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Best Jobs in the World – Four Month Update

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.

Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Dive Charters
Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Dive Charters
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.

Pennington Bay Pano - Kangaroo Island
Pennington Bay Pano – Kangaroo Island
Ethel Beach - Innes National Park - Torke Peninsula
Ethel Beach – Innes National Park – Yorke Peninsula
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!

Greg

The CAD Fam at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
The CAD Fam at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Mom Dad uncle Cam and Tarah at KI Wildlife Park
Mom Dad uncle Cam and Tarah at KI Wildlife Park
 

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6 thoughts on “Best Jobs in the World – Four Month Update

  • I’m so happy that you were given this opportunity to shine, Greg, as you have gone above and beyond what anyone could have expected from you! Thanks for your inspiration and your constantly positive outlook! Time flies, but you know how to make the most of it mate! Happy travels & wheels up, brother!

    • Ian, thanks for the comment and the kind words brother! Indeed, we only have a limited amount of time and need to do everything in our power to take things to the next level. Always.

  • I visited NSW and Caines in 2004. My daughter is living in NSW now-so I will be back. I am anxious to vist SA. Your travels will have me geared up! Thank you and safe travels.. PS. I think the best job in the world would be to work with the Koalas and Kangaroos! Xo

    • Hi BJ, that’s awesome you want to visit SA and your daughter is off exploring other parts of Aus. You guys should meet on Kangaroo Island for vacation!! They have Kangaroo and Koalas 🙂

  • A true delight to read of some ‘ days in the life of Greg ‘! Your positivity and enthusiasm are utterly boundless Greg. All congratulations on winning such a ‘job’. Only you could merit such a chance to further enjoy our world.

    Back in ’76 I stayed with friends in the countryside near Millicent. Filled in for her at her Physio practise while she was having her baby! Never made it to Kangaroo Island but they talked of it lots as they had a place there. She is now running a quilting shop in Adelaide, near Brighton. Fine memories of hitching up to Barossa valley, tasting rather too much wine and then hitching onwards to Sidney across the desert in not too sober condition. Wild adventures followed!!

    Serge and I returned together to Adelaide in ‘ ’86 with out 16month old daughter, crossing by train from Perth. ( Living in Thailand at the time). Adelaide then had lovely downtown glass, modern buildings which provided great photography moments for proud parents!

    Keep all your joy and zest for living at peak levels Greg. Best Regards, Love, Joan.

    • Hi Joan, wow, what a story, thank you for sharing! That sounds amazing and I love picturing your fine memories. I am also creating memories and hoping that through this blog they will always stay fresh and read as in the moment for years and years to come. Thank you for such kind words and for following this wonderful journey. It is truly just the beginning 🙂

      Safe travels,

      Greg

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