All of us have a dream job we're secretly harboring.
All of us have a dream job we're secretly harboring. Readers recently shared their dream jobs, which inspired this new Savvy series: In Her Shoes.
Imagine being paid to travel the world. Sound too good to be true? Well, that's actually what Samantha Brown, a Travel Channel host with a genuine curiosity and zest for life, does for a living!
SavvySugar: What makes your job a dream job?
Samantha Brown: Of course, the obvious is traveling the world. But I think more so than visiting places like China, Argentina and Europe, I really love that I get to spend time in somebody else's life. I get to see life through the perspective of a different person in a different part of the world. It’s enlightening, it’s humbling. That’s something that this job has given me — that sense of humanist and humbleness that we all need and it’s a really a gift. I can’t overstate it enough. I have the best job in the world for reasons I think people don’t even see on camera.
SS: What's your typical day like?
SB: We meet the night before, when we all kind of gather in another part of the world, and we go over the next day. We’re given our schedule, and the schedule can be amazing things — actually I’ve kept all my schedules — like: Sam meeting with geisha girls to learn how to be a geisha; 1 o'clock, Sam takes sake at a famous sake bar; 12 o'clock, Sam meets with master sushi chef and learns how to make sushi. It's a fantasy, it really is. And then at the end of the day, I absolutely crash because there’s just so much and you’re taking in so much. We shoot about 12 hours a day so by the end of that day, it’s a bit [exhausting].
To hear about how Samantha almost got mauled by a panda and more, read after the jump!