Have you always wanted to go sightseeing across the US? Have you ever wanted to travel via train? Are you creative and love blogging? If you answered yes to all of these questions, Amtrak may have the adventure of a lifetime just for you. The company is giving out free tickets to their most scenic long-distance routes throughout the US to promote their social media residency program.
According to their website, the #AmtrakTakeMeThere Social Media Residency aims to showcase how people from different walks of life travel by rail. By way of social media, their chosen residents will share their individual experiences aboard Amtrak's long-distance trains while engaging users through their respective online communities.
What is really cool about this opportunity is that Amtrak is looking for real-life people to embark on their journey. "We’re looking for real people to tell their Amtrak story," their website states. "Creatives, introverts, families, survivors, retirees..." They said what they aren't looking for is "glitzy influencers with millions of followers who quit their day job to travel the world."
A panel of judges will sort through the applications to pick the lucky winners - giving them the chance to embark on round-trip travel across Amtrak’s long-distance routes and $1,000 for travel costs.
You are probably wondering how you can apply; you can click here to go to their website where you will see additional information and the official terms and conditions to the contest. After reading through everything there is a brief form questionnaire at the bottom of the page basically asking why Amtrak should choose you.
Applications are being accepted now through midnight EST on Jan. 31. The winner will be announced on February 15, 2019.
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