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the 3 best jobs for travel junkies
You have been bitten by the travel bug and that itching feeling to get out there and explore all corners of the world never leaves you. All you can think about is jumping on a plane to a far-flung destination with a backpack and a few of your personal belongings. But the problem is you’ve maxed out your vacation days and you’re stuck in the office daydreaming about the life that you know you should be living.
What if we were to tell you there’s another alternative to daydreaming on your commute to a job that you hate? What if there’s a way to scratch the itch you have to travel – and all while making some money so you can survive on the road? Interested to hear more? The following are three of the best jobs for travel junkies.
Why not put your language skills to good use and become an English tutor? You can teach in person in schools abroad or set up a profile on an online platform where you can teach classes virtually. If you plan to attend college to get a degree, think about majoring in English to help set the foundations for being the best teacher you can be. This way, getting a student loan from a private lender won’t be a big issue as you’ll be able to repay over time with the money you make when you start earning right out of college. The better your language and communication skills are, the higher your salary is going to be.
Join the Freelance Writing Crew
Many Americans are making money right now by writing articles for marketing companies and organizations. The pay can vary depending on the client and your experience level but, like most freelance gigs, the best thing about choosing this career option is the flexibility it allows. You can choose the hours you want to work and the amount of work that you would like to take on.
All work is done remotely so you do not have to worry about commuting to an office. In fact, your office could be a night train in India, a café in Paris, a hotel in NYC or a hostel in Thailand. And, just like teaching English, there is no limit on the amount of money you can earn as you are in full control of the jobs you take on and the number of hours, you are prepared to put in.
Become a Flight Attendant
Despite being a little more restrictive than the options above, this job will certainly keep you on the move. You can travel domestically in the US or spread your wings and work on international flights to Asia and Europe with some of the bigger airlines. The time you spend in each place will be dictated by the airline, but you will most likely – if you are lucky – only get to spend 2-3 days in each place you visit.
On the bright side, you will have a steady wage and you can make some great connections in the airline industry. There are many tips for traveling on a budget but getting your airfare covered by work is certainly an attractive one. Who knows, you may come across another opportunity and move abroad permanently. Be open to all possibilities and the world will be your oyster.