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  • You should read this nice article from ‘Afar’ | Zach Everson
    of the Past The View from AFAR Share Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on WhatsApp Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Related Afar My work Travel Travel writing Writing Condé Nast Traveler publishes my analysis of Kayak s analysis again Condé Nast Traveler publishes my exclusive on TripScout s update No comments yet Reply Cancel reply About I m a freelance writer focusing on travel food and A E Currently contributing to Condé Nast Traveler Fox News and Lonely Planet Previous engagements include The Wall Street Journal Air Canada s enRoute Gawker Media s Gridskipper and Deadspin USA Today BlackBook and Curbed as well as senior editor at Aol Travel and the founding editor of Eater Louisville Member of the National Press Club and Society of American Travel Writers Owner of Derby Home Rental Washington DC based Boston born Kentucky Colonel Contact Mobile SMS Signal 703 919 8018 Email zach zacheverson com Skype z everson Snapchat z

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  • Blog | Zach Everson - Part 2
    helm of Nobu empire Thanks to Michelle Edwards and everyone at Four Seasons Doha and Nobu Doha for arranging my visit to Qatar Photo Michelle Edwards Accenture Travel interviews me about travel travel writing and my secret travel tip By Zach Everson on December 15 2015 I had a fun chat recently with Accenture Travel Rather than me telling you what it s about here you can just select the link We turned the tables on freelance travel writer Zach Everson for his view of travel Sandboarding in the Qatari desert for Fox News By Zach Everson on December 14 2015 Fox News just published my latest article How not to break your neck sandboarding in Doha Thanks to Michelle Edwards and everyone at Four Seasons Doha for arranging my visit to Qatar Photos Michelle Edwards What to do in Orlando that doesn t involve The Mouse By Zach Everson on December 11 2015 Wells Fargo Advisors Lifescapes newsletter just published my latest article Orlando Beyond Disney World Why Facebook stinks at covering developing news By Zach Everson on November 19 2015 Facebook destroys Twitter in most metrics But when it comes to breaking news Twitter is the go to social media outlet demonstrated last week during the Paris attacks Here s a look why Executive summary it s largely Facebook s fault I help manage the social media sites for the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Yesterday around 5 30 p m all times EST a Texas trial court withdrew the execution order for Raphael Holiday scheduled to die that evening for killing three children Shortly thereafter I shared that good news with our Facebook followers for a look at why KCADP opposes the death penalty visit its website I wrote the post to attract maximum engagement on Facebook I started off with BREAKING in all caps which has proven to be an attention getter we use it sparingly though I linked to the story from another source that is not kcadp org Facebook seems to give posts a bigger reach when you re not linking to your own website I framed the story in a positive manner to garner more likes and hence more views That post did really well by KCADP s standards reaching 867 people and picking up 17 likes one comment and one share as of 10 30 a m today But around 8 15 p m less than three hours later the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overruled the lower court and Holiday s execution was back on KCADP needed to share this development with its followers as well both to inform them that the earlier post was dated as well as ask them to contact Texas governor Greg Abbott seeking clemency for Holiday Our options for sharing this new development though were limited And crappy We could update the first post to change what had been a positive story execution on hold into a negative one execution going forward But by

