Rob Kachelriess is based in Las Vegas, but recent assignments have taken him to Europe, Mexico and other parts of the United States. He is the Las Vegas writer for Thrillist and has been published in Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Modern Luxury, Leafly, The Plunge, For Rent, Supercall and other publications. He is also the editor of Luxury Estates International magazine and does marketing copy for Cirrus Aviation Services, including press releases, blogs and advertorials.
It's been a good decade for superheroes, from The Dark Knight, which just turned 10 years old, to last month's Ant Man and the Wasp. But while Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Company are raking in the box-office billions, a school in Las Vegas is in the business of grooming a generation of real-life superheroes.
Two cities known for their casino culture couldn't be more different. With a high-stakes poker tournament as the backdrop, Monte Carlo reveals how its gambling scene compares to Las Vegas.
From flying between two hotel towers on the VooDoo Zipline to browsing the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's, it’s easy to pack plenty of action into just three days in Las Vegas. Of course, you’re going to need all the energy you can muster to tackle the city, and the key is staying well fed throughout it all.
"Before there was Coachella, there were raves," says Pasquale Rotella, the founder of the Electric Daisy Carnival. And no matter how big the event becomes, he says, it will always be rooted in rave culture. "It's the largest dance music festival in the world -- definitely in North America," says Rotella.
Las Vegas has the most overlooked and underrated Chinatown in the country. Learn about the restaurants proving to be quiet, compelling alternatives to the flash and gloss of the Strip.
With a distinctive logo and marketing campaign, Absolut has a unique identity that sets itself apart from the competition. What most people don’t know is how much attention to detail goes into every bottle, especially with Absolut Elyx—a luxury brand with an artisanal foundation.
Pearl Jam released a song in 1993 called “Glorified G,” in which singer Eddie Vedder describes a firearm as a “glorified version of a pellet gun.” While one is obviously far more lethal than the other, the lyrics suggest a person who uses either weapon may be overcompensating for misplaced self-empowerment.
There’s a rock n’ roll comeback on the Las Vegas Strip. This Saturday, Queen + Adam Lambert will kick off a series of 10 dates throughout September at the Park Theater. “We’ve never ever done this in our illustrious and long career,” says guitarist Brian May. “We’ve never done a residency. So this is kind of exciting for us.”
Vegas likes to eat. This town is full of so many food, wine, beer, and whiskey festivals, it's hard to keep track of them all. Yet the biggest culinary event of the year is Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit. Nothing else really comes close in terms of size and scope.
MacDonald Highlands has long been defined by its lavish custom homes, elevated lots and sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley. Chiseled into the Black Mountain foothills of Henderson, the exclusive guard-gated enclave is now offering something new: its first townhouse development.
You may have heard there's an agave problem in Mexico. "The overall supply is drying up," says Douglas French, master distiller and founder of Scorpion Mezcal. "Since big players like Pernod Ricard, Diageo, Bacardi and Jose Cuervo have multiple brands now, they're sucking up the juice of the agave without a 10-15 year pre-planting time to match supply."
Sometimes all you want is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Other times your cravings lean more adult, and nothing will satisfy but an Old Fashioned. But what happens when you put those two simple pleasures together?
We're more than halfway through 2018 and it's proving to be an interesting year for dining in Las Vegas. We've got a new Spago location from Wolfgang Puck, a deliciously breezy Jamaican spot, and more openings that rival the wave of killer new neighborhood restaurants we got in 2017.
Modern technology was supposed to make dating easier. People who have trouble striking up conversations in bars can now meet each other on websites, make plans via text and if things go well, even manage their wedding expenses with online spreadsheets. Unfortunately, if a relationship doesn’t work out, technology can also make a bad breakup even worse.