Author: billyfreeze

Dentistry in Mexico. Tooth or Friction?

Take two scary things, put them together and what do you get? Inexpensive dental care. When a friend of mine first told me about going to the Mexican border to get her teeth fixed, I was skeptical. Actually, horrified might be a better word. It’s bad enough having to dodge drug cartel violence, but having a half-rate dentist drill holes in your teeth while listening to machine gun fire outside? That’s the stuff that horror films are made of. Let’s face it. Mexico doesn’t have the best reputation for safety these days and your teeth are one of the...

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DIY Safari

  I often ask  people I meet if they could go anywhere in the world, where they’d choose. One of the most common answers is often a place that the majority of travelers are unlikely to visit- a game park in Africa. For many of us, just mentioning  the name of the continent conjures up images of lions chasing gazelles on the Serengeti and  giraffes nibbling on acacia trees in the perfect Lion King sunset.   The reason more travelers have not done their dream trip to Africa is the perceived high price for such an adventure. With travel deals...

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How to Blow Your Mind (But Not Your $$) In Arizona

I first saw a picture of Antelope Canyon on a Windows screensaver. I wondered if it was even a real place since it looked more like a CGI image than something that could actually exist on our planet. As I looked up more information about this remarkable canyon, I realized that I had a growing list of beautiful places in Arizona that I never knew existed. Two weeks ago I plugged  my wish list into Google Maps and booked a flight for Las Vegas.          Why Vegas? Prices to fly to Las Vegas are usually much more reasonable than...

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Git Your Cowboy On! Visiting Tombstone.

The most famous western shootout in American history lasted less than 30 seconds. Almost 140 years later, the town of Tombstone daily relives the gun battle between Doc Holliday, the Earp brothers and “the cowboys”. Visiting Tombstone is like being at a cowboy renaissance festival where you’re not sure who’s acting and who just really really likes to pretend to live in the 1800s. Unlike Deadwood and other famous western towns, the main drag of Tombstone is made of dirt and only allows foot traffic and horses.  It’s about as authentic as you can get to a real cowboy...

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The Amalfi Coast in Las Vegas?

I love Italian food. I’ve wandered through Italy trying gnocchi in Verona, cannolis in Sicily, black ink pasta in Venice and consider myself somewhat of a “cibo Italiano” connoisseur. Last night I had an opportunity to check out the new Amalfi Coast inspired restaurant at the Mirage called Osteria Costa and what a night! I’m not a food reviewer, but it was such an amazing experience, I need to tell you about the evening. The restaurant is an open air concept with several seating options. You can snuggle up to the pizza oven counter, drink Campari at the bar...

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