The Great Travel Experiment

We're looking for six content creators to help prove
that being flexible and spontaneous
creates better travel experiences.


3 continents, 6 travellers, 152 days & endless unknowns. This year we're hiring 6 adventure loving, up-for-anything content creators to join Busabout in 2019 and get paid to travel in turns across three continents.

To embrace, capture and share your travel experiences with the world on our social channels. You’ll travel to the USA, Europe or Asia with one other adventurer and create epic travel inspo for the world to see! Ditch your everyday routine and prepare to fall in love with new places and faces.

Votes from our amazing Instagram followers will help decide the experiences you’ll have on your trip. If you’ll go skydiving or rafting down rapids in the Swiss Alps, or whether you should eat deep-fried insects in Bangkok. Are you flexible and spontaneous enough to just travel in the moment?


We’re looking for six creative and charismatic individuals who know how to engage an audience and tell a good story. Apply for one of the below roles or as a team of two, consisting of one Instagrammer and one Videographer.



If you live in the moment and enjoy sharing your experiences in real time, then this is the role for you. Talking to a camera doesn’t faze you, and you’ve been known to take Insta-worthy snaps when the lighting is just right.

We’ll have 1 Instagrammer per trip and you’ll be sharing your travels daily on Busabout’s Instagram Stories and posting Insta-worthy images, twice a week, to our feed.




If you love to capture the small details that make an experience or place unforgettable, then this is the job for you. Your camera is attached to your hip so you never miss a beat and your editing skills are second to none.

There will be 1 Videographer per trip and you’ll deliver short weekly videos that capture the essence of the destinations you’ll visit and the experiences you’ll have.


The 3 Trips

The Great Travel Experiment consists of 3 back to back trips starting in May. The 6 winners will be grouped into pairs (1 Instagrammer and 1 Videographer) and will be responsible for documenting one of the epic trips below.

  • How to Apply
    • Create and upload a 1 minute YouTube video showcasing your hometown. The main thing we're looking for is someone who can tell a great story, so be as creative as possible. Remember to introduce yourself too – first impressions count!
    • Include the Great Travel Experiment logo as part of your video thumbnail.
    • Include the hashtags #travelexperiment and #busabout in the title of your video.
    • Make sure to set your application video to Public visibilty.
    • When your video is live complete the application form on this page
    • Individuals to apply for one of two roles: Instagrammer or Videographer. Group applications must cover both of the categories.
    • For bonus points follow @Busabout.Official on Instagram, post this image and tell us in the caption what destination you’re more excited to explore! Don’t forget to tag your post with #busabout and #travelexperiment.
  • A few (important!) things
    you should know before applying
    • You will need to be available to travel for up to 12 weeks continuously between May and September of 2019.
    • We will shortlist 20 applicants (10 Instagrammers, 10 Videographers or combination of the two).
    • The final six winners will be chosen by the public through a voting system on
    • These are six separate positions! We’re looking for three Instagrammers and three Videographers.
    • We will only consider submissions in English.
    • Even though you will have plenty of creative liberty and time to enjoy yourself, you will be required to deliver briefed content within stipulated deadlines and expected to report regularly to Busabout’s marketing department.
    • You are responsible for ensuring you have a valid passport (or visa) and be able to travel for the duration of your trip.
    • You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is no upper age limit and we encourage all applications.
    • We will accept applications until 23:59 GMT April 8th 2019. Voting will start on the 15th of April with the winners announced on the 21st of April.
  • Terms, Conditions and Financials
    • Busabout will cover all costs of transfer and accommodation during the trip.
    • You will receive a daily allowance to cover general travel and sustenance expenses.
    • Busabout will book return airfare from your closest international airport.
    • You will receive a weekly fee (paid every 2 weeks) for succesfully completing the briefs required.
    • Additional taxes, insurance, transfers, items of a personal nature, visas, inoculations, in-room charges and all other ancillary costs not mentioned are not included.
    • You must ensure we have your correct contact details. Some applicants will be required to attend Skype interviews.
    • It is a condition of entry that a valid email address is provided and that Busabout is able to send emails to that address (including marketing materials), with the option to opt out after the first email.
    • By applying you also agree to the full terms and conditions of Busabout travel.
Submit Your Application

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We will accept applications until 23:59 GMT 8th April 2019.

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Which Trips Are You Most Interested In?

Past Winners

Leanne Melody - @lionmelody

Jake Baine - @jakebaine

Jordan Ranson and Wesley Jarman - @motionbrosnz

Eleea Navarro - @eleea

Faith Calhoun - @prettyliltraveler