Many people yearn to travel the world but are bound down financially or by the number of leaves they are able to take off from work. In the ideal world, we would just pack up our bags and go forth with our adventures but reality has it that we need a job to provide us with the money we need for expenses.
Before you give up on the idea of traveling the world and believe that it is just an unattainable dream, there are actually many ways to make money while you are traveling. Imagine getting paid while traveling, you are getting the best of both worlds!
If you have been bitten by the travel bug and looking for a way to travel the world without depleting your savings, here are 10 Best Jobs For People Who Love To Travel.
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#1 CRUISE SHIP WORKER
If you aren’t someone who gets seasick easily, getting a job on a cruise may be the easiest way of satisfying your need to travel. There are plenty of job openings for various lines of work. Depending on your skills, you can apply to be a chef, performer, service crew, engineer or even a dealer in the casino!
#2 FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Being a flight attendant brings you to many places in the world that most people can only dream of going. Full service airlines such as Singapore airlines fly all the way to Cape Town and Zurich. Accommodations are paid for and they even receive allowance for their expenses. This is a career for those with a serious case of wanderlust.
#3 DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Those who have amazing photography skills can consider being a destination wedding photographer where you get paid to travel and take pictures of couples who are getting married. Furthermore, people tend to choose places with exotic or stunning views for their wedding photographs.
#4 EVENT COORDINATOR
With exhibitions and meetings run by multinational corporations taking place everyday, there is a need for event coordinators to plan and host such events. As an event coordinator, you need to fly over to the location to ensure that everything is running smoothly and prepare the necessary for a successful event to take place.
#5 INTERNATIONAL AID WORKER
Apart from getting paid to travel, this is a meaningful job that allows you to help the unfortunate. However unlike flight attendants, international aid workers go to remote corners of the earth to lend a helping hand to those living in the poorest areas. It is not for the faint hearted as the job can get quite demanding both physically and emotionally.
#6 TRAVEL WRITER
As websites and blogs become increasingly popular, this is turning out to be a popular option among those with a flair for writing. Travel writers share their opinions about places they have been to and give recommendations or comments about restaurants and hotels after trying them out.
#7 SERVICE LINE IN HOTEL AND RESORT CHAINS
International hotel and resort chains offer overseas positions for employees to take up whenever they expand to a new location or looking to fill up an empty position. In fact, the hospitality industry is always looking to hire more employees to better serve their customers.
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Journalists travel out of the country to cover news stories that are sometimes time sensitive such as natural disasters or wars that are happening around the world. On a fun note, lifestyle journalists cover exciting events such as Rio Olympics 2016 and World Cup.
#9 ENGLISH TEACHER
If English is your native language, there is a high chance that you will be able to teach that language as a subject after passing your TEFL certification. Countries such as Japan and Korea are constantly looking out for English teachers and tutors.
Ever wondered what you can do with your second or third language? Now you know! Even if your second language is not as strong, there are still simple tasks you can help out with such as translations of the menu. If you are confident, you can even venture into areas like marketing, law and finance.