Winners of the Best Jobs in the Travel Business

By Marisa Lascala - 2013-10-25T16:29:53Z

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Rich Keam

From: Portsmouth, U.K.

Winner: Taste Master for Australia Tourism, September 2013–February 2014

Job duties: "To travel Western Australia foraging out the finest produce and experiencing the best bars, restaurants, cafes, wineries, and micro-breweries—along with all the other amazing adventures you can have here—and blog about it. "

What made you stand out from your competitors? "I tried to keep my blog writing simple and accessible, with quirky stories and interesting angles that people would enjoy reading. "

What has surprised you the most so far? "How absolutely awe-inspiring Australia's Northwest is. How tasty green ants are. And that I've now got a slight addiction to Baby Boab Tuber Chutney. "

What's the hardest part of the job? "To put it quite simply, the hardest part is going to be trying not to end up the size of a house. I've been eating and exploring my way around the Kimberley for the last three weeks, I need to pace myself! "

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