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Travel Channel's "5 Takes" Heading to Latin America

Looking to escape from your job and travel the world for a few weeks and be on television?

Longtime readers know that I am a sucker for a few things: anything vaguely Arrested Development-related, the works of Joss Whedon, the employees of Dunder-Mifflin (and The Girly Show) and cable series 5 Takes.

For those of you not in the know, 5 Takes is a highly addictive travel reality series on the Travel Channel that shoves five travel journalists into unusual and out-of-the-ordinary experiences in far-off lands (except for last season which saw five Australian and Asian journalists travel around the US) as they record their varying experiences and live together. It's a fun, often eye-opening series and nothing like The Real World, whatsoever.

It appears that the fourth season of 5 Takes is headed to Latin America and they are currently looking for five travel journalists/hosts between the ages of 30-39 (slightly older than previous installments) to explore the countries of Latin America whilst making video diary entries and blogging about their experiences... and live on $50US a day. No experience required.

Filming begins next month and goes through July 16th and the Travel Channel is casting as we speak (with open calls in New York and Chicago), so if you've got a case of wanderlust, some sharp hosting and writing skills, and a love for new experiences and people, get in touch with the Travel Channel ASAP.

Comments

Anonymous said…
You should do it!! :)
Huh. I wonder why they're aiming for older TJ's this time around. I love "5 Takes" but the last season was somewhat lackluster. I'm hoping this one will prove to be more engaging.

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