Top 10 Ways To Spoil Your Girlfriend In Las Vegas


No city tries harder to impress its guests than Las Vegas, and if you think that effort applies solely to entertaining guys, you are sorely mistaken. Las Vegas’ delights cater to both men and women, making it an ideal destination for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend. Want proof? Here are 10 ways to enjoy Vegas that mix luxury, sports and romance.

No.10 – Take her on a nature tour

When you’re looking to treat your girlfriend to rest and relaxation while taking in some of the most jaw-dropping cliffs and terrain Nevada has to offer, go with Pink Jeep Tours. Driven by friendly, knowledgeable guides, the Pink Jeep Tour’s Tour Trekkers are top-of-the-line, 6-seat and 10-seat SUVs that offer tours of everything you could want to see in the brilliant Nevada landscape, from the breathtaking Zion National Park to the world-famous Red Rock Canyon.

No.9 – Get her a makeover

There are only three things in this world that all women find hard to resist: 1) Chocolate; 2) Compliments; and, 3) Makeovers. Win big points for yourself — as well as a four hours at the sports book — by splurging on a complete makeover package at one of Las Vegas’ top salons. A fail-safe bet in the salon department is the Kim Vo Salon at The Mirage as it’s run by renowned celebrity colorist Kim Vo, and was ranked the No. 4 top salon in America by Salon City Magazine.

No.8 – Take a glamorous class

For the more adventurous partners, give her a naughty gift with a Stripper 101 class where she can learn to pole dance. She’ll not only have fun and release her inner sex goddess, but it’ll energize your bedroom experiences. And not only does Stripper 101 provide you with a more “limber” woman, it also affords you the time to check out a more guy-friendly experience, like learning how to drive a 600-horsepower NASCAR at a Richard Petty Driving Class.
Another option is to strap on an apron and roll up your sleeves for a fun cooking class. At Mon Ami Gabi, learn to make chocolate mousse or beef bourguignon (which is hopefully easier to make than say). Pretend you’re the naked chef and impress her with your skills.

No.7 – Eat, drink and be merry

If you plan your Vegas trip around Valentine’s Day, not only will you get the chance to check out the Sevens International Rugby tournament, but you’ll get to treat your girlfriend to one of the world’s most romantic meals. SUSHISAMBA at Palazzo offers creative meals that fuse Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in a funky and colorful setting sure to get you in the party mood. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac, so be sure to sample the 24-layer chocolate cake at the Strip House at Planet Hollywood. This famous Las Vegas steakhouse has a cool retro feel, great wine list and the red decor will probably surge feelings of passion.

No.6 – Dance the night away

Whether you spent the day watching college hoops or golfing, one of the best ways to cap it off is to party up a storm at Moon Nightclub, an exclusive boutique nightclub on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower. Enjoy beautiful city views, a retractable roof 35 feet above the dance floor, and a great bar and lounge so you can chill after dancing your feet off. Then, for something different, head off to HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino. It’s a radical space that will leave you challenging your sense of reality and perception. There are reflective surfaces, walls of flickering lights and interactive projection screens.

No.5 – Send her shopping

Despite being America’s top party and recreation destination, Las Vegas is also one of the world’s top spots for premium shopping. Let your girlfriend unleash her inner shopaholic at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and the Forum Shops at Caesars — she can shed her old wardrobe while you spend the day watching NASCAR races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

No.4 – Go lingerie shopping

While the joy of clothes shopping may be an emotion felt only by your girlfriend, lingerie shopping will reap you twice the rewards of your partner: 1) You’ll get to see the sexy results of the trip; and; 2) You can enjoy the day doing something you want to do, like hitting one of Las Vegas’ famous golf courses. Thankfully, Las Vegas is home to the world’s sexiest lingerie brands, like Frederick’s of Hollywood at Mandalay Place, Love Jones at the Hard Rock Hotel, Victoria’s Secret at Fashion Show, and Agent Provocateur at the Forum Shops in Caesars.

No.3 – Send her to the spa

Your woman will love some pampering treatment. The Qua Bath & Spa at Caesars is a luxurious spa offering Roman baths with three glorious pools and an array of treatments such as aromatherapy, hot stones and facials. If you’re looking for another option that’s just as good and just as relaxing, try out the Drift Spa at Palms. And while your girl sits back and relaxes for the afternoon, you might as well kick back and check out the preseason Major League Weekend.

