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Footage I shot makes its way to U.K. TV

Ballroom dancing in Shenzhen, China
In what sounds like an anecdote from every Thomas Friedman article ever, a Manchester, U.K. TV station used this Washington, D.C.-based writer’s footage of ballroom dancing in Shenzhen, China in a recent segment.

It’s at the 1:07 mark in this ITV segment (sorry, ITV doesn’t allow for embedding video):

“Blackpool Dance Festival to have sister event in China”

And in case you want to watch all the footage of the dancing in Shenzhen, here it is.

What the Apple Watch means for hotel guests, if anything (my latest for ‘Condé Nast Traveler’)

Apple released the Apple Watch today. And, because you’re an Internet user, you know that!

There are slew of potential uses for travelers. But, of course, we heard similar hype a few years back about the now discontinued Google Glass.

For Condé Nast Traveler, I looked at what the Apple Watch could mean for hotel guests—and if it’s likely to live up to its hype and potential:

“Will the Apple Watch Revolutionize Hotel Stays?”

‘What travel to Cuba looks like today’—my latest article for Fox News

Even after President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new Cuba policy in December 2014, by law, Americans can still only travel to Cuba if their visit falls into one of 12 categories (and sorry, sipping rum on the beach is not one of them).

But the new rules Obama announced, which took effect in January, made the application process faster and easier, causing more Americans to travel to our island neighbor.

So Fox News asked me to look at exactly what awaits them:

“Snapshot: What travel to Cuba looks like today”