Working out can be more than hitting the clock, especially for those who like to break out of routine. See below, a report by four professionals who love the corporate side the most in life, who managed to get to know new places, people and cultures. CNBC,
one year trip
Sebastian Modak was hired by the newspaper new York Times Traveling for a year, describing the places. During 2019, Modak traveled from the Southern Hemisphere to the north, spending a week in each different country, for the project “52 Places to Visit.” What he describes as “exciting and exhausting”, the journalist’s main job was to write stories about the experience, but he was also required to photograph, record videos and even post them on social media.
“It was one of the greatest experiences of my life … but also the hardest”, he says. “I didn’t have a day off for a whole year, and it was hard to deal with the constant pressure of deadlines”, he recalls in an interview with American network CNBC. However, he doesn’t hesitate: “It introduced me to people from six continents and strengthened my love for somewhere to go and find a story.”
Sandra Black’s work doesn’t always include places that are on the average tourist’s travel list. As a communications specialist for the United Nations (UN), she travels to cities that are facing humanitarian problems, for a period that can exceed a year.
Since 2008, the professional has been giving voice to victims of geographic conflicts in Senegal, East Timor, Iraq, among other countries.
“The most important part of human communication is providing a platform for people affected by conflict and natural disasters to tell their stories,” Black says. “Many people sincerely want the world to know what happened to them and their communities.”
by the sea
It is from the sea that Yacht Captain Tony Stewart knows the world. Starting his journey as a chef, he has already led trips to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the United States, and even the United Kingdom. Stewart explains that the responsibilities are many and that they sometimes have to do multiple departments on a single trip.
“Captains take a while,” he says. “We work with long days and sometimes weeks without days. But I couldn’t imagine doing that, and couldn’t love it.”
Amy Ropner, a keen connoisseur of Italy, has visited almost every village in the European country. Although he is British, the profits of his luxury travel company are not here.
Its job is to evaluate accommodation so that future tourists can rent a place more comfortably and according to their profile. The weekly value of housing can reach US$200 thousand (about R$1 million), Ropner reports.
“I think people think it’s all glamorous, but it’s a lot of work,” she said, recalling the time she visited 50 Italian villages on a single trip. “It’s tempting, but it can also be exhausting,” he says.