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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  • NFL Back to Football Run Series Lets Fans Run on the Field at NFL Stadiums
    I love pro sports promotions and opportunities that get fans on the field, There is nothing like the feeling of walking on that grass (or turf) at a MLB ballpark or NFL stadium.
  • 5 Essential Vacation Luxury Home Rental Tips
    With luxury hotel rates in some U.S. cities pushing north of $500 per night for even the most basic rooms, the idea of renting a luxury home or condo makes for an attractive alternative.
  • The Banqueting House: One of London's Hidden Art Gems
    The Banqueting House is a very special place in London where art lovers can view the world's only ceiling painted by Rubens, still in place.
  • Visiting Puno, Peru and Lake Titicaca
    I visited the city for two days as part of a group tour of Peru. Puno and the greater Peruvian Altiplano (high plains) area is a naturally and culturally beautiful area of the country sometimes missed by Inca-focused tourists.
  • Light Nightclub Turns on Vegas with Cirque Du Soleil
    It takes more than a big budget to make a great nightclub. The space needs to be right, the music needs to be right and most importantly, the management needs to know how to take care of guests.
  • Summer Palace at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong - a Review
    For traditional Chinese cuisine, in a beautiful setting, I like the two-Michelin-starred Summer Palace, the opulent Chinese restaurant inside the equally opulent Island Shangri-La Hong Kong hotel.
  • Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas - My Review
    While in Las Vegas recently, I had a chance to see the MIchael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay. The show is a brilliant blending of the King of Pop's iconic songs with the acrobatics and stunning presentation I expect of Cirque.
  • Michael Jackson ONE - My Favorite Vegas Cirque Du Soleil Show
    While in Vegas recently, I had a chance to see the MIchael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay. The show is a brilliant blending of the King of Pop's iconic songs with the acrobatics and stunning presentation I expect of Cirque du Soleil.
  • Sony Ultra HD 4K LED TVs - My Review
    The 4K in Sony 4K stands for resolution of over 4,000 lines, just about four times the resolution of the 1080 lines of current HD displays. That means there are more than 8 million pixels in the images on the screen.
  • Daylight Beach Club - My Favorite Las Vegas Pool Party
    When you take some of the world's hottest DJs, an amazing sound and light system and put them in a purpose-built 50,000 square foot space run by Las Vegas' hottest nightclub company, it's a slam dunk of fun.
  • My Daily Itinerary - Mekong River Cruise Through Cambodia & Vietnam - Part 2
    Here is Part Two of my day-by-day account of the amazing things we saw and experienced while cruising through the Southeast Asian countryside on the Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches of the Mekong tour.
  • Running Little Errands Helps Me Discover Local Culture when Traveling
    Although I love to visit monuments and museums, historic sites and other tourist attractions, some of the most fun travel experiences I have are just running small errands.
  • My Daily Itinerary - Mekong River Cruise Through Cambodia & Vietnam - Part 1
    Last winter, I had the opportunity to take an amazing river cruise adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. I spent seven incredible days aboard AmaWaterways' luxurious AmaLotus on a small group adventure with about forty other travelers.
  • Winter Fun in Montreal
    Winter is actually Montreal's slow season for travel, but I think it's a great time to visit this cosmopolitan Canadian city. I just returned from my very first visit and had a truly wonderful winter travel experience.
  • PRESS at Four Seasons Las Vegas - a Delicious Oasis
    Order whatever drink you like, try all the wonderful small plates, but do not leave PRESS at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas without trying the salted mini pretzels.
  • Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp - My Best Summer Camp Experience Ever
    When I describe my experience at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with Yes, even I find it hard to believe. I spent four days in Vegas, jamming with some of rock's greatest players, met and played with the members of Yes, then performed live at the MGM Grand.
  • Best Maui Luxury Getaway: Royal Lahaina Resort's Royal Beach House
    The Royal Lahaina Resort offers a wonderful option that combines the luxury, privacy and sheer joy of a beachfront home, with the full level of service and amenities of a fine hotel.
  • MGM Grand Las Vegas - Hotel Review
    I've been coming to Las Vegas for a long time and to me, the MGM Grand has always represented the best in what I expect from a big resort. The property has just undergone an extensive renovation and the results are clearly evident.
  • My Very Brief Jury Service in Los Angeles
    Because it was Friday, July 5th, the day after the Independence Day holiday, there were no trials and we were dismissed at noon, with credit for a full day served.
