Travel Freak Jobs


Are you a travel freak like me?

Hopefully YES thats why you are reading this blog…. but you pocket is not able to afford your travel expenses.

Dont worry “where there’s a will there’s a way”

Can’t afford to travel? You can if travel is part of the job.

MAYBE AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF CUBICLE-SHACKLED SERVICE you were handed a pink slip; maybe you left your job because you loved it so much it was beginning to dominate your life. Regardless of why, you’ve come to a realization – you want to travel, and you want to earn money while you do it.

You have several options like:-

Freelance writer/photographer- 

Let’s say you were a banker; why not start submitting articles to finance mags and journals? The point is to become location independent, and you don’t have to write about travel to do so.

ESL teacher

They’re easier to find in some countries than others, and requirements vary from a bachelor’s degree in any field to a master’s in education plus TESL certification. Based on my own personal experience, finding a job in Korea was the easiest and in many ways (when cost of living is taken into account) the best paying. Japan, China, Thailand, and Vietnam are also popular options.

Travel nurse

Who qualifies to be a travel nurse?

  • Registered nurses in most specialties
  • Dialysis nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Advance practice nurses
  • LPNs/LVNs with 6 years of recent experience
  • Radiologic technologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Nurse Managers
  • Other allied health care specialties

The pay and benefits are great, assignments can be long or short-term, and in many cases, housing is provided

Travel Agent

Because travel agents work as a middleman between travelers and hotels / airlines / tourism bureaus, they must typically have firsthand knowledge what they’re trying to sell, which means visiting plenty of new places.

Tour guide

This is the job for those who have figured out that “home” isn’t necessarily where they were born. If you’re in a place far from your home country that you chose because something about the culture, people, music, food, etc just spoke to you, what better way to earn a living than by sharing that passion with others?

Navy sailor

Doesn’t matter how the economy’s doing; the military is always hiring. While there are many reasons why this isn’t the best option for everyone, the positives of being a navy sailor are that you’ll be taken care of as far as health benefits and insurance, and you’ll absolutely get to see the world.

Yacht sailor

Know a little something about boats but don’t want to join the navy? Join a yacht crew instead. Seriously, there are plenty of rich folks out there with boats that need a few good men or women. Sail the world and live the good life while watching them live the high life.

Flight attendant

Salaries for air cabin crew members vary enormously based on the airline and experience, but in most cases you can expect to start higher than minimum wage. As a newbie, you’ll have less options as far as your schedule, number of flight hours, and the destinations you visit.

The good news: if you’re at least 21, aren’t what might be classified as “extremely” short or tall, and have a clean criminal background, you’re probably good to go. Some airlines may prefer you have some sort of degree, but it’s rarely required.

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2 thoughts on “Travel Freak Jobs

  1. I used to be a travel nurse. I did get to go all over the US. As a Nurse I was able to work in Florida (right by Disney), New Hampshire in the fall, New Mexico (big cold yuck in the winter up north!), North Carolina- right on the beaches, Virginia, near DC and California. I also worked in Africa via Medecins Sans Frontieres, but that was a volunteer gig for 2 years, rather than a travel nurse job. There are opportunities all over.

    But be forewarned, sometimes the housing is not the best, it is hard to travel with pets, the pay is not as great as they make it out to be most of the time, occasionally the regular staff are nasty to you, and the health insurance is really only good for people who are completely healthy. I also felt owned by the company, as I rarely had much input into my schedule. Also, when the economy tanks, be prepared to go to such lovely places like small towns in Wisconsin in January.

    I left traveling after I renewed my Florida contract for a year. I now make more money staying in one place, dont have to get familiar with yet another new bunch of unique personalities every 13 weeks and get to travel exactly where I want to on vacations. It is not the same as absorbing the culture, but…I’ve found it to be really nice to have a little more control over where I live, and what I’m doing day to day!

    I think Travel nursing is a great great way to figure out where you want to be. I never would have in my life dreamed of living in Florida, but I love it. It also allows you to try out a place without committing to a permanent job!

    • First of all really thanks for sharing your personal experience on the post…. i found it really great and it will be helpful for the ppl who are looking for the nursing opportunities on different places as they will be already informed about the different situations in nursing field…

      And its really good to hear that you are really making it great with your job ryt now and having more control over the life and job…. Best of luck:)

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