Freddy Sherman

Freddy Sherman

One of the top 100 contributors to Yahoo Voices, seasoned world traveler, photographer and writer, Freddy Sherman also works in sponsorship for large music festivals and concert tours with Nuell Entertainment.

Freddy is the editor of popular travel website and has traveled throughout the world. A UCLA graduate, he also runs an indie music and video label, BrainMuscleMedia. Freddy is also a true food and wine connoisseur, traveling the world to sample the finest and most interesting dishes and vintages and writing about his discoveries. A longtime Los Angeles resident, Freddy is a local expert, writing about places to go, things to do and where to eat, along with local politics and his favorite, Los Angeles history.
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  • Visiting Arequipa, Peru
    For travelers looking to explore a different part of Peru, the city of Arequipa presents a great combination of history, natural beauty and freedom from mass tourism.
  • Los Angeles Lakers Earloomz Bluetooth Headset Review
    As a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, I'm always looking for new ways to show my Purple and Gold pride. Earloomz, a company known for their Bluetooth headsets, offers a Los Angeles Lakers Bluetooth headset in the Laker colors of purple and gold.
  • Visiting 3 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Pennsylvania
    The mid-Atlantic state of Pennsylvania is home to three historic houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I've always had a fascination with this forward-thinking architect and visiting one of his homes is an incredible experience.
  • Next Oscars Host? Please, No More Comedians
    I'm a big fan of Seth MacFarlane and a regular watcher of all his childish television shows. However, I would like to see the Oscar producers choose a host who will take the whole thing more seriously.
  • Audi's New A8 L Sedan is Both Beauty and the Beast
    I had the opportunity to spend a week with their flagship luxury sedan, the A8 L, and found it to be three cars in one package. Correction, three amazing cars in one awesome package.
  • Paragliding in La Jolla, California at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
    Minutes off the San Diego Freeway in sunny La Jolla, California, the Torrey Pines Gliderport offers paraglider rides to the public.
  • Cruising the Mekong River: Vietnam and Cambodia with AmaWaterways
    I spent two weeks in December exploring Southeast Asia and seven days were on a wonderful luxury river cruise down the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia aboard AmaWaterways' AmaLotus.
  • Shooting with Sony's New Wearable Action Cam
    I like finding new technology that allows me more creativity in how and what I share. Formally known as the HDR-AS15, Sony's new wearable Action Cam is designed to compete in the action sports camera world lately dominated by GoPro.
  • Flying Cathay Pacific Business Class to Hong Kong
    There are a lot of options for international business class travel to Asia and I really think Cathay Pacific delivers the best combination of convenience, luxury and value.
  • Finding Civil War History in Los Angeles
    Most Americans may associate the Civil War with historic Eastern battle sites like Gettysburg, Atlanta or Richmond, but California and Los Angeles both played key roles. Here are some interesting Civil War sites to visit in Los Angeles.
  • Tipping Hotel Maids - What's the Right Thing to Do?
    I usually like to write about luxurious destinations or my own exotic adventures, but there's a travel debate that keeps coming up between me and different friends and business associates.
  • Floating Music Festivals Offer a Great Musical Vacation Experience
    I like attending music festivals so much that I've also attended two on the high seas. Music-themed cruises with major artists like Kid Rock, KISS, Weezer and more now bring the music festival experience to a cruise ship, offering a great musical vacation
  • Watching Prince Perform a Secret Show
    When you live in Los Angeles and work in the music business, as I do, you find out about a lot of great shows. Secret, small shows, where a major artist plays a small club.
  • InterContinental Montreal - Hotel Review
    Montreal is an exciting and dynamic city, but wow is it cold during the winter. I spent a few nights in the warm luxury of the Montreal InterContinental Hotel.
  • Top Five 2013 Kentucky Derby Favorites
    This Saturday's line-up of thoroughbreds looks like one of the very best in years. All the horses entered in the 139th Kentucky Derby have proven themselves qualified with wins this year to "Run For The Roses" at Churchill Downs.
  • 2013 Kentucky Derby Schedule
    Known as the "Greatest Two Minutes In Sports", I think the Kentucky Derby combines the excitement of the Super Bowl, NBA Championships and World Series into a single, very brief, horse race.
  • GoPro HERO3 - a Travel Writer's Review
    I've had the opportunity to use the GoPro HERO3 camera for a few months and have taken it on a river cruise down the Mekong river in Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as high into the Andes visiting Machu Picchu in Peru.
