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Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Damon and Jo

Finalist in Travel

About Damon and Jo

Damon and Jo are two best friends in their mid-twenties, with incredibly unique qualities. Damon is the spunky vegetarian and college dropout who grew up in a trailer park in Indiana, while Jo is the goofy Brazilian with a business degree on the side. Together they make Damon and Jo, making their audiences laugh throughout all of their trials and tribulations in a variety of countries and situations. They describe their humor as “a mix between ‘All That’ and ‘Kennan and Kel,’ as they document absolutely everything— even when things don’t go as planned. Damon and Jo are two wanderlust-minded millennials who got tired of cheesy travel shows and traditional travel hosts, so they took off around the world to make their own version: Shut Up and Go. After meeting on Facebook and bonding through language classes, cheap buses to nearby cities, and study abroad experiences, the duo decided to begin filming their adventures throughout Europe and South America for their friends and family. What started as simply documenting their passion ended up growing into a full-time business venture. Overall, Damon and Jo are all about showing that behind all the beautiful Instagram pics and witty blog posts, not all experiences in travel are pretty. For them, it’s not just about the location; it’s about showing people that they too can pursue whatever it is they’ve always wanted if they throw out any excuses and just go for it!

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