The Best Job in the World!!!

Australia — By on February 20, 2009 3:32 PM

We all know how much I love Australia and I now have a chance to return to the land down under!!!

I just submitted my video application for the best job in the world!!!

If I am selected for the position of Island Caretaker, I will be living on luxurious Hamilton Island and exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef! My job would be to report back to the rest of the world and share my adventures via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews.

This is the perfect job for me!!! I can hardly believe that this opportunity exists! It is almost as if I spent all of last year training for this exact position!

I originally decided to start my “Kelly’s World” blog to keep a diary of my travel adventures and to share my experiences with friends, family, and followers. The best job in the world would be one that would pay me to do what I love best…traveling, creative writing, photography, learning new cultures, adventure activities, and meeting new people! Did I mention that the job pays $150,000 AUD for a 6-month contract? SWEET!!!

Of course I believe I am the best person for this job but I may be a little biased. Please comment below and tell the judges why you think I would be the best island caretaker and ambassador of tourism.

Australia has given me so much and I would love the opportunity to give back to this beautiful country! My Aussie larrikin spirit still burns strong and I owe it to Australia to pass this on to the rest of the world!

Click here to see all of my posts about Australia.

Click here to see some of my favorite photos of Australia.

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  1. Lisa says:

    You would be the PERFECT person for this job!!! It almost seems as if they wrote this job just for you!! With your outgoing personality, humor, and sense of adventure it would be a blast to watch your time there. I love keeping track of your travels on your blog. I feel like I get to see and experience all of the places that I might never get to see otherwise. I hope that you get this job!!!!!!

  2. Kelly Winger says:

    Kel – Your passion and enthusiasm for Australia has been apparent since the day we met. After all, I met you right upon your return stateside, and you were totally beaming from the experience. I could see that although you were happy to be home with longtime friends, you were missing the dear friends you made down under. I truly hope you have an opportunity to go back soon.

    This blog has truly given me a chance to re-live your journey, and based upon everything I’ve seen, I believe this job was made for YOU! I definitely want to visit Australia in the near future, especially the reef. It’s always been a dream of mine, and I can say that you’ve inspired me to make it a reality.

    Hopefully see you there in a few months!!!

  3. Aine says:

    It’s like your entire last year was prepping you for this assignment and you didn’t even know it. Someone is watching out for you for sure! I think what you’ll best bring to this job is your enthusiasm to meet new people and spread your zest for life and all it’s adventures! I’ll be sad to see you leave if you get your job, but at least I know I’ll see you down under soon. This time, I’ll meet up with you down under! And wherever else you go! Good On-ya for completing this next step in your life’s adventure! : )

  4. Spencer says:

    I don’t know anyone more qualified for this job than my lovely lovely Kel!! She is a true world traveler, and I loved following her blog! I can’t wait to visit you down under again, after you win The Best Job in the World!!


  5. Shannon says:

    Even though I missed you horribly while you were gone, your year abroad meant you got to meet so many wonderful people and experience things many people can only dream of. And I felt I experienced it along with you, thanks to your blog. I can’t imagine a more perfect job for you than this caretaker / ambassador position. My fingers are crossed for you, but something tells me it was meant to be. Good luck!

  6. Charles says:

    This job sounds just like the ‘perfect job’ you described to me before you began your journey in 2007. With your experiences from last year, your personality, your enthusiasm for trying new things and your ability to make friends wherever you go, you are perfect for this job. I can’t image anyone being a better match to the job requirements. Your travel blog is an excellent example of your creativity and writing ability. Good luck!!

  7. Susan - Autograph Technical Services says:

    If Tourism Queensland doesn’t choose Kelly for this job, they have lost their minds! SHE IS THIS JOB!!! Kelly possesses excellent communication and English skills, an unbelievable sense of adventure and willingness to try anything new, outdoor passion, great swimming, surfing, and diving skills, an engaging personality, experience in adventure travel, and a background and education in advertising. Choose Kelly…she is Australia tourism!

  8. Jody says:

    Kel- the minute I heard of this job I envisioned you filling it. Your personality and experience are a perfect match. Plus no could doubt your enthusiasm for blogging and new adventures. I think this position would be the perfect opportunity for you to put your passion to work on behalf of a country- which you all ready love so dearly. Best of luck!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Baby you would be perfect for this job! U are so diligent with your blog. It is totally captivating, funny, well researched, and a damn good read, that this job is for you and you only! PLUS we would be in the same country again! Quicker than we thought we would! mwah Danny

  10. Stacy says:

    I have seen first-hand your dedication to documenting your travels and passion for absorbing knowledge and experiences in this great big world we live in. People gravitate toward you like no one I have ever met. What does this mean? Your are THE best person in the world to promote and take care of the island. And I am not just saying this because I want to come back to paradise with you…although that would be nice 😉

  11. Layla Ewald says:

    You would be so perfect for this job in so many ways! Your travel blog for the last year has given us so much entertainment and education about parts of the world we will most likely not see! Your stories and experiences make you one of the most fascinating people we know! You’re so adventurous and cute and perky you would be perfect for this!

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