No.2 – Charm her with a show

Following a day of spas for her and sports for you, come together for some spicy entertainment with one of Vegas’ legendary shows. Here are two worth checking out:

1) Zumanity at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. This is a provocative cabaret-style production with a twist of Cirque du Soleil. Expect to see mischievous innuendo with bold eroticism, showcasing different perspectives of love.

2) Peepshow at Planet Hollywood is teamwork between award-winning director/choreographer Tony Mitchell and BASE Entertainment. It stars ex-Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Enough said, right? But here’s some more info: It’s a modern burlesque show expressed through dance and contemporary music. Be prepared for some striptease and 20 of the sexiest dancers from the media.

No.1 – Surprise her with a concert

There’s nothing like good music to get you in the mood, and Las Vegas hosts great entertainment, with great concerts — like Carlos Santana at Hard Rock and John Mayer at Mandalay Bay — delivering aural treats 365 days a year. Such talent is sure to make your girlfriend feel the love and shower you with affection, plus you get enjoyable entertainment out of it too. (ASKMEN


Advice From A Stripper: The Early Warning Guide To Bad Boyfriends

You can tell a lot about a man by how he acts in a strip club. Does he treat it like a consequence-free environment, or does he act like the same person he is outside? So many of my coworkers at the club make no personal use of all their professional experiences observing and interacting with different types of men. In fact, I know they’re ignoring this inside knowledge, because I hear at least one each night in the dressing room screaming on her phone. Some of us are thinking, “Girl, when he made you pay for two dates in a row, you should’ve known,” or “That man is a serial stripper dater—what were you thinking?” Bad boyfriends reveal themselves pretty readily whether they’re on dates or in the club, and I’m here to connect the dots, so you don’t have to waste your time. Obviously, not all men frequent strip clubs, but all types of men do. After the jump, five archetypal bad boyfriends and their warning signs, in the club and out.

The Control Freak:

One of my married-with-kids coworkers was talking about her latest Skype conversation with her enlisted husband. She was getting ready for work, putting on her makeup and video-chatting, when he asked, “Why isn’t your hair straight? Why is it curly?” “Well, I’m tired of straightening it every time I go in,” she told him. “I just thought I’d wear it curly for once.” He angrily informed her that “‘Macy’ (her stage name) has straight hair. MY WIFE has curly hair.” Needless to say, by the time she got to work, her hair was straight. As customers, these guys say things like, “If you were my woman, I’d never let you do this.” I don’t want to know what else he doesn’t think he would let ” his woman” do. It’s a short step to crazy jealousy when he insists he’s just really loving you when he doesn’t want you to go out for girls’ nights or keep exes as Facebook friends. It’s all part of an eventual plan to control and isolate “his woman” from the world.

The Creep:

I worked with the sweetest girl—whose husband would show people a camera phone photo of her in mid-facial. Yikes. It’s nice to date someone who’s cool with you taking your clothes off for a living, but someone who gets off on it can present a problem. He’s the customer who says, “I bet you get so turned on at work. Your man is so lucky, I bet you come home and want to do it all night.” Actually, I just want to get into my Snuggie and turn on the DVR, hot stuff. When dating, initial excitement with the variety and novelty of his requests turns into the fear that an unworkable sex life is around the corner. Be cautious, lest the contents of his hard drive someday be in violation of the law or end up on the internet.

The Deadbeat:

The number one stripper boyfriend stereotype is the guy who’s living off of his girlfriend’s lap-dance money. Still, supporting a deadbeat boyfriend is not strictly the domain of sex workers. An informal dressing room survey did show 100 percent of us have been in this situation, though. I’ve seen it happen to civilian friends, too. In the club, this is the guy who thinks it’s cool to hang out and watch for free and doesn’t tip the bartender or waitress. He’s probably only there because a friend paid his cover and bought his drinks. As it’s well documented that we dancers judge men based on their tipping behavior, I’m surprised that these guys still get laid. Charm is still worth something, I guess, but there are plenty of charming men who will pick up the check or find something within his budget if he’s, you know, legitimately broke because he works for the ACLU or is a student. Expecting you to pay for everything is a good predictor of other selfish behaviors.

Sexually Dysfunctional Guy:

Oh, man, never again, I say. I’d rather deal with all the other four types on this list combined before I deal with anyone’s repeated inability to get it up, premature ejaculation, or nonexistent/incompatible sex drive. Hear me when I tell you that unresolved bedroom issues never stay there. I’m not sure I can even write the behaviors I’ve seen from these guys in the club. Suffice to say, they get really excited really easily. Cruelly, this dysfunction often comes in a really nice package, pun intended, so you’ll want to keep trying, even though the encounters are always frustrating and disappointing. He might make a show about being above something as base as sexual desire, to which I say take that monastic act to a monastery. You can’t change or fix his issues. Find one of those millions of men who want to please, and tell the other guy to call you after he’s done with therapy.

