Aspiring travel influencers, this one’s for you: an insurance company wants to pay you $85,000 to travel the world for a year.
The company, an online insurance comparison marketplace called Insuranks, recently advertised a position that involves traveling overseas once a month for a calendar year while blogging, vlogging and posting your adventures on social media. social. Only one candidate will be selected, the company said.
This person will also receive up to $2,000 for round-trip flights, $3,000 for accommodation, $600 for food and beverages, $1,000 for activities and $500 for vehicle rental. To cash in, you must also publicly promote Insuranks insurance packages.
The timing may be unfortunate: the new omicron variant of Covid is currently sweeping across the world, upending travel plans. Several countries have restricted international travel in recent weeks, including India, Australia and several countries in the European Union.
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that US citizens get fully vaccinated before traveling abroad. That definition could soon include booster shots, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.
Plus, while a year of travel seems like a potential antidote to pent-up wanderlust, there are risks to becoming a full-time wanderer.
Frequent travel disrupts routines, especially if you travel across multiple time zones. The Mayo Clinic warns that jet lag can affect heart rhythms, disrupt sleep, affect concentration, and cause gastrointestinal upset. It can also lead to weight gain, according to a 2015 study published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism.
According to experts, the best course of action is to plan your flights around your sleep habits. If you’re able to sleep on planes, that means taking night flights: Leaving New York for London at 8 p.m. gives you seven hours to sleep before landing around 8 a.m. local time.
But if engine noise and lack of legroom mean you have to pass the time with in-flight movies, try landing in London around 2 a.m. — about 9 p.m. in New York — and get a night’s sleep. relatively normal once you’re gone. the plane.
If you’re still interested in the Insuranks position, you’ll need to post a 60-second Instagram video as part of the application explaining why this is your dream job. You’ll also need to publicly nominate other friends, family members, or budding globetrotters to do the same.
According to the company’s website, judges will choose “the most creative entry.”
Applicants must also be at least 18 years old and have a valid passport. Applications close Monday, January 31.
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