Editor’s Note: Voting has been closed. Congratulations to Team Europe for taking home the $10,000 prize! We’d also like to give a huge congratulations to all four participants for earning spots on the teams and doing such a great job on their trips. Stay tuned for lots of video footage from the Dream Travel Job teams’ tours and adventures.
What would you say to traveling for 60+ days in Europe or North America, shooting video of top attractions in the world’s greatest cities?
What if all your expenses were paid?
What if Viator also flew you to San Francisco for 10 days of training with a team of top video professionals?
And what if the whole thing ended with a chance for you to win $10,000?
You’d probably call this the ultimate travel job or the best travel job ever. We called it the Viator Dream Travel Job Contest and for our 4 finalists it truly has been the trip of a lifetime.
Video Contest: Vote Now!
Hundreds applied to the Viator Dream Travel Job Contest, but only 4 people were ultimately selected as finalists by Viator’s judges: Team Europe, Ryan Van Duzer and Asha Mevlana, and Team North America, Juliana Broste and Brock Groombridge. (Click here to watch some of the amazing videos submitted to the contest – and see why it was no easy task to select just 4 finalists.)
After spending more than 60 days each on the road, both teams are safely back home, with tons of videos from their travel adventures to share. And now it’s time for you to choose which team wins the Dream Travel Job grand prize of $10,000!
That’s right – the winners of our contest will be decided by you! Here’s how to get involved: Go to Viator’s Facebook page to watch wrap-up videos from Team Europe and Team North America and then vote for your favorite team. The team with the most votes wins $10,000 to split between the two of them!
Voting runs until November 27. You can vote however many times you’d like, with a limit of one vote per day. Which team will you choose?
>> Vote now!
Meet Team Europe: Ryan and Asha
After starting with a visit to Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse and Cliffs of Moher, Ryan and Asha frolicked through the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, biked along the Berlin Wall, climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and took a Seine River cruise in Paris, and ate their hearts out in Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice (not missing the Colosseum, the Vatican and a Venice Grand Canal gondola ride, of course). Along the way, they wine tasted, took cooking classes, and soaked up the culture of Istanbul, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona and Madrid, ending their journey in London with a rock ‘n’ roll stroll down Abbey Road and a trip to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle.
Meet Team America: Jules and Brock
While Ryan and Asha were busy ordering gelato and touring castles, Jules and Brock bounced from Vancouver to Montreal to Toronto, where they took an exhilarating boat ride at the base of Niagara Falls. After exploring historical Boston and seeing the White House in Washington DC and Statue of Liberty in New York City, they heated things up in Miami and Orlando (making sure to pose with Belle at Walt Disney World), grooved to jazz in New Orleans, caught sweeping views from Chicago’s John Hancock Observatory, soared over the Grand Canyon on a helicopter tour from Las Vegas, soaked up some California sun in Los Angeles and San Diego, and ended with snorkel trips and luaus on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.
Thanks again to everyone who entered the Dream Travel Job contest!
It’s no exaggeration to say that we were completely overwhelmed by the response to the Viator Dream Travel Job contest. It’s no easy thing to stop everything for 2+ months while you shoot video in Europe and North America. We expected a few dozen people to apply but we were not prepared for the hundreds of applications from travelers who shared a passion for exploring the world and for shooting video.
So thanks again to everybody who applied. We were amazed and humbled by your dual passions for travel and videography.
Make sure to vote now for your favorite team!
– Viator Travel Team