Got the travel bug? Consider these jobs

Published August 31st, 2016 - 08:08 GMT
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport” (
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport” (

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”

Do you want to explore the wonders this world has to offer? Do you dream of constantly moving around and getting introduced to new cultures and lifestyles? There so many people out there who have the wanderlust but not the financial means. Well you don’t have to quit the workforce or drain your bank account to do it! With the right skill sets, you can put yourself on a career path that allows you to travel and explore the world as part of your job requirements.

Here are 8 career options that will bring your dream of seeing the world much closer:

1. Flight attendant

This might be the most obvious, and the most attainable to travel lovers. Imagine jet setting around the world, staying a night or two in foreign cities, only to wake up and do it all over again. Expect crazy hours and a crazy lifestyle, as it’s not as easy as it looks or sounds, but totally perfect for you if travelling is your passion. What’s more? You’ll score heavily discounted flights for you and your family. Win-win!  


2. Travel agent

If you love travel so much that you can see yourself booking holidays for others, this job is the right one for you! Not only will you be doing something you love; but you’ll be invited on trips where you’ll travel for free, as well as receive heavy discounts for your own holidays.

3. NGOs

If you love travelling and giving back then we have the perfect job for you! Today, you can travel and work anywhere in the world with jobs at NGOs. See NGO jobs on and apply for the ones you see yourself thriving in.


4. Photography

If you’re talented in the creative department and want to stay out on the road full time, a great idea is to pick up a camera, train yourself, perfect your craft, and sell your images/videos online. While it will require an initial investment (professional camera, training, etc.), the potential to make this your full-time job is for most too good an opportunity to pass up!


5. Government jobs

If you love travel but still want a university degree behind you when you wander off into the world, consider studying a degree in International Relations and seeking work in agovernment-related position in foreign affairs or trade. Generally speaking, these positions lead to travel opportunities, however you’re likely to be posted anywhere in the world without a say in where it is you will be stationed. But if you’re truly adventurous and up for the challenge, perhaps this job is for you!

6. Hotel chains

Working in an international hotel chain is always a good plan for travel lovers. If you can land a job in an international hotel chain, there are lots of opportunities to transfer to other hotels within the same company. Bahamas, ahh! See hospitality jobs on now and apply for the ones you like.


7. Cruise ships

There are lots of opportunities in a cruise, but they’re also highly sought after. If you do manage to land a gig, you’ll be delighted to learn it’s exactly as it sounds: you’ll make a living travelling the world! As if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, you’ll also receive free meals and accommodation!


8. Write about travel!

As hard as this may seem, it is actually more attainable than you might think! We all have to start somewhere. Just start writing about your past travelling experiences, edit, adjust your approach, and over time improve the way you write. Choose what you write about, and find ways to  connect with your readers around the world. At first, it won’t pay well, if at all, however, doing what you love until you start getting paid for it is totally worth it.

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