I’ve been checking out this new blog for a few weeks now and wanted to share it with you all. Its based on a really cool concept of bringing blogging and Orlando tourism together:
Broadway performer Kyle Post and Harlem childcare worker Stacey Doornbos from New York City are spending 67 days experiencing everything Orlando has to offer and sharing each amazing experience through social media along the way.
As Orlando’s Smile Ambassadors, Kyle and Stacey will visit more than 100
Orlando attractions including everything from roller coaster riding to hang
gliding, swimming with dolphins, spa-ing, golfing, gator wrestling, museum
exploring, theatre-going, dining and more.In August, Post and Doornbos beat out
hundreds of applicants from more than a dozen countries for the coveted Smile
Ambassador positions created by the world’s premier vacation destination. Post
and Doornbos are childhood friends who grew up together in Holland, Michigan and
share a passion for theme parks, having taken 30 amusement park trips together
to enjoy more than 618 rides. They took a “friendship honeymoon” to Orlando at
the end of college to celebrate their friendship, not knowing where their lives
would take them. Kyle then moved to New York City and five weeks later was cast
in the Broadway production of RENT. Stacey traveled the world, touring seven
countries in three months before also ultimately ending up in New York City to
work with underprivileged children in East Harlem.
Post and Doornbos live in a two-bedroom condo in Downtown Orlando,
compliments of The Paramount on Lake Eola, with furnishings provided by CORT.
Both of these relationships have been facilitated through the Downtown
Development Board as part of their partnership on this program with the Orlando CVB. For their 67 day assignment, the pair will also be provided cell phones, digital video and still cameras, a Dollar Rent A Car and $25,000 U.S. to cover living expenses back home.
Followers of the @67Days Twitter account, Visit Orlando Facebook fan
page, and 67 Days of Smiles blog will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes including gift certificates to Orlando restaurants and attraction tickets.
Follow along at http://67daysofsmiles.com/ as Kyle and Stacey take on the top
social media job in the world!
Also check out this new game they have on their website!