Las Vegas Virgin

"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"


I remember that classic cliche being spoken to me over the last 24 years. Maybe it was that saying that really detoured me from wanting to go to Vegas. But it did make me wonder, do people still say this? Was that a generational thing, or do some people really live in this rule when coming to town?

I found out this slogan was started by a marketing campaign, 10 years AGO!


"Las Vegas' "What Happens Here, Stays Here" slogan is one of the more famous taglines in modern tourism marketing and one of the most quoted, talked about, and recognized ad campaigns in any industry."


Hostel Cat

This is has been the second hostel I have stayed at on my travels. Not so long ago, I experienced my first hostel environment in the mountain town of South Lake Tahoe, cleverly named Mellow Mountain Hostel. It was a very chill place.

The Hostel Cat is famously known for being apart of the film, The Hangover. It comically shares a parking lot to a strip club), and across the street is the wedding chapel Brittney Spears famously had a shotgun wedding in, and then divorced 54 hours later.



Pro - If you have a passport with stamps, a room is low as $13. Included is free pancakes before 10 am, or until the batter is gone.

Cons - Don't expect you getting a full nights rest. It's a party hostel. 



The location is a solid one, with downtown Vegas to the west only by walking distance, and the Stratosphere serving as a backyard ambiance art piece. There are activities going on every night, such as limo rides to the Strip, and a personal “Fremont Experience” tour, by the owner. If you’re lucky (depending on how you look at it), you might get 32 people crammed into a van, when capacity was 14, which only you took you 4 blocks away, plus paying $4 for each, for gas contribution. Business is business I suppose.



I stuck my head into a couple of the Casinos. Bellagio was a recurrence. It had beautiful art installations, and a fountain that did tricks of its own.



Consumer Electronics Show

A popular and international trade show for the newest technology that is featured from many companies worldwide. 



This year some of the electronics of the future included hoover boards. Lexus made their own version called "Slide", and it doesn't even have wheels! ;)

Toyota brings the future with its FCV Plus, a concept vehicle that is made to run with hydrogen fuel.

But then there are the unlucky ones, who got the unexpected company from the Feds. The U.S. Marshals were there to kick the Chinese company out of the show.


My job this year was working as an assistant. I absolutely loved it, and my manager and me got along great, and hopefully we will be working together again in the future. 

I was able to do some mingling around the convention for a short bit. One thing I did enjoy was being able to run around on a few breaks, and meet more of the people in my marketing industry. I just love meeting people, it's kind of my thing. :D