If travelling is in your blood, you probably work hard to save the money for your next trip, which is how most travellers fund their experiences, but rather than working in order to travel, you can do both at the same time, if you are in the right profession. Here are just a few ways that you can work and travel at the same time.
- Become a Travel Writer – Of course, you will need to have some literary talent and as you love travelling, what better way to make a living than writing about your experiences. Start with a personal travel blog and slowly gain a following; if you’re a good writer, it doesn’t matter where you go, people want to read about your experiences and eventually, you’ll find a niche that works for you.
- Acquire Professional Certification – Many young people live in exotic regions of the world, teaching Pilates and Yoga, while the leading US Pilates training institution, breathe-education.com offers online courses that end with globally recognized certification. A personal trainer, for example, can work at one of the 5-star health resorts in Costa Rica or South East Asia, or even ask at a resort if they need some temporary cover. Certification enables you to work wherever you please and it’s a small investment for such amazing benefits.
- Digital Nomad – While this isn’t exactly a career, there are many people who do their work online. Let’s face it, if you have to sit down for 5-6 hours a day to pay the bills, why not be somewhere nice? There are many ways to make money online; you can set up an e-commerce store, write web content or even teach English to Chinese kids! When you next go to a holiday hotspot, most of the holidaymakers are probably living there and working in coffee shops or in the condo unit for the required hours per day. Take Bangkok as an example, this amazing city is temporary home to many thousands of people who make a living online, and as long as you have a good Internet connection and a digital device, you can work wherever you please. Here is some US government information on setting up your own business, which might prove useful later.
- Cruise Ships – You could apply for a job on a cruise ship; you would be surprised at the many trades and professions that service these huge floating cities, but the competition is fierce. Many young people like the idea of visiting many countries and getting paid for it, so you will need to work on your resume and sharpen up your personality for the interviews. The hospitality sector needs bubbly, outgoing people to entertain the passengers and if you fit that category, search online for recruitment agencies that work in the cruise industry.
- Journalism – If you start at the bottom, it wouldn’t be long before you would accompany the anchor people to cover major events. There is an element of danger involved with journalism and most of the people in the industry are passionate about what they do.
If you think that now is the right time to make a positive change in your life, all of the above will offer you the chance to travel, all you have to do is choose one and do what it takes to achieve success. Life is too short and we should all strive to achieve goals that we set in our lives.