The Misogynist:

Why is he so angry with us? Not breastfed? Abusive mom? Taken in a divorce? I don’t know, but there’s a type of man who frequents strip clubs purely to be a jerk to women. Not in a pickup artist’s “negging” way, but in a truly hostile manner. He can do this in the club because we’ll act like his BS is charming in order to get his money, because that means we win, and because we don’t care what he thinks about us. At first, his anger may manifest as sarcastic wit, and you might think, “Wow, what a funny guy!” Sarcasm isn’t known as misdirected anger for nothing. He’s really, really mad about something, and while you’re not in personal danger with the misogynist, you’ll realize pretty soon that no one can live on hate-sex alone.(FRISKY)

Top 10 Sex Myths

No.10 – Great sex comes naturally

I remember when I was younger I was always so nervous about having my first kiss, because I didn’t know how to kiss. People would tell me it comes naturally and I didn’t believe them, until I actually did kiss and it did come naturally. The physical chemistry you see on TV and in the movies suggests that when two lovers meet, sparks fly and mind-blowing sex naturally follows. As we all know, in the real world, it’s not always that easy. The human body doesn’t come with an instruction manual. The “tricks of the trade” that pleased a former partner do not always translate with someone new. Good communication is the key to good sex, as is a willingness to be open to trying new techniques and positions to find out what each partner finds pleasurable. It can be a little awkward at first to over-communicate during sex, but think about the outcome: a partner who knows how to do it right every time.

No.9 – Men have more sexual urges than women

Though many men would have you believe they’re ready to go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the truth is that men experience daily fluctuations in libido, as do women. A man’s readiness to hop in the sack can be impacted by many of the same factors that impact a woman’s level of desire, including diet, sleep, health, stress, medical conditions, self-confidence, and relationship disharmony. Sexual urges occur naturally and although people try to say that men are users and they are only after one thing etc there are just as many woman out there that are the same as it is natural to be attracted to others.

No.8 – After a certain age, sex is no longer important

There is no age limit on sexuality, but for people age 50 and over, sexual satisfaction depends more on the overall quality of the relationship than it does for younger couples. A National Council on Aging survey reports that among people age 60 and over who have regular intercourse, 74 percent of the men and 70 percent of the women find their sex lives more satisfying than when they were in their forties. Sex is an important aspect of physical and emotional health and well-being for adults of all ages, even those in their golden years. While some people believe that a decrease in libido is a natural part of aging, a loss of sexual desire can be related to a number of other factors including hormone deficiencies, depression, anxiety disorders, side effects of medication, changes to a relationship, communication barriers, or loss of a spouse or partner.

No.7 – Viagra is the answer

While many people believe Viagra and other similar oral medications are the best or only treatment for men with erectile dysfunction, the truth is that for many men these drugs are not a viable option or they simply are not effective. Oral medications are only a temporary fix to a problem that may have other underlying health causes that should be addressed by a qualified physician. In addition, many men with health conditions, including hypertension and diabetes, cannot take oral prescriptions due to serious potential side effects or contradictions with other medications. For men who cannot use oral meds, there are a number of other options including urethral suppositories and ICP, an injection that produces an erection within minutes.

No.6 – Size matters

Even if every guy you know could probably tell you exactly how big his penis is, size is not a barometer for manhood. As anyone with sexual experience knows, true sexual enthusiasm far outweighs any gifted parts. And contrary to another popular myth, the size of your member has nothing to do with the size of your hands or feet. The average woman can only take about 5 inches comfortably. Anything bigger can hurt 😦 you wouldn’t want to ram into a women’s cervix, that can be painful. Besides the length doesn’t really matter, it’s the girth. But the thing that matters the most to me is chemistry; how we feel about each other, how he makes sure I’m comfortable and just genuinely cares for me. You can’t be selfish, you need to make sure your partner is enjoying it too.

No.5 – Certain foods can put you in the mood

Named for the Greek goddess of sensuality and love,aphrodisiacs are said to put you in the mood. While oysters, dark chocolate, strawberries, and tiger penis might make you feel l’amour, there is no scientific evidence to support the validity of aphrodisiacs. However, while there is no science to foods and/or herbs causing arousal, a certain food can trigger an erotic memory or desire in your own mind — so in a sense, we all have our own aphrodisiacs.

