Deadline Is Approaching for the Best Job in the World

Last month I reported on “The Best Job in the World” contest. Australia’s Tourism Queensland is looking for an “Island Caretaker” to live on Hamilton Island in a three-bedroom house with a plunge pool for six months for approx $100,00 (AUD $150,000). The Caretaker’s main responsibility is to report back on the adventures of living above the Great Barrier Reef through weekly blog entries, photo diaries and video updates. The deadline to apply is fast approaching — it’s this Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 11:59pm UTC (which is 6:59pm EST) — but you still have time to create your one-minute video application and upload it to the site. The details can all be found at

So far over 16,000 people have applied, including over 6,000 from the U.S. And one of them is Ivan, whose fabulous videos of Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and NYC’s Upper West Side have appeared on Check out Ivan’s application below. I hope he wins because there’s a good chance he would let me visit. Good luck Ivan!

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