My last trips to the West Coast generated very few badges. I can unlock most new badges near home on the East Coast. I thought I’d do better this time around, but not really. Here are the 10 most recently unlocked badges in Central and Western USA – covering May through to November 2011!
I visited Los Angeles on business in 2001 and took advantage of an afternoon when the meetings got cancelled to visit Hollywood. I worked for Showbizz.net (French entertainment news website) at the time so this was my mecca. I was already a collector or Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts so a visit here was called for. The HRC Hollywood is located near Universal Studios theme park within the Universal Citywalk. My means were quite limited at the time so I didn’t visit the park nor did I eat here.
Foursquare launched last fall many now partner initiatives with lots of partners creating many new badges – some only available on the West Coast. This time around, my objective included: Gossip Girl, IFC, Oregon Duck, Blackberry DevCon10 several others. But I ended up with little result for my efforts and those were in part different from what I’d set out to unlock.
Are you planning a virtual trip? My first virtual trip online brought me to New York City with the clear goal of unlocking a good number of Foursquare badges – 10 in that instance. I’ve since accomplished 3 other such online expeditions; one in Chicago, another in Pennsylvania and a return trip to NYC – each unlocking many Foursquare badges.