  • Great Golf Getaways: Indian Wells, California
    As a golfer, I'm constantly looking for convenient destinations I can visit for weekend getaways -- places I can drive to and be on the course and playing within about two hours from leaving home.
  • Madden NFL 25: My First Look
    I traveled up to the EA Sports offices in Redwood City, CA for their EA Sports Season Opener to check out new titles and meet with their developers.
  • Golf Travel: Presidente InterContinental Cozumel
    As a golfer, I'm constantly looking for unique and luxurious destinations to visit that also offer great golf experiences. I love Mexico and think Cozumel, a small island off the coast near Cancun, is one of the most beautiful spots to vacation.
  • Siem Reap Hotel Review: Le Meridien Angkor
    Siem Reap, Cambodia, the home of the Angkor Wat temple complex, is already the new, hot travel destination. Each year, millions and millions of visitors make the journey and I went for the first time a few months ago.
  • Review: Peruvian Legends Discovery Tour from Gate 1 Travel
    I've just returned from my second group travel experience in the past six months and I have to say I'm beginning to really like it. I enjoy having a full itinerary planned and executed for me.
  • Essential Travel Gadgets: Nintendo 3DS
    As a frequent traveler, I make sure I equip myself with gadgets that make my travel experience convenient and enjoyable. One of the essential travel gadgets that always goes along with me is my Nintendo 3DS.
  • Southern California Harley Rental Guide
    For Harley-Davidson riders who are visiting Los Angeles, or locals who want a cool weekend getaway, motorcycle rentals offer a great chance to get out and explore the beautiful Southern California area.
  • Cusco, Peru Hotel Review: Inkaterra La Casona
    I just returned from an incredible tour of Peru that included a few days in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Although I didn't stay at the Inkaterra La Casona, I did visit this historic property and can recommend it as a luxurious option for Cusco.
  • MLB Spring Training 2013: A Great Time to Be a Dodgers Fan
    After Magic Johnson and the new Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group took control just as the 2012 season started, I think we all expected the team to come out and dominate from day one.
  • 3 Great Spring European River Cruises
    Springtime is a beautiful time to take a river cruise in Europe. I just took a river cruise in Asia and really enjoyed the service, luxury and balance of activities and leisure time.
  • Montreal Ice Hotel Delivers Cold Fun
    I visited the Ice Hotel during the cold month of January and had a blast. I got the full experience, I spent the night in the Ice Hotel, I had dinner in the Pommery Ice Restaurant and even had a drink at the Ice Bar.
  • Saigon, Vietnam, Offers a Range of Shopping Options
    For a truly unique shopping experience, I recommend a trip to Saigon, Vietnam. The city in the south of Vietnam offers travelers warm weather, friendly people, and some amazing shopping experiences.
  • Camping in the Dry Tortugas National Park
    Truly one of the most remote national parks, the Dry Tortugas National Park lies 70 miles west of Key West off the coast of Florida. The park consists of seven small islands sitting among coral reefs in the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Turkey Is the Hot New Golf Destination
    Antalya, a resort city on Turkey's southern Mediterranean coast, is rapidly becoming one of the world's most popular golf destinations.
  • Admirals Club Review - Toronto
    I've found that American Airlines Admirals Clubs consistently offer everything I seek in a lounge. I know I'm going to find fresh food and drinks, helpful staff and a comfortable environment to work or relax.
  • American Airlines Offers Baggage Delivery Service
    I like when airlines introduce products for travelers that provide value and convenience and I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee for it. Last summer, American Airlines introduced a baggage delivery service.
  • Hotel Review: InterContinental Phnom Penh
    As someone who travels frequently, I'm beginning to see a mass of cookie-cutter luxury hotels in most cities around the world.
  • Dodgers' New TV Deal: What it Means for Fans
    It looks like the Los Angeles Dodgers have made a new broadcast deal with Time Warner Cable. I wanted to take a look at the proposed new deal to see how it would affect me, as a fan.
  • Sandy Koufax Returns to the Dodgers: A Fan's Perspective
    In what I see is another good move by the new ownership, the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced the return of basball icon Sandy Koufax to an active role with the team.
  • Best Places for Philly Cheesesteaks
    Growing up in Philadelphia, along with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, I was always familiar with the city's famous cheesesteak sandwiches. During school, an enjoyable tradition was to go for lunch with friends to Pat's in South Philly.
  • Visiting Little Tokyo in Los Angeles
    Little Tokyo is an area of downtown Los Angeles that's filled with wonderful Japanese dining, shopping and culture. It's a fun place to visit, whether you're a tourist or a local and it can also be a good base of operations to explore this big city.
