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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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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…

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Best Jobs in the World

A Sneak Peek into the Lives of the "Best Jobs" Winners

It has been just over a month since Tourism Australia’s “Best Jobs in the World” winners were announced on June 21st 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Since the final announcement, many of the “Best Jobs” contestants have either returned to their home country with or without a job or stayed in Australia to explore further. The “Best Jobs in the World” contest has impacted each finalist in a variety of ways as well as it has opened up thousands of opportunities…

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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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Ready, set, finals week!

After many tweets, TV appearances, newspaper articles and overall anticipation, the time has arrived! The 18 finalists from 12 different countries have arrived in Sydney, Australia to begin the final stages of the “Best Jobs in the World” contest. With over 600,000 online applications from 196 countries worldwide, and 45,000 video submissions, the top 3 for each position have been chosen to compete against each other for one of the six “Best Jobs” titles. The most sought-after job has been…

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The Lone Canuck vying for the Best Jobs in the World.

The 18 finalists in the “Best Jobs in the World” campaign have been chosen and they are all in preparation for an intense weeklong interview process in Australia this upcoming June. Throughout the time the finalists will be in Australia, they will undergo various challenges, interviews, and media events to test their every angle. How far will these competitors go to achieve their dream? Will they crack under the pressure? Over the last couple of weeks I have been closely…

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Camera Shy? – Best Jobs Travel Guru Announcement!

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to see this video, check it out! No matter how many times I watch this video, I still can’t believe that I will be Tourism Australia’s Canadian travel blogger for the “Best Jobs in the World” contest in June. I want to send out another huge thank you to everyone who got me to where I am now, and I can’t contain my excitement about sharing all my adventures with you!…

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All Aboard The Social Media Train.

In the last couple of years, social media networks have taken a much larger role in providing news and information to the world. More than ever, people are using Twitter, Facebook and other sources to learn about what’s happening worldwide and traditional news outlets are becoming increasingly less relevant to our digital generation. With social media as the primary source to get in the “know,” I took it upon myself to be as connected as possible to ensure an effective delivery…

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