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Remote Airline Check-In Makes Flying Home From Vegas Easier

Bags Airline Check-In, available at several Las Vegas properties, lets you check-in for your flight, receive your boarding pass and check your luggage without enduring long lines at the airport.

Bags Airline Check-In is available at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Image courtesy Flickr user Håkan Dahlström.

We all know that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but why should your bags? Instead of lugging around your suitcases on the last day of your trip, Bags Remote Airline Check-In service can handle your bags and have you ready for your flight, all without even leaving the hotel.

With Bags Remote Airline Check-In, people visiting and working at hotels and the downtown area can use our remote check-in service by dropping their bags at the RAC counter at any of the hotels using Bags Inc. services. You don’t even need to be staying at the hotel to use Bags Remote Airline Check-In. You can then spend the rest of the day working or sightseeing and can go straight to the airport for your flight without worrying about checking your bags or shipping luggage ahead.

Bags Airline Check-In, available at several Las Vegas properties, lets you check-in for your flight, receive your boarding pass and check your luggage without enduring long lines at the airport.

Image courtesy Flickr user Scott Swigart.

Simply hand us your excess baggage at one of the Bags locations below and we’ll hand you your boarding passes. Your bags will be securely transported to the airport, screened and loaded onto your flight. At the airport you proceed directly to security, then straight to your gate.

Your bags will be waiting for you on the baggage carousel at your final destination. Or upgrade to Bags VIP and have your luggage delivered to your doorstep.

 

Bags Remote Airline Check-In is available at some of the most popular hotels on the strip, including:
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay
Luxor
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Riviera Casino & Hotel
Plaza Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas Convention Center

For more information on Bags Remote Airline Check-In, or to book Bags VIP luggage delivery services, please visit www.maketraveleasier.com/bagsvip.

Pick 5 | America’s Best Hotel Pools

A great pool can take your hotel stay from ho-hum to one you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re staying in Florida’s famed South Beach or in the snow-peaked Arizona mountains, these resort pools will beg you to forget your sightseeing plans and relax, take a dip, and unwind. If you’re planning a trip to one of these amazing destinations, skip the hassle of luggage shipping – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your pool time the moment you land.

Skip luggage shipping. Relax poolside and let us get your bags.

If you're planning a trip to one of these amazing pools, skip the hassle of luggage shipping - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and get poolside the moment you land.

Amangiri. Image courtesy Flickr user Craig Spain.

Amangiri | Canyon Point, Utah
Amangiri means “peaceful mountain,” and the name is fitting. Near Utah’s border with Arizona, the resort provides views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which, at 1.8 million acres, is the largest of all U.S. National Monuments. The pool lies in the center of the central Pavilion and wraps around a massive, 165 million-year-old stone escparment. King-sized daybeds seem to float on the water. This is truly a place where you can escape surrounded by natural beauty. >> Read more

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The Golden Nugget. Image courtesy Flickr user Evil Vegeta.

Golden Nugget | Las Vegas, Nevada
The 2419-room Golden Nugget was built in 1946, making it one of the oldest casinos in the city. It underwent a $100 million renovation several years ago. The updated, expanded resort is built around two aquariums, the largest of which faces the swimming pool, and incorporates a slide through the tank containing full-grown sharks.  >> Read more

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Trump International Beach Resort. Image courtesy Flickr user Sarah Ackerman.

Trump International Beach Resort | Miami, Florida
If South Beach isn’t posh enough for you, Trump International Beach Resort is situated in South Beach’s exclusive Sunny Isles enclave. The Forbes Four-Star, Four Diamond Europe-meets-the-tropics oasis boasts views of the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway. A lap pool sits beside a grotto-style pool complete with hot tubs, waterfalls, and a children’s pool; both are as blue as the ocean just steps away. >> Read more

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Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. Image courtesy Flickr user Christopher Chapellear.

