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!