Jobs That Pay You To Travel
Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk dreaming of an adventure to some far off location? You’re not alone and most people go to work every single day just waiting for their vacations to begin and to pack their luggage. Vacation time comes and goes and then it’s back to the daily grind for another year.
If you’re tired of the monotony of your job and want to see the world without compromising your income, why not look for a job that requires you to travel? Here are 10 amazing jobs that pay you to travel, so get out there and start exploring as you earn.
1. Flight Attendant
This is probably the most obvious job for those who love to travel. Sure, you may only get domestic gigs at first, but if you do your job well you can move on to international flights and really see the world. Not only will you get a decent salary as a flight attendant, but most of your expenses are also covered as well.
2. Au Pair
Like working with kids? Then consider becoming an Au Pair. There are various reputable websites and agencies that can pair you up with a family. The salary may not be huge, but as you usually live with your employer’s family, you have no living costs. Plus, your family may also want you to come along with them on vacations at no cost to you. Yes, you are there to take care of their kids, but you’ll also have time to do your own thing.
3. Work On A Cruise Ship
Cruise ships are literally floating holiday resorts which means there are dozens of jobs to choose from. You could be anything from a bartender, to cleaner or an activity organizer. Who cares? You’ll be on a cruise ship, earning money and visiting new and exciting locations.
4. Work At A Resort
Many holiday resorts only hire workers during peak periods. Fortune lay, there are four seasons in a year so there is always going to be a resort somewhere looking for workers. You could do ski resorts in the winter and beach resorts in the summer and then you also have resorts in mountains, deserts and other exotic places to fill in outside of these seasons.
5. English Teacher
If English is your native language and you feel you could teach kids English, then why not use these skills and pass them on to the children of the world? Many countries such as those in China and the Middle East are constantly searching for English teachers, tutors and teachers’ aides. Some agencies that employ these teachers require you to have a teaching diploma, but others look at your experience.
6. Travel Agent Or Tour Guide
Most travel agents work from an office but they often get free airline tickets and hotel discounts as an incentive bonus. Many travel agencies also have organized tours so if you find being a travel agent doesn’t offer you enough travel, become a guide and get paid to show people some of the best each country has to offer.
Right out of the pages of a lifestyle of the rich and famous magazine, housesitting is the perfect way to get a taste of an extravagant life without the huge mortgage. Many homeowners don’t like leaving their homes unattended when they travel so look at hiring house sitters to look after their homes and pets and water plants. Your only cost may be airfare, but some homeowners include the cost of airfare in their remuneration package.
8. Freelance Photographer
Freelance photographers travel the world taking photos of many important world events. While some of these events may not be to your liking, particularly in war zones, many publications are constantly looking for unique photographs for lifestyle and travel magazines. If you consider yourself a bit of a shutterbug and a photography lover this could be the perfect job for you. The more exclusive or unique the photo, the higher the asking price.
9. Food Critic
Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and dinner in Venice. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Not only do you get to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world and best cities for food, but you also get to sample some of the most amazing dishes as well. Food critics travel the world in search of new and exciting restaurants offering culinary masterpieces to excite the taste buds. The restaurants very rarely charge for the meal and your employer covers all of your costs and pays you. What could be better?
If you love to party then this is the job for you. Plan promotions for new clubs or resort towns along the world’s many beautiful coasts. This is a dream come true for those who are constantly in party mode and you could end up living an endless summer as you travel to seaside resort cities promoting events, clubs and best music festivals in the world.
There is no better way to travel then when someone else is footing the bill and you still get paid. It’s pretty much what many workers fantasize about every day but if you don’t fancy yourself doing any of these jobs consider what skills you have and become a digital nomad. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection and you’re ready to roll. You spend a few hours every day working and the rest of the day you’re free to explore.