The rise of the influencer and the #travelgram pack has us all dreaming of travelling the world and getting paid to do it. Now, that dream could become a reality, thanks to Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration…
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The new bar by the conceptual hospitality company, Inception Group, is celebrating its imminent opening by sending one successful candidate and their travelling companion Around the World in 80 Days, following a route inspired by Jules Verne’s fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg.
Announced 146 years after Mr Fogg’s departure from Charing Cross Station on his epic journey with his trusty valet Passepartout – according to the famous Victorian novel – Mr Fogg’s has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to offer the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
From Mumbai to Hong Kong, Tokyo to San Francisco, New York to Lisbon, one lucky pair will be hired as Global Ambassadors as they race against the clock and around the world, ensuring they make it back in 80 days.
The lucky explorers will be kept busy along the way, charged with documenting this modern take on Mr Fogg’s original journey via social media and a blog.
Each explorer will be gifted an atlas, journal, luggage tags and a hip flask, all bespoke pieces made by Aspinal of London for the occasion, and will be responsible for collecting botanicals and inspiration along the way to bring back to London to create their very own Around the World Cocktail.
The journey will lead them to the new bar, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration – which is due to open right by Charing Cross Station in late 2018 – where the returning adventurers will be the first to try their own cocktail creation (and enjoy on the house on every subsequent visit to the bar).
Explorers will undergo a rigorous application process culminating in finalists being selected by a real modern day explorer – Levison Wood
So how does one go about getting this job of a lifetime? Explorers will undergo a rigorous application process culminating in finalists being selected by a real modern day explorer – Levison Wood.
Levison is also a best-selling author and photographer who has spent a decade covering stories and events around the world, including his celebrated Walking The Nile and Walking The Himalayas programmes for Channel 4.
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