Introducing: The Vegas Solo

by Gray Cargill on April 13, 2010

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I’m having a website party, a “coming out party” of sorts, and you’re invited.  Last fall, a seed of an idea germinated in my head that it might be a good idea to separate out my SoloFriendly Las Vegas content from my blog and house it on its own separate website.  I’ve been nipping away at this project since Christmas time and after much blood, sweat and tears, I am finally ready to give birth to it.  So without further ado, I would like to formally invite you to join me over at The Vegas Solo, a resource to help travelers plan their first solo trip to Las Vegas.

What content will you find there? Most of what you found at my Vegas pages before, and a whole lot more, including tips on planning your solo trip to Vegas, when to go, what it’s like to be alone in Las Vegas, safety tips, tips on solo dining, how to get around, and what to do while you’re there.

What won’t you find there? A blog.  I only have time to maintain one blog, and that’s SoloFriendly.  So is intended to be a resource site only.  Obviously, I’ll update it as necessary with new information, but I’ll still be blogging about my Vegas trips over here on SoloFriendly.

What else won’t you find there? Comprehensive listings of every hotel, restaurant, show, attraction, car rental company, etc. in Las Vegas.  I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, and there are plenty of other sites out there with comprehensive listings.  My website is more of a “how to” and general planner that discusses what being alone on vacation in Las Vegas is like–along with some reviews of places I have personal experience with.  Eventually, you may be able to book hotels, shows, rental cars, etc. at the site, but we’re not there yet.

I’d like to send a shout-out to my friend Marc, who graciously served as my beta-tester, and was the first to confirm my suspicions that my original WordPress theme (which had a black background with white text) was not going to be eye-friendly for visitors.  I have fixed that with a new theme that is basic and simple, but hopefully easier to read and more pleasing to the eye.  I also want to thank JoAnna Haugen for providing me with some additional feedback on content.

I would love your feedback on the new site! If you have a question about solo travel to Las Vegas that I haven’t yet answered over there, please let me know what it is.  If you have some suggestions about how to add to or improve the site, I’m open to those as well.  Any website is a work-in-progress, and this one is no different.  So don’t be shy. I’ll take any idea under advisement.

In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Why are you still here?”  Go check it out!

SoloFriendly April 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

Thank you very much, Joya! I'll keep an eye out for it.

Joya April 29, 2010 at 4:12 am

Hi Gray! This is such a great site. I'm going to feature it on my Travel Bites of the Week this Friday.

SoloFriendly April 27, 2010 at 12:22 am

ROTFL! That's okay, Sabina, I needed the laugh. 🙂

Sabina April 27, 2010 at 12:13 am

Gray, I just noticed my original comment. I didn't remember I'd written that. But oh, well, now you have three comments from me. Maybe I'll forget again a week from now and make it four.

Sabina April 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

Oh, what a great idea, Gray. It's a very sharp-looking site too, and I love the two names. Very keyword rich are they. I wish you the best with it.

SoloFriendly April 17, 2010 at 1:55 am

Thank you, Sabina. Yes,it was hard work, but I'm glad I did it.

Sabina April 17, 2010 at 1:09 am

Congrats on launching a new website! That is a lot of hard work.

SoloFriendly April 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Thanks, Betsy! You have inspired me, though I don't think I'll ever be able to keep up with you. 🙂

Betsy April 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Huzzah!! Congrats, Gray! Looking forward to more great content.

SoloFriendly April 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Thank you so much, Jeff, and it's nice to see you here!

SoloFriendly April 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Me too! Time for me to see the rest of Vegas.

SoloFriendly April 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Thanks, Keith, I really appreciate your support.

Jeff Pecor April 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Nice job Gray! Congrats.

joanna_haugen April 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm

It looks great Gray! I'm really excited for you to come back to Las Vegas so we can do some more exploring of the city together!

Keith April 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Awesome! Good luck with your new site!

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