Copywriter Mark van der Heijden, about who we wrote 2 months ago for organizing Creative Cocktails & Dreams, has itchy feet. That’s why he recently quit his job at Lemz to go traveling. But not just for the fun; especially to pick up some international work experience – as this film shows.

He is definitely not the first one to pull this stunt; we already covered 3 similar concepts this year: The Pop Up Agency (Hypers Island students with the same proposition), Buutvrij (trying to beat the crisis by taking in briefs for free), and most recently Café de Zaak (offering Dutch small businesses free consulting – to help them beat the crisis). Working for free just to be able to work is apparently something a crisis does to an industry walking on its last legs…

Though not entirely original, his itinerary “so far” is quite impressive: Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, New York, and Reykjavick. And if you like what you’re hearing and want to add your city or agency to the list, you can contact him through thebackpackerintern.com. Have fun, Mark, we look forward to hearing your stories when you’re back.