Travel Jobs: Ways to earn on the run

14 February  |  Adventure & Travel

If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, a normal 9-5 job isn’t going to keep you happy. You need something that lets you explore the wonders that the world has to offer while earning enough to keep you happy and healthy. The days of sitting at your desk all day to make some money so you can take a holiday once a year, are over. Read on to find out about how you can get a travel job, what you should consider, and more!

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How to get a travel job

Finding a job that involves travel doesn’t mean that you will have to work any less hard than you would at a regular job. You just happen to also have the added advantage of getting to experience some of the most beautiful sights that the world has to offer. While a job in travel can entail either a lot of experience or close to none at all, most jobs of this type require you to have some skill or certification that you can use to your advantage on your travels. Think travelling bartender or a flight attendant. Both require you to have either the knowledge of how to mix a mean cocktail or an intensive course on becoming a flight attendant.

What sort of a job can you get?

A job that allows you to travel does not necessarily mean that your work needs to be centered on your travels. If your expertise lies in another field, like finance, you can still write for financial magazines and journals, and not have to write about your travels. The aim of a travel job is to become location independent and manage to travel while doing what you are good at. Some other jobs such as being a waiter at a local restaurant or picking up some other jobs at the location you’re visiting may suit those who are not proficient in a particular skill yet but are just looking to learn on-the-go.

Where can you find these jobs?

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Once you build up enough skill in your job, it is pretty easy to find a way to travel along with work. However, if you are looking for some unique jobs such as being a part of the crew on a cruise ship, or as a tour guide or au pair, there are plenty of ways to find them. Web sites such as Lonely Planet and Forbes have extensive lists of how and where you can find a travel job, and a little research will show you how much work you will have to put into it before you can go trotting around the globe to have some amazing experiences. You could even consider volunteering your travel time to a good cause such as the Peace Corps or other organizations that are involved in charitable activities around the world. Keep in mind that this path won’t pay you as much as other careers that you may choose, but it is an excellent way to get to know locals and experience places first-hand.

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