How to Lose Weight Without Working Out

Working out can be difficult when you have a busy life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could still lose weight without working out!? Well I have a few suggestions for you!

Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t ever workout. Working out is good for your heart, lungs, and overall health.

 

 

 

 

  1. Eat more Protein

Adding more protein to your diet can help you feel full longer. You are less likely to eat as much as normal which will help reduce the calories you intake, helping you lose weight quicker!

 

2. Drink Water

Drinking water is an easy way to lose weight. Water doesn’t have any calories, unlike sweetened drinks. It also can help suppress your appetite. This will help so you don’t over eat, reducing the calories you intake and promoting weight loss. You can read more in my post “Drinking Water for Weight Loss“.

3. Don’t purchase unhealthy foods

This one is pretty simple. Don’t purchase unhealthy foods! When you don’t see unhealthy snacks in your pantry, you can’t eat them! If you currently have unhealthy snacks you can put them in a place where you won’t see them. You’re less likely to eat them if you don’t see them.

4. Cut down on Sugar

Sugar has empty calories. Meaning extra calories with no nutrients. Eating more sugars in your diet can lead to obesity. Minimize the intake of sugar you consume by avoiding things like;

  • Soda
  • Candies
  • Fruit Juices
  • Baked Goods
  • Fruits in Syrup
  • Processed foods (fast food)

According to the American Heart Association:

American women shouldn’t have more than 100 calories per day from added sugars.

American men shouldn’t have more than 150 calories per day from added sugars.

5. Don’t eat as fast

According to Precision Nutrition – “Eating slowly seems to decrease hunger and lead to higher levels of satiety between meals. Takeaway – eat slowly, drink more water, consume less food, and feel more satisfied!”

6. Get sleep and avoid stress

When you don’t get enough sleep each night your body isn’t able to process insulin like it should. Insulin is the hormone that helps you process sugars and starches. Your body isn’t able to process fat from your blood stream as well, and will store it fats. You can read more at WebMD

7. Eat without distractions

They say eating with distractions won’t help when wanting to lose weight. When you’re eating and scrolling on your phone, you don’t realize how much you’re eating. When you aren’t distracted, you can see how much you’re actually eating. You’ll know when you’re full and you won’t overeat.

 

Overall:

It’s possible to lose weight without working out! You may need to be more cautious with how much you eat and how often, but it’s possible. Lose weight by eating without distractions, getting a good nights rest, slowing down when eating, cutting down sugar intake, drinking water and eating lots of protein!

 

I hope these tips helped you achieve your fitness goals! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,

Bailie Butcher


Drinking Water for Weight Loss

Most people want to lose weight, 49% of America to be exact. This is a HUGE number! What if I told you something as simple as drinking water could help you lose more weight?! Pretty easy, right? Well it’s true! Drinking water has a LOT of benefits when trying to lose weight.

How much water you need to be drinking daily will depend on your weight and how active you are. If  you need to find out how much water you need to drink, click here. Bodybuilding.com has an awesome calculator that will figure it out for you! All you need to do is enter in your weight!

Now, let’s get to the part you really want to know about! How exactly does drinking water each day help me lose weight? Let me tell you!

1. Water is Calorie Free 

This one may be a bit obvious, but it’s a good point! It IS calorie free! Drinking water instead of soda or sweetened drinks can help you lose weight because it doesn’t have calories! Soda or sweetened drinks have what we call, “empty calories” meaning it has calories with no nutrients. Why drink empty calories when they aren’t helping you in any way?

2.  Suppresses Appetite 

Online you may see that you should drink a glass of water before each meal. Ever wonder why? It’s because water can suppress your appetite, meaning you won’t be as hungry, you’ll eat less. If you feel full, and don’t eat as much as normal this will lead to losing more weight.


3.  Increases Metabolism

Drinking your daily intake of water each day can also increase your metabolism. Metabolism is a chemical process that happens in the human body. Your metabolism can be low, high, or in the middle. When you have a low metabolism, it’s harder for your body to transfer energy, causing you to gain a few pounds. A high metabolism makes it easier for you to lose weight. If doing something as simple as drinking water each day will help you lose more weight, why not try it!?

