We really feel like we missed the boat (cruise ship?) on this one. If you’re a traveller, odds are you’ve dreamed once or twice about packing up shop, hopping on a flight and going across the world to see all it has to offer. But if you’re like most of us, it’s also pretty darn likely that the ridiculous cost of doing such a crazy thing got in the way of that dream.
Which is why we wish we knew about this job posting a little sooner.
A Utah family has decided to pack up and travel the world for an entire year, heading everywhere from Europe and Iceland to Asia and New Zealand. Parents Derek and M’Kenzie Tillotson are daring enough to see the world while bringing their three children along with them, but obviously, they’re going to need a sitter. That’s why they put out a video job posting on their lifestyle site, Five Take Flight.
Here’s the deal: in exchange for “loving their [three] children as much as they do,” helping to homeschool them and look after them when necessary, one lucky person will not only travel the world for free, but he or she will also get paid for it. Something to the tune of $1200 to $1500 USD (around $1,580 to $1,980 CAD) per month.
Not surprisingly, the family was recently overwhelmed with people applying for the gig, and they’ve since stopped taking applications. But all hope isn’t lost — you can still sign up on their website to be on a waiting list for the position. They’re currently set to take off in July and will live abroad until December when they come home for two weeks during Christmas. At that time, the nanny will also get a break with a paid flight back to his or her own hometown.
It doesn’t sound like a bad gig, if you ask us. Sure, the actual itinerary isn’t set in stone just yet, but according to M’Kenzie, they plan on heading “anywhere warm” throughout their travels, and they’ll hit up all the big sights while doing so.
Hey Tillotsons: Hopefully whoever you hire works out, but if they don’t, we may be available… ahem, ahem.