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Hobart, Tasmania

Commonly known as Australia’s “South Island” one can find the little state of Tasmania. With its small but mighty population of only 500,000 – Tasmania has the potential to offer the traveller such a unique and fulfilling experience. After an early Jetstar flight, I arrived into Tasmania’s largest and oldest city, Hobart. Hobart is located in the Southeast region of the state and has a total population of approximate 200,000 people (that’s 40% of the entire state!) I picked up…

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Happy – Byron Bay

A good friend once told me something so simple, yet so powerful that it has managed to stick with me for many years. The mantra that she continues to live by and continues to pass on to those who have the pleasure of meeting her; “Do what makes you happy until it doesn’t make you happy anymore, then change.” At the end of the day I couldn’t agree more – you only have one life to live so why spend…

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Melbourne in Minutes

It’s been quite a while since I have had the chance to find time in my busy Sydney schedule to write a blog. It is something I had planned on doing regularly while travelling, yet had once again fallen off the horse. Though traditional “New Years Resolutions” have past about a month ago, I am making it my “New Years plus a month’s” Resolution to blog weekly about my “where-abouts” and “what-abouts.” Just over a couple weeks ago, I returned…

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Adventure By: Guest Blogger Georgia Boutsalis

Today, I am delighted to introduce to you the first guest blogger to be featured on SamsWanderfulLife. Georgia Boutsalis is an avid travel, lifestyle and “adventure” blogger from Toronto, Canada, and also happens to be one of my closest friends. She hosts a unique blog entitled Adventures of the Bun – the name deriving from the messy hair bun you commonly see Georgia rocking on a day basis – regardless of the occasion. With “adventure” being her other middle name…

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Australia Round Three – Third Times a Charm Right?

It’s been a while since I have last connected with you all about what I have been up to lately. I feel as though this is the perfect post to start up my blogging craze again.  Following my return from the “Best Jobs in the World” competition this past June 2013, I was immediately off on another adventure; an adventure very different than “Best Jobs.” I was off to Boston, Washington D.C, NYC and New Jersey for three weeks as…

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A Quick Stop in Melbourne

 June 24th 2013 – Day #1 After spending 5 months living in Melbourne during my academic exchange, it was never in my wildest dreams that I would be returning within the next year! As an add-on to my “Best Jobs” itinerary, I planned to spend 2 days down in Melbourne visiting a friend. It was the perfect amount of time to get a refresher of the city and spend some quality time with Sara. I arrived on my Virgin Australia…

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The End of One Adventure and the Beginning of Many More

600,000 impressions. 196 countries. Over 40,000 application videos. 7 jobs awarded. The “Best Jobs in the World” Contest has come to an end. After years of brainstorming, planning, implementing and finally executing, the 7 “Best Jobs” winners have landed their $100,000 contracts and will be heading back to Australia between August and December 2013 to start their “dream jobs.” The announcement ended in dreams being made for some, and dreams being crushed for others. For those individuals who unfortunately received…

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There is no place like Australia for Canadians.

I have a hard time wrapping my head around how amazing the last couple weeks have been. I look back a few months ago when I was on a Quebec City March Break trip with S-Trip and I received an email about applying to be Tourism Australia’s next travel blogger for the “Best Jobs in the World” contest. I have always been one to jump on any opportunity and with that I applied. Fast forward 2 months and I had…

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Australia '13 – Best Jobs in the World (June 3rd – June 14th)

G’day mates! I have officially arrived back in Sydney and will be staying at the InterContinental Sydney Hotel with the rest of the “Best Jobs in the World” crew until the final announcement event on Friday June 21st. All the finalists have returned from their respective states and are now competing in the final challenges of “finals week” all in Sydney. I have just checked into my hotel room and am waiting to meet up with my contact, Alison for…

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Exploring Sydney by Bike and by Booze – June 6th (Day 4)

What are two of my favourite things to do in life other than travelling and exploring? Exercising and going out, so it seems fitting that today I would be exploring Sydney by bike and by booze. As I awoke to the sight of the Sydney Opera House from my accommodation at the Sydney Harbour YHA, I knew today was destined to be a good day. The first stop on my daily itinerary was at Bonza Bike Tours, which was only…

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