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Episode 32 – Talking Las Vegas with Shawn Coomer

Episode Description

We’re talking Vegaaaaas with Shawn Coomer from milestomemories. When to go, how to save money, and some insider tips from the Las Vegas resident! Recorded 2 Jun, 2016.

Episode Notes

Shawn Coomer from milestomemories joins the program once again, this time to talk about his hometown, Las Vegas. We kick things off talking about why Las Vegas is worth a visit, including for non gamblers (6:47). We then talk about our favorite times to go (16:52) and how to save money on lodging (21:58).

We then regale each other with tales of the $20 trick (32:48) before talking about how to save money in the casino and on entertainment (37:14). We close things out talking Las Vegas for families (52:00) before a Last Word including our favorite things to do and eat in town (1:02:49).

Shawn’s article on peeing on the Berlin Wall here!

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Music: “She” by Still Pluto

 

4 Comments

  1. Ben Ben
    June 9, 2016    

    Any chance of you ever providing a transcript to these podcasts? I have zero desire to listen to you all speak for an hour, but I’d love to know what you guys are talking about in these podcasts. Mostly because I can read much faster than you all can speak.

    • Joe Joe
      June 10, 2016    

      Haha sorry, that’s probably unrealistic. I don’t type that fast. 😛 Maybe when we have a huge staff one day…

  2. JOHN JOHN
    June 9, 2016    

    Hey Guys,

    Just listened to your podcast, appreciate your tips and info. I just returned a week ago, went by myself for a couple days of solid poker.
    i think you could have touched on some of the negatives in Vegas as well as all of the positives.
    One clear problem, especially if you are bringing kids, are all the vagrants that are passed out on the sidewalks.
    Everywhere on the main strip. A rather difficult discussion with little ones if you choose to bring them.
    The ‘resort’ fees are ridiculous and a surprise to many people, tacked on when you show up at your hotel.
    Why this fee isn’t rolled into the hotel room expense, still don’t know.
    But this ‘fee’ which covers the pool, wifi and in room coffee needs to go away….and some of them can be as high as $35/night.
    The other negative was all of the prostitutes walking the streets.
    I was amazed at the number of women who approached me on the strip and Flamingo Street where my Tuscany Suites Hotel was located.
    I walked from the Tuscany to the Venetian several times, so there were many encounters with these people.

    I love Vegas, hope to move there some day, just a bit disappointed by a few things this trip.

    Best of luck
    John

    • Joe Joe
      June 10, 2016    

      Great points. The resort fees are super annoying and those other things you listed are definitely why I don’t think I’m ever bringing my kids!

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