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Beer, bubbly and Britney: Follow my Vegas trip via MapQuest’s Instagram account

I’m heading to Las Vegas this weekend as part of Starwood Preferred Guest and Caesar’s Entertainment Celebration Weekend.

The itinerary’s jammed with lots of fun activities, like eating, drinking and Britney Spears’s show at Planet Hollywood (which — true confession — I’m a lot more excited about than a hardcore classic rock fan should publicly admit to).

I’ll be posting photos throughout the trip on MapQuest’s Instagram account. So, please, follow along.

Also, I created a Spotify playlist for the trip. So, please, listen along too.

AOL Travel publishes my harrowing tale of feeding pigeons in Venice

AOL TravelAs part of its Wild Animal Adventure week, AOL Travel published my article

Man vs. Pigeons in Venice’s Piazza San Marco

Ok, so maybe it’s not that wild of an animal adventure, but pigeons are kinda disgusting and feeding them was a big deal for me. So back off. has 12.7 million daily unique visitors. Watch the video of my experience in Venice after the jump.

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AOL Travel publishes my article, ‘Whiskey Makes its Mark in China’

AOL TravelAs part AOL’s cocktail week, AOL Travel published my article

Whiskey Makes its Mark in China”

The article idea came about while on a press trip with the Ritz-Carlton and Cathay Pacific a few years ago. It was fun revisiting my travel to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Thanks to the PR people at both companies for making that trip happen. has 12.7 million daily unique visitors.

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Thrillist publishes my guide, ‘How to behave like the gentleman you aren’t at the Royal Ascot’s Royal Enclosure’

ThrillistProbably the one horse-racing event that’s more prestigious than the Kentucky Derby is the Royal Ascot. Held 25 miles west of London, racegoers are both more decadent and more depraved than their counterparts here in Louisville. In anticipation of the meet, for Thrillist’s travel section, I contributed

How to behave like the gentleman you aren’t at the Royal Ascot’s Royal Enclosure

Thrillist is a leading men’s digital lifestyle brand, providing an honest take on the best in food, drink, and other lifestyle choices for millions of guys across the globe.

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