Get Paid to Travel the World and Drink Gin

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The chosen traveler and a guest of their choice will be commissioned to travel the world and sample gin along the way.

A company is looking to hire a lucky traveler to tour the world and taste gin along the way

The dream opportunity is a collaborative effort between the gin brand Bombay Sapphire and hospitality firm Inception Group. The partnership is in celebration of the opening of new London bar, Fogg's Society of Exploration, which is inspired by the Jules Verne novel "Around the World in Eighty Days" and its main character Phileas Fogg. Announced in a Wes Anderson-esque pilot by Inception Group on Vimeo, the video explains that a number of "important items" are needed for the bars opening, and the lucky traveler will be commissioned with the task of delivering.


The interior of Fogg's Society of Exploration. Courtesy Mr Fogg's Residence

The chosen traveler, along with a guest of their choice, will spend the next 80 days traversing the globe on a route inspired by Fogg. Acting as a brand ambassador, the traveler and their guest will travel from Bombay to Hong Kong, Paris to New York, and Japan to San Francisco, before returning to London.

The selected individuals will “accomplish this adventure between the dates of August 2018 and November 2018,” according to the website.

The ideal candidate must meet a number of "essential criteria" to be chosen: being an adventurer, well-versed in social media, and a talented writer and photographer. From a more technical standpoint, applicants must also at least 21 years old, have a valid passport, as well as having read "Around the World in Eighty Days."

For those "courageous" enough to take on this journey, applications are due before August 27. Click here to apply.