Australia

Dream Big

Good afternoon Wanderers!

As you already may know, in August my life took a complete 360 turn when I decided I was going to delay school and move to Australia. This decision was made in hopes that I could I follow my dream and find a job in the Australian tourism industry. After securing a job focused in the youth backpacker market at Peterpans Adventure Travel in downtown Sydney – my trip preparation began to ramp up full force! Two short months later, it’s now October 14th and I am ready to take on this dream and jet off!

DAY HAS ARRIVED

My journey began with a short but sweet stop in Los Angeles where I met up with Tourism Australia (TA) – The Americas team. During this visit, I’ve had the chance to see their head office and meet the team that helped organize my “Best Jobs in the World” media trip this past June. In addition, I had the chance to attend a luncheon with Tourism Victoria – where various travel products throughout Victoria (VIC) were highlighted. I found it extremely useful to hear first hand from the providers what makes each of their products special. The products showcased included:  Eureka Skydeck 88, BUNYIP Tours, Oceania Tours & Safaris, Sovereign Hill, The Australian Wine Tour Co, Go West Tours and Segway Victoria.

As for the remainder of my time in Los Angeles, I have a jam-packed agenda. Tonight I will be having dinner with my life-long best friend (Scott) in Hollywood followed by a full day at Universal Studios Hollywood tomorrow. It has been years since Scott and I have seen each other; therefore I predict the evening to be filled with laughs, reminiscing on old times and lots of food.

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There is a lot to look forward to in the next 24 hours – stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on my adventures as I go!

Sam Clarke.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Lady Elisha ;)
    October 15, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Going to miss the hell out of you. I am so thankful that you came back to Deerhurst this summer. It wouldn’t of been half as good if you hadn’t.
    Although we have only started to get close the last month and a half is.. You will be greatly missed. Going to miss your smile in the hallways and that attitude you have that motivates me to follow my own dreams.
    You better believe I will be planning a visit your way some time in the year that you’re there.
    Best of luck with your travels, Sammy.
    Miss you already.
    xo
    -Lady Stoner (but not really so stop calling me that haha) <3

    • Reply
      samclarkey
      October 16, 2013 at 12:39 am

      🙂 awwww thanks so much Elisha – it definately was a treat getting to know you and Deerhurst sure is lucky to have you around.

      I expect a message from you in the future about your plan to visit me. You’ll have a place to stay for sure! Aussie and myself would LOVE to have you. We should Skype when I get settled in.

      Keep in touch.

      Lady Clarke <3

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    karenleahansen
    October 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I just came across your blog and think what you’re doing is awesome! If I were not in a settled relationship and were a bit younger, I would want to to pursue a similar dream. Best of luck!

    • Reply
      samclarkey
      October 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

      So sweet of you! Honestly I figured that the time is right! Do it while you are young and while you can 🙂

      Cheers!

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        karenleahansen
        October 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        That’s the truth. It’s not impossible when you’re older, but life does become more complicated. I looking forward to following your adventures and living vicariously through them!

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