Travel is often thought to be one of the most rewarding experiences we can have in our lives.
From the rainforests of Brazil to the cities of Belarus, the ruins of Petra to the beaches of Penzance, there’s so much to see and do that we can find it hard to make time for it all.
Working that traditional nine-to-five career can often impede our ability to travel – even if it does go towards financing it!
Luckily, there are a wide variety of professions that you can do that will let you travel the world.
If you’re looking for a way to travel more, here are just five careers you could consider.
This is perhaps the most obvious choice for those who love to travel.
As a flight attendant, you’ll get to see a wide range of different towns and cities around the world, typically with a couple of days to spend in each destination. And depending on which airline you work for, you may also get to earn additional air miles to use during your time off.
The UK National Careers Service has put together a handy guide that you can use to help your flight attending future take off.
If you’re a frequent traveler, you may already post casually about your travels on a blog.
However, with some determination and dedication, you could turn your blogging journey into a career.
Consider opening yourself up to advertising and collaborations, and work on building your brand into a household name.
Where there are tourists, there are bars, and cocktails are often relatively similar everywhere you go.
Whether you’re shaking a cocktail or pulling a pint of Belarusian beer, bartending is a skill that needs to be practiced and honed.
So, if you’re struggling to remember your Black Russians from your Singapore Slings, it might be worth spending a little time perusing the International Bartender Association website.
English Language Teacher
If you’re fluent in English, then you can share that knowledge and teach others. Teaching English as a foreign language is a great way to earn money as you travel the world.
Of course, as a teacher, there are qualifications that you need to hold, and returning to the traditional university campus isn’t always possible for everyone. However, with a distance learning provider, such as Anglia Ruskin University, you can study Applied Linguistics and TESOL on a schedule that suits your needs, from anywhere in the world.
From graphic design to photography, editing to accounting, the possibilities for a freelance profession are endless. And, as long as you meet your deadlines, you’ll have maximum control over your schedule, leaving you with the chance to travel freely.
Building up a positive reputation on sites such as Freelancer allows you to connect with better clients that offer better pay for your work. While this can take time, it’s an essential step to success.
And of course, if you’re going to be traveling for extended periods of time, why not rent out your home on platforms such as Airbnb? Not only can this give you a little extra cash in the bank, but it can help you pay the bills on your property!
Tell us about your travel-friendly profession in the comments below!