If you’re an actual celebrity, you complain about the paparazzi. If you’re not a celebrity but desperately want someone to take photos of you, you book a trip through El Camino Travel.
The travel company, whose tagline is “be a traveler, not a tourist,” organizes trips for young people mainly in South America. What sets them apart from other similar companies is that not only do they plan your itinerary, but they also have a dedicated photographer who travels with you and snaps photos of every Insta-worthy moment. And if the description of an upcoming trip to Colombia is any indication, there will be many of them: “Travel to Cartagena and Medellin, Colombia with El Camino Travel and A Personal Photographer while discovering secluded beaches, savoring regional cuisines, and roaming coffee farms.”
From browsing the photos, we wonder if there’s any kind of interview process to make sure you’re photogenic enough to be included in the trip: everyone seems to be thin and tan with perfect teeth and shiny hair. Since most people look like total ragamuffins when they travel, we can’t help but think a large part of this trip is spent prepping for the photographs. The one upside to this company that we can see is that according to an interview the founders did with Racked, participants on the trips tend to unplug from their phones because they know that their social media duties are being taken care of. Now that’s the ultimate luxury: to be so famous on social media that you don’t actually have to touch it.
Can we please be transported to NZ? @lebackpacker is only adding to our wanderlust with this juicy shot. Who has been to NZ? What are your favorite off the beaten path gems? #elcaminotravel A photo posted by BE A TRAVELER, NOT A TOURIST (@elcaminotravel) on
#Tbt to our very first #elcaminotravel trip to Nicaragua where we met the lovely @werddrew2 ! Oh my how much we’ve done since. Nicaragua is so dear to our hearts. Explore this lovely country with us in 2016. 8 nights / 9 days — $2050 for the early bird special. www.elcamino.travel/Nicaragua TAG your friends.
Tio Antonio Centro Social in Granada has 1. The best hammocks 2. A heart of gold. Part hammock shop, part cafe, Tio Antonio reminds us that whether we are deaf or mute, or disadvantaged in other ways, we are all human and we are all capable of being productive members of society. A percentage of this trips profits will go directly to this center as a way to support to the local community and youth. ?: @vduquefoto for #elcaminotravel A photo posted by BE A TRAVELER, NOT A TOURIST (@elcaminotravel) on