Howard Hian

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Every so often writing assignments sync perfectly with personal interests.  So it was when I covered the World Poker Tour DeepStacks Tournament, hosted by...

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As a travel writer, I’m often questioned about my dream vacation. My answer is a “poker getaway.” I’d follow my personal yellow brick road...

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There are times when a travel story meshes perfectly with a favorite pastime.  So it was, on a recent trip to Reno, Nevada, the...

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A Short History of Laughlin, Nevada     The Southern California "drive market" is the number one tourist magnet for Las Vegas. Planning a road-trip there?...

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A recent trip involved “kicking the tires” at the newly opened RIU Playa Blanca in Panama. One vacation souvenir I always shop for is...

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My love affair with New Orleans began when I was a student at Tulane University. Peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half-shell,...

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As I entered the fabled Mecca of high stakes poker, Bobby's Room at the Bellagio Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, a few of...

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Located on the east coast of Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo, in the Yucatan Peninsula, on the shore of the Caribbean Sea,...

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In November of 2008, my wife and I made our first visit to Mexico's east coast state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula....