TRAVEL: Interesting Jobs You Can Do While Traveling


I cannot imagine a better set up than sitting at a cafĂ© in a famous square while I type away to meet my work project’s deadline at the end of the week. Then, I can take a plane and choose the next city off my bucket list and do the same. Once upon a time, traveling and working may have been things to choose between, but today, fortunately, there are many interesting jobs you can do while traveling and on the road.

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So if you are looking for a job that you can do while keeping your travel bug alive and well, we are here to help! Here are some job options you have in 2017 that would be suitable for travelers:

1. “Normal” Jobs
Being on the road does not necessarily mean that you have to look into jobs that are off the beaten path. You also have the option of performing a regular job, such as being in construction or working in a restaurant as a bartender or waitress. Having the stable income and set schedule can also be very appreciated as a traveler.

2. Travel Tour Guide
A great way to work in a city you love, especially if you don’t speak the local language fluently, is to share all the things that make you love it with other travelers. International companies are often looking for tour assistants for one single location or even larger multi-destination tours. You could also be a local tour guide or even start up your own business showing people your own favorite spots.

3. Travel Nurse
If you are a registered RN, it is possible to have a travel assignment generally up to 13 weeks. There are some specific travel nurse agencies that help people finds jobs abroad. However, in certain locations it could turn out more useful to go through an already established job-search site, some of which even provide nursing interview questions for those willing to take an extra step or two in order to be better prepared.

4. Au Pair
Do you have a background in babysitting? Take your work experience abroad! You can become an au pair, a professional babysitter or nanny, for a family in another country. Room, board and a stable income generally come in exchanged for helping the kids learn a new language or helping with household chores.  

5. Study Abroad Leader
More and more students are taking advantage of the opportunity to study abroad during time at university, which means if there is a region that you are familiar with, you have a great opportunity to be a study abroad leader. Being a study abroad leader means that you will mentor the group abroad as you travel with them and learn more about the local culture.

6. WWoofing
Though it may not bring in a traditional paycheck, WWoofing (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a great volunteer opportunity where you can work an organic farm and connect with a local farmer. Your room and board is free in exchange for a set number of hours working.

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With these options and so many more, it’s time to pull your passport and CV together! The idea of traveling and working may have seemed to be only a dream before, but it is actually very possible and feasible.

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