4. Dehydration

If you don’t drink enough water each day, your body will get dehydrated. Getting dehydrated can make you weigh more. This happens to me quite often. When I don’t drink enough water each day, I actually weigh 3-4lbs more than normal! If you’re dehydrated your body can’t flush out the toxins it normally does. When it can’t flush them out, they stay. Causing you to weigh more. When you drink water your body will flush out these toxins and you won’t have this extra weight!

You can also try:

  1. Cutting Salt Intake

When you eat foods or drink things with lots of salt in them, it can cause you to get more dehydrated. Salt takes the moisture out things, including your body! Lowering your salt intake will help you stay hydrated! Like I said before, if you’re hydrated your body is able to flush out all the unnecessary toxins, making you lose weight quicker!

There is this awesome alternative to salt you can try. It’s called Nu-salt. It’s made of potassium, but it tastes just like salt! You can feel guilt free as you put this on your meals! It won’t make you dehydrated, which again can help you lose more weight. Pretty neat!

 Overall

Drinking water has lots of benefits when trying to lose weight. It’s super easy to do and it’s good for your health! It can help you stay hydrated, increase metabolism, suppresses appetite and it’s calorie free! Why not give it a shot!

Don’t believe me? Weigh yourself in the morning. Then drink the amount of water that is recommenced for your weight. Weight yourself again the morning after and see the weight difference! I do this all the time. Comment below and let me know how big of a difference it made!

Thanks for reading,

Bailie Butcher


My Juicing Experience | Benefits of Juicing

I have tried juicing once before. It was a 5 day juice cleanse, and I thought I was going to die. 

My dad has always been big into juicing. He would always say that if I did it, I would feel awful the first few days, but then your body gets use to it and you’ll feel fine. I decided to try it.

My dad and I went to Wal-Mart and got a cheap juicer. We bought lots of fruits and veggies and started juicing! It’s been years since I’ve done one, but I do remember the first day was pretty easy, besides feeling like I was hungry ALL THE TIME. You don’t eat any physical food while on a juicing cleanse. You only juice fruits and veggies.

It obviously got harder the next day, I think I made it to day 3 or 4 when I seriously thought I was going to die. I had no energy and didn’t want to do anything. I would get dizzy when I stood up. Overall, It was awful. I finally gave up, and ate actual food. After eating food, I felt a million times better only minutes after.

I have decided I would like to try this again. However, this time I’m only doing a 1 day cleanse. I want to do this cleanse again because of the benefits that come with it. 

I created a board on Pinterest of the recipes I am going to try. I’m going to get everything at Costco so I can get bulk. Last time I juiced I remember it costing a LOT of money. I’m hoping I can get a good deal at Costco so It won’t be as expensive as before.

I have created a Shopping List and the list of the juices I made if you’re interested. You can download it Copy of Shopping List 🙂

 

Day 1:

Drinks: I made the Sunny Mint, Mean and Green, The Big Bang, Morning Joe, and the Very Berry Good.

It has been a great morning so far! I woke up early and went to the gym, I had my protein shake, got ready for work and MAN! The Sunny mint juice IS MY FAVORITE! Yum! During work I had the Morning Joe juice, I thought it would be awful because I don’t like juiced Carrots that much. It was surprisingly good.

When I got home I tried the mean green. Definitely wasn’t my favorite, but wasn’t too bad. It kinda had a zingy taste to it. The juice did have a whole lemon in it, so that was most likely the zingy taste, but it also had a weird flavor. 

The next morning, I felt fine (surprisingly). I kept juicing until dinner time. Around dinner time it started to hit me, the lack of carbs was making me feel more tired than usual. After I ate dinner, I was back to normal! Juicing can be hard, but it has some great benefits. If you’re able to do it, I highly recommend trying it!

 

Benefits of Juicing include:

 

  • Calorie reduction without nutrient deprivation

  • Reduce Cravings for Processed Foods

  • Promotion of healthy eating habits

  • Delicious way to consume fresh produce

  • Floods the body with micro-nutrients

  • Absorbs Nutrients Quicker

  • Can give you instant Energy

  • Reduce Cravings for Sweets

 

 

Overall Experience and Thoughts:

For me, Juicing is difficult because I’m a carb queen. If I don’t have carbs, I feel super weak. If you can do it for more than 1 day, you should! They have some great recipes for juicing on Pinterest you can try out. Coming up with your own can be hard, it may not be as good or It may have too many fruits (too many natural sugars). Following recipes will make sure you get your vegetables in, as well as making it taste good!

Have you tried Juicing? What was your experience like?  Comment below!

