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!


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.


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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