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This dream job pays you to travel - but your followers decide what you do

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Time to ditch the 9-5?

The idea of throwing the alarm clock out of the window and setting off on the open road for a life of travel and adventure sounds, to most people, like an absolute dream.

But for the majority, taking the trip of a lifetime means months (if not years) of saving, which is why if you’re partial to a bit of wanderlust, we think this new job advert will attract a hell of a lot of applicants.

Travel company Busabout specialises in creating unique travel experiences. Instead of cookie-cutter holiday packages, it facilitates routes around Asia, North America and Europe that you can hop on and off, essentially customising your trip as you like and using themes like music festivals or innovative experiences to help guide you.

So it makes sense that to show off what they do best, Busabout is employing keen travellers to just live the experiences themselves and document the whole thing on social media.

Surely this is what dream jobs are made of? Well, almost. 

The six chosen winners will be separated into pairs and each given one of the continents previously mentioned to travel. 

Your job? Simply document everything you do and share it on the travel company’s social media channels. But this is where the twist comes in.

Throughout the journey, alternative options will arise, from deciding whether to go skydiving or white water rafting in Lauterbrunnen, to whether or not to swallow a deep-fried insect in Bangkok – and Instagram users will have the power to decide what happens next. The interactive polls on Instagram Stories will allow Busabout’s audience to have a say in each and every moment of the winners’ global adventures, meaning you are essentially at the mercy of those at home.

There are two positions up for grabs in each destination – an Instagram Storyteller who is confident in front of a lens, passionate about travelling and has a knack for telling a great story, and a Videographer with creative flair and experience filming and editing video content. All successful candidates, no matter their chosen position, will be required to get involved in the challenges set by Instagram’s audience – so don’t think you get out of it by being behind the camera!

The South East Asia and USA itineraries both last for six weeks over summer, while the 11 week Europe itinerary hits the hotspots across the continent and culminates with beers and pretzels at Oktoberfest in Munich. All six successful content creators will be paid £200 each week on top of the all-expenses paid trip. Not bad, hey?

To apply for The Great Travel Experiment, select your position (Instagram Storyteller or Videographer), suggest a preferred destination and record a 60-second video showcasing the best bits of your own hometown – extra points will be awarded for creativity. Candidates can apply as a dynamic duo with a fellow creative genius, or sign up solo and bond with their new colleague on the road.

Videos can be submitted on the Busabout website here and entries are open until 8 April 2019. The Busabout team will select a shortlist and leave the final decision up to public vote on the Busabout website.   

Remember, she who dares, wins!

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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