My Yearly Staycation

Do you ever get the urge to distance yourself from the everyday grind? I do, and it never comes at the right time. I always seem to get that runaway feeling just when I’m running short on cash and free

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A Day at the Races, Las Vegas Style

Horse racing fans can get their fix year-round, but the six-week meet of the Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York is prime time for me. I grew up in Albany, N.Y., 30 miles south of Saratoga, and every summer I

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Getting to Planet Hollywood

The northeast corner of The Strip and Harmon Avenue has seen an odd assortment of Las Vegas dreams over the years. First an English Tudor-style motel occupied the spot, later the kitschy Aladdin casinos. Last fall, the property orbited into

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