Want to Quit Your Job and Travel? Eagle Creek has your Chance!

Eagle Creek gear invites you to apply for a life-changing dream trip!

Quit your job and travel the world. Have you ever had that dream?

Eagle Creek has just the opportunity for you —the dream chance to win the journey of a lifetime and quit your job to travel! (And they happen to make our FAVORITE travel gear as well, in fact the ONLY gear I use! Check out some of our reviews).

THE WHAT

Iconic travel brand Eagle Creek is challenging people to go all in, Quit Your Job and Travel. Or at least take a sabbatical, or cash in those vacation days.

Just. Go. Travel.

Eagle Creek will be holding auditions to send five winners on dream trips-of-a lifetime to the destination of their choice in partnership with G-Adventures, a premium adventure travel outfitter. I also have a great relationship with G-Adventures, which I think is the best small-group touring company for independent, adventurous travelers — I write for them regularly, you can check out my GA stories here!

TRAVEL FACTS & RESOURCES

There are so many benefits to traveling — tell your boss!
There are so many benefits to traveling — tell your boss!

Eagle Creek has done a lot of internal research. They’re all travelers themselves and know firsthand the impact travel can have, but they found some unexpectedly wild stats:

  • More than 700 million vacation days go unused by American workers each year.
  • Travel boosts your immune system and strengthens your antibodies.
  • You are twice as likely to receive a raise when you take your vacation days.
  • Taking time off to travel is proven to boost energy levels at work.
  • Roughly $500 billion is lost every year because of workplace stress.

No one actually has to quit their job to win, but as part of the tour, they’ve launched a site full of resources, including:

  • sample resignation letters
  • articles about how to travel better
  • couch surfing etiquette
  • and more

AUDITIONS

Several hundred people stopped by the LA tour stop on March 28, with 93 auditioning. The next audition tour stop is in my hometown of Austin, this Saturday April 13. Meet me there! The fun also includes games, giveaways and raffles just for showing up… something for everyone.

Auditions will be held in the following cities:

  • Austin, TX – April 13, 2019 Whole Earth, 1014 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703 | 11am-3pm
  • Louisville, KY – May 2, 2019 Quest Outdoors, 4600 Shelbyville Rd Suite 133, Louisville, KY 40207 | 10am-4pm
  • New York – May 18, 2019 Paragon Sports 867 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
  • Chicago – June 8, 2019 Uncle Dan’s Chicago, IL
  • Boulder – June 22, 2019Jax Mercantile – 5005 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
  • Portland, OR – July 13, 2019 Portland Luggage – 440 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
  • San Francisco – August 3, 2019The Sports Basement – Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Eagle Creek gear invites you to apply for a life-changing dream trip!
Eagle Creek gear invites you to apply for a life-changing dream trip!

CONTEST DETAILS

  • Winners get to choose their trip from a pre-selected menu of hundreds of global destinations G-Adventures travels to. From the Galapagos Islands to Nepal to Patagonia, winners will have a wide range of choices to go almost anywhere in the world they want to go.
  • Winners DO NOT have to quit their job to win.
  • Winners DO have to commit to allow Eagle Creek to follow their journey on social and document their adventure; they also must agree to allow us to use their audition content.
  • Winners will receive a prize package of Eagle Creek products to help pack and stay organized during their trip.
  • Winners will be chosen for the trip giveaway based on the creativity and passion displayed in their video audition.
  • Some restrictions, and limitations apply (see the rules online).

WEBSITE

www.eaglecreek.com/QuitYourJob

Fast Facts on travel, squandered vacation time, and working Millennials:

  1. More than 700 million vacation days go unused by American workers each year.
  2. Experiencing another culture makes you more creative and cognitively flexible.
  3. Traveling makes you a more productive worker.
  4. Travel boosts your immune system and strengthens your antibodies.
  5. You are twice as likely to receive a raise when you take your vacation days.
  6. Taking time off to travel is proven to boost energy levels at work.
  7. 43% of millennials plan to quit their jobs within 2 years.
  8. Roughly $500 billion is lost every year because of workplace stress.
  9. Studying abroad makes you twice as likely to get hired out of school.
  10. Each U.S. household would pay $1,000 more in taxes without the revenue generated by travel and tourism.
  11. 64,640 selfies are taken around the world every minute.
  12. Planning a trip boosts your happiness.
  13. Travel strengthens family relationships.

Where would you go if you won this opportunity?

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