My trip to Las Vegas this past weekend was the best Vegas trip that I have experienced. Here are five new experiences that I had while in Sin City.

Next time you take a trip to the playground that is Las Vegas, give these a try. And for the love of everything, just avoid White Castle. Seriously...

  • 1

    White Castle is Overrated

    For all that I heard about White Castle, I anticipated that my experience there would be much different. I mean, there was even a movie released about going to the fast food joint. What I found instead is that it is the most overrated food place, and is beyond disgusting. I wouldn't spend another penny there. Better yet, I'd rather scarf down a McDonald's burger (and I never eat McDonald's).

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    Blue Man Group is Amazing

    I didn't know what to expect when my group wanted to go see the Blue Man Group. I've heard a great amount of positive reviews, but wasn't sure if it would be a show that I would enjoy. I was quite surprised at the end of it when I thought that I could immediately see it again. It was amazing. I would highly recommend the show to anyone.

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    Rain in the Desert

    108 degrees is rather hot. That was about the consistent temperature on my trip. It did take us by surprise when a rain shower decided to come through. Locals in Vegas started freaking out even. Didn't see much lightning, but it was a nice rain. A taxi driver even told us that if it would have rained for just 30 minutes more, parts of Vegas would have flooded. Oh, and they issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the storm on top of it all. We just continued to cruise the strip.

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    Being Away from Technology Adds to It

    I'll admit that I'm completely addicted to my phone. I have both my personal life and work life tied into my iPhone 6 and I rarely get away. This trip, I decided to leave my phone behind (for the most part) and not bother at all with anything. My family, and close friends, were already with me so I had nothing to worry about. Give this a try next time, you might be shocked how much it opens up the trip.

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    Sometimes the Pool is the Place to Be

    We spent a lot of time at the pool that was included with the house we rented. That time spent there was even more fun that the experience on the strip. It was a relaxing way to spend the 100 degree days in Vegas before heading out at night. If you ever get the chance, take a day and just hang out by the pool (and don't bring your cell phone anywhere near it). Plus, you don't really lose money at the pool.

    Ben Davis