 

Thanks for reading,

Bailie Butcher

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8 Healthy Alternatives to Everyday foods

5 Things I wish I knew on my Weight Loss Journey 

10 Running Tips | The Complete Beginners Guide

I always wanted to be a runner. To go on ‘Morning runs’ like everyone else. Well, last year  I ran my first 6 mile run without stopping! I was so proud of myself, thinking this was the moment I considered myself a ‘runner’.

Running every night, (I never actually went on those awesome ‘morning runs’.) when I started I ran 1 mile.. I ran this for a week or so, than switched it to 2 miles.. than 3. Once I passed 3 miles a night, I would increase my distance by .5 of a mile. The next week I would do 3.5 miles.. Than 4 miles.. As you can tell, I started to get the hang of it! 3 miles became my short run.

You’re obviously reading this because you’re interested in running more or starting to run. Running for cardio, running for weight lose; which ever it is, I’ve got some tips for you!

10 Running Tips for Beginners:

      1. Start off easy. If you don’t run, or haven’t in a long time, don’t try to run a mile. Don’t push yourself to hard when you’re trying to get in the hang of things. Start off slow, and gradually increase speed and distance. This will also help prevent shin splints.
      2. Stretch before and after. This will prevent injury while running.
      3. Get good shoes! Don’t try to run in anything flat soled. Get something with good arch support.This can help prevent injury’s and even improve your performance! Good shoes are key!

    1. Socks. Now this one sounds funny because why would you get special socks for running? WELL LET ME TELL YOU! They have running socks that prevent blisters, have extra padding so your sock doesn’t fall when you’re running and most of them are lightweight and breathable (Mine even have lifetime warranty, What?!). I love these socks. They are more pricey, but you’ll fall in love.
    2. Headphones and Arm Strap for your phone. Since I would went running at night, it got cold, I bought headphones that covered my ears and this helped a ton with keeping my ears warm! Also, you’ll most likely need something to hold your phone while running so it isn’t bouncing up and down. They are less than $5 on Amazon.
    3. Eat Carbs before you go running. This has always helped me feel energized. I love carbs, I eat carbs before I go workout to give me energy. This is a great tip for the gym too. Eating carbs 30 min – 1 hour before you leave will help give you energy to push through the run!
  1.  Pre-Workout – This is a great resource, especially if you get tired easily. I always took pre-workout before running and it helped push me through the run. The longest run I’ve done is 6 miles and I honestly think it was because I had pre-workout. I probably could have run a marathon that night. I had so much energy!

 

8. Breathe correctly when running. Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth. This can help with those awful side-aches you get when running. Also, try to control your breathing. This can help slow your heart rate so you don’t get exhausted to quickly.

9. Cross Train – You can do other things like Cross training to help you become a better running. You can build up your leg muscles to help endurance and performance!

10. Go slow- Don’t think you have to sprint each time you go running. I’m probably the worlds slowest runner, but I can run further because of it, I don’t get tired as easily. Don’t use all your energy at once.

Running is a great way to reach fitness goals, and to release stress. If you have a lot on your mind, running is a great solution. Running can be hard at first, but I promise it gets easier, and it gets better. You may even start experiencing a runners high! Let me know in the comments what tips you have, and what has helped you!

Thanks for reading!

Bailie Butcher

Moab, Utah | Travelers Guide

Hey Everyone!

Since I’m from Utah, I thought I’d write about one of my favorite places here! Moab is one of Utah’s most popular tourist attractions. Now touring Utah is way different from most states. Everything in Utah is outdoors. We don’t have cool theme parks, water parks or the Ocean like some states. We get the outdoors. Utah has lots of things like hiking, camping, waterfalls, landscape, lakes, etc. So if you don’t like being outdoors, you might not be a fan.

 

So back to Moab. Moab is home of the Delicate Arch. This is the Arch you see on most Utah license plates. Moab is located on the Eastern side of Utah. This is a popular place to visit because of the beautiful scenery, red rocks you can hike, they have river rafting, skydiving, jeeping, biking, camping spots, and the unique downtown!

 

Delicate Arch

 

The Delicate Arch is one of the most popular hikes in Moab, located in Arches National Park, mainly because it’s what Utah is known for. The hike is about 3 miles round trip, and isn’t hard. However at the very end you do hike up a semi-steep hill and it did hurt my knees. It’s totally worth it. Promise. 

