What do we do here? I have been asked and often asked myself...OFF the STRIP what is our GOAL, our mission, our purpose?

I will try to answer that question today ONCE and for ALL. Here at OFF the STRIP which consists of myself, my Wife @MelissaOvard, my son @MilesDavisVegas and my 2 good friends @roccovignola & @greendirl.

This project started after my summer vacation in 2008 when I traveled to San Francisco ,Santa Cruz, San Jose and Los Angeles to take my son on his 1st vacation to visit some adventure parks and for the wife to hit some beaches and for me to try some great eats!!!!

At first I just wanted to share my photos with my family but after a few weeks of getting the hang of blogging and finding it to be VERY addictive and FUN-I decided to turn the blog into a homepage for myself so I could organize all things Las Vegas-all the great sites and links I've run across plus I wanted to start posting pictures and reviews of all the great places I found in Las Vegas while searching for NEW places to EAT.

Over the last 1 1/2 years I have searched the Las Vegas valley high and low to bring readers 100's of great places to eat in Las Vegas plus special events for locals. I have added tons of links to make it easier for locals & visitors alike to use the site to find stuff on their own. BUT don't be fooled there is still ALOT to cover.

Every week we attempt to find a new place to try but there are of course BUDGET RESTRICTIONS- I don't know how Food Critics and the like can afford to eat out at @ expensive places each week -I wish I knew the secret?

We try to keep our readers up to date about ALL great Las Vegas travel deals,food specials and events taking place in Las Vegas on our twitter feed @offthestrip.

I have NO formal computer training so I've taught myself everything and designed the blog by myself. Good or Bad?(BE sure to let me know what you think.)

I try to keep it fresh and simple but have reached a point where It is taking up alot more of my time and now I get enough requests I feel it may be time to begin to commercialize the site.

I have had many requests asking me to include a text link or small add for a small fee. I have never solicited anyone myself but HAVE accepted these offers.

I would like to recruit a couple of INTERNS to help me get this thing off the ground-Someone with a car,a camera and cell phone to visit some of the great things we get invites to. And maybe someone with some Web Design-Blog experience and maybe some PR or advertising knowledge.

I want to start a weekly YOUTUBE show 3 days a week giving a quick 3-4 minutes of WHAT'S HAPPENING -OFF the STRIP in Las Vegas!!!

I have ordered Business Cards and Stickers and would like to get my BLOG linked to some OFF the STRIP businesses or Casinos to get some more traffic:(hint! hint!)

@LasVegasHilton @TuscanyCasino @hardrockhotellv @PalmsLasVegas @RioVegas @goldcoastcasino @orleansarena @GoldenNuggetLV @FireflyLV @racep2r @BlkMtnGrill @carlsjrofvegas @SobeIceArena @fastlaplvcom @HofbrauhausLV @UNLVtickets @UNLVSportsRadio @U_SWIRL @Vic_n_Anthonys @JerrysNuggetLV @southpointlv @Loews_Hotels @RitzCarltonPR @LakeLasVegasNV @MonteLagoResort @ESLasVegas

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT or Email me @ if you'd like to apply for the INTERN positions or IF you'd like to discuss advertising opportunities.

THANKS so much to all of you for your loyal readership!!!

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