Archive for April, 2011

Royal Gowallabies

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Whether you are cheesed-off or chuffed to bits about it, The Royal Wedding will be taking place, and you can do abso-bloody-lutely nothing to stop it.

So if you’re in “The Big Smoke” during the festivities embrace it and pick up this special “The Royal Wedding” stamp while visiting “Westminster Abbey“.

There are many featured locations around London, so go out and see what the city has to offer.

So what do you do if you aren’t anywhere near London?  Check in at any location where you are watching the event and mention “Royal Wedding” to have this festively designed pin added to your virtual passport.


Wild Blue Gowalla Yonder

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

I won’t even begin to try and post every graphically represented featured airport stamp.  There are quite a few, so if you are a frequent traveler you won’t have much trouble pickup up this “Frequent Flyer” pin.  Check in at 5 different airports and wear this traveling badge of honor with pride:

Hook ‘Em Gowallabies

April 16, 2011 1 comment

It looks as if the University of Texas at Austin is about to undergo a major Gowalla facelift.  Because of it’s close proximity to Gowalla’s home base, its no surprise that UT leads all other universities with number of checkins (by about 1300).  There are already five featured locations on campus, but it looks as if there are an additional 12 to 15 proposed locations.

Although unofficial, see my tour here for the complete list of the newly chosen spots.  My personal favorite is the “Turtle Pond“, I can’t wait to see how the stamp turns out.

I assume this also means that there will soon be a specially designed University of Texas Tour pin accompanying these new stamps.

A Gowallabie’s Gotta Eat

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Strap on your eating utensil belt, and hit the road in search of some tasty food.  Skip the burger joints (there is already a pin for that) and hit up five restaurants to claim your very own “Foodie” pin.

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Gowalla Worms

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ll be honest, this little guy kinda creeps me out just a little.  Check into five libraries or bookstores and pick up this segmented, spectacled, and caffeinated reader.  Gowalla has partnered with numerous bookstores and colleges so not only can you hope to pick up the pin, you can also go out in search of these special stamps.

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I Know You Are…

April 14, 2011 2 comments

…but what am I?

This “Basement of the Alamo” stamp is pure genius.  It’s been a spot for a while, but it’s nice to see the folks over at Gowalla give credit where credit is due.  If you don’t “get it”, watch the video until the bitter end.  Then head down to San Antonio and see if you can give Pee Wee a hand at finding his stolen bike.

“well, buenos dias”

Go Forth, To Mardel Bookstores

April 12, 2011 1 comment

It looks as if the Mardel bookstore chain is getting into the Gowalla game.  They don’t have a custom stamp just yet, but most of their “Bible Belt” locations and their corporate office have the small grey “verified” check next to their spot name:

Looking forward to seeing this stamp.  It will be heavenly, i’m sure…

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