Melinda Sheckells

There is perhaps no other destination in the world quite like Las Vegas. The hub of the city is located, literally, in Paradise, Nevada. With more than 40 million visitors per year, most arrive with a distinct vision of what to expect from Sin City, thanks to the rich and colorful images of this iconic town that have been shown in film and television. Excitement, glamour, noise and the possibility of arriving as an average Joe or Jane and leaving as a big winner are all the things that built the city’s undeniable reputation. Beyond these notions, Las Vegas has spent the last two decades in a state of constant transformation, thanks to an influx of “world’s best” nightlife, dining, shopping and entertainment – all meant to offer action-seekers something fresh upon each return and evoke envy in those who haven’t made the trek.