Jet Set Zero asks four lucky cast members to “prove that you can make travel your life.” Those cast are charged with picking a country, finding a job, a place to live, integrating into the culture, and documenting their experiences online – all while being filmed for the official YouTube web series.
Myself and fellow cast members Evita Robinson, Jean-Pierre Cherry, and Jeremiah Ortner were chosen from thousands of applicants for the 8th and final season to ditch our day jobs and make a life abroad for 3 months. During that time we collectively faced being broke, confronting personality clashes, and dengue fever. But we also saw ourselves in deeply profound new ways, as travel allowed us to be open to new experiences, from mending old wounds to watching thousands of paper lanterns fill the sky. In short, The Land of Smiles did not disappoint.