 

 

Jeeping

 

I’ve never personally gone Jeeping in Moab, mainly because I don’t own a Jeep. I would love to go and I have heard that it’s a blast! You can rent a Jeep in Moab if you would like, but as you can imagine it can be pricey. Some of the popular Jeeping trails I’ve heard about include:

 

 

 

-Top of the World

This is a more moderate trail you can go on. They call this the ‘Top of the world’ because of the 7,000-foot view at the top!

-Flat Iron Mesa

This is a trail with loose rocks and steep hills. It has lots of ledges and cliffs. This one is very difficult.

Hiking

If you’re going to Moab, I would suggest going to Arches National Park. This is a great place for hiking. When you get to the park, you will need to pay to enter. Currently it is $25 per car. They will give you a map of the park that will show you all of the hikes, how long they are and how to get there. If they don’t give you one (they usually do) you’ll want to ask for one. These are very helpful in deciding which hikes you want to do first, especially if you have children. 

 

Some of my favorite hikes in Moab include:

  • Landscape Arch – This is the largest Arch in the world, its span is over 290 ft. Plus, this is a super easy hike!
  • Balanced Rock – Okay, I’m going to be honest. I don’t consider this one a hike. You can see if from the road, but if you want to take pictures it takes less than 1 minute to walk to it.
  • Double Arch – If you like arches, this one is an easy hike as well! It’s also very short. Great for kids!
  • Delicate Arch – This hike is considered more ‘Moderate’ however it isn’t bad. It definitely isn’t the easiest. The last part of the hike you’ll go up a semi-steep hill, other than that I don’t remember this hike being difficult.

If you want more ideas, or want to see more pictures of the different hikes Arches has, you can click here. It has great information on hikes.

Downtown Moab

I love downtown Moab! It’s great if you want to walk around, get ice cream and see cool antique stores. This is also where you would get any rentals if you needed them. They have lots of shops on main street where you can sign up to go horse back riding, river rafting, jeep tours, etc. So if you’re interested in any of these, you may need to head down to main street to find a shop!

 

Now, Moab has way more to offer than what I can list in 1 post. I found this great website for anyone planning on coming to Moab! It gives you Things to Do, Trails, more information on river rafting, and planning your stay! 

Have you been to Moab? What was your favorite thing to do?

Thanks for reading!

Bailie Butcher

8 Healthy Alternatives to Everyday Foods

8 Healthy Alternatives to Everyday Foods

Hey Everyone! I thought I would share with you some healthier alternatives to foods we eat every day! I wish I knew more about these before starting my fitness journey. So let me know what you think!

1.Nu-Salt

This is pretty awesome stuff. Some people, like me, retain water like CRAZY! This stuff still gives you the taste of salt, but it doesn’t have sodium in it! I got mine at good earth, you should be able to get it at a whole foods store or you can get it here. 🙂

2. Waldon Farms Syrup

To my pancake lovers!! This syrup was the greatest invention! I would die without this stuff. It seriously tastes just like syrup, but with NO CALORIES, NO SUGAR, and NO FATS! I’ve seen it in blueberry, strawberry and regular maple syrup flavor (Blueberry is my favorite so far).  It is a little more than I like to spend on syrup, but it’s totally worth it. You can get it at smiths. Or you can order it, amazon has more flavors!

 

3. Protein pancakes

Kodiak protein pancakes! My favorite breakfast food! These pancakes are protein packed with 14 grams of protein per half cup serving. My favorite part is that syrup doesn’t soak into the pancakes. Then it doesn’t feel like you need to keep adding more syrup. These are the best with the Waldon farms no calorie syrup. I like to add bananas and strawberries on top. Yummmm… 😀

 

4. 80 Calorie Yogurt

Light & fit is a good choice for yogurt if you’re trying to eat healthier and want to lose weight. They are 80 calories each, and they are pretty good. So if you’re a yogurt lover, but don’t love calories, try the light and fit greek yogurt. They even come in some awesome flavors. My favorite is the strawberry cheesecake, YUM!

 

5. Red Potatoes

Red potatoes have less starches than normal (russet) potatoes. They also have more fiber and fewer calories than normal potatoes. You can eat these instead as a healthier alternative.

