The friendly staff at Power Sports Packages shuttles sports fiends to games and special events with all-inclusive sports travel packages. Departing from a base in Las Vegas, motorcoaches rumble through southern California, Arizona, and the surrounding areas to drop off passengers at horse races, ski resorts, and live mascot births for one-day trips or weekend getaways. Soon, Power Sports Packages plans to offer trips to other events such as baseball, football, and basketball games, as well as car races and hockey matches. Great for incentivizing employee behavior, bonding with friends, or proving to a skeptical child that Santa played quarterback in college, these upscale sporting experiences allow fans to relax and enjoy the game as Power Sports Packages handles the rest.
Shawn Mullin, iflyElite.com’s chief pilot and cofounder, has logged more than 5,500 hours of flight time. He now heads a team of skilled pilots who lead thrilling tours over the luminescent Las Vegas Strip, train fledgling aircraft operators, and manage private craft. Elite’s current fleet of advanced aircraft is used for tours, rental, and training flights, with classes available for both airplanes and helicopters. iflyElite.com and its pilots also boast the stamp of FAA approval for tour operations, guiding groups of up to three over the Las Vegas Strip, where passengers can take in aerial views of the Bellagio fountains and the crowning beret of Paris’s Eiffel Tower.
From the faux Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas to the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Bus Tours provides a smooth ride to some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Live guides and recorded commentary provide insight into historic places such as the Tower of London and the Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, and popular attractions such as Miami's Art Deco district. The hop-on, hop-off system allows travelers to enter and exit the open double-decker buses at their leisure, stopping at restaurants to sample the local cuisine, at local boutiques to pick up souvenirs, and at shopping malls to observe the interactions of teenagers and their natural enemy: the security guard.
Before they ever plotted the initial steps of their first food tour, The Walking Gourmet’s owners undertook a personal sojourn, sampling hundreds of restaurants in preparation for their unique explorations of Las Vegas’s culinary life. Not just any eatery made the cut; as a result, tours now consist of award-winning restaurants and sought-after dining experiences that pepper the Strip and surrounding valley area. Led by a knowledgeable guide full to bursting with historical Las Vegas tales, their Culinary Mystery Tour strolls through a secret itinerary of restaurants that may include visits with celebrity chefs and Sam Spade–impersonation contests at noted bistros. Other tours include Dine and Shop ’Til You Drop, which combines upscale eating with fashion perusal at stores such as Armani Exchange and Juicy Couture.
Papillon Salon and Spa uproots undesirable hair deposits with full-body waxing services for men and women. Unlike shaving, waxing unfastens follicles at the source, revealing a veneer as velvety as the surface of Mel Torme’s vocal cords. Papillon’s wise waxing gurus gloss gams ($30–$70) and a variety of other woolly areas such as the eyebrows ($14), chin ($9), underarms ($15), and back ($40), ejecting troublemaking fur from shirts/skins competitions. As an added bonus, Groupon holders receive 25% off additional hair services if booked at the same time as their waxing.
With designated drivers at the helm of luxury tour buses and knowledgeable party hosts schmoozing with bouncers, Maxim Travel’s groups of guests travel up and down the Strip to partake of Vegas’ top nightclubs. Partygoers select one of Maxim Travel’s party packages, some of which include transportation on an elegant party bus, and commence the revelries at A-list clubs such as LAX, SHe and Chateau Nightclub and Lounge at Paris Las Vegas. Thanks to the company’s many connections, their clients glean VIP status and admission to the clubs without waiting in long lines, paying costly covers, or performing mandatory Macarenas.
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