The TravelZork Team
The TravelZork Team is made up of a group passionate travelers and experience seekers. TravelZork writers possess an individual, personal, and passionate touch that brings the best travel and Vegas information and resources to the web and beyond. We are growing! Interested in writing for us? Drop us a line and tell us about your adventures!
Founder/Chief of Content
Michael resides in London and travels extensively as a British Airways Executive Club (BAEC) Gold member. Current passion projects include TravelZork, the creation of ZorkFest (The Preeminent Consumer-Focused Travel Loyalty (Miles+Points) and Casino Loyalty Conference), ZorkCast Podcast (A chat about casinos, luxury travel, Las Vegas, and gambling with a focus on experiences), and the new live webcast ZorkCast Live. He also curates the largest BAEC Gold+ FaceBook group in addition to other casino-centric Facebook groups. In the professional world, as an experienced travel, casino gaming, and aviation industry entrepreneur Michael combines deep loyalty (casino and travel) subject matter expertise with innovation to deliver value and execute unique marketing-focused programs. In addition, Michael is passionate about the history of Las Vegas/Atlantic City and baccarat, as well as cooking and also enjoying foodie experiences around the globe.
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”baccarat_guy
Founder/Chief of Technology
Dave has many passions in his life. Technology, Gadgets, Travel, and Outdoor Adventures with a love for winter sports such as Ice Climbing and Snowboarding. After many years in corporate positions and entrepreneurial ventures, many crazy trips throughout the US, Europe and Asia he decided to team up with his friend and colleague of almost 30 years to create a concept that would bring all of these passions together in a confluence of technology, travel, and adventure - TravelZork!
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." - Henry FordNHRocks68
Casino Gaming and Loyalty Expert
Brooklyn born and NJ raised, Eric frequents Atlantic City and uses casinos as his summer beach home. He travels to Las Vegas and other warm-weather destinations and pays pennies on the dollar for flights and hotels. Eric contributes to gambling and travel related websites and podcasts to discuss all things Atlantic City and his passion for “Comp Harvesting.” Eric is also one of the featured speakers at the Casino and Travel Loyalty Conference ZorkFest. By combining his knowledge of miles, points and casino loyalty programs, he teaches people how to travel for free and maximize value for your gambling dollar.
A self-confessed Vegas nerd, Steve visits Las Vegas multiple times a year and can often be found propping up Cosmo’s Chandelier bar. Steve’s expertise lies in maximising the everyday visitor’s Vegas experience, no matter the budget. He has vast amounts of knowledge in all aspects of a Vegas vacation, from the best hotels to visit, to the best games to play, to the best players club to join to maximise comps. Steve has recently joined the Travelzork family, merging his highly successful Las Vegas UK blog into the Travelzork brand. Steve’s other interests lie in aviation and travel more generally. He’s also a big fan of country music (someone has to be!)
Marc learned about gambling at a young age working down the street from a bookie who took action on anything from the mainstream sports to the last three digits of the purse for certain horse races. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant who works anywhere there's a wifi signal. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.
Catherine gravitates towards any activity that has to do with planning and lists. This has served her well while trying to play optimally in casinos for over 10 years and traveling on a budget and working frequent flyer deals for over 30 years. Catherine’s affinity for tiny calendar stickers transformed into a love affair with the super cute world of Hello Kitty, which has been ongoing for more than 40 years!
Seven Stars Insider
Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen is the publisher of the SevenStarsInsider.com – both the website and the monthly newsletter. Darryl also writes a bi-weekly column, Mr. AC Casino, for the Atlantic City Weekly. A former professional journalist, based in Wilmington, Del., Darryl is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations.
Benét J. Wilson
Benét is the mother of a 10-year-old who took said child on her first flight at 10 days old. She is a veteran aviation journalist who has been an aviation geek since she took her first flight -- on a Pan Am Boeing 747 -- when she was only six years old. She loves the 747 so much, she made it a part of her logo. She's a student pilot who is having trouble sticking her landings. And she's such a fan of airports that she'd actually pay rent to live in one.
Robin T. Aubin (Binbin) has been involved in music all his life, including 40 years of choral conducting, and performing professionally in different musical genres since he was 10 years of age. “Heck, I even performed in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.”. Twenty years ago casino gambling became a side interest. The business, the history, the expansion across the U.S., the myths, the superstitions and innovations of legalized gambling became a fascination. “It allows us to witness the best and worst of human nature and human interaction.
Eric loves blackjack, architecture, hotels, more hotels, more blackjack, art and design. He grew up drawing hotels, and now spends his free time traveling to see and experience some of the greatest hospitality experiences in the gaming world while using his education in architecture as a tool to analyze how the best hotels in the world are created and developed.
Danny has been going to Vegas since Spring Break 1997. He has been to Las Vegas more than 40 times since. He enjoys Vegas for the slots, video poker, food, drink, pool season and entertainment options...and yet, he isn't there for the people. As a self-proclaimed (and verified) super introvert, he enjoys Vegas because it is the best place on Earth to be alone in the crowd. It doesn't mean he won't have a drink with you at the Wynn Tower Suites Bar...he just might need a nap in seclusion immediately after.
Steve has spent the last 35 years traveling around the world for both business and pleasure. He is a Delta Three Million Miler and has earned top tier elite status with multiple Airline and Hotel Programs. One year after a very long mileage run to Japan to qualify for Delta status, he decided to get serious about finding the best way to travel better for less and started building a portfolio of travel hacking tools and techniques.
The Inveterate Gambler has had a keen interest in casino games and the casino industry for more decades that he likes to remember. Craps, Blackjack and some Pai Gow Poker are his games of choice. He also enjoys playing in the home poker game were wild cards and luck overcome skill. He has no interest in slots and if there were no table games he would never set foot inside a casino. He is an expert on the Atlantic City scene. Like Batman, Superman, The Green Hornet, and a host of his other comic book heroes, The Inveterate Gambler must keep his true identity secret.