No.4 – Oral sex is safer than vaginal and anal sex

From teenagers to former President Bill Clinton, oral sex seems to have the stigma of a “free pass” as far as sexual relationships go. Yes, it does count as sex, and yes, you can get a sexually transmitted disease from oral sex. Whether you swallow or not. With fluid-borne infections — like HIV or Chlamydia — swallowing fluids create those risks. With skin-to-skin transmitted infections like HPV or Herpes, no fluid needs even be present for an infection to be transmitted, so a person who didn’t swallow and who was giving oral sex to a partner with one of those infections could still get the infection themselves that way.

No.3 – Premature ejaculation only affects young men

While men sometimes underestimate the relationship between sexual performance and emotional well-being, premature ejaculation can be caused by temporary depression, stress over financial matters, unrealistic expectations about performance, a history of sexual repression, or an overall lack of confidence. Interpersonal dynamics strongly contribute to sexual function, and premature ejaculation can be caused by a lack of communication between partners, hurt feelings, or unresolved conflicts that interfere with the ability to achieve emotional intimacy. Neurological premature ejaculation can also lead to other forms of sexual dysfunction, or intensify the existing problem, by creating performance anxiety. In a less pathological context, premature ejaculation could also be simply caused by extreme arousal. In fact, premature ejaculation affects 30% of men at sometime in their lives.
Often, early ejaculation in men who are in their 30s or older is a co-symptom of erectile dysfunction or fatigue, poor cardiovascular conditioning, depression, anxiety, or neurological symptoms.

 No.2 – Fantasizing about someone else is a bad thing

A large part of the sexual experience starts with your brain, not your body, and sometimes your brain can wander. 

The entire point of fantasizing is to think up new and interesting situations – why would you want to limit yourself to fantasizing only about your partner, when you can instead choose to act out these fantasies with your partner, and leave your fantasies for things you don’t intend on fulfilling anytime soon? When someone starts to act on those fantasies is when a problem arises. Cheating is a physical relationship between someone other than your spouse or significant other. Cheating also shows a total lack of respect towards your significant other. If you are committed to your lady or man, and your relationship is in a good place, it’s OK to think about Allen (Iverson) or Megan(Fox) every now and then.

No.1 – Women can’t get pregnant if a man pulls out

The “pull-out” method, also known as the rhythm method, is potentially the worst possible form of birth control and is not always a reliable method. There are several reasons for this. Once a male becomes aroused, he ejects pre-ejaculate fluid — this fluid can contain at least 300,000 sperm (and it only takes 1 to join an egg)! There is also the risk that he doesn’t pull out in time as, in the heat of the moment, it can be hard to keep control. Even if he ejaculates outside of the vagina, sperm can swim, so semen anywhere near the vagina can still lead to pregnancy (this means that pregnancy can occur even without penile penetration if a male ejaculates on or near the vagina). Withdrawal can be an effective method, but only if it is done perfectly (which is extremely hard to do). Men do not always know when ejaculatory fluid begins to seep out —  In fact, one in five couples who use this method as their only form of birth control over the course of a year will end up pregnant.(ASKMEN)

Now that you’ve brushed up your knowledge on the top 10 sex myths, you can go out and have the best sex of your life. Just remember: While it is very important to stay safe and be smart, sex is not only a necessary bodily function, but also a very enjoyable bodily function

Top 5 Police Blunders of the Week

 Darren Johnson and William Jennings — the Indiana cops recently suspended for tasering and slapping an unruly 10-year-old — would have made the Top 5 Police Blunders Of The Week had their stupidity not landed them their very own entry. Also, today we have bigger fish to fry, like Anthony Orban and Jeff Jelenek, two California cops recently arrested for kidnapping and rape…

5. Lashaud Welcome and Ruffus Stewart  In February 2009, Welcome and Stewart pulled over three men in front of a Detroit gas station. They found an ounce of weed on Sherrod Redd as well as a gun hiding under the hood of the car. Redd was cuffed, along with his two friends, but he was soon turned loose. Had the police ran a record check, they would have seen that Redd was wanted for violating his parole after he attacked a police officer. But they didn’t.  Instead, Welcome and Stewart pinned the marijuana and the gun on Redd’s nephew, Megale Redd, who had done little but earn a seat belt violation. While we’d like to accuse Welcome and Stewart of simple laziness, we can’t, seeing as busting Sherrod — the real criminal — would have been just as easy.  When Megale’s mother got wind of what the police officers did, she wasn’t pleased. Along with her son’s defense attorney, she obtained a copy of the gas station’s security video, which contradicted the report that the police filed against Megale.  After an internal investigation was conducted, both officers were suspended without pay and charged with official misconduct. Stewart has already pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.  Last Tuesday, Welcome appeared before a Wayne County judge who could only say, “Why? I don’t know.”

