Hotel bars with altitude
Las Vegas, Nevada
Charlie Connelly, author of travel books including Attention All Shipping: A Journey Around the Shipping Forecast, says Las Vegas "siphons the very life from you".
"On the first day you're dazzled by the pretty lights," Connelly argues. "On the second, as your shoulders droop at the sight of another row of one-armed bandits, you start to ask, 'Is this really all there is to it?'
"By the third you're feeling a great starving emptiness in the depths of your soul and, by day four, you find yourself actually considering going to a Celine Dion concert."