If your dream job is to tour Canada and be paid to do it, then a Lloydminster native has scored the jackpot.
Since August 9, Brodie Younger and her partner Andrew Santos have been on a trek across western Canada and will leave from Calgary on Friday to fly out east to Cottage country.
She says the diversity of the campsite areas stands out.
“They range from the campsites in the forest to near the ocean. Now we are like in the middle of the Prairies. It’s really diverse.”
Back in July, the couple won a contest called Best Summer Jobs with their video submission to HipCamp Canada. They beat out over 50 other entries to snag the $20,000 prize and trek across the country documenting their stay in the outdoors.
They have camped at places like Maple Heart Ranch on Vancouver Island to glamping at the Luxury Tipi Experience in Calgary.
Younger has a background in social media marketing and Santos is a content creator. The combined skill set works well to promote a cross country tour using the digital landscape.
Santos is a Burnaby native with camping in his veins. He says they have a few commitments to fulfill to their sponsor.
“On the road, as we go, we have been posting to our social media. That was one of the requirements. The other requirement is I’ll be posting a four-part series on my Youtube channel after the trip. That will be basically following our trip, what the best stays are and what you can expect to find at those stays.”
Out east, the duo will trek through Orangehill, Wiarton and Kawartha Lakes to name a few, with a stay in Pine Forest for tenting and kayaking in Quebec, before they wrap up in mid-September.
You can follow along on their social media links.
Santos who has never been to Lloydminster will have that opportunity when Younger does a homecoming at the end of their Canada tour.