Friday, May 3, 2019

Finding Rideshare at McCarran



Once you get off the plane and grab your bags, it is time to make your way to your hotel. For me, my new favorite way to get there is with an Uber. It is not necessarily the most economical way to go if you are travelling alone, but it is the fastest.


I have no problem with the shuttle bus, but I don't like all the time you waste while they try to fill it up. And usually they won't leave until they do. One thing to keep in mind, you will have to walk a bit to get to the Rideshare area. Once you get your bag, you need to go up one floor, cross over to another elevator and then go one more floor up. There are signs everywhere, so you will not get lost. When you get to the right spot, there is a place to wait. Also, make sure you are getting into the right car. The driver will yell out your name. I had a driver who asked me what his name was. And check the plates on the vehicle. It will pop up as soon as a driver is headed your way. A trip to the strip will cost around $13 to $15.


Check out my video to learn more.



If you have any questions please let me know. And if you have any great tips please share them with us!!


 XOXO Kiki

Monday, April 15, 2019

First Stop.....McCarran International Airport




Most likely the first place you are going to come to when you get to Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport.  It is a super simple airport to get around in.

They are doing a lot of upgrades right now, so you will be walking a bit, but it is not too bad.  There is a tram in some of the terminals which makes it a bit easier to get to the baggage claim area.

Once you get to the baggage claim, it is very easy to grab your bags and go.  From my experience, my bags are usually waiting for me on the carousel when I get down there.

And of course, transportation is readily available.  There is a cab stand.  But a word of advice, if the cabby takes you on the highway and your hotel is on the strip, they are milking you for extra money.  There are shuttle buses too.  It is $7.50 one way per person and a round trip is just about $15.  This is a great choice and is convient.  However, if you like to get to Vegas first thing in the morning like I do, you will waste a lot of time waiting for them to take you to your hotel.  They prefer to have as many passangers as possible if not a full load.  So if you do go with the shuttle be prepared to wait.

My new favorite way to get around in Las Vegas is Uber/Lyft.  Although I stick with Uber.  The one downfall with rideshare is that it is located on a different level than all the other ground transportation.  You are going to have to go down to pick up your bags and then up in 2 different elevators to get to the rideshare area.  What I usually do is order my ride once I get out of the first elevator.  They will charge you a little extra if they have to wait for you.

Please remember when using a rideshare to check and make sure you are getting into the right vehicle.  Check the license plate number and also the name of the driver.  I have noticed a lot of times they will also check to make sure you are the right person as well.

It will cost around $15 to take the rideshare but I think it isd totally worth it, especially if there is more than one of you traveling.

Also avail are limos and town cars.  The town car is about $50 and they will make stops if you wish to the liquor store or dispensary.

If you have any questions, reach out and I will get the answers you need.



XOXO   Kiki





Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Welcome to My Happy Place......Las Vegas!




There is one place on Earth that makes me happy every single time I go there.  Las Vegas!  You cannot ask for more.  Between the shopping, the shows, the amazing hotels, and of course the dining.  I find myself planning vacations there at least 6 times a year, if not more.

I have noticed something lately.  Many members of my family and friends have been asking me, "What do I do when I get there, where should we eat, what shows should we see, where should we stay?"

I also noticed the Joy it brings me to make suggestions.  Where should we eat?  Hell's Kitchen in front of Caesar's!  What show should we see?  Absinthe!  Who has the best pool?  Flamingo!

So I decided to share my love of Sin City with everyone that I can.  I will bring you short videos, no more than 2 minutes long, to let you see where I am and tell you a little about it.  If you love it and want to know more, all you need to do is click on the link.  I will go into details and will share places to get tickets and reservations along with some cool little facts.

So if you are ready.....Let's do this!  Come with me on an adventure!  If you ever want to know more, feel free to reach out.  I will answer any questions I can, and if I don't know the answer I will do the research for you!



Now Pack your bag and let's go!


XOXO  Kiki