After completing his Bachelor of Tourism, Ben started out his career in travel working for Tourism Australia, where he was lucky enough to travel to all corners of the country. He moved to London with the job a few years later after visiting Europe as a solo backpacker, and ended up promoting Australia to the UK and Europe for over seven years. Upon returning to Australia, Ben worked for Destination NSW on backpacker campaigns and more recently as their food and drink specialist. For the past two years Ben has worked as a PR & marketing consultant for a range of travel, food and drink clients.
Using London as a base, Ben was able to explore much of Europe, with the most memorable trips being welcoming a New Year in Talinn, chartering a yacht with friends in Croatia, travelling around France for Rugby World Cup 2007, and driving from Sarajevo to Belgrade. Ben once travelled to Belgrade, Serbia to attend the Eurovision Song Contest final. This was a bizarre cultural experience in many ways. Ben has also visited China (Great Wall, Beijing, Shanghai) and Vietnam on a number of occasions, as well as Thailand and Sri Lanka for friends’ weddings.
Ben is really looking forward to going on safari in Tanzania and visiting the winelands around Cape Town for his honeymoon at the end of this year. Next on the bucket list is Mexico, Cuba, the US again (Dallas, Boston, Chicago), Peru and Patagonia!