Photo by Erin Granat
If you’re like me, you think there is no better job in the world than getting paid to travel. If you’re also as outgoing and over the top as I am (foreign friends have referred to me as “The American Show Pony”), you also think the best best best job in the world is being a travel show host.
We’ve all watched the Travel Channel or Globe Trekkers and thought, shoot, I could do that. Stand in front of the camera and go to the world’s most exotic and exciting places and basically get paid to have fun. Yeah, no sweat.
Problem is, our dream is shared by…well, everyone. I recently sent in my stuff to host a travel series put on by Student Traveler magazine and was told my resume was one of no less than 2,000 submitted. Ouch. The competition is undoubtedly fierce.
Q: So what’s an aspiring Samantha Brown to do?
A: Start your own show about your own town.