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Club Carlson Global Travelers
In 2012 I was offered the mother-of-all-press-trips: a chance to participate in the Club Carlson Global Travelers program.
The premise was sheer brilliance. Three prominent travel bloggers embarked on simultaneous three-week trips. Sherry Ott (of Ottsworld) took to North America and the Caribbean, James Clark (of Nomadic Notes) went through Asia, and yours truly (The Professional Hobo) was assigned to Europe.
We all stayed in the Club Carlson family of hotels (which includes the Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, and more), while experiencing whatever we chose to of the cities we visited.
I visited eight locations/countries in three weeks: London, Glasgow, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Kiev, and Corsica. It was a whirlwind trip, and one that I'll never forget.
The brilliance of these simultaneous trips was not only the marketing frenzy we generated as a threesome, but also in a friendly competition we had for who could create the most buzz - for which we would be rewarded 2 million Club Carlson points (good for hotels around the world); 1 million to give away to our readers, and 1 million to keep. (Spoiler alert: I won!)
Below, you'll find a post (and 1-minute video) for each of the locations I visited. Enjoy!
Here’s the summary of my epic European 8 country, 3 week Global Travelers adventure.
I must return to Corsica, but not for all the lovely reasons I list here. It was simply love at first arrival.
With only 24 hours, Kiev was a push….but I think you’ll agree I did a pretty good job! Please enjoy this cultural and culinary post and video.
There’s no way you can “do Berlin” in two days. But I did the best I could; here are some of the highlights, along with another quirky 1 Minute video!
Copenhagen in like a modern-day fairy tale. Here’s why, with some interesting facts, a quirky video, and lots of pictures. Enjoy!
Travel brings about lessons; lessons you can’t anticipate, and ones that you rarely sign up for. This is what happened to me in Oslo.
Dear Amsterdam: I should have known you’d work your charms on me. Despite my best efforts, you got me – hook, line, and sinker.
It was a perfectly sunny weekend in Glasgow, with a side of touristy and a dose of good humour. Check out my action-packed 1-Minute Glasgow video!
London is growing on me, the more I visit this huge city full of anything and everything.
I’m about to embark on a new travel adventure, and I’m trying a new travel style; I’m embracing my inner tourist. Click to learn more about the trip: