It’s a sign of the times that a Wi-Fi delivery company is looking for an “anti-influencer” for a short term travel job.
Web provider SatelliteInternet.com announced that it will pay one lucky soul $1,000 to take an RV trip over a long weekend. The company will also pay for the RV rental, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and up to $1,000 worth of food (that’s a lot of granola!).
What does the traveler have to do? Just drive to any U.S. national park nearby—and stay off the internet.
So no constant tweets or thirst traps for followers. In fact, the company isn’t even checking to see if applicants have followers.
Apparently, SatelliteInternet.com thinks digital detox will be the real challenge: “The catch is that you won’t be able to capture Instagram-worthy shots on your phone or tweet about how fresh the smell of pine is—no technology allowed beyond what you need to reach your destination safely (at least until the third night),” writes the company. “While that may sound like an easy task, you have to ask yourself, ‘When was the last time I went 48 hours without checking my phone?'”
On the final night of the adventure, the winner is expected to write about how great it was not to be online—all to benefit the travel internet provider that sponsored the getaway. (I know, it’s kind of strange.)
Would-be weekend warriors who would like to enter the contest must be older than 25, permitted to work legally in the U.S., and able to legally drive in the states you’ll be traveling through (which we’re guessing may have as much to do with current curfew requirements as driver’s licenses). Entrants will also have to tell the company which national park they wish to explore.
All applications—which can be submitted here—must be in by September 23, 2020, at 11:59pm Mountain Time. The winner will be announced right after that, and must accept the job within 24 hours.
We have no affiliation with this contest or with the company involved. We just thought it was a nice way for one of our readers to win a free road trip. Good luck!