Amtrak Is Sending A Few Lucky Passengers On Its Most Scenic Routes For Free

Feel like a scenic train journey? If you have a creative side and know your way around social media, you might be eligible for a free trip across the country.

Amtrak has announced that it’s looking for people to join the company’s social media residency program. By submitting an application, potential travelers with writing, photography, video, or social media engagement skills can win the chance to go on a round-trip journey on one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes.

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Those interested in this unique opportunity are invited to submit applications until Jan. 21, 2019 at midnight EST. The lucky winners will also receive up to $1,000 in spending money along with complimentary tickets for the long-distance route of their choosing. In return, the winners will be expected to document their journey on social media and share their experiences with followers.

Don’t let a lack of professional experience in writing or visual media stop you from applying; in fact, Amtrak is seeking people who aren’t high-profile social media influencers for this cross-country adventure. All you need is a creative side, a social media account, and a passion for travel.

Eight winners will be selected from the pool of applicants and will be announced on Feb. 15, 2019.

Click here to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.