 

6. Spray Butter

Spray butter is good when you want to add butter, but don’t want to the extra calories. Like Toast, you would just get the spray butter and spray it on! Then you still get the buttery taste, but without all the fat. This brand is 0 calories per 5 sprays!!

 

7. Almond Milk

I prefer almond milk over normal(cows) milk. I think it is much sweeter. This is especially good if you can’t drink your protein shake with water, you can mix it with almond milk to sweeten it. Almond milk has a variety of different flavors, each with different  amounts of calories. I’ve purchased some that are as little as 30 calories, while I’ve seen some up to 80 calories. The only thing I personally don’t like using this for is baking. However; I do know lots of people who use this when the recipe calls for regular milk. Feel free to try it out yourself!

 

8. Mrs Dash

For my meal plan, I had to eat chicken every night. I hate eating plain chicken, but I also can’t add salt because I retain water. Mrs dash is a seasoning that is sodium free. So if you’re like me and like to hold onto water, this is a good way to be able to season your foods without the sodium.

I hope this helps you get closer to reaching your fitness goals! Comment below with suggestions for upcoming posts!

 

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Bailie Butcher.

The Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah

Hey everyone!

 

Just thought I would share with you an awesome weekend getaway! This place is fantastic for everyone! (Yes, even your teenagers will like it). Here you can relax, explore the outdoors and overlook the town all in the one place!

Mystic Hot Springs is a great weekend getaway! It’s is located in Monroe, Utah. If you live close enough, you can drive here and back in the same day. HOWEVER, I have heard it’s better at night!

 

If you want to spend the night here, staying in Monroe is more expensive than staying in the city over, Richfield. Richfield is a bit bigger, so hotels seem to be cheaper. You may want to double-check and see what the best deals are at the time you’re going.

 

If you have a bigger family, or are going with a big group, you could look into getting an Airbnb. I’ve never personally tried it, but I have heard great things! If you try it out, let me know what you think in the comments below!!

 

Mystic Hot Springs

Mystic Hot Springs is a natural hot springs you can visit in Monroe, Utah! They have tubs and pools you can go relax in. At the top of the hill, you’ll find the hottest ‘tubs’. Yes, I do mean tubs. This hot springs has tubs that fill up with the hot water! The tubs are huge, Lynn and I could get in one tub and be comfortable.

At the bottom of the hill, you’ll have a larger pool that isn’t as hot, which is a great place for smaller children. It has cool red rocks you can sit on, and get some great pictures with!

Pricing

 

For an all day pass, the hot springs cost $15 for an adult, and $7.50 for a child. You can also purchase a camping spot for $30, this includes the day pass at the hot springs. They have other options if you want to stay at the Mystic Hot Springs. They have cabins, buses and dorms you can rent. You can get current pricing on their website here.

 

When I went to the Mystic Hot Springs, I had to pay in cash. They were out cleaning the tubs, so they have you fill out your car info and put cash in an envelope and put it under the door of the office. We didn’t have cash, so we had to drive into town, get cash, drive back and pay. Bring cash just in case!

 

Other things to do near the Mystic Hot springs

  • Hiking (Near the Mystic Hot Springs they have a few popular hiking spots you can go to that are less than 5 miles away! )
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • National Forests
  • National Parks

Utah is more of an outdoor state. We have lots of hiking and outdoor activities all over the state. If you’re coming to Utah, or want more ideas, you can check out my post “15 Fun and Unique Things To Do In Utah”.

 

Cleaning and Sanitation

The Mystic Hot Springs keeps their tubs and pools super clean, they clean them out once a week. They empty each tub/pool, clean it and refill it. It made me feel a lot better knowing that they keep up on cleaning so frequently!

 

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Sandals/slip on shoes (makes it easier to switch tubs, pools, climb up the hill, etc.)
  • Sunscreen (don’t want to get sunburned!)
  • Sunglasses (if you’re going in the day time)
  • Cash (just in case you need to pay with cash to get in)

In conclusion, this is a great weekend getaway! If you’re in Utah be sure to stop by and check it out! Its becoming more popular since it has been featured in the Insider.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading,

Bailie Butcher

 

** If you want more information, feel free to check out the Mystic Hot Springs website here **

 

 

 

 

 

Fat Burners to help Promote Weight Loss

Everyone is always looking for a fast fix when it comes to weight loss. They try body wraps, diet pills, drink certain things because they have been told that they will get us skinny quick! Lots of people have tried these ‘get skinny quick’ methods and have been disappointed. I tried all sort of things before I tried a fat burner.

