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Cheapskate Vegas: A Vegas Podcast for Low Rollers

Jan 4, 2019

In this episode, I give my best of 2018 list, state my 2019 resolutions, and ponder the usefulness of time zones. Here you go:

My best of 2018 in travel:

Best meal: Alinea, Chicago

Bonus audio with me and Han in Patreon if I can ever figure out how to edit this new Cast service.

Anyway, I wrote about Alinea on the blog. Three-star Micheline rated restaurant. About $300 per person not including drinks. A true dining experience.

Best drink: Bad Luck Bar, Detroit

The best thing that can happen to you in a Detroit back alley. A speakeasy with limited seating but competent mixologists. Drinks are pricey, but value is what you get.

Best resort: El Dorado Casitas Royale, Riviera Maya

Stunning resort on a long stretch of beach. The food wasn’t the best we’ve had at a Cancun all-inclusive, but it was still very good. But the property itself was gorgeous. A great upper-middle tier resort in Cancun.

Coolest city: New Orleans

Best new destination: Louisville

Most fun trip: Zorkfest 2018, Las Vegas

Goals for 2019:

  1. Figure out how timezones work - The timezone should be the same for the entire country.

  2. Become a cool hat guy - Folically challenged, but Podcasters should be the pinnacle of cool. Athletes like Cam Newton post game- that’s what we should look like. More of a Mad Hatter feel, but I’m buying a cool hat this year.

  3. Change some cards around - Probably sign up for Amex Gold and cancel Platinum. The previous episode I mentioned a 25k sign on bonus for Gold, Joe from Observation Deck slid into my DMs to remind me that signing up using a friend’s referral link will get you a 50k sign on bonus. As I say all the time, if you’re looking for a new card, check to see if a friend or family member has a link you can use.

Upgrade from Sapphire P to R. Not going to wait to two more years to get the sign on bonus.

  1. New schedule -

Monday post, Tuesday (bi-weekly) show, Thursday post
Saw your plans on social media. I want to help you get there. Some very cool destinations in your future. Let me know if you have questions or suggestions, I want to continue to put out content that speaks to you.