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea | Wailea, Maui
Maui’s southwest coast is special. Renowned for its white-sand beaches and gorgeous sunsets, Wailea offers unparalleled views of Haleakalā, a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island. The Four Seasons Maui is the only Hawaiian resort awarded the AAA Five-Diamond Award and Mobil Five-Star Award. There are three salt-water pools – the adults-only Serenity Pool with swim-up bars, the kid-friendly Waterfall Pool, complete with waterslide, and the Fountain Pool, the perfect backdrop for a massage. >> Read more

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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Image courtesy Flickr user bikephotomusic.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | Scottsdale, Arizona
Desert landscape? Check. Towering saguaro cacti? Yes. Sweeping valley views? Of course. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North provides a stunning backdrop for Sonoran Desert. The free-form bi-level pools – one is adults only, the other geared toward kids – is heated for year-round swimming. Poolside cabanas offer privacy and shade, and misters keep sunbathers refreshed even on the hottest days.>> Read more

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Pick 5: The Best Resorts with Lazy Rivers

Ahhh…lazy rivers. More than a pool because you’re moving; more relaxing than a wave pool because you can close your eyes and really, truly relax. Despite their popularity, lazy rivers can be tricky to find outside of water parks. Consider a stay at one of these resorts. Each is renowned for its luxurious atmosphere and posh amenities, but their lazy rivers exceed high expectations as well. Make arriving at your destination even easier by skipping the hassle of shipping luggage – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, Arizona
This AAA 4-Diamond resort in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. If two pools (one of them adults only), a FlowRider, water slide, and weekend fireside s’mores aren’t enticing enough, their 900-foot lazy river winds its way through this desert oasis. We bet you can’t resist. >> Read more

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The beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. {photo courtesy Westin Kierland Resort & Spa}

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The Westin Kierland’s 900-foot lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user moonball}

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa | San Antonio, Texas
Another 4-Diamond gem, San Antonio’s 1002-room Hill Country Resort boasts a 36-hole golf course (home to the Valero Texas Open), spa, Segway rentals and River Bluff Water Park featuring a 650-foot rapid river ride, slides, and children’s and adult pools. The water park’s main features is an 1100-foot-long lazy river that covers six acres. It’s no wonder the resort was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world in by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. >> Read more

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The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world. {photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

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The lazy river at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. {photo courtesy photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada
Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the best pools in the country, Mandalay Bay’s 11-acre tropical playground features 2700 tons of real sand and a 1.6-million gallon wave pool. The quarter-mile-long lazy river is the best way to both relax and stay cool in the Vegas sun. >> Read more

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Mandalay Bay was voted one of the best pool areas in the country! {photo courtesy Flickr user Adam Caudill}

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Relax in Mandalay Bay’s quarter-mile-long lazy river. {photo couresy Flickr user X91L53}

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | Orlando, Florida
Located at the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Hilton Bonnet Creek is custom made for families. The three-acre pool and lazy river were selected as the #1 Fantastic Hotel Pool by TripAdvisor. Grab an inner tube and float away on a hot summer day. You’ll keep cool from cascading waterfalls sprinkled throughout the course. >> Read more

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The luxurious pool area at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

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Get swept away in the Hilton Bonnet Creek’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

Grand Wailea Resort | Wailea, Hawaii
The Grand Wailea Resort is consistently chosen as one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels year after year and it’s easy to see why. The 40-acre property is a Waldorf Astoria resort and boasts unparelleled views of Maui’s Wailea Beach. It’s kid friendly too. They’ll love the the 2000-foot lazy river and pool; you’ll love indulging yourself at the largest spa in Hawaii. >> Read more

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The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. {photo courtesy Flickr user Neeta Lind}

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The Grand Wailea Resort’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Lowary}

Which resort lazy rivers did we miss? Let us know your favorite!

Pick 5 | America’s Newest Ferris Wheels Soar

Everyone is crazy for Ferris wheels. Since the first one debuted at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the world has been in love these observation wheels that allow riders to soar above the ground and seemingly touch the sky. It seems more and more destinations are getting wheels of their own. Here are five that recently opened or plan on opening this year. If you’re planning a trip to check one or more of them out, skip the hassle of shipping luggage – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Counse.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Klaus Rathke.

SkyView | Atlanta, Georgia
Opened in 2013, SkyView is located in Centennial Olympic Park, which welcomes millions of visitors a year because of its close proximity to the World of Coca-Cola museum, Georgia Aquarium, a children’s museum, and CNN’s world headquarters. The wheel is almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that hold up to six passengers. >> Go for a ride!

