You Can Now Take a Totally Free Trip to Europe to Work on a Creative Project
With summer looming just around the corner, we’re finding ourselves dreaming about taking some sort of epic vacay almost daily. Whether it’s a luxe stay IN the Eiffel Tower or checking out all the art in Berlin, Europe tends to continually make its way to the top of our wish list. However, if an epic Eurotrip is on your bucket list but not in your budget, there still might be a way to make it happen. Rail Europe is offering a totally free, weeklong trip through France and Switzerland for someone working on a creative project.
What kind of creative project? Almost anything, TBH. On the contest page, Rail Europe writes, the project can be “a book, essays, a photography collection, building your influencer audience on Instagram or another social channel, a video series [or] a documentary.” If you think riding on some of the most world’s most scenic trains would be conducive to your project, enter anyway!
Rail Europe will fly you to Paris, where you’ll enjoy a day of classic Parisian activities like taking a stroll along the Seine, window-shopping in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and dining at a classic Parisian brasserie. From there, you’ll hop on board a train and move through Lyon, Avignon, Lake Geneva, Broc and Lucerne, making a bunch of stops along the way (including a visit to a cheese-making and chocolate factory). There will also be a videographer there to capture your creative trip!
Sold? Enter by creating an entry on your blog or website explaining why you want a chance to take this train trip to work on your creative project. Enter by June 15 for your chance to hop on board this dream vacay.
Are you entering? Share your entry with us on Twitter @BritandCo.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!