Editor’s Picks: Vegas, Baby. Vegas.
EDITOR’S PICKS: Your dose of hand-selected travel inspiration from the Editor of STG
(If you read/watch/wear/listen to one thing this week, make sure it’s on this list!)
This past weekend, my nomadic lifestyle and 28th birthday took me to Vegas for the very first time! So for that reason, my first edition of Editor’s Picks is Sin City-inspired. Read on for some sure-fire suggestions to get you in the Vegas mood.
My Sin City Inspired Picks
listen // CASINO (BAD THINGS) BY HOUNDMOUTH
“Poker chips, chains and whips, they got me wearing red lipstick…”
This upbeat tune has a sassy attitude that’ll have you singing along by the song’s end. With a mixture of male and female vocalists and refreshingly rugged lyrics, this country-inspired indie rock band is on my watch list for 2015. Plus, their full length debut album “From the Hills Below the City” has plenty more on-the-road inspired songs you’ll want to add to your travel playlist. Listen on Spotify:
read // THE LAS VEGAS LOWDOWN: THE FEMALE TOURIST MISSTEP [BLOG]
Hilary Billings, Las Vegas local and former Miss Nevada, makes a compelling argument for sensible footwear for a night out on the Strip. This article will come in handy for that epic Vegas bachelorette you’ll undoubtedly attend one day.
wear // ROLLING FLATS
Head out on the Strip in heels — no hesitation required — with a pair of these rolled up in your purse. Not only do these come in handy for a night out on your hometown, they pack up small for your plane-ride-required party destinations.
I still need to grab a pair of these; I’m looking at the Hi Ho Silver Lining and the Rollasole X (pictured above) from Rollasole. Spare Soles’ Roll-Upz are also worth checking out, for a slightly lower price.
watch // “VEGAS, BABY. VEGAS”
Which actor in what Vegas-centric film takes credit for the infamous “Vegas, baby. Vegas.” quote? If you answered Vince Vaughn in Swingers, then you got it! Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn star in this 1996 comedy about getting back in the game after a long relationship comes to a depressing end. Warning: Young Vince Vaughn may freak you out.
Watch it on Amazon Instant Video
More movies I recommend to get you in the Vegas frame of mind:
- The Hangover (2009)
- 21 (2008)
- Ocean’s 11 (2001)
- Vegas Vacation (1997)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
And last, but not least: Vegas, the first episode of this season’s Parenthood (I love that show!) — You can watch it on Hulu (still available as of 11/10/14).
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- Diana is an outspoken, DIY-ing, star-chasing, hockey-loving, dog-owning, veggie-eating professional wanderer. And that's not the half of it. Not long ago she jumped ship from a comfy, predictable American life, sold all her stuff, and set out to explore the unknown. Now a full-time traveler, Diana believes that spontaneity, a smile, and an organized suitcase are the three key elements to a happy nomadic existence. Follow her personal travels on North To South.