  • Things to Do in Santa Clara
    Santa Clara is a city about an hour south of San Francisco that is the heart of Silicon Valley. The city is also about become the home of the San Francisco 49ers when the team moves there in 2014 to play in a new stadium still under construction.
  • Visiting the Ancient Cities of Perge and Aspendos in Turkey
    Turkey is a fascinating country that sits on the border between Europe and Asia. For travelers seeking a destination rich with history and archeology, it's a great place to visit.
  • Hotel Review: Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
    As a high pressure city that's all about money (making it and spending it), Hong Kong has some of the finest hotels on the planet. Upscale luxury is what everyone offers, so it can be hard to stand out from the pack.
  • Airport Pay-In Lounges - Are They Worth It?
    One of benefits of traveling via business class or first class is the access to luxurious airport lounges. Lounges offer free food and beverages along with comfortable space to spread out, work or relax. International lounges often offer showers as well.
  • Great Private Art Collections that Are Now Museums
    I love to visit art museums and I've found my favorites tend to be collections that are the visions of a single owner. There are several great museums across the country that are the living embodiment of the men and women who assembled them.
  • Saigon Hotel Review: InterContinental Asiana Saigon
    I found myself in Saigon after a two-week Asian adventure and although tired, I wish had more time to spend there as I instantly fell in love with the city. I also happened to be there on Christmas Eve, which made the whole experience a bit bizarre.
  • Experiencing Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Service from Hong Kong
    Cathay Pacific now offers a Premium Economy service on their international flights. I had the opportunity to fly Premium Economy on a recent 13 hour flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and here's what I thought about it.
  • A Fun Night Out in Hong Kong
    I just returned from an amazing trip to Asia and although I saw a lot of incredible things, it's the people I met that really made it a special experience. My first night was spent in Hong Kong in a whirlwind of food, drink and fun, guided by locals.
  • Bluetooth Headphone Review - MEElectronics AF32 Air-Fi
    As someone who writes about technology, I have the opportunity to try a lot of new products. I know a product is really good when I immediately make it part of my life and start using it everyday.
  • Attending Audi's Golden Globes Party
    Two things I can confirm Audi knows: how to make great cars and how to throw great parties. On January 6, I attended Audi's party to kick-off 2013's Golden Globes week, at Hollywood hotspot Cecconi's.
  • NFL Man Cave Essentials: Regional Beers Paired with NFL Teams
    One essential of any NFL Man Cave is beer and sometimes I like to have an assortment of local brews for myself and my friends who come over to watch games. By local, I mean regional beers brewed in the home city of our favorite NFL teams.
  • Visiting Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    I just returned from my first trip to Cambodia and I was amazed as to how much there was to see and do in the country's capital, Phnom Penh.
  • Five Tips to Prepare for an International Trip
    I travel a lot, sometimes for extended periods of time. In the last two months, I've spent two weeks in Turkey, came home for a few weeks, and then spent two weeks in Asia. Here are five key tips for how I prepare for an international trip.
  • How to Get to Angkor Wat in Cambodia
    Located in Cambodia, they seem to be on every traveler's must-do list and they were certainly on mine. I just returned from an incredible adventure to Cambodia and spend three days in Siem Reap, exploring Ankgor Wat and the surrounding structures.
  • La Mamounia Offers Ultimate Marrakech Experience
    The finest hotel in Marrakech, and one of the finest in the world, offers what they call "The Ultimate Experience" and the experience really does live up to its name.
  • Veteran's Day Travel - Visiting America's Honored Battlefields
    As Americans gather again on November 11 to honor veterans who fought in all of our wars, most think of the overseas locations where the fighting happened and is still happening. We recall familiar names and places like Normandy, Iwo Jima and Vietnam.
  • A Weekend with the New Audi S7
    I had the opportunity to drive Audi's amazing new S7 sedan and used it as my daily driver for a few days, then took it to Santa Barbara for a weekend.
  • A Look the Los Angeles Dodgers' Free Agents
    For the Dodgers, going into the offseason, I think it's time for some big changes as seven players became free agents as of October 29. (The number was reduced to six as the team signed reliever Brandon League on October 30.)
  • Why Staying Local is Important to Keeping Clients Happy
    Even in these days of virtual contact via technology like email and Skype chats, I'm finding a local connection to my prospective clients is essential.
  • A Review of Bear Mountain Ski Resort in California
    As a resident of Southern California, I love the close proximity of some great ski resorts. It really is possible to leave the house at 6 a.m., be on the slopes by 8 a.m., finish around 1 p.m.m, and be back home by 3 p.m. to still get some work done.
