World Nomads, an online travel insurance provider, is looking for a few good wanna be travel writers for their new World Nomads Ambassador program in Australia. Sixteen people will be chosen over two years to participate in this extended Australia road trip, living in a van for six week stretches. I’m headed down under in four days and I REALLY wish I would have heard about this opportunity several months ago.
Want to sign up? According to the press release:
The selection process will be based on applicants’ skills, availability, eagerness – and a monumental appetite for adventure. Chosen Ambassadors will need to be a bit tech savvy and keen to tell the world what they get up to.
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What do you do? The Ambassadors will be expected to produce regular blog, podcast and vidcast content while on the road. You drive around Australia having fun and you tell the world about it. You can’t beat that with a stick.
What do you get out of it? You get a [hopefully] amazing trip and the chance to be heard/read/listened to by people around the world. At the end of your trip, Adecco will provide access to great jobs and some lucky bloggers will be offered treks by Intrepid Travel.
The downside is that Ambassadors must be prepared to travel to the designated pick-up point to take over the Ambassador van from the previous Nomads. That means you have to pay for your own transportation. In addition, the Ambassadors have to cover the running costs of the van (fuel, oil etc) and living expenses (food, alcohol etc). To participate, you must be at least 21 years of age and having a valid driver’s license and a credit card.
Apply through World Nomads.