Travel Lovers

Travel Lovers

26 July, 2017
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Many of us only get to travel when we take time off work to go on holiday. But if you really love traveling, chances are you'd probably rather spend your time seeing the world's most spectacular sights than sitting at a desk from 9am to 6pm every day. Wishing you were constantly abroad? These are the jobs that are perfect for jet setters:

1. Travel blog

Travel bloggers are able to wander around the world, documenting their journey as they go. If you are trying to set up a blog and make money from it, your readership base will need to extend beyond your immediate friends and family. Give your readers a reason to visit your blog. Behind most successful travel blog stands a passionate person. In this video, travel blogger Nikki Vargas, of The Pin the Map Project shares her best tips to getting started as a travel blogger and launching a travel site.

2. Diving instructor

Scuba diving can be more than just a passion, you can earn a good living and get the opportunity to live in some of the most exotic locations in the world. Although the requirements for an instructor rating vary among the certifying organizations, on average expect to complete about 200 hours of training in prerequisite courses. If you want a real perspective on what being a dive instructor is really like you should read this interview with Ally Toullec. Ally’s career takes her all over the world and under the sea.

3. English teacher

By becoming an English teacher overseas, you get to spend an extended period of time in a location and learn what it feels like to actually live there, rather than just visiting as a tourist. Where can you teach English overseas? You can teach anywhere. Almost every country in the world is keen on learning English. But always remember that the most successful teachers are those who love their jobs and relate well to students. Study.com offers a step-by-step guide to becoming an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.

4. Flight attendant

First of all, it’s not as easy as it looks or sounds, but totally perfect for travel lovers. The hours are frequently erratic, and the work isn't always easy, but you'll get a glimpse of hundreds of cities across the globe during your career. A bonus perk? Free or discounted flights for you and your family.

5. Tour guide

This is one of those travel jobs for someone who’s figured out that “home” isn’t necessarily where they were born. While in many cases it may be necessary that you’re fluent in the local language, speaking English can definitely be an advantage, as many of your clients will likely speak it as well. This National Geographic article offers some tips and inside knowledge for aspiring international tour guides.

6. Diplomat

Do you love your country and want to make the world a better place? Diplomats travel around the world touting the interests of their home country and helping fellow citizens who run into issues abroad. Salaries can be pretty good, as can the benefits: vacation time, subsidized accommodation, duty-free goods, and frequent travel – more specifically, travel to many places the average traveler doesn’t have access to.

7. Cruise ship jobs

Want to travel the oceans of the world, from Alaska to the Mediterranean Sea? Working on a cruise ship might be your ticket to a travel job. It can be long hours, but you get to travel relatively in style. There are numerous advantages: saving a substantial amount of money for a short period of time, traveling around the world, meeting people from many different nationalities and cultures, developing professional skills and gaining work experience. Cruise ship jobs come in all shapes and forms, scope out All Cruise Jobs to get an idea of what’s out there.

Dream jobs often take years to materialize and include unimaginable effort and sacrifice that people can’t understand until they experience the journey for themselves. So get out there and start making your own dreams come true.

By: Caroline Beber
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