Being stuck behind a desk or behind a counter from 9 to 5 can be tedious, especially when you’re dreaming of adventuring our wonderful planet. For those that don’t travel for work, you usually get a couple of weeks of paid vacation each year, and spend the rest of the time jealous of those you see around you jetting off somewhere fabulous! Instead of working at a job where you can only travel once or twice a year, why not get a job that requires travel while you’re working? This way, you can explore the world while earning money, building your career and most importantly, having the time of your life!
One of the most favored careers that take you around the world is, of course, an airline attendant. You get to travel in luxurious planes, meet fantastic people during and after flights and jet off to wonderful places quickly and often. Depending on different airlines, you don’t necessarily need any skills to become an airline attendant apart from perhaps being able to reach overhead storage and able to stand for long periods of time. Not to mention the strange hours you could be flying! Some airlines desire skills such as speaking multiple languages and knowing CPR, but this does simply depend on the airline.
Travel agents may not be as popular as they used to be thanks to the ease of booking your own flights and hotels now, but they can offer their clients knowledge that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to find out before booking. Things such as what kind of accommodation would best suit them, where to stay at their clients desired location, and also may be able to provide a discount through booking with them. Have you ever asked: what does it take to become a travel agent? While you may need a certain array of skills, finding out is easier than ever and you can begin obtaining those skills at any time!
The English language is popular among many destinations all over the world, and many different countries are looking for English teachers for their students. Obtaining a degree in teaching English would allow you to travel from place to place teaching English to many different types of people. Not only that, teaching English would allow you to stay in each country a little longer and fully experience the world!
Cruise Ship Staff
Have you ever wanted to step onto a cruise ship and let it sail you around the world, but can’t because you don’t have the money? Well, now you can! Cruise ship jobs have a reputation as one of the best employment opportunities in which you can travel. You are paid for seeing the world and interacting with individuals from a multitude of cultural backgrounds, all while earning a wage and getting free room and board. Since cruise ships offer almost every imaginable service, people from all backgrounds have work possibilities. You could be a server in a restaurant or bar, a technician, cashier, and even a performer.
Summer Bartender or Barista
If you’ve ever travelled anywhere remotely hot and sunny, then it’s likely that you’ve come across plenty of places where there’s a strip of bars and clubs. People from all over the world travel to places such as Bulgaria, Magaluf, and Ayia Napa. During tourist seasons you could get yourself a job working behind a bar and spend your days exploring the hot and sunny destinations. To mix things up, each summer you could travel to a new place and work your way around the world, mixing drinks for a vast array of different cultures and personalities.
In some cases, you may be able to find a free room if you’re working in a bar that has housing options above or beside it. Many people find great joy from spending a few years hopping countries and bars to make a living.
As you can see, there are a plethora of jobs (and this is just scratching the surface) that will take you around the world. Which one took your fancy? Let us know!
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