Archive for February, 2011

Gowalla Ballas

February 19, 2011 Leave a comment

We may not be able to attend the game, but we can live vicariously through those who are:

All-StarAll-Star Saturday NightAll Star GameStaples Center


Know Your Flowers, With Gowalla

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

A few weeks ago Gowalla released another item for us all to go out and find.  Continuing their theme of roadside wildflowers they have added the “Firewheel
Fire Wheel

This compliments their other two flowers, the Bluebonnet, and the flower that inspired Gowalla’s original company namesake, the Alamofire.

bluebonnetAlamo Fire

Speaking of Alamofire, does anyone out there (that doesn’t work for Gowalla) have the original Alamo Fire company custom stamp?


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Highly Caffeinated Gowallabies

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

If you have been out and about looking for coffee, you’ve probably noticed that your Gowalla neighborhood has looked a little different lately. Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Dunkin Donuts, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Seattle’s Best are now all proudly displaying their logos. This has prompted the addition of another new item: “The Milk Steamer”:

Milk Steamer

Check in at any coffee shop (featured or not) to try and dig up one of these items. There are many, many national chains and local coffee shops who are now getting into the Gowalla spirit. I’m sure i’m missing some, so feel free to suggest additions:

StarbucksDunkin DonutsSeattle's BestPeet'sCoffee Bean & Tea Leaf


Juan PelotaCaffe TriesteCoupa CafeFlipnoticsLux

Blue BottleTridentFriendsJo's CoffeeBennu Coffee

Houndstooth CoffeeThunderbird CoffeeThe CupSightglassCafe Du Monde

Austin JavaHalcyonThe Hideout

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Orange & Maroon Day 2011

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Gowalla released a new event stamp for today:

Orange & Maroon Day

“Orange & Maroon Legislative Day 2011 once again brings together a statewide, grassroots network of alumni and friends of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University to work to increase public and legislative support for our state’s higher education system.”

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Gowalla Goes To The Movies

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

It looks like Gowalla’s recent partnership with AMC and Cinemark has prompted the release of a new item for all of our vaults:

movie clapper

Gowalla has always been tied to the local Austin movie scene. So much so that one of it’s original featured locations was the Alamo Drafthouse.  But, it has also added the red and yellow custom stamps to it’s satellite locations as well.

Alamo RitzAlamo Logo

But you don’t have to be in Austin to enjoy a little Gowalla movie action.  Just grab your Valentine and get out and Gowalla tonight at your local AMC or Cinemark locations.

Cinemark Logo AMC Logo

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New Contributor

February 14, 2011 3 comments

Hello there, my name is Caleb and I have been an avid Gowalla user for a couple of years now.  Although there are a couple of blogs around about this wonderful app, I was saddened to see that this site had to be put on the shelf.

I have volunteered part of my time to be a contributor to “The Gowalla Report” so now I’ll be able to help post interesting changes, updates, and locations for all of us that love getting out and about with this application.

I live here in Austin, TX (home of Gowalla Incoporated) and have been an active user since 2009.  I am also a member of the “Street Team Elite” and love traveling across my home state of Texas, and anywhere else I can find an excuse to visit.

I look forward to hearing about everyone’s travels, so feel free to add me as a Gowalla friend:

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