Dream Travel Job: Team North America

August 22, 2012 by

Dream Travel Job, Photos & Videos, Things to Do, Travel News & Alerts

Our second pair of Dream Travel Job finalists, Jules and Brock (or “Brules” as they’ve come to be known in the Viator office) have experienced an adventure of a lifetime! For 60 days Jules and Brock traveled and filmed in some of North America’s top travel destinations.

NOTE: Our first Dream Travel Job team, Ryan and Asha, spent 60 days in Europe. Check out updates from our Dream Travel Job project including insider guides for each destination our teams visit, updates about team 1, and videos, photos, and travel advice from their adventures.

Watch as Jules & Brock’s Unforgettable Journey Unfolds…

Meet Team North America: Jules & Brock

Fun Facts about Jules Broste:
– Is a fully certified snowboard instructor
– Slept with the lions on safari in the Serengeti
– Taught English in South Korea (but can’t speak a lick of Korean)
– Is a “fun expert” and drove cross-country last summer with her mom exploring the most fun small towns in America
– Carries her camera with her everywhere she goes (even to the supermarket–you just never know what might happen!)
– Is learning how to belly dance after seeing the pros shimmy and shake in Turkey

Read more about Jules

Fun Facts about Brock Groombridge:
– In 2010 he backpacked through 36 countries on 6 continents
Backpack With Brock is his travel video blog
– He once ate a cobra snake in Vietnam
– He climbed to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet
– He has lived with a Maasai Tribe in Kenya
– Does he look familiar? Maybe you’ve seen him in a TV commercial for Diet Pepsi, Skittles or Subway!

Read more about Brock


Their “Dream Travel Job” Itinerary

After a 2-week training session in the San Francisco office, Jules and Brock took off on their journey around North America! Make sure to follow Viator on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest for the latest Dream Travel Job updates.

17th Stop: Big Island of Hawaii
August 12 – August 15, 2012

From Maui, Jules and Brock went to the Big Island of Hawaii for their LAST stop on their 60-day journey! Kona was a great place to end their trip–it’s beautiful and there are tons of unique activities. Let’s see what they did on their final three days of traveling! Keep reading…

Dream Travel Job - Big Island of Hawaii

Big Island of Hawaii: their last stop!

16th Stop: Maui
August 8 – August 11, 2012

After spending a few days in Oahu, Jules and Brock hopped over to Maui, which is their second-to-last stop on their epic journey around North America! Keep reading…

Dream Travel Job Maui

Enjoying more luaus & helicopter tours in Hawaii!

15th Stop: Oahu
August 3 – August 7, 2012

Jules and Brock said adiós to sunny San Diego and aloha to Hawaii for the last portion of their trip! First they started in Oahu where they explored its famous landmarks, including Pearl Harbor, and took part in some adventurous activities. Keep reading…



14th Stop: San Diego
July 31 – August 2, 2012

From Los Angeles, Jules and Brock went further south in California to San Diego. Like LA, San Diego is known for its beaches and affluent neighborhoods, but it also offers world-famous animals parks and beautiful coastline scenery. Keep reading…

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

13th Stop: Los Angeles
July 28 – July 30, 2012

After having fun on the Strip and flying around the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, Jules and Brock drove over to Los Angeles. Now in southern California, the team will spend their last few days in the continental US enjoying the sunshine, theme parks, and famous attractions of the Golden State. Keep reading…

Los Angeles

Enjoying champagne after a helicopter tour over LA!

12th Stop: Las Vegas
July 21 – July 27, 2012

From Chicago, Jules and Brock moved west to Las Vegas f0r 6 days of tours, activities, and fun in and around Sin City! Keep reading…

Las Vegas

The team had lots of adventures in Vegas!

11th Stop: Chicago
July 18 – July 20, 2012

After spending a few days enjoying the southern culture of New Orleans, Jules and Brock headed north to Chicago. Known for its cuisine, classic architecture and hospitality, this city is the only Midwestern stop along the team’s journey. Keep reading…

Chicago skyline


10th Stop: New Orleans
July 13 – July 17, 2012

From Orlando and the fun times in Florida, Jules and Brock headed up to New Orleans, where they spent a few days exploring The Big Easy, its surrounds and the region’s vibrant culture. Keep reading…

Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

9th Stop: Orlando
July 9 – July 12, 2012

After a few days of eating and partying like rock stars in Miami, Jules and Brock stopped in Orlando for some family-friendly fun. Here they spent three days hanging out with Mickey, traveling around the world at Epcot, and proving that adults can have fun in Orlando, too! Keep reading…

Walt Disney World

Hi Mickey & Minnie!

8th Stop: Miami
July 6 – July 8, 2012

From New York City, Jules and Brock headed south to Miami! There the team enjoyed sunning themselves at the beach, partying at night, and sampling the local cuisine. (It’s going to be hard, but we will try to resist the urge to insert too many mentions to Will Smith’s 1998 hit, “Miami.”) Keep reading…



7th Stop: New York City
June 29 – July 5, 2012

From Washington DC, Jules and Brock went to New York City–the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, and some might say The Best City in the World. In six days, they saw many world-famous sights, celebrated two holidays, and learned about the history of this incomparable city. Keep reading…

Top of the Rock

Jules and Brock enjoying views of NYC at the Top of the Rock

6th Stop: Washington DC
June 25 – June 28, 2012

After a fun few days in Boston, Jules and Brock flew to another US city famous for its historical monuments, Washington DC. With all the tours the team has taken in these two cities, the team will be experts on American history! Keep reading…

5th Stop: Boston
June 22 – June 24, 2012

From Niagara Falls, Team North America left Canada and came back to the United States. Their first stop was Boston, an appropriate introduction to the east coast due to its historical significance in modern America. Boston was where the America Revolution began, where higher education has thrived, and where you can now wander down its roads that are full of stories, including the story of our own Jules and Brock! Keep reading…

3rd & 4th Stop: Toronto / Niagara Falls
June 20 – June 21, 2012

From Montreal, Jules and Brock left Quebec for a quick visit to Brock’s hometown of Toronto with a day trip to Niagara Falls. In just a couple short days, they were able to see the largest city in Canada plus one of the largest waterfalls in the world! Keep reading…

2nd Stop: Montreal
June 17 – June 20, 2012

From the green and outdoorsy Vancouver, Jules and Brock flew to the lovely French-Canadian city of Montreal. Then they spent a few days exploring, trying new foods, and seeing the best that Quebec has to offer! Keep reading…

1st Stop: Vancouver
June 13 – June 16, 2012

For the first leg of Team North America’s journey, they made their way north from San Francisco to Vancouver. There they walked across a giant bridge, rode in a seaplane, ate dinner on a cruise, hopped on and off a bus, and even jumped on a ferry. (We like to keep them busy!) Keep reading…

Training in San Francisco – Bon Voyage Team North America!
May 30 – June 12, 2012

Upon arriving in San Francisco for training, Jules and Brock – our second team of Dream Travel Job finalists – were taken to Viator’s head office. There, they met our hard-at-work behind-the-scenes team and spent two weeks training and learning how to film our tours! Keep reading…

– Viator Travel Team

 Read more about Team North America in our Dream Travel Job updates, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for more photos and news!

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3 Responses to “Dream Travel Job: Team North America”

  1. Robert Smith Says:

    HAH. I literally just laughed out loud at Brock and Jules first video. These two are hilarious!

  2. Susantang Says:

    Robert Smith , oh my ,you’re pretty rite!

  3. Denise Lebedenco Says:

    Great trip!!! It was amazing to meet you at the Grand Canyon! Congratulations and untill the next trip…

    Denise, André, Giovanna and Victoria