Picture of Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

As with Las Vegas, it is difficult to arrive in San Francisco without some preconceptions.  Certainly, the first impression of the city, when driving over Oakland Bay Bridge, is striking as your eye is drawn to the distinctive skyline of the financial district and, in particular, the Transamerica Pyramid. While the iconic Golden Gate Bridge […]

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Picture of Las Vegas at night

Las Vegas

What is there left to say about Vegas?  The gambling mecca certainly earns its Sin City moniker thanks to its extravagant casinos and the seedy aspects of its nightlife. In spite of the opulent excess of this desert metropolis, the sense that Vegas lacks substance is unavoidable.  Although Vegas is considered a hedonist’s paradise, the […]

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