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 (now Radisson Rewards). During the trip, I’m exploring the world of hotel points and how to take advantage of accommodations and upgrades with various strategies.
In all cases, opinions expressed herein are my own; don’t worry – I haven’t sold my soul.
This post was originally published in 2013. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content.
“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 task”.
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.
In the meantime, please enjoy this short video which encapsulates my weekend in Glasgow.
Click here to watch on Youtube.