Victorian Etc. ~ Vol I, Issue #2 ~ April 2010
Around the World in Eight(y) Days
Back to the Future!

A young friend of mine recently commented on his facebook profile:   Richard Anderson - 2 days in Vegas is like 2 weeks in the real world!
So thank you Richard for giving me that 'Eureka moment' for this article.

The classic novel, "Around the World in Eighty Days" by French writer Jules Verne, was first published in 1873 at the height of the Victorian Era. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet attempt to circle the world in 80 days on a 20,000 wager with his friends at the Reform Club. Although Phileas eventually wins his fortune and the love of his future wife, he encounters a plethora of challenges and misadventures on his 'rail and steamer' journey.

Suffice it to say, most do not have a block of 80 days on their calendar to travel the world. Begging the question, where can one do it in eight days? Voila, Las Vegas! Not only can one circumnavigate the globe, one can also step into a time machine and travel from the outer limits of the future to the ancient ruins of the past!
Join us on our journey:

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