  • Turkish Airlines Business Class Service from L.A. To Istanbul: A Review
    There are a lot of options for long-haul international business class, with different seats, prices and levels of service. I've found the international carriers just seem to offer a better product than what I've experienced from domestic carriers.
  • Meeting Tiger Woods
    I was just in Turkey at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, held in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya and had a chance to meet Tiger Woods and ask him a few questions.
  • A Shopping Trip to Istanbul, Turkey
    Turkey is a beautiful country, the gateway between Europe and Asia. As an international destination with deals on fashion, it's hard to beat, with a great combination of upscale, high fashion luxury options and traditional Turkish crafts and goods.
  • Hit by a Pitch: Five Very Scary Moments in MLB History
    Halloween may bring sights and stories of ghosts and goblins, but one kind of MLB play provides real fear for players and fans alike.
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  • Five Spookiest Moments in MLB History
    As Halloween approaches and talk turns to ghosts and goblins, I wanted to take a look at some of the spooky moments baseball fans and players have experienced.
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  • Golf's Top 5 Debated Issues: On the Fairway or in the Clubhouse, What Are Players Debating?
    Watching the recent Vice Presidential debate while attending the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final in Turkey made me think about the top debated issues in golf.
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  • Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy Bring Star Power to Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
    When a country is looking to publicize itself as a great golf destination, I think the best way is to host a superstar-filled tournament. The Turkish Airlines World Golf Final is such an event.
  • Justin Rose Wins Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
    British golfer Justin Rose systematically defeated seven of golf's best players to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines World Golf Final in Antalya, Turkey.
  • L.A. Dodgers - 10 Greatest Postseason Moments of the '60s and '70s
    Although there will be no postseason play for the Los Angeles Dodgers this year, I wanted to look back at some of the team's greatest postseason moments of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • NFL Man Cave - Three Essential Appliances
    As the 2012 NFL season really kicks into gear, I wanted to take a closer look at three essential appliances that should be a part of any NFL fan's man cave.
  • Shopper's Guide to Paris Department Stores
    Paris has three main department stores, and they are all self-contained fashion malls with many famous designers represented inside. Each is a total shopping experience. Paris shoppers with limited time can do very well just visiting the big three.
  • PED Use and Other Sports Issues We All Debate
    With the hype surrounding the Presidential debate, my thoughts turn to some of the great debates in sports. These are issues that constantly come up with sports fans.
  • California's Central Coast - Three Great Destinations
    California's Central Coast is a ruggedly beautiful area mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It's easily reached via the 101 Freeway from either city and really represents the real California, natural and unspoiled.
  • Serious New York City Discount Shopping
    New York City is one of my favorite places to visit and probably has some of the best shopping in the world. From Madison Avenue's designer boutiques to funky one-off shops in the Meatpacking District, shoppers can find virtually anything.
  • Memories of the Phillies Winning the 1980 World Series
    My earliest World Series memory was 1980, watching Tug McGraw pitch the winning out against the Kansas City Royals as the Philadelphia Phillies won their very first World Championship.
  • Roger Moore Will Always Be the Best James Bond
    To me, Roger Moore will always be the embodiment of James Bond. I get the idea that Bond series author Ian Fleming, given the choice, would have chosen Moore for the role of his most famous character.
  • 10 U.S. Cities that Should Host Formula 1 Races
    As an American Formula 1 fan, I am very excited to see an F1 race returning to American soil, and can't wait to watch the United States Grand Prix from Austin.
  • Fan Talk: Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Will Win the 2012 World Series
    Just the legendary status of the Dodgers as baseball's greatest team is enough to carry them into and through the Series, but here are five other reasons.
  • San Diego Chargers Tailgating Guide
    I've been going to most Chargers home games for a few years now and think the Chargers and the management at Qualcomm Stadium achieve a good balance of fun and control as far as tailgating goes.
  • Vegas From Gucci to Outlets
    I visit Las Vegas a lot and find my shopping divided into two main categories: either super high-end luxury stores or the outlet mall.
  • Chipper Jones' Retirement: His 10 Greatest Postseason Moments
    Chipper Jones' overall statistics, 468 homers, 1,623 RBIs and a .304 career average are amazing, but he's also been a key part of Atlanta's postseason success. Here are Chipper Jones' top ten postseason moments.
  • The 10 Best Player Nicknames in Baseball
    Chipper Jones' nickname came from his dad, who called him a "chip off the old block," and the nickname stuck. I wanted to take a look at some of best nicknames in baseball.
