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The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts Night of Fire Wednesday Night

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The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts Night of Fire Wednesday Night

In conjunction with sharing road trips and adventures, we at the Informer love family oriented events in and around Las Vegas. The 4th of July events in Las Vegas are great for all families, and one of our perennial favorites is the Night of Fire at The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Each year, The […]

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park- Party of Four: Leaving Las Vegas vol. 1

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Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park- Party of Four: Leaving Las Vegas vol. 1

By Jake Conlee Destination Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park  I must let you know first and foremost, that my favorite thing in the world is traveling with my family. We have a three-year-old little girl Avery that is always looking forward to whatever we do, and our one-year-old boy Jace who is undeniably […]

Party of Four: How to Travel with a Family (With your Sanity in Tact)

Party of Four: How to Travel with a Family (With your Sanity in Tact)

By Jake Conlee It has been quite some time since I have attempted to share something on this wonderful site, but Jake The Unruly is back, and now I have a little family in tow. With my oldest daughter having just graduated from Fernley High School, and my baby Chuck in California with her mother, […]

Friday, Friday, Friday!!! Las Vegas Motor Speedway Midnight Mayhem

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Friday, Friday, Friday!!! Las Vegas Motor Speedway Midnight Mayhem

By Jake Conlee After a brief break for the Holiday Season, the rumble of engines and screeching of tires is back in action, and looking for another great year of pavement pounding, adrenaline pumping action on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the 2017 racing […]

NHRA Thrills Once Again with the 2016 Toyota Nationals @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NHRA Thrills Once Again with the 2016 Toyota Nationals @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By Jake Conlee I would be a bit remiss if it wasn’t stated that the 2016 edition of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was full of thrills, a few minor spills, in what was a wild weekend at the Races. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of speed, sound, Nitro […]

El Cortez Now Featuring 24-hour Dining at Siegel’s 1941

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El Cortez Now Featuring 24-hour Dining at Siegel’s 1941

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Tips Its Hat to Bugsy Siegel Offering Throwback Fare With Modern Twists Bugsy Siegel’s lust for extravagance set the scene for modern-day Las Vegas. Paying homage to Siegel and his inner circle of original mobsters, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is opening the doors to the highly anticipated dining concept, Siegel’s […]

Patron XO Café Incendio and Alexis DeJoria’s Race-Inspired Cocktails for National Tequila Day

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Patron XO Café Incendio and Alexis DeJoria’s Race-Inspired Cocktails for National Tequila Day

Photos Courtesy of Alexis DeJoria Racing- photography by Gary Nastase Photography This Friday, July 24, is National Tequila Day. Patron Tequila and NHRA Drag Racing hero, Alexis DeJoria, would like to celebrate by sharing a couple of incredible and unique race-inspired cocktail recipes. We all love a good, stiff cocktail and when combined with the hand-crafted tequila of Patron, […]

Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa- Shockingly Good

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Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa- Shockingly Good

by Jake Conlee Upon learning that I was checking out of a certain Downtown Reno boutique hotel (that I loved staying in,) and announcing I was to be checking into Atlantis Casino, my friends stated “Atlantis? Good Luck.” The sarcasm was palatable. Little would they know, the Atlantis is shockingly good. Just beyond the urban […]

EATS Kitchen & Bar- Flavor is the Name of the Game

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EATS Kitchen & Bar- Flavor is the Name of the Game

by Jake Conlee I have nothing but positives to report. I am not a fussy eater, and had been made aware of EATS Kitchen & Bar before staying at Hotel Irvine. Declining a dinner menu, we instead opted for the chef to visit with us and have a quick chat about dinner selections. Executive Chef Jason came out to greet us […]

Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

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Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

by Jake Conlee I can appreciate the different and interesting when it comes to travel. I can appreciate tradition and nostalgia, but I can really recognize when history becomes the future. Hotel Irvine has done just that. Formerly the Hilton and then Hyatt, which I was accustomed to as a youth; my family would have Easter […]

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