Still a little drowsy from the flight, I missed most of the drive from Venice to Slovenia. When I awoke, I was already at the front doorstep to Perla, the hotel & casino where JC and I would be staying for six days. Checking in was easy and the front desk even had gift bags waiting for us, containing information on the hotel as well as some fun souvenirs to remind us of our stay (pens, a lighter, etc.).
The exterior of Perla, as well as the lobby is welcoming – clean and modern. The rooms were also clean, although slightly more dated in decor. As for food and entertainment, there is plenty to do on site: several restaurants, a spa with a pool and small gym, and of course, as the name implies, a casino. In fact, Perla houses a rather large casino, that according to the website is the largest casino in Europe!
Fresh off an overnight flight from New York City to Venice, JC and I hopped into a car provided by La Perla Resort and headed to Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Shortly after I buckled my seat belt, I drifted off into a deep sleep, making the nearly two hour drive feel more like ten minutes.
Thank God for the Delta Sky Lounge at JFK airport. Free for American Express Platinum members or a small fee for guests, this lounge offers a much needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the airport. Stocked with free snacks (and sometimes even a full, hot meal), as well as an open bar, the lounge is a great place to relax before or after your flight.
There are plenty of charging stations for all your electronics, bed sized chairs, should you require a nap, and even showers.
When at the lounge, you can usually find me chillin’ on the outdoor patio, enjoying some fresh air and a front row seat of the planes coming and going.
This trip, JC and I arrived just before the sun set to a full moon and a cloudy sky. While the moon looked ominous, the overnight flight to Venice was smooth and rather uneventful (I slept for most of it). We touched down at the Marco Polo Airport in Venice just after sunrise…pics below.
Ever since I was a little girl, the allure of a circus appealed to me – especially at night! I’ve always felt there was something magical about the bright lights, the flashy games, and of course the rides (no wonder I love Las Vegas so much!) When it comes to rides, one of my absolute favorites is the Ferris Wheel and as far as I’m concerned, the bigger, the better!
When I went to London this past summer, one of the coolest experiences was getting to see the London Eye, the giant Ferris Wheel by the Thames River. One of the reasons I think the Ferris Wheel is so great is because it gives you a bird’s eye view of the world around you. So…when I found out that Las Vegas would be opening up what is currently the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world (550 feet at the top), I couldn’t have been more excited to get on board!
The High Roller is not only Las Vegas’ newest attraction, but is in my opinion one of the best attractions on the Strip. Whether you ride at night, or during the day, you will definitely get a unique view of Las Vegas that is pretty amazing. The High Roller is perfect for families, a romantic date, or even as a pre party experience. Each cabin can fit quite a few people, however can also be rented out for private events.
Should you choose to do so, you can also request a cabin that is equipped with a full bar and bar service, orderves and if you like, you can arrange for special requests (what a great idea for a wedding proposal!!!) Even if you don’t get one of the bar pods, you can order drinks at the bar located at the base of the Ferris Wheel – you will not have any problems bringing your drink with you while you ride. Additionally, each cabin has several television screens that provide information about the sights around you as you ride.