My 13th East coast virtual trip turned into my very 1st Montreal only virtual trip. This time I mainly spent my efforts in an attempt to level up my “expertise badges”. In doing so I was able to unlock 10 badges between November 16th and 21st of 2011. This is the first time I’ve earned so many badges year home.
This last virtual trip took all of 8 days to earn 10 new badges (between November 7 and 15, 2011) in New York and Montreal. Many new badges were introduced but also Foursquare introduced its new expertise badges at that time which allowed me to earn several with once check-in as I was at that point for many.
Foursquare has launched in mid-November expertise badges to maintain interest of past heavy users like myself and to offer more badges to non-cheaters who regularly check-in to similar places.