You’ve probably heard at least one of your colleagues talk about “leaving it all” to travel the world. I know when I ask people what their dream career or lifestyle is many will say it involves travel of some kind. And while I love dishing out advice about how travel and culture can become part of your life, I wanted to share some fresh perspectives of how can make travelling as a career and just love it just as much as I do.
Here, are few ways which I am sharing to make globetrotting part of the career, how one can decide to make the leap into a life of travel.
If you’re outgoing and friendly, this is perhaps one of the best love-your-job’s in the world. Imagine living in a foreign country showing travellers who, like you love to travel, around your new home. So as long as you love to chat and are passionate about the new country or city in which you live, you’re bound to love the job of a tour guide. A tour guide is a licensed individual who specializes in the history, art and architecture of one or several provinces. He or she has in-depth knowledge about the visiting region and its attractions.
Obviously, you need to know a second language to be a translator, but maybe not as much as you think. Sure you probably won’t be working at the United Nations, but the opportunities are as open as your imagination. You could charge a restaurant to translate their menu, work for a tour company selling tours to tourists who speak your language or offer freelance translation services online. The more fluent you are, the more money you can make.
Companies hire consultants from a wide variety of fields to fix specific problems. Because their knowledge is so specialized, a consultant’s client base is often spread all over the country, or even around the world. Maintaining a positive relationship with clients requires regular on-site visits, making it a perfect job for people who love frequent travel.
Cruise line worker
Working on a cruise ship is a travel lover’s dream gig. You make a living travelling the world, all while receiving free food and accommodations. Whether you’re a restaurant server, a shop clerk or a performer in the cruise’s entertainment line-up, there are opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to work on one of these floating resorts. There are many websites which list employment openings with some of the top-rated cruise lines.
Event coordinators might work on local events like parties and weddings, but orchestrating large-scale events like festivals and trade shows could be a golden opportunity for travel lovers. You’d meet with potential vendors from across the country, and then travel to the event location to overseas everything from setup to breakdown. Pulling every single element, detail and service together resulting in a perfect event. And in the role of fixer an event coordinator is the best. Ensuring any last minute snafus and items missing in action are in place faster than you can say “start the event”.
Think about the skills that you have used while travelling and make sure that you add them to your CV in a way that identifies you to make travelling your potential career option.