A weekend of digging gold with Quality Hunters

I’m painfully aware that I very often start my blog posts with Pheew  or What a weekend, but really, last weekend deserves ALL of these expressions compressed into one. Good times @qualityhunters @petchmo @nikidding @9vska @travelmazed @cdceniza @niinahautala @jens_sorensen @wojciechl @kathereal @milnerguide — Inka Leisma (@yalotar) May 26, 2013 So what happened? To my surprise some two…

Hunting for more quality

Quality Hunters are again on the look out for better travel experiences. The concept is, in brief, to crowdsource great ideas related to air travel. The initiative is very much Finnish, the project involves Finnair and Helsinki Airport. The present QH 2013 is the third round of searching, QH 2 took place in 2011 and…

Book Swap is open at Helsinki Airport

It’s finally ready: the lovely book swap area at Helsinki Airport. The whole thing was made possible by Quality Hunters, an initiative by Finnair and Helsinki Airport. In short, the initiative was one big online community of people interested in various things: e.g. food, services, culture and of course – traveling. I’ve blogged about the…

Keeping in touch and bumping into

I find myself buying fresh tulips every week. They look lovely on the kitchen table, even smell nice. Sharing a photo of them online makes it easy to count the weeks that I’ve been officially waiting for the spring. And they bring joy to all friends around the world even in digital format. Nice! Some…

Branding by presence

I’ve only really started using Twitter this year (why did I not do it earlier?) and I feel it is just the right tool for me, in addition to blogging of course. It’s fast, there’s a stream(s) to follow, you meet random people and get involved in random discussions, it’s continuously on the move and…

Travel fiction at its best

Related to an earlier post about Quality Hunters, I’m eager to explore the topic of travel fiction a bit more. I guess a very traditional way of defining travel fiction is something along the lines of characters physically moving from one place to another, talking about it, learning, discussing, getting into trouble and awkward situations,…

Quality Hunters on the loose

I’ve written a lot about Finland: the society, design, politics. Or I don’t know if it’s a lot, but anyway I feel like it’s some. I noticed some time ago that Finnair and Helsinki Airport were planning to launch a second round for Quality Hunters, which is like a sophisticated version of mystery shopping. Except…