 

I didn’t know what a fat burner was. When I had my trainer he suggested that I try taking them. The fat burner I take isn’t as strong as most. I can’t have too much caffeine in 1 day because of a heart condition. So I take a more mild fat burner and it has worked for me!

 

Now, if you have any health problems, or if you haven’t taken a fat burner before I highly suggest you take something more mild and work your way up. Most fat burners have a lot of caffeine. If you aren’t used to having caffeine it can make you “shaky”. The fat burner I take is considered a ‘Mild’ fat burner. It still has 200mg of caffeine. (This is still more than most energy drinks).

 

I take Evogene Lipocide and it suggests you take 2 pills a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I only take 1 in the morning. If I take 2 I feel awful, I get super shaky and can feel my heart beating faster. Don’t feel like you need to take both pills for the fat burner to work. Only do what you can handle.

 

How do they work?

Fat burners are supplements you can take in addition to working out and eating healthy. They can help boost your energy, help curb your appetite and promote the use fat for energy. My friend, Lynn, takes these with me. However; she takes them because they give her energy and make her feel good. Helping her burn more calories is just a bonus.

 

I like taking them because I feel like it helps me lose weight quicker. When I was taking the Evogen Lipocide and was on a meal plan and working out consistently, I swear the weight just fell off. I lost about 20lbs in 6 weeks.

 

Most fat burners have caffeine in them, making your heart beat faster and helping you to burn more calories. Your body is constantly burning calories from you walking and moving around. This just helps you burn those calories faster, promoting weight loss. The more calories you burn = the more weight you lose.

 

Are they Safe?

They are safe if used correctly, with no conflicting health conditions, but you should always consult your physician before trying any new medications. Be honest with yourself and how your body reacts. If you don’t feel good, get dizzy, etc… don’t take them. Either take a lower dosage, try a different brand, or try a non-stimulant (one without caffeine).

 

For instance, as I mentioned before, I have heart issues. I did what the package said: Take 1 pill for 2 weeks, then take 2 a day after. When I started taking 2 a day, I was constantly sweating, and I was shaking super bad. It was obvious my heart/body didn’t like me taking more than 1. I was taking 400mg+ of caffeine A DAY! That’s a LOT of caffeine.

 

They also offer non-stimulant options, these are fat burners that don’t have caffeine in them. Evogen also has a non-stimulant fat burner that is a mix that I’m going to try. Since I can’t take more than 1 caffeinated fat burner, I’m going to try taking 1 pill with caffeine, and 1 scoop of the non-stimulant fat burner mix and see how my body reacts.

 

Overall, I think they are safe if you feel okay taking them. If you don’t feel good when taking them, you probably shouldn’t. Find something else that works for you.

 

I hope this helped you as you look into fat burners! Be careful and don’t burn yourself out! Comment below if you have questions! Have a great day everyone!

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Bailie Butcher.

 

Things to do in Vegas if you’re under 21

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I spent my weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada! They had super nice 85 degree weather, coming back to Utah was hard!

As some of you may know, I’m not 21. So what is there to do in Vegas? Las Vegas has LOTS of things you can check out if you’re under 21. They also have some family friendly activities, crazy right? You wouldn’t picture Vegas having activities for kids! I figured I would share with some fun things you can do in Las Vegas, and how to save money in Las Vegas!

Things to do

  • M&M world
  • Hersey’s
  • Coco-Cola

  • Walk the Strip
  • See a Cirque Du Soleil show
  • Exhibit (Bodies, Titanic)
  • Secret Garden in the Mirage
  • Shark Reef Aquarium
  • See a comedy show
  • Magic show
  • Fremont street Experience
  • Mall
  • The Fountains of Bellagio
  • The Volcano at Mirage
  • Circus Acts at Circus Circus
  • Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
  • Pawn stars pawn shop
  • Roller Coaster
  • Effiel tower
  • Neon Museum
  • Carlos Bakery from Cake Boss
  • Zip line at Rio Casino
  • Gondola Ride
  • Shark Tank water slide
  • Thrill Rides on Stratosphere
  • See Stratosphere View of Vegas
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Get a tour of Las Vegas via Limo, Helicopter, Bus, etc.
  • Take pictures with Street Performers

How to save Money in Las Vegas

  • Don’t buy drinks on the strip
  • Groupon
  • Pack lunches
  • Take Lyft or Uber instead of taxi
  • Get a hotel that offers free shuttle
  • Certain kiosks offer bundle packages to make it cheaper for you to see the attractions, for instance there was a deal that entailed 3 attractions for $57, which is a super good deal because each attraction is usually $30 or more. A few of the attractions included were the Secret Garden, the Shark Reef Aquarium, Titanic Exhibit, Bodies Exhibit, Theme Park Rides, and quite a few more!

