My Weekend in Glasgow #GlobalTravelerNora

by Nora on September 30, 2013


This post was written as part of the Club Carlson Global Traveler program; a three-week, eight-country adventure I’m taking through Europe, paid for and compensated by Club CarlsonSM. During the trip, I’m exploring the world of hotel points and how to take advantage of accommodations and upgrades with various strategies. And if you share this post (and others) on Twitter and Facebook with the #GlobalTravelerNora tag , they might even give me 1 million points to give to you (read on to find out how)…..


In all cases, opinions expressed herein are my own; don’t worry – I haven’t sold my soul.




“So….how cheesy and totally touristy is it of me to have loved Buchanan Street?” I ask one of the staff at the Park Inn by Radisson in Glasgow, where I’m staying.


She looks at me quizzically, as if not knowing what the “right answer” should be.


“Go on,” I say. “Be honest.”


“It’s pretty touristy,” she says, somewhat relieved at her license to tell it like it is.


“Excellent,” I reply. “Then I’m right on mission”.


The mission I’m referring to is Embracing my Inner Tourist; a style of travel I’m not accustomed to. With a lightning-quick itinerary as part of my Club Carlson Global Travelers European adventure, I have about two days at each stop. As such, the best way to capture the flavour of each city, is to simply be a tourist with reckless abandon.


This is just a teaser for this my full post, which appears on the Club CarlsonSM website. You’ll want to read it; I discuss the Glasgow kiss, Weegies, weather, and why I basically have the keys to the place.

Click here to read it:

A Weekend in Glasgow, with Club Carlson



1-Minute Glasgow

In the meantime, please enjoy this short video which encapsulates my weekend in Glasgow.


Click here to watch on Youtube.



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alex | Partial Parallax October 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

Nice, I’ve not spent much time in Glasgow personally but I hear it is quite a nice and interesting city and it looks great from the video and photos. I hope you get a chance to go to Edinburgh I really liked the city as its full of charm just a great place to visit!


2 theprofessionalhobo October 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hi Alex,
I was in Edinburgh a three years ago and loved it! For me it was a city of warm surprises at every turn, in a country of a similar nature.


3 Sherry Ott October 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I just can’t do it…shopping that is…that’s where my role as a tourist generally ends!
I’ve never been to Glasgow…looked like you had a lovely time as a tourist!


4 theprofessionalhobo October 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

Hey Sherry,
Well, let’s get it right; I didn’t actually go into any stores! Buchanan Street was all about atmosphere for me. Try as I may, I just can’t help but wander around and just “absorb” what I can, wherever I go! It’s so much fun in and of itself.


5 Hannah@GettingStamped October 3, 2013 at 5:00 am

Your article definitely made us rethink our itinerary! We would definitely love to explore Glasglow when we reach Europe next year! Thanks for the good read. It was awesome!


6 Hannah@GettingStamped October 3, 2013 at 5:01 am

The video you made was awesome! Your article definitely made us rethink our itinerary! We would definitely love to explore Glasglow when we reach Europe next year! Thanks for the good read. It was awesome!


7 theprofessionalhobo October 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

I’m glad you enjoyed my Glasgow adventures, Hannah! Depending on when you go, I would very much also recommend you visit Edinburgh; between the two cities you’ll get an interesting cross-section of Scottish culture.
Here’s what I visited a few years ago:


8 Tiffany October 3, 2013 at 5:45 am

I’ve been wanting to say how great to read these posts of you traveling again! You so well, healthy and happy. Thanks for the post!


9 theprofessionalhobo October 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

Thank you so much, Tiffany! Embarking on this trip has been an interesting thing for me; I initially felt some stress and anxiety about the fast pace and so many flights. But now settling into Oslo (my 4th city on the itinerary), I’ve got a good rhythm going, and flying in Europe is very easy. I feel like my old jet-setting self again! 🙂


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