Archive for the ‘cities’ Category

CES 2012 and LAS – Las Vegas McCarran Airport Express Bus

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

CES 2012 Las Vegas

Quickaid’s in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show “CES 2012”.  Here, the gadget and computer world gathers every January to showcase technology and innovation in thousands of products from some 2700 companies exhibiting here.   This will be QuickAid’s only post from CES 2012 – most of the coverage is over at Technology Report.

One of the challenges in Las Vegas is getting to and from the airport.  Taxi service can be slow and is fairly expensive given the short distances, where the shuttles are reasonably priced at about $5-7 per trip but can take up to an hour depending on traffic and where you are heading.   The airport shuttles generally wait until they are full to go, and then must stop at each venue to drop off the passengers and unload their luggage.

However there’s a fairly new option in LAS service from both the strip and downtown and it’s the “Express Bus” or SDX.   These new speedy double deckers appear to go directly to and from the airport, although I’m still having some trouble confirming exactly how this works.  The signs suggest the bus goes right into McCarran but some of the online info says you’ll need to transfer at the SSTT or “south side transfer terminal”.    I’ll figure this out when I leave town on Friday and post more here.

 

China Travel Tips from China Airlines

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
If you are planning to visit China here is a great “quick read” resource from Air China (this is one of the three carriers of the People’s Republic of China).   These are short helpful articles about several China Travel Topics, city guides, and more:

Source:   Air China

Free printable city guides

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Arrrival Guides offers great, free, printable (PDF) guides to major world cities. The guides show attractions and some mapping for a good number of major cities around the world in the USA, Europe, Asia, and more.

Check them out.

America’s Favorite 25 Cities from Travel and Leisure Magazine

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Travel and Leisure magazine has a travel contest where you can submit stories about travel adventures or experiences in what they list as America’s favorite 25 cities.

Umm…should Travel and Leisure apologize to Baltimore, Cleveland, Sacramento, etc? Not sure how they came up with these but it’s always fun to see places “ranked” as the top in the nation. Travel and Leisure Magazine’s cities are below. To participate and submit your city experiences click HERE .

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Charleston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Denver
  • Honolulu
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Fe
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.