Travel the World For A Year For Free! Extended Family and Remote Year Launch

17. May. 2023

Travel the World For A Year For Free! Extended Family and Remote Year Launch

London, UK, May 23rd, 2023 - Extended Family, a community-based travel platform focused on connecting locals and travelers worldwide, has announced a partnership with Remote Year, the leading provider of community-based work and travel programs. Together, they will launch a competition on May 23rd in search of an Extended Family Chief Storyteller to travel the world for a year, with all flight and accommodation expenses paid.

The Chief Storyteller will tell stories of locals and travelers alike, focusing on building a more intentional and symbiotic relationship between the places we experience and the people in them. They will travel to 12 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America while highlighting stories of local communities, their own travel adventures, and those of fellow remote professionals traveling with Remote Year for 1-month or longer.

Extended Family founder, Brandon E. Campbell, inspired the competition from his experience traveling on a 12-month program with Remote Year in 2017, when he sought out and recorded meaningful connections with locals in each country focused on cultural exchange. 

"The industry currently entices the traveler by disproportionally highlighting the destination; however, we believe building community in the places we travel to should be inextricable from the travel experience,”

said Brandon E. Campbell, Extended Family founder. “We are elated to partner with Remote Year, which shares the same ethos in building meaningful communities, enabling us to provide trusted infrastructure for our Chief Storyteller while they explore, immerse, and tell the stories of local communities across four continents.”

"For over 7 years, Remote Year has created a soft landing for thousands of professionals from all walks of life to work remotely, explore, and immerse more deeply into cultures and communities around the world," said Tue Le, CEO of Remote Year. "We are delighted that this partnership with Extended Family will offer a platform for a gifted storyteller to capture those diverse stories and connections to inspire the next generation of remote workers and travelers to take the leap and embark on their own journeys."

To be considered, applicants must create a compelling 60-second video articulating why community is important to them and share it on Instagram and Tik Tok. Applications will go live on May 23rd and close on June 5th. For more information, follow Extended Family and Remote Year on Instagram and Tik Tok. Winners will be announced by early June and will depart later this summer.

About Extended Family: 

After traveling for a year and having recorded conversations with locals to dive deeper into local cultures globally, Extended Family founder, Brandon E. Campbell, was inspired to build a space that invites travelers to explore and engage with local communities more intentionally. Extended Family is a community-based platform for travelers connecting like-minded individuals via virtual and in-person transformational, perspective-shifting experiences. To superpower its mission, Extended Family amplifies the stories of locals worldwide through recorded conversations with over 50 interviews across 20 countries thus far. 

Instagram: @extendedfam.ily

TikTok: @extendedfamily


About Remote Year: 

Remote Year is the leading travel company for professionals looking to work remotely and explore the world with a diverse community for one month at a time. The company offers group work and travel programs in 80+ inspiring destinations, coordinating accommodations, workspaces, wifi, local experiences, on-the-ground support, and other travel logistics for members. Remote Year travelers can discover a new destination during a 1-month Trip, dive deeply into a region on a 4-month Journey, or explore a different country each month during a life-changing 12-month Journey. Since 2015, Remote Year has facilitated nearly 200 life-changing programs for over 5,000 individuals and has proudly earned an Excellent (4.5) Trustpilot rating.


Instagram: @remoteyear

TikTok: @remoteyearnation