Sponsored Video: Get Paid to Explore Paradise with Your Friends or Family

This is a sponsored post that I’ve written on behalf of TomTom for Unruly. All opinions are 100% my own.

TomTom is hoping to expand its mapping data, and you could be chosen to drive around one of five paradise islands. In order to create accurate maps, field work is required. What better way to get this “work” out of the way than on an all-expenses-paid trip for someone and up to four of their closest friends or relatives to paradise?

I know, it sounds too good to be true, but TomTom is sending five families or groups of friends to paradise for two weeks to drive around tropical islands in order to help map them. This opportunity is being extended to five different groups, and no experience in cartography is required to participate. Oh, and TomTom is going to throw 10,000 euros your way just for helping out.

TomTom, founded in 1991, is a leading name in electronic navigational tools including personal GPS devices, in-dash navigational systems, and real-time traffic information. By incorporating real-world mapping techniques with GPS data, TomTom is able to provide remarkably accurate information to the user.

In case you’re wondering, the five islands to which TomTom is sending folks for this project are:

  • Fiji
  • St. Lucia
  • Mauritius
  • Cape Verde
  • Seychelles

Here’s how it works: If selected, you and up to four of your friends/family are sent to one of five tropical islands to drive around and explore paradise in a specially equipped mapping car. As you drive around, the car sends data to TomTom, which helps create the maps that other drivers use to navigate from their GPS devices. This process can take a day, but you’re given two weeks to get the job done. For completing your assignment, your group will also receive 10,000 euros. That sounds like a good deal to me.

If you want to have a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, just head over to TomTom.com/summer and sign up. All you really need to qualify is a decent sense of direction and an interest in exploring a tropical island. You do have to be 18 years of age or older with a valid passport to apply. Every two weeks between now and August 9, 2012 an all-expenses-paid trip will be rewarded to a qualified applicant.

The first island trip up for grabs is Fiji, home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. You’ll be able to visit ancient marketplaces, the Sabeto Valley, Vuda Lookout, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and more. You can even go snorkeling along the coral reefs while taking part in a South Sea Island Day Cruise. That sounds like a good deal to me.

So, whether you’re a cartography geek or simply someone who enjoys going to some of the most beautiful places on Earth, this is a great opportunity to get out of the office and into paradise. What are you waiting for? Go sign up!