Priceline Inspires Travelers to Chase Their Happy Place with New Creator Initiative

May 17, 2024

Travel brand taps Tiny Chef, Carlos Emmanuel Calderon and Lydia Keating for tailor-made epic adventures across the globe

In the era of the traveling super fan, Priceline kicks off the summer travel season with the Happy Place Chasea new creator initiative challenging a top roster of influencer talent to travel the distance for their favorite passion. Teaming up with Tiny Chef, Carlos Emmanuel Calderon and Lydia Keating, Priceline’s Happy Place Chase spotlights tailor-made epic trips featuring their favorite artists, destinations and experiences, all made possible by Priceline’s amazing travel deals.

Tiny Chef, the beloved and quirky culinary genius, will serve as Priceline’s Summer Travel Ambassador. Known for whimsical charm and irreverent storytelling, Tiny Chef will jolt travelers to book their summer trips and showcase his Happy Place adventures throughout the summer. His happy place travel stories will illustrate that the journey is as personal and memorable as the destination itself. 

“As fandom tourism takes off, we are seeing personal passions like music and sports become a leading travel instigator,” said Lesley Klein, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Brand Marketing. “With the Happy Place Chase, we’re helping travelers envision what’s possible when you put Priceline to the test and go after your passions. Whether it’s across state lines or across the globe, we can be the ultimate partner in helping you get there, stay there, and have an incredible experience.”

The series continues as Priceline sends creators to two of the hottest and most talked about concerts of the summer – but with a twist. 

Musical powerhouse Bad Bunny is known for his deep connection with his audience and Carlos Emmanuel Calderon is the ultimate fan. To live the Bad Bunny life, Carlos is traveling to his Happy Place – a Bad Bunny concert – on May 18th in Orlando. A Puerto Rico native, Carlos will surprise a lucky friend with concert tickets before heading back home for the ultimate chase across San Juan to complete six different Bad Bunny experiences in six hours. Carlos will treat followers to an epic chase to live like his favorite celeb and visit local hotspots, while also curating his favorite hotels and experiences on

Next, influencer athlete and marathoner Lydia Keating will chase her own Happy Place, inspired by world-renowned DJ, fitness enthusiast, and always-on traveler Diplo. Fans will follow Lydia’s challenge to maintain Diplo’s rigorous tour and work-out schedule, starting with a 5k trail run in Anchorage, AK hours before Diplo’s Friday set at the Sundown Solstice Festival. From there, she’ll fly to Las Vegas for Diplo’s next set on Saturday evening at 10:30pm at XS Nightclub. 

“The Happy Place Chase is more than just a travel initiative; we’re championing the evolving needs of the modern traveler,” added Klein. “With Tiny Chef, Carlos and Lydia, we’re not just planning trips, we’re crafting unforgettable experiences designed to help fans connect more deeply with their favorite artists, athletes, and interests. This is how our audience increasingly plans and books travel, and this is how we’ll continue to support them.”  

The series showcases the joy of traveling to one’s ‘happy place’ and Priceline’s commitment to making these dream destinations within reach for everyone through its exceptional deals that travelers can’t find anywhere else. 

Join the #HappyPlaceChase by following along on social media at: @priceline, @thetinychefshow, @carlosecalderon, and @lydialoo12 on Instagram and  @lydialoo121 on TikTok. 

To book your own Happy Place adventure, visit or download the Priceline App.

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