4. Shane Sampson  may have only landed himself the number four spot on this week’s list, but, believe us when we say that, if there was a number one spot for biggest pussy cop, he’d most certainly be in the running.  Sampson happens to work for the Camden Police Department, a department so full of corrupt and inept cops that it has graced this list more than once. While Sampson hasn’t planted drugs on innocent suspects or sexually assaulted any women, he has still managed to prove himself a douche-bag of the highest order. Apparently, Sampson has been engaged in a protracted custody battle with his ex-wife. But rather than take this unfortunate situation like a man, Sampson had to get his buddies to do his dirty work for him — and waste valuable police resources in the process. In December, Sampson filed a custody complaint against his ex-wife, who had received permission from the court to take their toddler daughter to Florida for vacation until December 24. While she was there, Sampson’s wife hurt her arm and was ordered by a doctor not to travel home before December 28. But it was too late. Sampson had already thrown a hissy fit — one so big that state troopers were at the airport to greet his ex-wife, whom they then took into custody, detained her for four hours, and then handed her over to Camden cops, who then kept her for another four hours. Of course, the charges against her were ultimately dismissed. First off, she had committed no crime. Secondly, Camden police — Sampson’s buddies — had no jurisdiction over her or her case. Also, Sampson had hastily filed his complaint a day before she was even originally due home. Now, it’s Sampson who finds himself in trouble with the law. On Wednesday morning, he turned himself in and was charged with official misconduct and harassment, and has been ordered to stay away from his ex-wife.

​3. John Lewis The last time we caught up with John Lewis was in January, when he appeared on this here list at number 5. Unfortunately, while he’s moved up on Police Blunders, we can’t say the same for his standing in the real world. Lewis is no stranger to the law — not just because he is a 15-year veteran Schenectady cop, but also because he’s been arrested on a half-dozen domestic violence and drunk-driving charges. In December 2009, he added another 10 more charges to his name, thanks to stalking his wife and fighting with his ex-girlfriend. Then, in January, he was busted yet again for drunk driving. Finally, the judge set his bail at $25,000, hoping that keeping him in jail for a while just might do the trick.  But that wasn’t the case. This month, Lewis faces another slew of charges for breaking a window inside the Schenectady County Jail. He has been charged with reckless endangerment of property and has since been moved to the Schoharie County Jail. Oddly enough, Lewis has still not been officially fired by the Schenectady Police Department. He’s been on unpaid suspension since 2008.

2. Melissa and Darin Smith In the case of the 11-year-old son of Melissa and Darin Smith there is no good cop/bad cop sort of situation. The poor kid has simply been stuck with two really bad cops. Literally. Someone might want to inform the Smiths that disciplining their son is not supposed to be akin to arresting a violent suspect. Unfortunately, court affidavits are claiming that the couple — both officers with the Allen Police Department in Texas — did just that. In February, the boy’s mother hit him in the head with a spoon, slapped him across the face, and then beat him with a belt after the boy says he didn’t get out of bed fast enough. Her punishment left several deep bruises on the boy’s body, including a gash on his scalp. And that’s not all. The boy’s stepfather, Darin Smith, with the help of his mother, threw him to the ground, strangled him, cuffed him, and then threw him in the car, acting as though he had been arrested and was going to jail. The Smiths have not denied using unusual disciplinary methods. They just don’t consider them abuse. Darin says he was just trying to scare the kid, while Melissa claims that it would only be abuse if she “used a baseball bat” and “broke his bones.” Melissa has been charged with child abuse, while Darin has been charged with official oppression.

