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Sating your sense of ever-present global wanderlust… without even leaving Melbourne.

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Melbourne Docklands Sunset Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet). https://hotndelicious.com/
Melbourne Docklands Sunset (full gallery below)
Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).
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Wanderlust. Having lived in 4 countries, eight different cities and spent 6.5 years travelling the world as an Emirates Airline international flight attendant, means that I harbour an ever-present yearning and burning desire to drop everything, pack my bags and jump on a jet-plane around the globe.  

In just 4 weeks, I am jetting off to the USA for at least 3 months and in some ways this very post is the 1st for phase 2 of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! project – an entertainment, travel and lifestyle blog and brand that I designed to be the vehicle that I can use to drive me to do what I love for a living.

I conceived the original iteration of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in 2010/11 after reading a book called ‘The Hot Zone’ by Kevin Sites. Back in the day, Kevin Sites was a network news producer and war correspondent on American TV for CNN, NBC and ABC, who traded his high profile career to become the first ever internet journalist for Yahoo! News. Subsequently, in his ground-breaking project ‘The Hot Zone’, Kevin travelled to and reported from 20 different war zones around the world in 1 year, reporting from these war zones via a combination of video, still photography and written content. 

After consuming this wonderful journey on paper, I felt re-inspired to continue to find a way to travel the world doing what I loved for a living. In my previous life with Emirates Airline, I’d been living the dream; in a different capital city every few days, travelling the world, 5-star hotels, disposable income, pretty girls… it was like the rock-star’s lifestyle without being the rock-star and when I returned to Australia in 2006, I was determined to win back that same lifestyle, but on my terms (these days it’s more focused on travelling the world doing what I love than the party boy lifestyle 😉).

At the time (2010/11), I was working in the music industry and the original concept for ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!’ was to travel around the world over the course of 12 months to all the major music festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Reading Festival, Fuji Rock & more, reporting from these festivals with a combination of video, still photography and blogging.

Jump in the time machine to present day and what I desire has evolved beyond just that of the music industry to a life where I’m paid to travel the world, interview inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries, share their tales, capture & create my own and so much more…

I’ve never lost the fire all this time and this is why 10 years on I’m jetting off to America for at least 3 months, to pursue the next phase of this dream that is my life. However during this time, particularly since starting meditation a few years back, one of the most valuable things I’ve taught myself is to appreciate the now… each & every moment; to learn more about this wonderful city I currently live in and temporarily sate these yearnings of wanderlust with excursions around the city I’m in. It gives me a little high and makes me feel alive!

Whether it be after work or craving inspiration on a weekend, I’ll take myself on long bike rides down to St Kilda Beach or along Yarra River trail rides with my DSLR to soak up one of the world’s most liveable cities and this beautiful country we live in. I’d do exactly the same if I was living in Sydney or Brisbane and have done so in the past when I was living in Bondi Beach and Kangaroo Point. You should too no matter what city you live in. I guarantee it’ll open up your eyes and open up your world.

Australia is definitely the lucky country that so many of us take for granted and if more of us made an effort to explore and appreciate the magic of Australian life, I think that we’d realize just how lucky we truly are.

DW

Contact Dan Wilkinson and the Hot & Delicious Group for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

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As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australiato pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

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Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Matt Kirshen – Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

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Matt Kirshen - Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview
Matt Kirshen – Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).

Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

Wicked podcast in Hollywood, California with English stand-up comic and podcaster, Matt Kirshen.

With performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room and a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Matt Kirshen has built an international comedy career and travelled the globe, performing at Glastonbury, Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival and more.

Today Matt shares his top tips for performers hoping to build a career as a successful, international entertainer and we chat about LA Podcast Festival, ‘The Worst Idea of All Time’, the fallacy of life coaching books, Warren Buffet’s breakfast, creepy one-liners for wanna-be pick-up artists and the beauty of people, who manage to be ridiculously successful, yet wonderfully humble and giving.

Ripper chat & can’t wait to catch his next live set somewhere around the planet! 

Free Download podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Connect with Matt Kirshen via Twitter for all show dates & general dates
Subscribe to the Probably Science podcast.
Subscribe to the Jesse vs Cancer podcast.
Buy Matt Kirshen’s album “I Guess We’ll Never Know” on Amazon or iTunes.
Watch the Probably Science podcast live at LA Podcast Festival (use the code “science” for a $5 discount).
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Hot & Delicious sit-down with Graham Elwood – Director of Ear Buds PodCast Movie.

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Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.
Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).

Wow! What a mind-blowing weekend it was driving social media for LA Podcast Festival!

Met so many wonderful people, made some wicked networks and new friends, shot a bunch of shows and excited to attend the world premiere of the Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary preview.

EarBuds Podcast Movie, Comedy Film Nerds creator, stand-up comic and LA Podcast Festival director, Graham Elwood is all about the people. I almost never seem to see a smile leave this guy’s face and he seems to have boundless energy for doing what he loves. Such a wonderful, positive person and one of the key reasons why I felt part of the LA Podcast Festival team immediately! 😃

Today’s mini-cast is about about podcasting, LA Podcast Festival, the inspiration for the Ear Buds Podcast Movie, the challenges, Kickstarter campaigns and all the wonderful experiences they’ve had along the way!

Enjoy this ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ mini-cast and don’t forget to subscribe to ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast featuring interviews with Wil Anderson, Dave Anthony, Gareth Reyolds, I Love Green Guide Letters’ Steele Saunders and shitloads more!

Free Download #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Comedy Film Nerds live at LA PodFest with Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Doug Benson & more. Photo Credit – Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet):

Connect with Graham Elwood via Twitter.
Download the Comedy Film Nerds podcast

Stay tuned for Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary launch in 2016 via earbudspodmovie.com

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Matt Corby releases new single ‘Resolution’. Planet Earth shifts on axis as ladies around the globe collectively swoon.

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Matt Corby has released his first new single in 2 years worldwide this morning on Australia’s triple j radio station.

I’m pretty sure I heard a massive whoosh at 8:15am AEST as ladies across the planet simultaneously threw their underwear in the air & felt the planet move as they all collectively swooned at the prospect.

It’s been a big week for Matt, with the announcement yesterday that he’s joining Aussies Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tame Impala and Saskwatch on the epic Glastonbury 2013 line-up.

And yes, Matt Corby’s music is as beautiful as ever.. Enjoy..

Matt Corby’s latest single – ‘Resolution’:

For all the latest news hit Matt’s website at mattcorby.com.au

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