Meet The Guy Getting Paid $10,000 a Month to Photograph Cancun

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Ok, so Ivan Nanney has to do a little more than just take some photos. He has to stay in 5 star resorts, make videos, go on tours and generally make Cancun look like an awesome place to visit.

Oh the misery.

Ivan Nanney

The Cancun tourism board launched a competition back in November last year looking for someone with the skills and social media savvy to head over to Mexico and sell Cancun as the dream holiday destination. Over 8,000 people applied but ultimately Ivan landed the job which will last for 6 months and earn him a total of $60,000, not to mention the all expenses paid hotel stays, tours and general living expenses.

Ivan is already a travel blogger so is well suited to the task in hand. He goes by the name Ivantheintrepid. You can check out his blog here

At 29 years old he has already traveled to 32 countries and worked for a few big names before.

His first ‘big break’ was an unlikely job traveling the USA in a truck carries a giant potato.

Later he was discovered by Amazon Prime and given the job as a presenter on their show The Fireball Run which showcases some of the most unusual places in the USA.

My passion in life is traveling, and the transformative powers that travel can have on an individual. Being named the CEO of, and being able to spend the next six months in Cancun, is truly a dream come true. It’s now my job to explore every nook and cranny of the Riviera Maya, engage with the culture, have fun, and share my adventures with the world.

We can help but be a little envious of Ivan, but he seems like a well deserved winner and we wish him all the best on his adventure.

He starts his new role in March and you can keep up to date with everything he will be doing on’s Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter.