Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here’s what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure.

Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division.

The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look for another job soon. But first, he wanted to take advantage of his “newfound free time.”


So he decided to go on a trip — with one big catch. He gave some trusted friends $2,500 and told them they could send him anywhere in the world. He then challenged his friends on Facebook with the hashtag #PlaneToNowhere.