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Best Jobs in the World

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing

It occurred to me today that it’s been a year since I started my shortlister social media campaign for Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World Contest. A year ago today I was named one of the top 25 out of 600,000 people for the Park Ranger position and now had to earn my spot READ MORE

What Happens When Dreams Don’t Come True
Best Jobs in the World

What Happens When Dreams Don’t Come True

Well, it’s finally happened; Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World Contest‘ finalists have been announced! They have whittled the top twenty-five in each category down to three. After 14 days, 3,000 new Facebook fans, 998 miles, 350 new Twitter followers, 200 blog comments, 13 endorsements, 8 parks, 8 interviews, and 1 academy award winner…

Ranger Training with Flipper
Best Jobs in the World

Ranger Training with Flipper

G’Day, adventurers! As an enthusiastic Park Ranger in Training, I’ve been busy learning as much as I can about working with wildlife from local Las Vegas habitats. And as suggested by previous Best Jobs in the World winner, Ben Southall, I’ve been doing as much research as possible about Australian animals.

Stargazing with Shirley Jones
Best Jobs in the World

Stargazing with Shirley Jones

G’Day, adventurers! Hilary here, your Park Ranger in Training! Holy cow, has this been an adventurous two weeks. I’ve traveled almost a thousand miles gathering endorsements, visiting parks, conducting “Park Ranger in Training” interviews, meeting experts, and immersing myself in all things Aussie.

Aussie Slang Lessons from Thunder From Down Under
Best Jobs in the World

Aussie Slang Lessons from Thunder From Down Under

G’Day, fellow adventurers! Hilary, your favorite “Park Ranger in Training”, here… In my quest to become a knowledgeable and prepared Park Ranger, I’ve been doing A LOT research. On my mission to learn how to best ‘blend in’ with the locals, I received a little help from a very cool group of guys. They happen

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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