Duval Culpepper

Freelance Writer, Traveler and Comedian

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Former coffee shop owner, touring comedian and freelance journalist focusing on travel, business and entrepreneurship.

Life Lessons From Red Bull's Master Lifeguard Bruckner Chase

Usually, the last thing you want to be doing at 7:42 AM, after a night of drinking under the decaying husk of The Trump Taj Mahal, is ocean rescue training with professional lifeguards. This, however, is exactly what I'll be doing here at the Red Bull Surf + Rescue Competition in Atlantic City.

New York Magazine
Interracial Dating While Black, or How to Manage Your Girlfriend's White Guilt

Leslie is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She's the kind of girl who'd attended an actual debutante ball growing up ("just for show," she insisted). After graduating from Brown and spending a year abroad volunteering in a rural community of Nicaragua that would probably have been fine without her help, she moved to New York City to teach publicschool.

Visions of the Future: Working for Virgin Galactic

In college, I remember going to the dean's office (of my own volition), sitting down, staring her directly in the eyes and saying, "I'd like to declare my own major: space tourism." Although this was just 10 years ago, she politely stifled a laugh and told me "I should focus on my pre-requisite courses" and see her in a few years.

Urban Travel
Beacon, New York | Urban Travel Blog

Mountains, music venues and modern art can all be found in Beacon, along with a cross section of "distinctive" residents. Wherever you end up hanging out, just tell them Duval sent you... well, nearly wherever. Up until about 10 years ago, Beacon, New York, a small city just an hour north of Manhattan, was verboten.

Secret to Success: Footwear Design Director Salehe Bembury | Monster.com

In the world of men's footwear you're probably familiar with major brands such as Nike, Adidas or Reebok. However, in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, there is an innovative startup that completely disrupts the traditional method of putting stylish shoes on your feet - and appropriately - they're called " Greats."