that there are a lot of things that we should keep in mind when we are visiting a place in which many other creatures have been living in for thousands and thousands of years.


Las Vegas Coupons 101 (Basic Tips When Using Them)

Posted by admin on April 5th, 2009 filed in Las Vegas Coupons
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You can find everything in Las Vegas, including every coupon for any use. If you like watching shows, you can make use of your show coupon. If you like dining out, make use of your buffet coupons. If you are into gambling, you can use your casino coupons.

However, we also need to take a closer look at our coupons. We need to make sure that they are reliable and accepted. Otherwise, we might run out of money and face trouble while in Vegas.

First, you need to make sure that the source of your coupon is reliable. Be sure that the basics, like the expiration date, specific uses, and redemption policies, are all valid. Take note, if you used the Internet in obtaining your coupons, look closely at the expiration dates and whether the website where you got it is updated. Who knows, you might be printing the wrong coupon, or one that has been expired two or there years ago.

You also need to get as many coupons as you can. You can avail of these coupons using two options, whether by purchase or for free. It is best to arm yourself with all the coupons that that you can get your hands into. That way, you are prepared, if you decide to go to a tour on the spot, all you have to do is look for your tour-related coupon. If you are a food person, be sure to print as many food coupons as you can. That way you get to pick the right place to eat. If you are using eBay to purchase your coupons, you have to place your orders at least two weeks before your actual trip to Vegas because the coupons may not arrive on time.

After you have gotten hold of your coupons, organization is the next step. You can put all your coupons in an envelope. You can organize them in such a way that you can easily locate them if you need to use them. Put all food coupons together in the same way that you put al tours coupons together and casinos coupons together as well. Keep in mind that there are coupons that cannot removed from booklets or magazines, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully, otherwise your coupon will useless.

The trick is quite simple, get coupons, organize them, and use them properly. This way, you get to have the best vacation of your life in Vegas without spending your lifetime savings.

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