We love nothing more than a weekend adventure, but we’re not going to lie, sometimes the idea of kicking the day job to the side and running for the mountains seems far more appealing. There’s only one thing stopping most of us – a little thing called money. Or should we say, ahem, a lack of it?
Luckily, The Travel Bootcamp is here to show us that you can have your cake and eat it too.
Held in Queenstown, New Zealand, in October this year, The Travel Bootcamp will be hosted by travel magazine editor Georgia Rickard, Australia’s first professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath, and the world’s top 10 female travel blogger Liz Carlson.
Travel writing. Blogging. Social Media. Photography. The full shebang of remote and flexible work options, brought to you by peeps with some serious credentials. Unlike most training out there, the curriculum isn’t just about the ‘Gram either. It fuses social media with traditional media. Remember them print mags? Yep, they still exist!
‘Most of us have a yearning inside to be more creative and to explore the world – we show you exactly how to do it. The Travel Bootcamp offers a 360 degree view of the opportunities available.’ says event co-founder Georgia Rickard.
Not gonna lie, it doesn’t sound too shabby. But what’s the catch? Do you need a big Instagram following? Prior experience in travel writing? A bank account healthier than a carb-hating Crossfitter who’s just downed a kale smoothie?
Apparently not. The trio assert that ‘anyone’ can make a living out of their travels and the event – which takes place over a long weekend – shows you how.
Travel writer Danielle Norton, from Melbourne, is one of them. Since attending the Travel Bootcamp, the former English teacher has transitioned into full-time journalism.
‘I didn’t have any experience writing for media,’ she says. ‘Now I’ve written for major newspapers, online travel sites and in-flight magazines, and I’ve been paid to go on assignment to The Solomon Islands.’
Similarly, travel bloggers Tracy and Rob Morris – who, along with their children are known as The Blonde Nomads – successfully made the leap from a 9 to 5 life into travelling full-time.
‘We’re living the dream now,’ Rob Morris says. ‘We’re backed by sponsorships from brands, work on influencer campaigns, contribute articles to well-known publications and have even been featured on TV.’
Ready to trade the desk shackles for a life of frolicking freedom? Sign up now!
Shaking it up!