November 22, 2013 3:08 pm

A Skype Travel Challenge with Surface Pro 2

By / Audience Marketing Manager for Artists and Creators, Surface

Have you embarked on an adventure recently? If so, I am sure you remember fondly the thrill of exploring an unknown place, meeting interesting people on the road, and tasting local foods. Every time I get ready for a trip I go through a careful packing ritual to ensure I am not missing anything important, while also packing only what is really necessary. Whether it’s the bag fees or the weight of your bag that motivates you, not carrying more than is absolutely necessary is key. We have brought you the stories of some adventurers using Surface on the road in the past, Ava Van and Jake Norton to name a couple. Today, we are catching up with Mike who is currently on the trip of a lifetime. Right now he is somewhere in Europe on a journey brought to you by the Skype Team. Let’s hear from Mike:

Hey Guys,

I’m travel blogger Mike Corey. I challenged Skype to put my travel skills to the test, so they gave me a Surface Pro 2, a Nokia Lumina 1020, and sent me to Istanbul without any idea where I was headed next. Since day one of Rerouted: A Skype travel challenge, I’ve oil wrestled the Turkish champion, descended 10 meters to the bottom of the Aegean Sea, and bungee jumped off a 500 foot bridge. It’s safe to say that I’ve been tested.

Thankfully, I’ve had a lot of help. A keen online community has been helping me all along the way and my Surface Pro 2 has made staying in touch with them incredibly easy.

I’ve received a song with a hidden morse code clue while I was at dinner. I’ve been able to snap Bing maps to Twitter and Skype, helping me stay pointed in the right direction. I’ve shared breathtaking photos and even made a fun little video with a fellow Skype Moment Maker, Zeta Tsakoumis, in Greece.

The journey isn’t over yet, and it’s getting crazier and crazier. I still need your help to get me home, so add mike.corey8 as a contact on Skype or follow me on Twitter @skypemoments. I’m really excited and, after that bungee jump, a little nervous to see where my next reroute will take me. But thanks to you, Skype, and my Surface Pro 2, I know I’m ready for anything.

au revoir,

Mike Corey

There are many things that make Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 the ideal candidate for a roadtrip or adventure. The availability of ports to charge your phone, transfer pictures from your camera, keeping yourself entertained on a long layover or bus ride, or to explore the local scene to find the perfect spots for lunch, an adventure, or night life. I am looking forward to seeing where Mike goes next with his Surface!