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This Company Will Pay You $1,000 to Take a Digital Detox Camping Trip is looking for a “Weekend Warrior” to go without technology for 2 days. Oh, and they’re going to pay you $1,000 to do it, too.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
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It’s a bit trite to bring it up at this point, but Zoom fatigue kind of sucks. As does staying at home all day. And being glued to screens until your eyes are dry it’s much fun, either. Maybe you, like folks around the world, are yearning for an escape into the wilds? Maybe you’re pining for a weekend off from technology, too? Well, have I got news for you! is holding a contest in which one lucky winner will be paid $1,000 to take a camping trip to a US National Park of their choosing. Here’s the catch, though: you need to take a ‘digital detox’ for the first two days of the trip. According to the organization, the winner will use, “no technology allowed beyond what you need to reach your destination safely.” That means missing countless Instagram moments over the weekend and you may miss the latest news updates about the pandemic. But, ultimately, is that too high of a price to pay for a getaway weekend, free of the shackles of our hyper-connected world? I, personally, don’t think so.

Photo courtesy of Digital Detox Challenge /

The contest is officially called the “’s RV Digital Detox Challenge Dream Job,” and calls for a “weekend warrior” hungering for an excursion into the great outdoor. Applicants must be 25 years or older and be legally able to drive through any state that would be between them and their destination. 

The winner will then be paid $400 upfront with the remaining $600 upon their return. The cost of an RV rental, food, and a mobile hotspot will also be reimbursed up to $1,000. Finally, the winner will be asked to connect to the internet after the two days to share their experiences online, assumedly with the appropriate hashtags to justify the marketing effort.
Instagram post courtesy of U.S. National Park Service is an organization with over a decade of satellite internet service experience across the United States. Focusing on assisting folks outside of dense, urban areas with getting the best internet possible, the group does the hard work of research and testing satellite internet services so they don’t have to. They’ve even created free tools for everyone, including this handy page to find the fastest internet speeds for your area.

So, what are you waiting for? Think you’re up to the “digital detox” challenge? Here’s the link if you want to apply. If you’re still raking your brain over which National Park to choose, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Check out our article on which National Parks are already re-opened this Summer.

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