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by: Maureen Mariano
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Maureen Mariano posing with the blokes of Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

I recently experienced the power of thunder – as in the Australian male revue which performs nightly at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. A well-deserved break from the office and the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, it was a fun-filled evening with explosive energy, awesome music, and, of course, good-looking blokes with the most chiseled bodies known to mankind.

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Adventure into Downtown Las Vegas

by: Maureen Mariano
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Before there was the famed Las Vegas Strip, there was good ol’ Downtown Las Vegas. Although they’re only a few miles apart, the two locations have entirely different personalities of their own. The Strip is known for its glitz-n-glamour, five-star hotels, restaurants and entertainment. But just because you won’t find a Louis Vuitton or Restaurant Guy Savoy in Downtown Las Vegas, doesn’t mean it’s anything but lackluster. In fact, the Fremont Street Experience in downtown shines on its own.

I had the opportunity to venture into the five-block-long district packed with historic casinos, bars and restaurants. Draped overhead was a giant LCD video display which added to Fremont Street’s nightly musical entertainment. We also got to see the exciting new SlotZilla Zipline, where brave souls flew down the brightly lit street. Of course, it’s the original hotels—the ones that have withstood the test of time—that continue to make Downtown Las Vegas a beloved spot in the city.

So for those of you looking to switch it up during your next Las Vegas vacation, check out TicketsatWork for incredible deals on Downtown Las Vegas hotels. Stay in one of Sin City’s oldest and most iconic hotels like the Golden Nugget, El Cortez Hotel and Casino or Four Queens. There are also great prices to Fremont Street’s newest hotel, Downtown Grand. What are you waiting for? Book your stay at these dazzling, value-oriented hotels in Downtown Las Vegas with TicketsatWork.

Traveling Cirque du Soleil Shows

by: Maureen Mariano
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Miranda showcases her incredible physicality on top of a water bowl in Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil.

This past December, I took my first dive into the mythological world of Cirque du Soleil during Amaluna’s month-long run in Miami. All I can say is “Wow!” As my first Cirque show, I didn’t know what to expect but my excitement grew tenfold the moment I stepped foot into the giant blue-and-yellow-striped tent. I wasn’t alone. Other guests, both young and old alike, were beaming with delight as they scarfed down hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks before settling in their seats inside the intimate theater – which, by the way, had no bad seats in the house!

Even before the show started, we were entertained by performers who threw popcorn and messed around with audience members. But nothing could compare to the enchanting production itself, as we were transported to a mysterious island filled with goddesses, athletes, acrobats and musicians who showcased their strength, sensuality, humor and talent. My favorite act featured Miranda, one of Amaluna’s central characters. She bent and contorted her body in ways I didn’t think were possible while balancing on a stick with one hand on top of a 5,500-pound water bowl!

Although some may say resident Cirque du Soleil shows are better than touring ones, one thing is certain: you’ll be left totally perplexed and amazed and wanting to see another one – especially for a Cirque newbie like me! So let your imagination soar and your senses run wild at Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring shows, Kooza and Kurios, with the best deals from

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