It’s already April? What? Where did January, February, and March go? Really though, I remember as a kid my mom saying ‘time flies’, and stuff like… ‘I can’t believe it’s already April’, but I never thought I’d be saying the same thing. And there it is, you were right mom, it’s already April.
The last four months have been amazing. Every day has been scheduled and consisted of some sort of experience. Truly full on, with my weeks being split between exploring destinations and sampling adventure tours from all over South Australia. This state has so much to offer and the crew at SA Tourism have been working hard to help me cover as much ground as possible. The ‘Best Job in the World’ has been an absolute whirlwind and one I love trying to steer in the right direction. I have set ‘slightly’ unrealistic goals and pursuing them has been a rewarding challenge. The harder you work, the more you gain, and the more you seek knowledge, the more you learn. I have learned a lot and continuing to push the limit, reaching new heights.
The majority of the last four months has come down to content creation. Photos, photos, more photos, this blog, short videos, and more photos. I am getting tremendous feedback in person, via FB, and email, from people all over the world. The experiences South Australia has to offer the traveller are boundless, diverse, exciting, and unique. It is almost easy highlighting the incredible encounters possible when there are so many right at your doorstep. Everyone knows that SA doesn’t get as much time in the spotlight as other Australian states, and honestly I think this may be one of its greatest assets.
More and more people are looking to travel further afield looking for that genuine and unique experience, one that takes your breath away, one that makes you feel truly alive. SA has this type of tourism in bounds and I implore you to have a quick google image search of any of the following. Ethel Beach (Yorke Peninsula), Sheringa Beach (Eyre Peninsula), Coffin Bay National Park, Pennington Bay (Kangaroo Island), Brachina Gorge (Flinders Ranges), Simpson Desert (Outback), and honestly the list could go on and on. I am a world traveller, adventure enthusiast, visual storyteller, and experience seeker. This state has some truly hidden gems.
Over the course of the last four months I have learned so much about social marketing and visual engagement, so much about South Australia and its wonderful people, so much about the tourism industry and its intricate facets, and really overall (as cheesy as it sounds) about myself, my goals, my passions, and my dreams for the future. This experience is as much about making the most of the moment as it is about taking it all in. Making time to slow it down and clearly indicate the goals for the next couple months. I have been able to do this with a team of dedicated and genuinely awesome people. Our ultimate goal is to grow tourism in South Australia and we are killing it.
I am currently travelling with my mom and dad, and uncle cam, all visiting from Canada. I am giving them the whirlwind tour of SA, from ADL and the Hills/Barossa/Claire/Fleurieu to the Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, and the Limestone Coast. It has been an incredible trip so far and we still have a few days to go. From here I am going to be in Adelaide for a couple days before moving to Port Lincoln for some more Shark Cage diving and acoustic tagging!
Please continue to follow along on this epic adventure. The next two months are packed with cool experiences and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Cheers, bon voyage, safe travels, and catch ya on the road!