Winding Down the Trans-Canada Highway

They say that there is no rest for the wicked. They also say that money doesn’t sleep. If that’s the case, it’s quite possible that money is wicked. Even so, it seems that I’m not going to get much rest either, because I’m heading back on the road again early next month.

As you may recall, I’ve already been to Taipei and Los Angeles for business purposes, covering Computex and E3, respectively. This time around, I’m not covering a trade show, per se, but I am traveling on a company’s dime. I’m going back to the Calgary Stampede.

I received an email from a Nokia representative late last week, asking if I was interested in going on a road trip with them. The long and the short of it is that we will be hopping on a tour bus and driving from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping in Salmon Arm and Banff along the way.

Along with six or seven other “all star bloggers” from Vancouver, we will be documenting our travels using a Nokia N97 mini, a smartphone that launched late last year. This is supposed to be a part of Nokia’s Word of Mouth marketing campaign.

It’s not like I haven’t been to the Calgary Stampede already, but who am I to pass up a free road trip? In the interest of full disclosure, they will be covering all meals and hotel costs during this trip, as well as the short flight back home to Vancouver. Depending on how things go, I plan on documenting a little of this trip through Beyond the Rhetoric (and my Flickr photostream) too, so stay tuned for that.

The trip doesn’t kick off for another couple of weeks, so hopefully that gives me enough time to catch up on some work before I fall behind again.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win some Computex and E3 swag. You like winning free stuff, right?