It seems nowadays that everyone is chasing the elusive dream of a job that allows them to travel. While most of us want to get out there and see the world, few of us readily have the resources to do so. It requires months or even years of saving to be able to go on that trip of a lifetime. But, what if you could make money while you travel. Or, better still, be paid to travel. It sounds too good to be true, but believe it or not, there are jobs out there that offer ample travel opportunities and don’t require specialist qualifications.
Whether you work on board a ship or plane, cabin crew is one of the best jobs for those who want to see the world. You will jet off to a new destination every week and sometimes you’ll spend days there at the company’s expense. Cabin crew are often put up in fancy hotels and paid for the time they spend abroad. You could cover LA, Mumbai, and Dubai in a week or two. Sure, the hours can be gruelling and people’s complaints can be annoying but they are small prices to pay for non-stop travel.
There are numerous different jobs that fall under the freelance umbrella, but the one thing they all have in common is the freedom they offer. Whether you are a writer, graphic designer or software engineer, if you can go solo and build up your own client base, you can work remotely from anywhere in the world. This means you can travel until you find a place you like. Then you can stay there until you get bored and move on. It’s a dream come true for those with incurable wanderlust.
While this is limited to countries that don’t already speak English, teaching English opens up a huge chunk of the world. If you are good with kids and are willing to put in the time, teaching English can be both rewarding and lucrative. Options for teaching English include working in a school, teaching business English to professionals, and private tutoring, both online and in person. If you can manage your time well, you could even do a combination of these options.
Every country on earth needs bartenders and chefs. While these jobs may require some language skills and previous experience, they are easy to find and will give you a good taste of the local culture. Plus, they are sociable jobs that will allow you to meet new people. Just make sure you have the right kind of visa when you arrive in the country or you will struggle to find employment.
If you have an adventurous streak and want a job that involves being outdoors and interacting with people from all over the world then being a tour guide might be the one for you. Every day you will be faced with new challenges and adventures as well as incredible nature and wildlife. As a tour guide, you will take charge of a group of intrepid travellers and guide them through natural wonders. One day you might be white-water rafting and the next hiking through a canyon.