This Travel Company Wants to Pay You to Tour Europe for 5 Months
Are you itching to travel this summer?
Me too. But sometimes life — and money — gets in the way.
But I found this awesome opportunity that’ll pay for 5 months of European travel. Busabout, a European and Asian travel network, is looking for two travel addicts to travel throughout Europe — all expenses paid.
The catch? Honestly, I can’t find one.
Busabout Wants to Pay 2 Travel Addicts to Tour Europe
This travel network is for free-spirited travelers who want to create their own trip on their own schedule.
That’s where the open brand ambassador and video producer positions come into play. It’ll be your job to “produce regular travel-themed vlogs, as well as documenting your trip on our social networks and blog.”
These are two separate positions, but you and your bestie or beau are welcome to apply as a team.
Here’s What You’ll Do as a Professional Traveler for Busabout
And so your adventure begins.
Busabout is calling this opportunity the trip of a lifetime:
“From idyllic strolls along the Seine, visiting ancient castles in the Czech Republic and claiming the top of Europe in the Swiss Alps to sailing the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic coast, island-hopping your way to the most stunning Greek sunset, partying it up in Ibiza & having a stein (or three) at Oktoberfest!”
All of this will happen between late April and late September 2017.
And to address the whole money thing: Busabout says all of your travel expenses will be covered. This includes the all-too-expensive flights to Europe, as well as accommodations and excursions. Plus, you’ll get a daily allowance for food.
And in the end, if your project proves to be a success, you’ll get paid “a fee.”
Here’s What Busabout Needs from You
As previously noted, the trip will take place between late April and late September, so make sure you’re available then. (Cue me scrapping all other plans.)
You must be over 18 to apply.
Other logistical notes: You need a valid passport (or visa) for at least 180 days. Busabout also strongly encourages you get travel insurance, but the company says it can help with that.
How to Apply for the Brand Ambassador Position
The company describes its perfect brand ambassador as a lover of many things: storytelling, writing, history, fun facts, adventure, socializing, social media and travel.
You should also feel like a natural in front of a camera — so don’t ask what you should do with your hands.
To apply, do these three things:
- Write about why you’re the right person for the gig.
- Create a 3-minute YouTube video about yourself and your favorite place.
- Tag #busaboutambassador and @busabouteurope to your favorite Insta post to show off your skills.
How to Apply for the Video Producer Position
The video producer works alongside the brand ambassador.
In order to snag this gig, you’ll need to: be attentive to detail, have strong video-editing skills, be creative with an “out-of-box” mentality, possess strong project management skills, meet tight deadlines and love travel.
To apply, do these three things:
- Write about why you’re the right person for the job.
- Create a 2-minute YouTube video highlighting your location and editing skills.
- Submit a list of gear and software you have.
Think you have what it takes? You can find more details — and the application — on Busabout.
Be sure to apply by March 5 (at 11:59 p.m. GMT).
Your Turn: Are you applying for this opportunity?
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. If it weren’t completely irresponsible to ditch her full-time job here, she’d apply for this summer gig ASAP.