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Image courtesy Flickr user Greg Kintz.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Claire P.

SkyWheel | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The SkyWheel stands out on Myrtle Beach, as it is taller than most of the buildings. It opened in 2011 and is located at the oceanfront boardwalk and promenade next to Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill. The 187-foot-tall wheel has 42 gondolas, each of which hold six riders. >> Go for a ride!

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Image courtesy Flickr user Johan Broberg.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Mike Grauer Jr.

Seattle Great Wheel | Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, standing 175 feet tall. Opened in 2012, the wheel has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas, each of which seats eight people. Riders will feel like they are soaring over Elliott Bay, and they are – the wheel extends nearly 40 feet beyond the end of Pier 57. >> Go for a ride!

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Images courtesy Flickr user kennejima.

High Roller | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Singapore Flyer has held the record for the world’s tallest operational Ferris wheel since opening in 2008. Soon, however, the record holder will become The High Roller, scheduled to open this month on the Vegas Strip. The 550-foot tall wheel will stand just nine feet higher than its Singapore counterpart and will reward riders with unparalleled views of the Vegas skyline. Located at The Linq, a dining and entertainment district across from Caesar’s Palace, the wheel will be illuminated nightly by 2000 LED lights. Large spherical (and transparent) cars will hold up to 40 passengers. Update on 3.31.14: The High Roller is now open! >> Go for a ride!

Orlando Eye | Orlando, Florida
Though still under construction, the 425-foot-tall observation wheel will be located at the former Mercado, which closed in 2007. Scheduled to open in time for New Year’s Eve festivities later this year, the Eye will be surrounded by shops and restaurants and will dominate views along International Drive. The above video shows from-the-air views of the site under construction.

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Pick 5 | Places to Ring in the New Year

ring in new year pinterestFor auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Another year has come and gone. If you’re ready to ring in 2014 in style, consider traveling to one of these destinations that celebrate New Year’s Eve right.

Las Vegas Strip. Image courtesy Marco Verch via Flickr.

Las Vegas Strip. Image courtesy Marco Verch via Flickr.

Las Vegas
Virtually every club in Vegas has special New Year’s Eve parties. The Strip is closed to automobile traffic. And fireworks light up the sky. From an outdoor concert on Fremont Street to a VIP party at Stratosphere Tower to exclusive fireworks viewing atop Paris Las Vegas’s Eiffel Tower Experience, there are plenty of opportunities to party up to and after midnight. And what happens there, well, you know. >> More

Key West
Key West’s New Year’s Eve festivities include a conch shell drop, high-heeled shoe drop, pirate wench drop, and a key lime wedge drop! There are parties with live music and dancing throughout the island, many of which spill onto Duval Street and down to the waterfront. >> More

New Year's Eve in New Orleans. Image courtesy Bart Everson via Flickr.

New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. Image courtesy Bart Everson via Flickr.

Los Angeles
Like Las Vegas, L.A.’s hotspots have ticketed parties featuring everything from full dinners to black-and-white-only attire. Want to try multiple locations? Pub crawls let you visit up to half a dozen parties. Check out fireworks at Disneyland, Universal CityWalk, and Long Beach. >> More

New Orleans
The Big Easy boasts an annual fleur-de-lis drop, breathtaking fireworks over the Mississippi River, and live entertainment in Jackson Square on New Year’s Eve. Many Bourbon Street clubs offer ticketed parties. Or take a river cruise on a paddle wheeler with entertainment, food and beverages, and great views of the fireworks. >> More

Times Square New Year's Celebrations. Image courtesy Anthony Quintano via Flickr.

Times Square New Year’s celebrations. Image courtesy Anthony Quintano via Flickr.

New York City
The world’s most famous New Year’s countdown takes place in Times Square. Many parties and pub crawls culminate near the ball drop. From Billy Joel in Brooklyn to a midnight run in Central Park, there is no shortage of ways to ring in 2014 in the Big Apple. >> More

5-4-3-2…what are you doing New Year’s Eve? Where will you be at midnight?