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With social media, have the rules changed in Las Vegas?

When people go to Las Vegas they already have everything all planned out. Majority are going to check into their hotel, find the closest bar and pool (in the summer where the temperature is one hundred plus) and before their weekend stay, three day stay or week stay, if they can last that long, is over they will have completed everything on their list they wanted to do and then some.

Everyone who knows about Las Vegas knows the rule, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But, with access to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media outlets, does this rule still stand? 

For those looking to travel to what is known as “Sin City” here are a few suggestions.

When traveling to Vegas pick and choose your traveling companions wisely. Make sure you’re not going with the individuals whose life stories are plastered all over social media. Why, because if their life is on their social media accounts and unless you have an agreement, your life will become their life and plastered all over the internet too. If you are going with a group of people try to room with an individual or individuals who understand discretion. Not that you want to be out of control but the option is there if you choose to.

Another important thing to remember, make sure the people you are around have your back. Las Vegas is a place to have fun but to be responsible as well. Not everyone you meet in Vegas may have your best interest at heart so it’s important to know safety is the number one priority for everyone.  

When it is all said and done Vegas is a place to have a good time. Depending on whom you ask, a good time has a different meaning for everyone. What is important is to make sure when you go to Vegas and who you go with everyone knows the rules for your particular adventure.

For those brave enough to go alone or with one other person, you have no worries because only you know what happened, what information comes back and what information stays in Vegas.  The bottom line is to try to use your cell phone as little as possible but most of all to have a good time!