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Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Dave!As I was looking through my email in-box this morning, I happened across a message that, from all appearances, was spam. After all, how many real emails do you get where somebody is offering you an all-expenses-paid trip out of the country? And all I had to do in return was write articles about my journey and take some pictures (i.e. what I always do when I travel). Talk about sounding too good to be true! Free travel would have to be at the top of my dream list!

Amazingly, the offer turned out to be legit. They found my blog, liked my travel writing and photography, and wanted me to be a guest corespondent for them... all to a really cool destination.

Alas, I couldn't work the trip into my schedule.


Needless to say, I was bummed the rest of the day.

Not that I have cause to complain, mind you. I already travel quite a lot... it's just having to pass up on something FREE that's bothering me.


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  1. Karen says:

    You DO! You do have cause to complain. And cry. And wail. And beat your fists on your desk. I would!

  2. Sybil Law says:

    Whaaaa ?!!
    That does suck! It’s like a perfect job for you!
    Either way, someone there knows talent when they see it. 🙂

  3. bo says:

    I had to pass up auditioning for a real band, as in they’re negotiating a real contract with a real label. They wanted someone who could play a bunch of instruments to play something different on each song, which is pretty much my favorite thing to do in a band. I had to pass on the audition because, if I were accepted, I just couldn’t offer the level of commitment they need.

    I’m with you man. Sigh.

  4. the muskrat says:

    Miserable! They should work with YOUR schedule. Or ask me to go. I have a nice DSLR camera. I could always figure out how to use it sometime soon.

  5. martymankins says:

    Damn, that sucks. You would have been perfect for that writing gig.

  6. Megan says:

    Boo. They would have been lucky to have you.

    I would give my right arm to be able to do that!

  7. karla says:

    Um…hello! Send them to me! I’ll go!

  8. kapgar says:

    Sooooo pass it on!

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