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  • 3 Great San Gennaro Festivals - Los Angeles, New York City, and Las Vegas
    The Feast of San Gennaro is an annual Italian tradition that has spread around the country to many American cities. Many cities hold their own Feasts of San Gennaro, and they are always filled with fun, music, and delicious Italian food.
  • Top 5 Greatest Accomplishments in Baseball
    Beyond just being the best in one specific area, there are a few baseball feats which some players achieve, milestones that live on in the record books for many seasons. Here's a look at some of baseball's greatest feats and the players who delivered them
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  • MLB Triple Crown: Five 'Almost' Winners
    When I see a baseball record that hasn't been broken in more than 30 years, I know it's something special. The batting Triple Crown in MLB means finishing the season first in three categories: batting average, home runs, and RBIs.
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  • All Stage Pass Offers All the Vegas Shows You Can See in 48 Hours
    As both a professional traveler and bargain hunter, I love visitng Las Vegas. It's one destination where, with some good research and planning, visitors can really get a great experience for a reasonable price.
  • UCLA Players in the NFL: Top 5 All-Time Busts
    Not every UCLA college star was able to translate that success into NFL greatness, and there have been some big busts. Here are the top five UCLA football stars who failed as professional players.
  • Relationships Gone Wrong - 5 Bad Celebrity Break-ups
    It seems to me the more publicly a celebrity couple displays their affection for each other, the more publicly they display their hatred for each other when things go south. Here's my look at five epic bad celebrity break-ups.
  • Adventure Travel in Peru's Sacred Valley
    Aside from the history and culture, the Sacred Valley area of Peru is becoming a hot spot for adventure travel and offers visitors a range of activities to raise the adrenaline level.
  • National Geographic's Around the World Adventure: My Dream Trip
    As a travel writer, I've had the opportunity to explore a good portion of this world and fulfill many of my dream trips. Now I have a new dream trip after discovering that National Geographic Expeditions offers an Around The World By Private Jet trip.
  • Adidas Micoach Brings Pro-level Athletic Training to Xbox 360
    Using celebrity athletes like Lakers new star Dwight Howard and NFL star Eric Berry, miCoach uses the Xbox's Kinect sensor to sense how well you are replicating the recommended motion and presents over 400 different exercises and training games.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Postseason History
    It's been an exciting year for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger fans like me are eagerly watching each remaining game to see if the team will make it into postseason play.
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  • Eiffel Tower Tips for Paris Visitors
    Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. To me, the Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel in French) is a magical place that truly symbolizes this city.
  • Ten Greatest Late-Season Los Angeles Dodgers Moments
    As a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, I'm always hoping the team will be so far ahead as the season comes to a close that dramatic late-season moments won't be necessary.
  • 3 Great Music Cruises for 2013
    Now that I'm a veteran cruiser with over 10 voyages under my belt, I like to seek out new and different cruise experiences. As a music lover, I think music-themed cruises offer the best of cruising combined with a floating music festival.
  • My Three Dream River Cruises
    I've taken numerous ocean cruises but am still yearning to experience a river cruise, floating down rivers and canals in Europe or Asia and seeing a country from the inside, not just from a hop-on, hop-off tourist bus.
  • Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Austin Travel Guide
    For the first time in five years, Formula 1 racing is coming back to America. The track, a newly built circuit in Austin, Texas, will welcome race fans for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix November 16-18, 2012.
  • Best Pool in Vegas? I Vote for Caesars Palace
    To me, there's something about ancient Rome that really represents luxurious swimming and bathing, and the spectactular Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis area at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas brings ancient Rome to modern Las Vegas.
  • Madden NFL 13 Amazes With Even More Realistic Gameplay
    As a sports video gamer, I seek realism as a key part of my gaming experience. For NFL football titles, I want to feel like I'm really watching (and playing in) a real NFL game.
  • Steelers President Thinks LA Could See Two NFL Teams: Fan's Look
    As an NFL fan eagerly awaiting the return of a team to my home city of LA, unfortunately we haven't seen many developments lately. Well, things just got exciting again as Steelers president Art Rooney II made some comments I think are very promising.
  • Raiders Lose Momentum and Lose to Seahawks: Fan's Take
    I did believe the Oakland Raiders could continue moving forward in a positive direction and build on their August 25th win against the Detroit Lions, but they did not.
  • First Person: Hey Democrats, Lower My Taxes
    I want the Democrats to discuss plans to lower my taxes at the Democratic National Convention. I think high taxes, combined with reckless government spending, are key problems with the economy of this country and the economy of the individual citizens.
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