1. Anthony Orban and Jeff Jelenek This last item just completely blows our minds and has honestly left us in such shock, we alas have no witty quips or snide remarks — just utter disgust. On Saturday afternoon, in broad daylight, Anthony Orban, a 30-year-old officer with the Westminster Police Department, and Jeff Jelenek, a 30-year-old California corrections officer, where driving around Ontario, California when they spotted a 24-year-old waitress just getting off of work. As the woman walked to her car, Orban approached her with his gun and ordered her to start driving as Jelenek followed them to a nearby town where Orban told her to stop the car and then raped her while Jelenek stood watch. After Orban had his way with the victim, the two men sped off in Jelenek’s car before Orban realized he made a fatal error — he’d left his gun in the girl’s car. Orban quickly called his wife and told her his gun was missing and he thought it might be stolen. Meanwhile, the victim had made her way to a nearby business, where she called Fontina police and handed over Orban’s weapon. By late that evening, both men were arrested and taken in for questioning. Fortunately, their stories were as sloppy as their handling of evidence. Orban was booked on suspicion of rape, while Jelenek was held for being an accessory. Orban has also since been relieved of his duty while police continue to investigate. (TrueCrimeReport)

Monday Movie Review: Couples Retreat

Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Faizon Love star in Universal Pictures’ comedy Couples Retreat.

Based on an original idea of Vaughn’s, the comedy follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resorts couples therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples. The film also stars Kali Hawk and Jean Reno.


Former model Irina Krupnik filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal Thursday after a decade-old modeling photo of her was used in the movie “Couples Retreat.” The swimsuit photo was used by actor Jon Favreau in a solitary sex scene.

It was used as a “prop for an overweight, unhappily married male character to masturbate while his wife is in the washroom,” and the “ongoing, unauthorized and defamatory use of her likeness in a derogatory and humiliating context” has caused Krupnik personal and professional distress, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York court.

Krupnik is now a successful makeup artist at the John Barrett Salon in New York City.

Although Krupnik signed a contract granting full rights of the photo to a stock image company, “she did not contemplate, intend, or consent to the use of her photograph or likeness in a quasi-pornographic context,” according to the lawsuit. (ABC)

Freak Of The Week – April 4 – April 10


I sure hope this guy doesn’t get a bad cold, because I don’t see how he could possibly blow his nose. Why in the world these dumb ass folks take sh*t to the extreme is beyond me. He was probably a really good-looking guy before his “makeover”. I bet his friends laugh at him behind his back. STUPID!!!!! 

I don’t have anything to say about this granny other than she is too cute, but this dude next to her…. Not only does he look a lil suspect but he probably liquored his grams up and told her that someone was trying to break in to steal her Social Security Checks. Poor thing. Or  they could be one of those odd couples that is posing for their picture to send to Maury Povich. You know how he always has those crazy shows.


 Yes, I’m back. I had a great time, and I’m now ready to conquer the world once again. This little 4 day trip actually turned into a 8 days total, which was actually made up of two travel days. I didn’t drink as much as I thought I would. We were allowed 3 beers or 3 glasses of wine, but I only drank sporadically. I just didn’t feel the urge to drown my sorrows, or get my slur on.


Day 1 was the best, we went on a big wooden boat normally used for fisherman, and we sailed about 45 minutes out near an island where we anchored. We have towed two jet ski’s, and a speed boat. We were then briefed on the jet ski’s the water, the inner tube that would be pulled by the speed boat, and the rules. I actually didn’t drive the jet ski myself(I’m a puss),  but someone was nice enough to ride me around for a few minutes. The water was so salty, I mean it actually burned my eyes, and when we all dried off you could actually scrape the salt off your skin.

I was the first one on the inner tube, and wish I hadn’t been. I guess the driver was used to more ballsy people because he put the pedal to the metal for me, I had tried to tell him to ease up, but I guess he couldn’t hear me and thought that I was screaming to go faster, I almost lost the bottoms to my bathing suit and that was it for me. I finally got him to stop, and get me back in the boat. It was still a lot of fun. After a few hours of soaking up the sun & fun we were given a middle eastern lunch which included chicken, lamb, a vegetable salad, pita bread & humus. Oh My God!!!!!! I lovvvvved the food. I will be on a mission to find a good restaurant that serves middle eastern food when I get back to the states. The chicken and lamb were BBQ’d on the boat while we were swimming. It was so cool. 

On day 2 I went to what is called the Gold Souqs, which is a strip of local jewelry venders that sell, all types of gems, pearls, and metals. Thank god our tour guide was American, and had a mother that was a gemologist, he knew his stuff, and even had a pocket-sized gem checker which had a magnifier, and other things.

Day 3 I went to the Old Souqs which was also a strip of local vender, but instead of jewelry, this place had it all from nuts & spices to souvenirs, and knock off clothes and purses. It was a good experience. The trip was such a refreshing break. I came back to work this morning with a smile, and it has been a very long time since I have had such relaxation.