Just wanted to pop in with a quick hello and let you guys know that I am going to Seattle for a quick 2 day trip with Volkswagen! I won’t be posting on here until next week, so I just didn’t want too much time to pass without letting you guys know why. I’m really excited about this trip because it’s not just for bloggers and influencers. There’s going to be a lot of other people in media, especially journalists, so I feel like this will be such a great opportunity to network and meet other like minded individuals. The purpose of this trip is to test drive the new Volkswagen Alltrack. There’s also going to be some fun outdoor activities like hiking, pickle ball and taking the ferry over to Bainbridge Island. I’ve never been to Seattle before and it’s actually been on my bucket list for awhile, so I can’t wait! I need to check out Pike Place Market and the gum wall while I am there. I believe my hotel is super close to that area, so yay!
I first partnered with Volkswagen a few weeks ago when they had me test drive the new
Passat for a weekend. Driving a 2016 was a legit dream considering the fact that I still drive a 2003. These new cars are so high tech, I honestly didn’t even know how to work everything right away. lol Geez, I sound like an old lady. They had me drive it to Citi Field with a few friends for the Mets vs Phillies game, so that was a very fun day! I loved being able to share this part of my life with my friends. Another thing I have loved about partnering with Volkswagen so far is that they don’t require or ask for any blog/social media posts in exchange. They’re giving me an experience and ability to create new content if I choose to. They’re genuinely trying to build an organic relationship and I think that’s amazing. I truly loved the Passat and was excited to take a few fun photos to post. Since I am trying to expand into more lifestyle topics, I think that partnerships like this one are a good fit for me.
I found out about the Seattle opportunity literally last week, so it’s all been super spur of the moment. I am still packing as I type [oops] and leave for the airport at 8am. I can’t wait to share the experience with you guys, so make sure to follow along on Instagram & Snapchat @natymichele. Fingers crossed I can get some great content to share in a recap post next week! Be back soon. 🙂