 

Where to Stay

So I obviously haven’t stayed at EVERY hotel/resort/casino in Las Vegas. I’ve stayed at 3 (That I remember).

Stratosphere:

If you stay at the Stratosphere you can get a free ride to the observation deck. You can see the entire city. If you’re a dare devil, they also have roller coasters at the top you can ride! Also, the hotel is usually pretty cheap. HOWEVER, the only thing I hated about staying here was it’s so far away from everything! Most of the popular attractions are at the other end of the Vegas strip, and taxi’s are expensive! If you do stay here, you’ll need to get a Lyft or Uber to the other side of the strip. Don’t try and walk. I’ve tried this before and it is miserable. They didn’t offer a free shuttle when I stayed there. You can call and ask before you book the hotel.

Luxor:

For me, this was the best location. It was right next to MGM Grand, which has M&M world, Coca-cola, Hershey’s, etc. The Luxor usually has Exhibit’s you can see. This is nice because you don’t have to leave the hotel. When I went, they had Bodies, and Titanic you could check out. **These are expensive** They also host the Criss Angel magic show. If you like him, you can walk downstairs and see his show!

Tahiti Village Resort:

My sister had a timeshare so we got to stay at Tahiti Village. The resort itself was super nice. It’s very family friendly, they don’t allow smoking inside and they don’t have a casino, it was more clean than most hotels in Vegas. This resort is still on the strip, but it’s further away from the main part of the strip. However, they do offer a free shuttle that will take you. This was nice and saved us a ton of money since we didn’t need to pay for a Taxi. The resort doesn’t have shows or anything like that, but they do have an amazing pool with a lazy river! The rooms are really nice, I would definitely recommend staying here!

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100 Free Things to do in Las Vegas

 

Las Vegas is a super fun place to visit, even if you aren’t over 21. They have lots of attractions and fun things you can go see! If you’re looking for a cheap trip, my hotel gave me this list of 100 FREE things to do in Las Vegas. Feel free to check it out! Also, Let me know what your favorite things to do in Vegas are! Comment below!

Thanks for reading!

Bailie Butcher

 

100 Free Things to do in Las Vegas

Hey Everyone!

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know it can be super expensive! If you’re looking to save money while you’re in Las Vegas, this is for you! My hotel gave me this list of 100 free things to do in Las Vegas! I thought I would share it with you!

  • Take a photo with the Famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign

 

 

 

  • Get a taste of sweetness at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • See spectacular fountain show in front of Bellagio
  • Hedge Maze at Town Square’s Children’s Park
  • Get a gambling lesson at any casino on the “Strip”
  • Visit bright lights Neon Museum’s restored sign tour
  • Watch a volcano erupt, after dusk at the Mirage
  • Go downtown and enjoy local art on the first Friday of each month
  • Watch new TV shows at CBS Television Research Center at MGM
  • Watch canopy light show on Fremont Street
  • Enjoy the thunderstorms inside the Miracle Mile Shops
  • Visit Boulder City: Voted “Best small town to visit”
  • Work on your tan at your hotel’s pool
  • Rock and Roll memorabilia at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Wild West and Sam’s Town
  • Western culture at the Marjorie Barrick Museum
  • Visit Hoover Dam