  • I Agree Mr. President, Let's Get More Bang for Our Buck from Government
    As a small business owner in the entertainment industry, I rely on a healthy economy as entertainment is one of the first things people eliminate when things get tough.
  • Fix Restaurant and Bar - Las Vegas Restaurant Review
    Fix Restaurant and Bar is a stylish spot inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Fix is part of the The Light Group, the company that owns and runs some of the city's hottest spots.
  • Marrakech, Morocco: An Exotic Shopping Adventure
    One of my favorite places to visit and always filled with adventures, Marrakech, Morocco is truly one of the best places in the world to shop. I like the range of shopping that can be found here, as wide as the range of available products.
  • Our Most Remote National Park: American Memorial Park on Saipan
    The American Memorial Park on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands is the most remote national park, in terms of distance from the U.S. mainland. Almost 4,000 miles farther than Hawaii, the park is first a memorial, honoring 5,204 WWII soldiers.
  • Attending the Eye on Glam Beauty Lounge Before the BET Awards
    One of the reasons I like living in Los Angeles are the frequent awards shows our city hosts. Beyond the ceremonies themselves, award shows have expanded into entire festival-like weekends, with a series of parties and events surrounding the show itself.
  • A Local's LAX Travel Tips
    Whether you're flying into or out of Los Angeles International Airport, or even picking someone up, here's some of my local knowledge about how do it efficiently.
  • 10 Common Medicine Cabinet Items I Never Travel Without
    By always carrying some basic essentials with me, I'm prepared and don't need to find a local store or pay exorbitant prices in the hotel. Here are the top ten basic medical essentials I never travel without.
  • Hong Kong: A Great Golf Destination
    Combine some great golf experiences with some of the world's most luxurious hotels, best shopping, and finest restaurants, and that's why Hong Kong is a perfect destination for a luxury golf vacation.
  • A Visit to Grand Park in DTLA
    Downtown Los Angeles, aka DTLA is undergoing a renaissance. I've lived here for five years and the changes have been amazing. One of the things we lack is green space and parks and a new park has just opened up.
  • My Academy Awards Story - Titanic Meets King Kong
    Living in Hollywood certainly has its benefits. On my birthday in 1997, March 23, I was lucky enough to attend the 70th Annual Academy Awards ceremony and sit in the 11th row.
  • Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series Comes to New York
    Turkey is a beautiful country and I had the chance to visit last year and attend the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, with Tiger Woods.
  • Ultra Etorque X5 Full-Tower Gaming Case Review
    While Microsoft and Sony are announcing their latest console releases, there's a world of gamers out there who prefer to build their own gaming computer systems.
  • Tweeting with a Saudi Prince
    Only days after watching a fascinating documentary on the Saudi Royal Family, I had a interesting and humorous exchange on Twitter with Saudi Prince Abdulaziz S F Al Saud.
  • Mining for Lost Documentary Gold on Netflix
    As someone who "cut the cable" a few years ago, Netflix is one of my main sources of entertainment. I've discovered an almost endless list of fascinating documentary films on a wide variety of subjects.
  • Discovering Peru on a Small Group Tour
    I recently had the opportunity to return to Peru, one of my favorite places on earth to visit. This time, I returned with some real experts as part of a small group tour with Gate 1 Travel.
  • A Look at Formula 1's Top Five Drivers
    It's been an exciting Formula 1 season and although we haven't seen the total domination this year by Sebastian Vettel, he has won two of the six races so far, with strong finishes in the other four.
  • Those Weren't Real Dodger Fans Booing Matt Kemp
    The people booing Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp at Dodger Stadium this week aren't real Dodger fans, they're just what I would consider stadium attendees.
  • Finding Myself Alone in Beijing
    As a world traveler, I love to meet up with friends in exotic locations. In most cases, even with great distances & multiple schedules involved, these meetings go smoothly. Several years ago things did not go smoothly and I found myself stranded in China.
  • Visiting the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in Germany
    More than a factory tour, Audi has created a true automotive destination at their world headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, about 30 miles north of Munich. The Audi Forum Ingolstadt includes dining, exhibitions and a showroom and design center.
  • 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.
  • First Person: My First Christmas in London
    While this Christmas photo may look like the world's strangest couple, the real story is much different.
  • 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.
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