7 Awesome Jobs to Fuel Your Love of Travel
Published: Apr 19, 2016 By Michele Eilertsen
Do you find yourself spending an unhealthy amount of time at your desk each day, dreaming about your next vacation? If so, it might be time for you to consider finding a job that allows (and pays) you to travel frequently. The good news is that you have a plethora of options to choose from. You’re probably wondering what the bad news is, and well, I hate to break it to you, but there is none. It’s true that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. For anyone out there who’s caught the wanderlust bug, here are 7 super-awesome and unique jobs that will fuel your love for travel:
1. Executive Assistant
It’s not the most glamorous job in the world, but working as an executive assistant is a great way to get your foot in the door at a company. It also allows for vast amounts of travel, as it’s likely you will be accompanying the CEO on many (if not all) business trips. There’s a negative stigma that many executive assistants get stuck doing the more “undesirable” jobs, such as making coffee, cleaning the office, and filing mass amounts of paperwork all day long, but this couldn’t be any further from the truth!
2. Travel Blogger
If you love to write and travel, this position will allow you to experience the best of both worlds. Travel blogging is a highly desired job, but one that is easier to obtain than you’d think. You may have to start off working unpaid gigs for a while, but once you’ve built a strong portfolio and done a bit of networking, it’s all about perseverance from that point forward.
3. English Teacher
This job will allow you to work virtually anywhere in the world, although the demand for English teachers is especially high in foreign countries. You may not be travelling a lot, per say, but you will able to call a new place home for an extended period of time. The educational requirements vary depending on the job, but one thing is certain: you’ll be making a difference in someone’s life by helping pave the way for a brighter future, while simultaneously bringing your travel dreams to life.
4. Flight Attendant
This one might be cliché, but there is no shortage of perks to working as a flight attendant for a commercial airline. Not only is your office is located approximately 35,000 in the air, but each day you’ll be jet setting off to a new, exotic location. You’ll be working long (and sometimes undesirable) hours, but you’ll also have the opportunity to do some serious sightseeing. Plus, you receive discounted flights for yourself and your family to use on your off days. It’s a win-win situation, really.
If you’re friendly, outgoing, and love to travel, this job is for you. As a recruiter, no matter which field you’re working in, you’ll inevitably be travelling on a regular basis. You will trek from one city to the next, often making several stops at businesses and universities to scout out potential candidates for a position. In addition to fueling your love for travel, this is a great way to meet new people from all different walks of life.
6. Traveling Nurse
Travel by day, save lives by night. This is an ideal job for someone who enjoys constantly being on the go, as it is typically a contract position. You spend 3-6 months working in a specific location, and when your contract is up, you have the option to either stay and renew it, or move on to other endeavors.
There are many local opportunities as far as photography goes, but this is another job that will allow you to travel to new places. If you have a passion for creating beautiful, crisp images, and a keen eye for art, this is a viable career choice for you. Whether you are photographing a destination wedding, family portrait, large-scale business event, or a world-renowned tradeshow, there’s truly never a dull day on the job!
Believe it or not, you can get paid to travel the world, live the life you’ve always imagined, and turn your reality into one big, never-ending adventure. Anything is possible with a little hard work and determination, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and snag your dream job today!