An Australian woman who beat out 17,000 other people to land the ‘best job on the planet’ has detailed her experience of being paid to travel to 12 luxurious destinations in three months.
Sorelle Amore, a 28-year-old from Ballina, is a professional globetrotter and won travel club ThirdHome’s competition which promised to pay the winner to stay in luxury homes across the world.
Her Instagram reads like the pages of a National Geographic magazine – filled with exotic destinations, enviable portraits, and picture perfect views.
Just some of the luxurious destinations Sorelle was lucky enough to call home for weeks at a time included Bali, The Bahamas (pictured), Croatia, Fiji, Morocco, Costa Rica, Spain and China
SORELLE’S TRAVEL BUCKETLIST
- London, United Kingdom
- Innerleithen, Scotland
- Sydney, Australia,
- Montana, United States
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
- Marrakesh, Morroco
- Beijing, China
- Exuma, Bahamas
- Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
- Monuriki, Fiji Islands
- Island Brac, Croatia
The former Ballina woman embarked on a splendid 13-week holiday which began in a magical Scottish castle and ended on the waterfront splendor of Sydney.
Just some of the luxe destinations Sorelle was lucky enough to call home for weeks at a time included Bali, The Bahamas, Croatia, Fiji, Morocco, Costa Rica, Spain, and China.
Sorelle used her videography and blogging skills to land her dream travel job and had already visited over 40 different countries.
She was given a $10,000 per month fee, a travel allowance and the chance to invite a friend along for the journey – the only catch that she had to share her incredible travel snaps on social media.
‘While traveling to the next destination, I would be editing the videos, the photos, and writing articles,’ Sorelle told ABC.
Sorelle used her videography and blogging skills to land her dream travel job and had already visited over 40 different countries (Pictured in Marrakesh)
She stayed in high-end home swaps across the globe from a tree-house in Bali to a 12-bedroom villa in Costa Rica and an 1800s Scottish castle.
But winning the coveted ticket to travel the world for free was no easy task,
Sorelle worked tirelessly to convince ThirdHome she was the right woman for the job – and her existing experience as a blogger and keen traveler certainly helped.
‘I also went to magazines, online news outlets [and] radio stations. I was getting anyone and everyone to listen and vote,’ she added.
Sorelle worked tirelessly to convince ThirdHome she was the right woman for the job – and her existing experience as a blogger and keen traveler certainly helped (Pictured in Iceland)
‘While traveling to the next destination, I would be editing the videos, the photos, and writing articles,’ Sorelle told ABC (Pictured in Iceland)
‘No one else in the finalists was pushing as hard as I was, and my persistence paid off.’
It sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime, however, the intense 13-week expedition jetting around the world certainly had some setbacks.
The pressure of constantly looking perfect, scouting locations for her regular photographs, and endless time spent in airports eventually took its toll on Sorelle.
‘The photographs were being released on my Instagram pretty well in real time as images are much easier to edit than photos,’ she said.
‘Don’t get me wrong, the workload is still there and at times I don’t get much sleep, but this is the Best Job after all.’
After doing a loop around the world Sorelle has now finished her extraordinary globetrotting tour and now feels lost on what to do with herself now she’s had a taste of paradise.
‘What is life now? What to do? Seeking the best answer to what I should do next,’ she wrote on her Instagram.