I'm a writer and editor who brings stories to life. The former editor of Las Vegas Weekly magazine, I specialize in travel, Las Vegas, San Francisco, food and drink, adventure, fitness and running.
The films 4.1 Miles, Watani: My Homeland, The White Helmets, and Fire at Sea are all up for Academy Awards this year—and all deal with the migrant crisis or the Syrian conflict.
An assemblage of high-tech greenhouses on a small plot of land smack in the center of Las Vegas will eventually produce 25 different crops, from bell peppers to beets to alpine strawberries.
The eatery is a perpetual work-in-progress, a restaurant laboratory where Michael Mina and Co. workshop ideas and where guests flock to consume lavish meals at mid-range prices.
The famed tunnel tree is no more, but there are more arboreal wonders to see in the world.
The canvas is simple: tubular meat, squishy bun, maybe a squirt of mustard. But when that simple combination is done right, a hot dog becomes more than the sum of its parts, a meal that’s simultaneously low brow and divine.
Today, more tour operators and cruise lines are thinking about the who when they weave together itineraries. They’re inviting along scientists, adventurers, journalists and photographers who transform trips into mobile TED talks where you can learn about climate change on Easter Island from Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times, or visit Cuba alongside a James Beard-winning chef.
From the sands of Jamaica to the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland and Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the impact of climate change is reverberating throughout the tourism industry, affecting natural resources, destinations, resorts, infrastructure, transportation and accessibility. The good news? There's still time to act. The bad? What we're seeing now is just the tip of the fast-melting iceberg.
Your heart is racing, your fingers twitching, a bead of sweat forming on your brow. But you’re not clutching the dice at a Las Vegas craps table or shuffling chips in the poker room.
Our honorees for 2016 not only have a personal connection to the organizations for which they do so much good, but most are natural extensions of their daily lives and professions.
The Strip is a culinary wonderland stacked with Michelin-starred chefs and bold cuisines that would’ve once seemed unthinkable in the city once known for bad buffets and free chicken dinners.
From leg-searing climbs to scenic loops, Vegas has a ride for every cycling style. Choose your route, then hit the saddle and go.
The homeshare giant is expanding into guided tours by letting local people share favorite corners of their cities.
The reason Cutco works is that, by and large, most people consider their cutlery about as often as they do their socks. By the time I arrived at the front door, my clients had grown so accustomed to sawing away with dull, blunted blades, that whatever I presented seemed like a countertop miracle.
It is the best kind of magic trick. One minute there is a building, a tower, a monument to stacked chips, spilled drinks and dreams dashed or fulfilled. The next there is nothing.