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Meet Steve Goss – One of our Schoolies Unearthed Leaders AKA Legends

Being a typical millennial, Steve has had 16 jobs and begun 4 degrees. Through all this change though, one thing has remained: his passion for travel and helping young people discover more about themselves and the world around them.

Now settled in his role as a Youth Worker and contributing regularly towards a number of mentoring and social justice initiatives, Steve continues to make time in his busy schedule to work with us here at Schoolies Unearthed, which he believes aligns perfectly with his passion for living a healthy, fulfilled life.

With four international trips under his belt as a team Leader, and more than 11 countries ticked off the bucket list already, to call Steve an enthusiastic and capable explorer would be an understatement.

We had a chat to Steve about his top travel tips, why YOU should travel, and much more!

Hey Steve! What’s your favourite travel destination and why?

India for the people and culture, New Zealand for the nature and the hiking.

What’s your one essential travel item?

Earplugs, to make sleep easy in transit, or in noisy hostels.

What is your top travel tip for Schoolies Unearthed travellers?

Keep an open mind, and try to enjoy all of the aspects of the trip, not just the glamorous, insta-worthy parts. This can look like: playing cards with your friends in the airport when your flight’s been delayed; busting out an impromptu karaoke session on long bus rides; or laughing together as your friend who packed too much baggage has to put on 4 layers of clothing to avoid excess baggage fees.

Steve doing his thang: Dancing at a wedding in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (left) and hitting the slopes in Japan (right)

What is it you love most about working with Schoolies Unearthed?

What I most love is working with all the travellers, especially in the adventurous settings that Schoolies Unearthed facilitates. I believe it’s way easier to learn about the world outside of a classroom setting.

Why do you think travelling is something that everyone should do?

I believe travel helps people grow, learn and mature like nothing else. It’s impossible not to be broadened by travel. Plus, immersive adventure is so much fun!

Left: Hiking through 45 C weather in Nitmuluk National Park in Katherine, NT. Right: Steve taking on the Wanko Soba (aka all-you-can-eat-noodle challenge in Japan (114 bowls consumed!)

Where to next?

I’m heading away with a team to Borneo on a Schoolies Unearthed trip this December! Aside from that, I’ve developed a desire to visit and hike through the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Poland, Hungary) which I am super excited about, though it might be more than a year away.

Thanks so much Steve! Safe travels ✈️

Keen to head overseas with Steve, or another absolute champion Leader just like him? Our next round of departures for Schoolies Unearthed are on sale now. Register your interest today >



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