Six adventurers will get paid to travel in an epic experiment this summer

Mar 11 2019, 2:30 pm

If you didn’t ‘gram it, did you even travel?

The flexible travel expert Busabout is taking the concept of travelling for social media to the next level, by letting the Instagram audience literally dictate the travel experience of six lucky Canadians this summer.

The Great Travel Experiment kicks off today. And trust us, you’re going to want to get in on this.


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Six YOLO-minded content creators will be selected to embark on an all-expenses-paid vacation worth $14,000. Each successful candidate will also receive an additional $350 CAD in payment per week. Not a bad gig, right?

The adventurers will Snap, vlog, blog, or Insta their way across one of three destinations: South East Asia, Europe, or the USA. The trips range from six to 11 weeks.

The catch?

The travellers will have to post all of their experiences on social media, and their everyday decisions will be left in the hands of Instagram’s audience.

That’s right — if the Instagram polls want you to swallow a deep-fried insect in Bangkok, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. The followers will decide whether you are skydiving or white-water rafting in Lauterbrunnen.

All you have to do is embrace each adventure as it comes, and inflict FOMO on all the couch potatoes following (and calling the shots on your itinerary) from afar.


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“Job” description:

Busabout is looking to fill the following roles:

3x Instagram content creators — You live in the moment and enjoy sharing your experiences in real time. Talking to a camera ain’t a thing for you, and you’ve been known to take Insta-worthy snaps when the lighting is just right.

3x videographers — You love to capture the small details that make an experience or place memorable. Your camera is attached to your hip so you never miss a beat, and your editing skills are second to none.

They will also accept applications for teams of two consisting of one Instagram content creator and one videographer.

How to apply:

Visit The Great Travel Experiment for details. Enter up until April 8, 2019.


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