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  • Blog | Zach Everson - Part 62
    and deleted Editors of course don t have the option of skipping parts I saw the writing on the bathroom wall that this job would be tough By Zach Everson on February 14 2006 I was at a client site for a meeting and saw this sign It s not good when even the custodians are verbose And no I m not in the habit of taking pictures in bathrooms I happened to have my cell phone with me which has a camera It reminded me of my job during high school at an electronics retailer I told the warehouse supervisor that we could use more toasters He responded that he d take care of it as soon as he finished procuring the end cap His name was Dante however so I figured maybe he was entitled to a little poetic license Nope she definitely can t do that By Zach Everson on February 14 2006 On the Olympics last night the announcer at the women s halfpipe competition referred to one of the athletes chances of winning a medal by saying She can definitely podium This gaffe is just part of the trend of sports commentators pushing for brevity at the expense of well making sense Throughout this past football season NFL announcers would say that a player was out with a hamstring Since when did having a hamstring preclude one from being able to play football Freakonomics on the benefits of being specific By Zach Everson on November 11 2005 I just finished Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner On pages 73 75 they analyze the correlation of words in real estate ads with the selling price of a house Listed below are ten terms commonly used in real estate ads Five of them have a strong positive correlation to the ultimate sales price and five have a strong negative correlation Guess which are which Fantastic Granite Spacious State of the art Corian Charming Maple Great Neighborhood Gourmet Can you discern which five terms correlated to a higher sales price and which five correlated to a lower one The answer granite state of the art Corona maple and gourmet fetch higher sales prices whereas fantastic spacious charming and great neighborhood correlate to the lower ones What do those terms have in common The ones that lead to higher prices are specific there is no doubt about what most of those phrases mean As for the lower priced ones well is subject to a lot of interpretation Whether it s in a real estate ad a resume or a proposal specificity pays A review of Microsoft s foray into the style manual market By Zach Everson on October 27 2005 A job I was recently working on used the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications as its style manual Now as a Mac user I try to avoid Microsoft products so you can imagine my displeasure when I realized Microsoft published a style manual I

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  • EnRoute | Zach Everson
    slated to arrive in February Here are some of my writing and travel highlights for 2011 In January Air Canada s enRoute published my article about taking a poker lesson from two time World Series of Poker winner Mark Seif and then hitting the tables solo in Las Vegas Later that month I went to Israel visiting Tel Aviv Galilee and Jerusalem Turns out Jerusalem has some fun drinking venues In February enRoute published my article about photographing flowing lava with Photo Safari Hawaii on the Big Island BlackBoo k added Louisville to its City Guide mobile app and website in March publishing 100 reviews of bars restaurants and hotels that I wrote as the Louisville City Editor Also in March I spoke with Louisville s Society of Professional Journalists about being a travel writer Later that month I visited the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels Resorts my article on a gladiator fighting lesson I took ran as an enRoute web exclusive and in Air Canada s onAir frequent flyer newsletter in June The attention the Kentucky Derby brings to Louisville has been great for my career in May The Wall Street Journal devoted the entire back page of its Derby day edition to an article I wrote and interviews I conducted on city hotspots And Fox News published my piece on five horse racing related activities travelers to Louisville can enjoy on non Derby weekend visit In July I visited Montana with my wife and daughter the highlight of which was glamorous camping at The Ranch at Rock Creek Louisville com won the 2011 Louisville Magazine s readers choice award for best local website in July I trekked around in 107 degree heat in Dallas for enRoute scoping out the city s art scene for a yet to be published article on buying art Indianapolis really impressed me seriously when I took the trip 2 5 hours north in August Super Bowl fans will find plenty more to do than just watch the game this February Nantucket did likewise when I returned to where my family vacationed a couple of times when I was a kid Don t plan on reading anything about this trip it was a family trip and I didn t take a single note In October Louisville com writers and readers stuffed the ballot box enough to earn second place for best local website in LEO Weekly s the city s alt weekly Readers Choice awards Louisville com was again an official media partner of the Breeders Cup horse racing s world championships this November In addition BlackBook dispatched me to cover the Jocktails party part of the run up to Breeders Cup and preview Downs After Dark the sole night race of Churchill Downs 2011 fall meet Also in November Louisville Magazine published an account of my bravest assignment yet eating at the Paula Deen Buffet in Southern Indiana s Horseshoe Casino Louisville Magazine made a bold move when it let me write about

