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Meet Our Explorers

Our global team is blazing new trails

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"I lived in NYC for over 6 years and got quite sick of the hustle bustle and got a huge travel bug. I ended up getting a job where I could work remotely and then spent the next 2.5 years as a digital nomad. I traveled mostly back and forth between the US and Europe and recently have settled in LA. I still travel a lot, but it feels nice to have a place of my own again too.

My favorite destination of 2019 so far has been Zakynthos, Greece. This island has an insanely beautiful beach called Shipwreck Beach, which you can only access via boat or the view point by car. The beach itself was breathtaking with clear, bright blue waters. It’s been on my bucket list for a couple of years and I’m so happy I got to go! It was as stunning as I had hoped."

— Kristin Simon @pinkneonlips

Platinum Explorer, New York

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"I’m a daydreamer for change who won’t stop traveling. Because travel educates, it connects, and it transforms. I design and host experiences to raise awareness and support impactful initiatives worldwide in unique places while meeting inspiring people. This includes work with Yogi’s, Creatives, Musicians, fellow Nomads and companies. My goal in life is to share the beauty that this world has to offer and hopefully leave others inspired to do the same. Follow my journey and join me on my next stop!"

— Ambre Van De Berg, @ambrevandeberg

Gold Explorer, Amsterdam

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"Born in the Brazilian capital, I am, among many other things, a photographer and breakdancer eager to discover new places and cultures. To find out about my next stop, check out my Instagram. Proxima parada: aguardem!"

— Hugo Rafael @Hugorafaelphoto

Gold Explorer, Brasilia

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"I'm a professional Latin dancer from Australia. Based in Milan, Italy and the Gold Coast, I travel the world teaching Latin dance and enjoy surfing in my free time."

— Jai Sheffield @jaisheffield

Gold Explorer, Gold Coast (AU)

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"As a traveler and photographer on the move, I'm always looking for the NxTSTOP."

— Casey Hyde, @hydephoto

Silver Explorer, Chattanooga

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"Travel has been deeply embedded into me ever since I was a child. As a “third culture kid,” I never stayed in one place for too long. This allowed me to see the world from a different perspective. Today, nothing’s really changed. Exploring unfamiliar places and cultures brings me the most joy. It's travel that connects us all and I have a never-ending craving to venture out to the deepest corners of the world and find my nxtstop ;)"

— Kim Roach, @kimroach_

Silver Explorer, Los Angeles

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"Photographer and advertising professional, I was born in Brasilia. I've been traveling around the world for more than 12 years, and lived in California for 9 months. Even if I can't understand the language in a new place, I never let that stop me! Want to know my next stop? Follow me on IG.

— Thiago Barreto Braga, @xzedasx

Silver Explorer, Brasilia

We're Looking For Explorers

At NxTSTOP, we use the term Explorer to signify the bold and adventurous approach we take to travel. Each journey is full of new experiences and interaction with the world around us to learn, connect with others, and venture on. You're more than just an ambassador; you're a force for positive change and connectivity in the places you discover. If you're passionate about travel in this way, then NxTSTOP wants you to join our team of Explorers to earn some amazing perks while showcasing your adventures.

How To Become An Explorer

How To Reach Explorer Status

For each status tier, you should meet three out of four qualifications in general to be considered. Status runs for 12 months from the date of acceptance at a specific level.*

Silver Explorer

  • FOLLOWERS: 2k - 5k
  • Traveled to 3 interesting destinations in the past 3 months which are profiled on IG
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 50 likes
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 5 comments

Gold Explorer

  • FOLLOWERS: 5k - 15k
  • Traveled to 4 interesting destinations in the past 3 months which are profiled on IG
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 150 likes
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 15 comments

Platinum Explorer

  • FOLLOWERS: 15k - 30k
  • Traveled to 5 interesting destinations in the past 3 months which are profiled on IG
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 500 likes
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 50 comments

Diamond Explorer

  • FOLLOWERS: 30k+
  • Traveled to 6 interesting destinations in the past 3 months which are profiled on IG
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 1000 likes
  • 10 of last 25 posts have greater than 100 comments

 

Perks & Benefits

Silver Explorer

  • A free product to showcase during your adventures
  • Profile mention on www.thenxtstop.com as an Explorer (i.e., brand ambassador)

Gold Explorer

  • Free products throughout the year to showcase during your adventures
  • Profile mention on www.thenxtstop.com as an Explorer (i.e., brand ambassador)
  • Potential invitation to do a “Takeover” on @thenxtstop’s IG stories that documents your travels. Your stories will then be added to a new destination highlight, or will be added to an existing highlight (i.e., “London”).

Platinum Explorer

  • Free products throughout the year to showcase during your adventures
  • Profile mention on www.thenxtstop.com as an Explorer (i.e., brand ambassador)
  • Potential invitation to do a “Takeover” on @thenxtstop’s IG stories that documents your travels. Your stories will then be added to a new destination highlight, or will be added to an existing highlight (i.e., “London”).
  • NxTSTOP-sponsored product giveaways through your personal account
  • 3% commission for all referral sales (via discount code tracking) from your posts

Diamond Explorer

  • Free products throughout the year to showcase during your adventures
  • Profile mention on www.thenxtstop.com as an Explorer (i.e., brand ambassador)
  • Invitation to do a “Takeover” on @thenxtstop’s IG stories that documents your travels. Your stories will then be added to a new destination highlight, or will be added to an existing highlight (i.e., “London”).
  • NxTSTOP-sponsored product giveaways through your personal account
  • 5% commission for all referral sales (via discount code tracking) from your posts
  • Invites to NxTSTOP events and promotions around the world (as applicable)

General Posting Requirements

Explorers must follow the below guidelines to help make the most out of the program.

  • Post high-quality, hi-res lifestyle (not product) shots
  • 3+ dedicated posts on Instagram per individual product
  • Provide 3+ hi-res photos directly to NxTSTOP for each product
  • 2+ dedicated Instagram Stories per individual product
  • Must tag NxTSTOP (@thenxtstop) directly in all posts on all platforms. We recognize that keeping promotional posts to a minimum is important to your user audience, so simple references: (e.g., “hat by @thenxtstop”) are fine
  • Always post the provided personal discount code so we can track purchases

*NxTSTOP reserves the right to change or terminate the qualifications, term, or benefits of the program at any time, with or without notice. No purchase is required to qualify.

Want To Be An Explorer? Let Us Know.

If you would like to apply or have questions about the program, please submit this form, DM @thenxtstop on IG, or email erica@thenxtstop.com.

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