  • View Lake Mead, the worlds largest man-made lake
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway to see the Shelby mustangs
  • See the wonders and colors of the Red Rock Canyon
  • See chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio
  • Fashion show mall, one of the world’s largest enclosed malls
  • Walk Botanical Catus Gardens at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Clown around at Circus Circus, largest permanent circus
  • Sample Whiskeys from around the world at Vom Fass
  • See David “Sax Man” Brown at New York New York’s Bar at Times Square
  • Visit the Aria for water shows and artwork displays
  • View the largest selection of western boots at Sam’s Town
  • Watch Fish swim at the Mermaid Aquarium inside the Silverton
  • Rock on with variety of guitars at Ed Roman Guitars
  • Antique collection at Main Street Station Antiques
  • Pay a tribute to 9-11 at the memorial inside UNLV’s Lied Library
  • Drive out to Lake Las Vegas
  • Enjoy a variety of circus acts at Circus Circus
  • Window shop at Mandalay Place inside Mandalay Bay’s sky bridge
  • Variety of Harley’s collectibles at Harley Davidson Cafe
  • View worlds largest golden nugget at the Golden Nugget
  • Take one free pull on the slot machine outside the Tropicana
  • Play around on the life-size tree house at Town Square
  • See the New York skyline at New York New York
  • See the Poker Hall of Fame at Binions Horseshoe

 

    • Stroll along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip
    • See flowers inside Bellagios Conservatory
    • Visit the Howard W. Cannon aviation museum at McCarran Airport
    • See a fashion show on the runway at Fashion Show Mall
    • See the ‘Lake of Dreams’ at the Wynn
    • Try on a cowboy hat at Boot Barn
    • See the sunrise over the desert
    • Take a tour of Nevada’s Nuclear testing site
    • See Eiffel tower on Las Vegas Blvd.
    • See the Statue of Liberty on Las Vegas Blvd.
    • Walk across the Riaito Bridge at the Venetian
    • Enjoy the laser light show at Mystic Falls Park inside Sam’s Town
    • See the 100 ft. neon electric guitar sign at the Hard Rock
    • See the rides spin inside the Adventure dome at Circus Circus
    • Enjoy a tour of our Tahiti Village Resort
    • View Wild habitat located inside of the Flamingo
    • Satisfy your Sweet tooth at Hershey’s Chocolate World
    • Get your fortune told at the Lucky Cat exhibit inside of the Cosmopolitan
    • Give into your sweet-tooth at M&M world
    • Watch artists at work on the P3 Studio inside the Cosmopolitan
    • Enjoy a Streetmosphere performance at the Grand Canal Shoppes
    • Watch the Fall of Atlatics show at Caesars Palace
    • Visit the Gold and Silver pawn shop “Pawn Stars”


 

    • Enjoy the Fiori di Como Chandelier at the Bellagio
    • Musical performances at the Bellagios South garden
    • Variety Toast of the Town’s live performance at Sam’s Town
    • Stroll around The Park and T-Mobile Arena
    • Wine tasting at Whole Foods in Town Square
    • Worlds brightest and most powerful light beam at the Luxor
    • Walk a mile at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood
    • See a tropical rain forest at Mirage’s atrium
    • Visit the aquarium inside of the Mirage
    • Explore the Luxe development of Downtown Summerlin
    • Tour the Smith Center for the performing arts
    • Tour the Atomic Testing museum
    • Visit the Auto Museum at Saint Jude’s Ranch
    • Explore wildlife habitat at Clark County’s Wetlands park
    • Find Unique historical documents at UNLV Special Collections Library
    • Explore the Desert Gardens at UNLV
    • Check out Las Vegas club sports hall of fame
    • Harness the sun at UNLV Solar Site
    • View a demonstration at Las Vegas indoor Skydiving
    • Take a Shelby Automobiles Tour
    • Experience the Golden Nugget’s 200,000-gallon shark tank
    • Visit the searchlight Heritage Museum

 

  • Enjoy the outdoor entertainment at Carnaval Court Bar and Grill
  • Local artists at the Rotunda Art Gallery
  • Visit the pinball hall of fame museum
  • Performing artists in form of the Grand Canal Shoppes
  • Go to a street concert at the Fremont Street Experience
  • Enjoy the Airport Runway viewing area at McCarran Airport
  • Las Vegas Farmer’s Market

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  • Visit Silverton’s Mermaid Cove Art Gallery
  • Enjoy a tour at the Las Vegas Distillery
  • Sing your cares away with Karaoke at Buck’s Tavern
  • Take a hike at Calico Basin Red Springs
  • Watch a live fish feeding at Silvertons aquarium
  • Enjoy the tropical scenery at Tahiti Village
  • Take a picture with the Coco-Cola bear

Las Vegas has a lot of things you can do for free! This is a great place to go for a cheap trip! I hope this helped as you plan for your adventure! Let me know in the comments below what you would add and what your favorite things are in Las Vegas!

Thanks for reading!

Bailie Butcher