Finding time to travel can be difficult. You have to work around your regular job and any family obligations you may have, and you have to figure how to pay for your trip. These problems often result in people passing on the opportunity to travel around the world like a pro, but it doesn’t have to be like that at all.
What if we told you there might be a way to enjoy travelling and get paid to do it?
There are several different careers that will allow you to travel all around the world. These careers range from becoming an English teacher to students who are learning English as a second language to working as a flight attendant or tour guide.
Wondering what career options you might have if you want to travel a lot? Here is a look at some of the more popular careers people who like to travel have chosen to pursue.
Travel Writer or Blogger
If you have the skills to create a well-written, detailed article then travel writing may be a good career choice for you. As a travel writer, you will be asked to pack a bag and head off to different travel destinations all over the world and write about them for your readers.
While being a travel writer sounds exciting, there is one downside to it. You might not get to choose the topics you cover. This means one day you are writing about warm, sandy beaches in the Caribbean, the next day you could be writing about local attractions in a small town 2 to 3 hours away from where you live.
The alternate could be to start your own travel blog and there have been many successful bloggers that travel around the world blogging about their adventures and experiences all funded through sponsorship by hotels, airlines, tour companies or simple advertisements on the travel blog website.
There are thousands of international schools looking for qualified individuals to teach English to students. The age of the students you will teach will vary depending about the country you teach in and the school you are assigned to work. Some assignments will be for children as young as 3 or 4, while other assignments may be to teach teens or young adults.
Unfortunately, if you are one who likes to travel around a lot, this career choice may not be the right one for you. Most companies that hire English teachers for international schools do so for set periods of time (3 months, 6 months, or 12 months). This means you will be in one location for the duration of your assignment. This is excellent in the sense that you will be able to immerse yourself in the local culture, but not if you like hopping from flight to flight. You can request a change of assignment afterwards, but if you want to quickly travel to several locations throughout the year, this might not be the best option for you.
Writers and teachers aren’t the only ones who can travel for a career. The following are some careers that allow you to travel and work at the same time:
- Manager or marketing expert for an international hotel company
- Tour guide
- Flight attendant or a pilot
- Sales staff for an import or exporting company
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