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Author Archive | Zach Everson

I’m on Telegram

Telegram logoTelegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed,” according to its website.

Germans love it. And now I’m on it, sharing my articles! (For secure text and voice calling, you’re probably better off using Signal.)

Anyway, follow along at (the link will open the Telegram app or prompt you to download if you’re on a mobile device and don’t already have it installed).

Journey into The Ritz-Carlton publishes my thoughts on the perfect Washington, DC weekend

Ritz-Carlton logoJourney into The Ritz-Carlton is a portal into the hotel company’s travel expertise. Travel experiences and memories from around the world are inspired by the desire to create memories that last a lifetime. The storied hotel brand has brought together a collection of truly unique experiences and moments that range from Balinese weddings on white sand beaches through to fabulous cocktail recipes from chic rooftop bars.

For Journey into The Ritz-Carlton, I wrote “Washington, D.C.: A City Reborn.”

I join the campaign trail for a morning, covering the Trump International Hotel Washington DC opening for Fox News

Trump International Hotel Washington DC opening

Yesterday the U.S. presidential campaign checked into the Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. when Donald Trump joined his family for the new opening’s ceremonial ribbon cutting. It was a  bit different from other hotel openings I’ve covered: Omarosa and New Gingrich were present, as were about 400 political reporters. And while travel writers were wondering where the champagne was, those political reporters seemed thrilled to be getting free coffee. 

Anyway, read my article and view my photos for Fox News:

“Already a success? Trump uses official DC hotel opening to plug brand triumphs”

Derby Home Rental: Advertise or rent a Louisville, Kentucky-area house for Derby-weekend 2017

Derby Home Rental advertises Louisville, Kentucky area houses for rent during Derby weekend. The Kentucky Derby 2017 is just 199 days away—making now a great time for Louisville, Kentucky-area homeowners to advertise their homes for rent at Derby Home Rental. And Derby fans—now’s perfect time to save and enjoy a better Derby-weekend experience by renting a house instead of staying at a smaller, more expensive hotel.

For seven years now, I’ve owned and operated Derby Home Rental LLC, which advertise homes to rent during Derby weekend. Since launching in 2009, Derby Home Rental has helped Louisville-area homeowners make more than $500,000 renting out their homes for Derby weekend.

You can keep track of the latest Louisville, Kentucky-area homes available for rent on Derby-weekend 2017 by following or liking Derby Home Rental’s accounts on FacebookGoogle+InstagramLinkedInPinterestTumblr, and Twitter or subscribing to our email alerts.

Fun disclaimer: Derby Home Rental LLC and its website are not in anyway affiliated with or endorsed by the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, or any of their affiliates.

Vox Creative publishes my articles on Milan, Baltimore

Vox Creative logoVox Creative recently published two articles I wrote for it in a collaboration with Airbnb:

According to its website, “Vox Creative is a group of writers, designers, directors, and coders who tell powerful stories for brands. Using the same tools and expertise that drive our editorial brands, we create memorable, engaging and award-winning content experiences for marketers.”

Props to Peter Bohler for the photography and Drew Mylrea and Kevin Pham for the videos too.

I hosted the National Press Club’s podcast, Update-1’s, episode on Snapchat

National Press Club Update-1 podcastBack in Louisville, I appeared live on the radio a couple of times a week, previewing weekend happenings for 102.3 The Max and recapping the week in restaurant news for 89.3 WFPL. Those spots became an unexpected highlight of my week.

So when the opportunity to co-host the National Press Club’s podcast, Update-1, came, I jumped on it. My first appearance recently hit the tubes: “Snapchat Becoming More Of A Journalistic Tool.” The synopsis:

Snapchat has more than 100 million daily users who average 25 to 30 minutes a day on the messaging app. But until recently, Snapchat was mostly used for sending pictures, video, or text that disappeared after a couple viewings. That made it an interesting app for journalists to write about, but not necessarily to use for finding story ideas or promoting their work. Emily Rasowsky, the director of marketing strategy at Social Driver, a DC-based digital marketing agency, joins National Press Club member Zach Everson to explain Snapchat’s recent updates that have made it much more valuable to journalists.

Thanks to Emily Rasowsky for being a great guest and to the National Press Club’s broadcast committee for the opportunity.

Update-1 usually focuses on journalism, communications, freedom and transparency. Have any ideas for an episode (and an interview with yourself is fine)? Please let me know. Thanks!