I met Pub Crawl hosts Dave and Alicia through podcasting. They came to a Living in Las Vegas meet up a few years prior to the VVN launch and we became fast friends. When they agreed to host Pub Crawl, I was thrilled.
1000+ days later, we have produced a total of 112 episodes of Pub Crawl. I’ve learned that the best margaritas are made by the Devil, getting a free drink here and there is an art, and if I want the best drink prices on the Strip, I’ve got to go to Casino Royale. Even better, during that same time, Dave and Alicia have become even closer friends with myself and Melissa.
For those who’ve never done a weekly (or bi-weekly) video podcast, it is a great deal of work. . .much more so than an audio podcast, to be sure. And over those 1000+ days, the Ivy’s NEVER complained.
But a funny thing happened on the way to this post. . .life.
Both the Whitney’s and the Ivy’s have taken on a great deal of extra work in the last few months. Dave and Alicia started Wicked Pizza, and as anybody in the restaurant business knows, running that type of business is HARD WORK. Dave continues to focus on the business and deciding on its next important step. At the same time, I’ve been in stealth mode for a new business that works in conjunction with VVN (more on that later). Given the focus that is needed by both sides, we have decided to place Pub Crawl on an open-ended hiatus.
I felt the launch of the network was a big success in large part because Pub Crawl was a part of the network lineup. I cannot thank Dave and Alicia enough for the work they put into Pub Crawl. They were fun, engaging, and entertaining. Just what you want in a host. . .and good friends.
p.s. You can still hear Dave and Alicia on the world’s most popular Star Trek podcast, called Trekcast. The Ivy’s are great on the show. . .go listen to them.