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Episode #10: The February Trip Report

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This episode features an in-depth trip report of my most recent getaway to Las Vegas, from February 3rd-6th, 2019 featuring:

- Meal reviews including Wahlburger's, Virgil's Real BBQ, Gordon Ramsay Burger, Sake Rok and Grand Lux Cafe
- Off-strip visits to dive bars The Hard Hat Lounge & Dino's Lounge, drinks and pizza at Corduroy & Evel Pie on Fremont Street and an EPIC Prime Rib Dinner from Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
- The pros and cons of landing in Las Vegas during the Super Bowl (aka "The Big Game")
- Thoughts on the current state of the GO Rooms at The Flamingo
- A safety tip/PSA on how to correctly cross the street in Las Vegas
- And much MUCH more!

Also, a some quick shout-outs & plugs in this episode:

- My friend Lisa Marie Smith's debut EP is currently available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify and for download from iTunes.  Be sure to follow her on Twitter & Instagram for appearances and shows!
- If you've got an upcoming Vegas trip planned & you're looking for ways to score some great deals, visit Viva Las Value for tip & tricks!  Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 
- V-Day Vegas presents Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at The Space, February 14th to 16th.  Proceeds from shows are going to support the Rape Crisis Center, Dress For Success and Yoga Haven.  Tickets available now at TheSpaceLV.com
- Mondays Dark #3 of 2019 happens on Monday, February 18th at The Space!  Join host Mark Shunock as he's joined on stage by his Vegas friends to raise $10K in 90 minutes for Jake Kielb's Hockey Foundation.  The musical theme: "Oh Canada - The Best From North of the Border".  Tickets start at just $20 and are available now at MondaysDark.com 

Episode #9: Staying On The Strip vs Staying Off The Strip

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The topic for this episode comes from one of our listeners: Brandon dropped me a note on Facebook wondering about my thoughts on staying on at a hotel/resort ON The Strip vs staying at a hotel/resort OFF The Strip.  I thought that was a great idea...so here we go!

Also, a couple of quick shout-outs in this week's episode:

  • John Di Domenico - aka "Donald Trump" found himself on the end of Twitter praise from Mark Hamill for his work in Randy Rainbow's latest Trump-related video, "Cell Block Tango".  If you want to see John doing Trump LIVE in Vegas, check out Ester Goldberg's Totally Outrageous Brunch at the SLS Hotel & Casino every Saturday & Sunday.
  • V-Day Vegas presents Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at The Space, February 14th to 16th.  Proceeds from shows are going to support the Rape Crisis Center, Dress For Success and Yoga Haven.  Tickets available now at TheSpaceLV.com
  • Mondays Dark #3 of 2019 is coming up on Monday, February 18th at The Space.  Join Mark Shunock and his Vegas friends as they raise $10K in 90 Minutes for Jake Kielb's Hockey Foundation.  Tickets for the show are available now at MondaysDark.com

Episode #8: Bringing Kids To Vegas

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This week's episode is about a topic that always manages to get people going online - whether it's on Facebook, TripAdvisor or any of the thousands of other Vegas-related blogs or websites out there:

BRINGING KIDS TO VEGAS 

Big thanks to my guests who joined me to talk about this very polarizing topic:

  • Jessica aka "Vegas Princess Bella" - She's a long-time Las Vegas visitor who runs Las Vegas Pics and Tricks on Facebook and a mom, who recently took her 8 & 10 year-old children to Vegas.
  • My good friend Adam West, Midday Host & Program Director at Hot 100.5 FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - He's a frequent Vegas visitor and a dad of 3 who has some strong yet valid opinions about the PARENTS who bring their kids to Las Vegas.  Find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • And Maria-Leena Kerr - She's the owner of DanishTourGuide.com, an online concierge platform and sightseeing company.  Maria also provides tour services in Las Vegas and helps families organize their trips to Vegas.  Reach out to her on Twitter and Instagram.

Listen in for great insight on bringing children to Las Vegas.

And don't forget: I'm coming to Vegas from February 3rd to 6th/2019!  I'll be at the SOLD-OUT Mondays Dark on February 4th and I'll be bouncing around town throughout those days.  If you're in town and want to connect, please feel free to reach out via Twitter or Facebook!

Episode #7: The Crossover Follow-Up - We THOUGHT We’d Done Vegas

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This week's episode is a nice little follow-up to last week's crossover with Faces And Aces: Las Vegas and the "So You Think You've Done Vegas" episode.

After we posted our episodes on-line, Chris and I got talking about some of the things we missed on our lists (including a couple of REALLY embarrassing ones...ha ha!).  Then after we Tweeted out about the show, our followers starting sending us messages with their suggestions for things to add to the list.

So, in no particular order, presented within this episode are a few "honourable mentions" for things you need to do in Vegas to officially say you've "done Vegas".

Also, a few congrats are in order:

And don't forget: I'll be in Las Vegas from February 3-6/2019, taking in Mondays Dark on February 4th (get your tickets - while they last).  If you'll be there too and want to hang out, feel free to reach out to me via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

Thanks so much for listening!

 

Episode #6: The Faces & Aces LV Crossover - So You Think You’ve Done Vegas?

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There have been so many EPIC crossovers in history; The Flintstones & The Jetsons, Family Guy & The Simpsons, Power Rangers & TMNT, Full House & Family Matters...and now you can add ANOTHER one to the list:

The Faces And Aces Las Vegas Podcast & The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast!

After much brainstorming, Chris & I managed to get together via Skype and put together what I think is a pretty great episode for both of our podcasts!

We're both regular visitors to Las Vegas and in all those visits, we determined that there are certain things you have to do in order to say you've "done Vegas"...so in this crossover episode, we present our lists - but with a bit of a twist:

If you want to hear our discussion & thoughts on the COMPLETE lists, you need to listen to BOTH of our podcasts!  Numbers 10 through 6 are over at Faces And Aces Las Vegas & Number 5 through 1 are heard here in my podcast.

If you really can't wait to listen to both episodes of the podcasts, then here's my complete list of the Top 10 Things You Have To Do To Say You've "Done Vegas":

10) Get a photo with a showgirl or character on the street
9) Visit Fremont Street/Downtown Las Vegas
8) See a Cirque du Soleil Show
7) Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel
6) Ride the Linq High Roller
5) Do a Gondola Ride at the Venetian
4) Go to a strip club (or at the very least, a topless show)
3) Get bottle service/VIP table service at a night club
2) Take a helicopter ride over The Strip
1) Visit the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign

Thanks so much for listening and checking out The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast!

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Episode #5: Your Vegas Trip & Your Money

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Episode #5 of The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast is - to quote Puff Daddy - "All About The Benjamins Baby".

Hopefully, this episode will be helpful for Vegas vets and virgins alike; One of the most popular questions I see posted about planning a Vegas vacation is "How much money should I bring with me?"  There are several different answers to this question, all dependent on the type of trip you're planning...so hopefully, I'll be able to help you with some guidance.

Thanks for listening and thanks for checking us out!

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Episode #4: The December Trip Report

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 24/2018 - Welcome to Episode #4 of The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast!

This episode is an in-depth trip report of my most recent getaway to Las Vegas from December 16-20, 2018 featuring:

- A review of my first ever stay at Caesars Palace
- My experience trying to take an Uber from Caesars to the Hard Rock Hotel
- Meals at Nine Fine Irishmen, Mon Ami Gabi, Culinary Dropout, Yardbird and Black Tap
- A recap of the Mondays Dark 5th Anniversary Celebration
- And a review of Human Nature: Jukebox at the Venetian

So sit back, relax and enjoy this audio trip to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Episode #3: The Shameless Plug - Mondays Dark’s 5th Anniversary Show

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 14/2018 - This episode is - admittedly - a shameless plug for a special event coming up on Monday, December 17th at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. My friend, Mark Shunock - who I've talked about on previous episodes - is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of his charity show, "Mondays Dark".

Episode #2: Tips & Tricks For Walking The Strip - Don’t Get Scammed!

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 7/2018 - Episode #2 of the Jeff Does Vegas podcast includes tips & tricks on things to avoid while walking the strip as well as a few must-do attractions both on and off the strip. Also, a sneak peak at the Mondays Dark 5th Birthday Celebration coming up December 17th at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Episode #1: The Debut Episode - The November Trip Report

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 1/2018 - Welcome to the debut episode of The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast! For the debut show, it's a trip report from my most recent trip to Sin City from November 12-14, 2018. I recap my experience at The Flamingo Hotel, talk about some of the great restaurants I checked out and talk about a "hidden gem" off the strip - the National Atomic Testing Museum.

So sit back, relax and enjoy this audio trip to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!