This wasn’t meant to be for me…good luck to the finalists!
You never know when opportunities will present themselves, but when they do, you do get to decide if you will pursue them or let them pass by. Recently, an opportunity came knocking at my door and while I listened to the details I knew that this was one of those ones that I should pursue!
Transat Holidays, the most innovative Canadian company specializing in leisure travel, offers quality vacation packages to a wide variety of destinations posted a job opportunity for the Transat Holidays Vacationer.
That’s right, get paid to go on Vacation!
The job entails going to 12 different Transat Holidays destinations (2 weeks of every month) for an entire year. While at each location the “Vacationer” is to share stories, photos and videos of the destination and give fellow Canadians a taste of all that it has to offer.
The application process required submitting a 2 minute video. The first minute, a promotion of an attraction in your area and the second minute, introduce yourself as the Transat Holidays Vacationer.
My ability to create videos has been limited to capturing a moment here and there on my IPhone which I’ve had some fun doing. But for this endeavor a crash course in filming and editing using a real video camera was necessary. Thank you John and Baba for lending me yours and showing me what buttons to push. I did have the very good fortune of having Roatan as my location to promote, the problem I ran into was having too much to choose from to fit in a one minute space. I spent time filming in West End at Sundowners Beach Bar, I’m pleased with the video I made there (it can be seen at my previous posting), but decided for this project I need one with my commentary. I am very happy to let you know that one of the photos I took of the sunset from there is a TripAtlas Editor’s Pick
I ultimately went with the filming I did at West Bay Beach. The majority of it from in-front of Infinity Bay Thank you Dave for helping me set up shots and making suggestions of what to include.
So I’ve submitted my video and now I wait for my phone to ring (as do hundreds of other applicants.) Perhaps I will get the call telling me I am a finalist for the position of Transat Holidays Vacationer. And if that happens (I know power of positive thinking – When that happens…) I will be sure to let you know and at that time will be asking for your assistance by voting for me at Transat Holidays official voting site.
No matter where opportunities may take me, Roatan will always be my adopted home and I will continue to share all the wonders it has to offer. Excuse me now while I go reply to an email from a fellow Canadian with some questions about vacationing on Roatan.