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  • Read the Eater Louisville monthly recap in Louisville Magazine’s November issue | Zach Everson
    s restaurant and nightlife news from Eater Louisville Read the PDF here The Tasting Menu Thanks to Kane Webb and everyone at Louisville Magazine Photo Courtesy Louisville Magazine Share Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on WhatsApp Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Related Eater Louisville Kane Webb Louisville Magazine My work Writing Watch me eat a cheeseburger On TV So where can I read your stuff No comments yet Reply Cancel reply About I m a freelance writer focusing on travel food and A E Currently contributing to Condé Nast Traveler Fox News and Lonely Planet Previous engagements include The Wall Street Journal Air Canada s enRoute Gawker Media s Gridskipper and Deadspin USA Today BlackBook and Curbed as well as senior editor at Aol Travel and the founding editor of Eater Louisville Member of the National Press Club and Society of American Travel Writers Owner of Derby Home Rental Washington DC based Boston born Kentucky Colonel

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  • My Work | Zach Everson
    on March 8 2016 Brand USA s Visit the USA website which encourages travelers abroad to well visit the USA just published another article I wrote How to Get up Close to a Volcano in Hawaii Condé Nast Traveler publishes my report on NASA s plans for quiet supersonic travel By Zach Everson on March 2 2016 Today Condé Nast Traveler published my latest article NASA Announces Plans for a Quiet Supersonic Jet How to plan your trip to the Kentucky Derby By Zach Everson on February 15 2016 Wells Fargo Advisors Lifescapes newsletter just published my latest article Planning Your Trip to the Races in Louisville Derby Home Rental adds Flipboard magazine About me profile By Zach Everson on February 7 2016 Derby Home Rental LLC my business that advertises Louisville Kentucky area homes to rent on Derby weekend just added a Flipboard magazine and About me profile Will they make a huge difference in helping renters find my site in 2016 Not sure but they can t hurt They join social media accounts Derby Home Rental already has on Facebook Google Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Tiny Letter Tumblr Twitter Derby 2015 was another record year for Derby Home Rental LLC with 58 homes advertising and 38 of them renting both all time highs And 2016 looks like it s off to an even better start Condé Nast Traveler publishes my exclusive on TripScout s update By Zach Everson on February 3 2016 Today Condé Nast Traveler published my exclusive on self guided city tour app TripScout s major update TripScout Is Our New Favorite Walking Tour App You should read this nice article from Afar By Zach Everson on January 19 2016 Because it mentions me Will Hidden Resorts Fees Actually Be a Thing of the Past The View

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  • SATW | Zach Everson
    giving me the opportunity to reach out to such an strong pool of writers Photo Courtesy SATW Society of American Travel Writers now includes this guy right here By Zach Everson on June 18 2012 I recently was accepted into the Society of American Travel Writers SATW Founded in 1955 the group promotes responsible journalism provides professional development for its members and encourages the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide I suspect its members also are the keepers of the holy grail or at least they know where it is and sprinkle clues to its location in various travel publications To be an SATW member you ve got to be a writer editor photographer bloggers or broadcast video film producer residing in the United States Canada or the Caribbean And kind of like the new qualifying system for the Kentucky Derby to be eligible you must have enough points which are determined based on the audience size of where you ve been published About I m a freelance writer focusing on travel food and A E Currently contributing to Condé Nast Traveler Fox News and Lonely Planet Previous engagements include The Wall Street Journal Air Canada s enRoute Gawker

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  • Society Of American Travel Writers | Zach Everson
    interview for giving me the opportunity to reach out to such an strong pool of writers Photo Courtesy SATW Society of American Travel Writers now includes this guy right here By Zach Everson on June 18 2012 I recently was accepted into the Society of American Travel Writers SATW Founded in 1955 the group promotes responsible journalism provides professional development for its members and encourages the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide I suspect its members also are the keepers of the holy grail or at least they know where it is and sprinkle clues to its location in various travel publications To be an SATW member you ve got to be a writer editor photographer bloggers or broadcast video film producer residing in the United States Canada or the Caribbean And kind of like the new qualifying system for the Kentucky Derby to be eligible you must have enough points which are determined based on the audience size of where you ve been published About I m a freelance writer focusing on travel food and A E Currently contributing to Condé Nast Traveler Fox News and Lonely Planet Previous engagements include The Wall Street Journal Air Canada s

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