Las Vegas, Nevada Take 2

By - August 5, 2010 (Updated: November 24, 2014)

Hopefully, after fighting with suitcases, airlines and customs agents, I will find myself near this place tomorrow night…

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

We’re actually staying at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino this time around. It was one of the few casinos I didn’t photograph when we were in Las Vegas last January. I won’t really get to check it out until Monday though, because bright and early on Saturday morning we’re heading out into the desert.

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Last time around our lovely friend Robert took us out to Red Rock Canyon. This time we’re heading to Zion and the Grand Canyon and I have to say I’m excited and nervous. I’m excited because, other than flying over, I haven’t been to these areas since I was a very little girl. The photo opportunities should be incredible. I’m nervous because I’m not much of a hiker and I’ve been watching the temperatures in the area climb to 104 degrees F. Yikes…

So wish me and my camera luck and I’ll be back next week, direct from the Monte Carlo with photos and stories of our desert adventure. I hope…

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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  1. Comment by Amy

    Amy August 5, 2010 at 11:36

    Can’t wait to see your photos of the desert! Hope you have a great trip!

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 5, 2010 at 11:52

      Thanks Amy! See you when we get back 🙂

  2. Comment by Alison

    Alison August 5, 2010 at 12:19

    Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to see the next round! Have a wonderful time and easy travels.

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 5, 2010 at 12:38

      Thanks Alison! I’m sure there will be lots of photos to come 🙂

  3. Comment by pugwash pops

    pugwash pops August 5, 2010 at 17:19

    Have fun! See you soon … lotsalov … PP

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 7, 2010 at 15:23

      Thanks! See you guys in a week!!

  4. Comment by Jessica

    Jessica August 5, 2010 at 20:57

    Good luck, may customs be kind, and I can’t WAIT to see your photos!

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 7, 2010 at 15:26

      Thanks Jessica! So far customs was ok… *knocking furiously on wood*

  5. Comment by Unexpected Traveller

    Unexpected Traveller August 6, 2010 at 15:22

    Hope your trip turns out to be fun .. looking forward to hearing all about it!

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 7, 2010 at 15:24

      Thanks! Enjoying reading your China adventures! See you when we get back!

  6. Comment by tez

    tez August 6, 2010 at 23:48

    Have a great time, Al & Andrew! I can’t wat to see your photos. 🙂

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison August 7, 2010 at 15:26

      Thanks Tez! I’ll try to post a few on Monday when we’re back at the hotel 🙂

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