In September of 2015, I received a phone call from an unknown number. I never answer these but on this occasion, I did. When I answered the person on the phone said something crazy. They said,' we want to send you and your family on a vacation, take photos and then film a commercial that will air across Canada'. I never thought it was real or even that it would actually happen. However, the months went on and before you knew it, our family was sent to San Fransisco to enjoy this beautiful city and take part in this incredible opportunity.
The coolest thing is this was for Roam Like Home, a service that I not only already used but told everyone about. Roam Like Home allows you to travel to over 100 countries and use your phone while travelling to do the things that you would back in Canada. With Roam Like Home, I could access and use my Share Everything Plan- and it was only $5 a day when I was in San Francisco. This helps you know exactly what your bill will be that month so you ca feel free to Roam On. Sorry Americans...Canadians rule on this one!! So when I found out it was for this service, I was even more pumped. I was already a converted believer.
Over the 5 days in SF, our family enjoyed the sites of Union Square, rode the trolley, walked Valencia street and of course drove across the Golden Gate bridge. I escaped to Point Reyes where I was able to grab some photos and met up with friends to drive to the top of Mount Tam! Overall, this experience was amazing for our family. To think we would ever be in a commercial was just something we never even dreamed off. Now I have friends texting me saying, 'I just saw you on at the theatre", or "I'm watching the Grammys and I saw you.' CRAZY!! Sometimes, the best opportunities come along when you least expect it.
I am SO glad I answered that call! Click below to see some more photo of our time in SF!
An entrepreneur, creator, father & husband from Calgary, Scott Bakken is inspiring a generation of creatives to live their best life.