If you suffer from a serious case of wanderlust, it is likely that you would rather spend your hard-earned money on a vacation than on material things like a house or a car. In all likelihood, you will also want to spend your time exploring the world, both nationally and internationally, rather than working a 9-to-5 job every week.
Change your career in the jobs listed below, where you can earn a handsome salary and travel to exotic destinations, Äì
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Freelance travel writer/photographer
Honestly, freelance is on the rise; the gig economy is also on the rise. That’s why it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to freelance. As charming as it sounds, there are obvious downsides to being a freelancer. It means being negligible to no stability and no steady career path. However, the positive sides are many. You can choose your time and are independent of the location. So, if you write well or if you are a photography enthusiast and like to travel, this is a good option.
If you’re an entrepreneur or an executive bitten by the travel bug, a Business Consultant would be a pretty big gig for you. Build up a stable of clients over time, in your favorite destinations, and when you’re done, leave your hotel room and discover some unexplored locations.
There are bars and restaurants in every nook and corner of every town and every city around the world. What’s more the job remains the same, same duties and responsibilities wherever you are. Getting a job in new locations during your trip shouldn’t be difficult, although language may be a limitation. But maybe that’s just an excuse to learn a new one.
The great thing about a tour guide is not only showing the tourists around a city and its many wonders, but also learning about its history and culture. Tour guides and directors are in high demand as there are many opportunities around the world. It’s a dream job, learning new things while making money (plus tips), and it’s definitely exciting. Bonus, you meet all kinds of people, and no two working days are ever the same.
Becoming an au pair also means loving children, or at least going with them in the name of travel. In fact, au pairs live with their employer as a family member. Their job is to take care of the children, help them with their homework and take care of their basic needs. Families in Europe, Australia and China are known to employ au pairs with great fervor.
Working as an English teacher abroad requires you to get a certification beforehand, but you are sure to have a rewarding career as ESL teachers are held in high esteem worldwide. Surveys show that Asian countries have the highest demand and have the best pay, although there is also strong demand in Central America and Europe.
If there’s any time left, switch careers or be at peace forever!