While articles like “Reasons You Need to Quit Your Job to Travel” are doing rounds on internet and you are trying your best to stick to your job, we have something better to offer! Why quit your job when you can turn your passion into profession? Yes, there are plenty of career options for people who dream of getting paid for traveling the world. With just one or two additional qualities and qualifications, you can now get your dream job and explore the world.
Tourist Guide is one of the most exciting jobs that any travel lover would enjoy. Movies like My Life in Ruins and The Tour Guide best depict the job, joys and challenges of a tourist guide. Remember the role of Rehan Qadri of ‘Fanaa’ ( played by Aamir Khan) ? The job offers added advantages like meeting new people, exploring new places and guiding others.
If you love to prepare a documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history, then the good news for you is that you can make money with that. Traveler photographers are in demand as they provide imagery for the $1 trillion global tourism industry. get your degree in photography, pick up a camera, perfect your craft, and sell your images/videos online.
This is one of the most obvious jobs for people who love to fly and touch different destinations. With a number of other advantages and incentives, this job allows you to have your breakfast and dinner in two different cities. Jobs are generally advertised directly by the airlines who also provide training. You’ll get a glimpse of hundreds of cities across the globe during your career.
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Cruise Ship Crew
Getting a job on a cruise is like a dream for every traveler and luxury cruisers have jobs for everyone from cooks and cleaners to nursery staff, musicians, fitness instructors and beauty therapists. IF you want to make money while traveling then there can’t be a better option than this and you also get free accommodation and meals!
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Destination Wedding Photographer
The best combination of travel and photography gets you one of the most lucrative jobs in the world where you make memories for others and money for yourself! Destination weddings are in trend all over the world and to capture the extravaganza they always need a good photographer. That’s exactly where you come into the picture!
For all those who love the traditional heritage and want to bring it back to its ‘original’ condition, Frescoes Restoration is a great job to take. Remember Deepika Padukon’s role in Love Aaj Kal?
Katrina Kaif as Laila in ‘ZNMD’, gave a major career goal to all the beauties who dive like fishes. You can become a diving instructor and train travelers. While this gives you an opportunity to live in and around water most of the time, you also get to meet people who share a similar interest. Can there be a job more lucrative than this?
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International Aid Worker
The job not only gives you an opportunity to travel to the remotest areas of the world but you also get paid for traveling. The best part about being an international aid worker is that you get to help people and that’s something which changes your perspective towards fellow being entirely. When you come back home, you know you are more human than you were yesterday!
If you love to travel all around the world and if you find journeys more beautiful than destinations then no other job can suit you more than being a travel agent. The job also allows you to make use of your knowledge of places. What can be more amazing then getting paid for your passion?
The job is of course the one that of a nurse but the only major difference is that travel nurses temporarily fill open positions wherever they’re needed. Other major advantage which this profession offers is that you get accommodations, a travel stipend to help you get from one hospital to another and a very competitive salary that is usually higher than what permanent nurses earn.
Imagine yourself going to exotic places for free and then getting paid for writing about them! Does it not sound like a Christmas bell? Flaunt your flair for writing and pen down your experiences. Blogging is another similar option and both of these give you the liberty to work from anywhere in the world.
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Roadies are basically road crew members who handle the stage productions for touring acts. You can get a job as lighting and sound engineers, riggers, stagehands and instrument technicians etc. If you are lucky enough to land a job with a big production you’ll not only get to visit major cities across the world, but you will also spend a lot of time traveling the most adventurous roads.
An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country who takes on a share of the family’s responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a monetary allowance for personal use. The job gives you a chance to explore the lifestyle in different places and you feel homely away from home.
English Teacher In A Foreign State
Teaching English in foreign countries is another good option as it is one of the most sought after languages. With that you can travel to different countries and get job on contract basis. For the best jobs you’ll need a degree plus a TEFL qualification.
As a bartender you can get a job anywhere in the world and it also gives you all the time to explore different cities and nations.
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Well, yes that too! As an actor you get to shoot in different locations. What can be more exciting than romancing in Switzerland, shooting action scenes in London and experiencing adventure in Amazon forests?