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May 09

How to Travel the World While Getting Paid

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If you’re getting sick of the monotony of your day-to-day routine both in and out of the workplace, you might be daydreaming about a vacation. Whether you work with Adtran network equipment or are a stay-at-home mom, you will likely experience burnout at some point in your career and feel the urge to step away. Traveling the world full time might sound like a dream, especially if it is the alternative to working in an office as you do now; but without working, how will you afford it? Believe it or not, getting paid to travel the world is easier than you think, with opportunities to make money independently on the road more accessible than ever. If this still sounds too good to be true, keep reading – here are 5 ways you can get paid to travel.  

Travel Journalism

Whether you are a writer or photographer (or both), the demand for travel journalists is high. Working as a travel journalist for a popular publication, or freelancing and writing for various companies, will allow you to travel to new destinations and earn money while documenting your trip through print or photos.  


Travel Blogging

If you are unable to get hired by a major publication right of the bat, you can still work independently as a travel blogger; here you can write about your trips and document your travels through photos while making money from advertising and sponsors. A major upside to this is that you can be your own boss, and are able to balance work and travel on your own terms.  


Teach English Overseas

When traveling to a foreign country, you possess a powerful skill; fluency in the English language. Countless schools in various countries abroad are always seeking English teachers or tutors, and will likely pay well and help you with the cost of travel. If you have a passion for teaching or reading and writing in the English language, this is the perfect opportunity for you! 


Tour Guide

If you are interested in or knowledgeable about a particular location and its history, you are a great candidate for a tour guide position. This would allow you to work every day in a vacation destination while being responsible for showing other tourists around and sending them home with fond memories and a thorough understanding of their travel destination and its history and culture.  


Work on a Cruise

Whether you are an aspiring entertainer or work in the foodservice industry, there are opportunities for you aboard a cruise ship. Top cruise lines not only pay well but usually offer free accommodations and dining, as well as access to all ship areas and activities to enjoy when you’re off the clock. This means essentially getting paid to take an all-expenses-paid cruise! 

Getting paid to travel is easier than ever, thanks to opportunities like these. If you are ready for a change in career and want to travel the world, try one of these 5 positions that can make doing so possible! 

Disclaimer: MoneyMagpie is not a licensed financial advisor and therefore information found here including opinions, commentary, suggestions or strategies are for informational, entertainment or educational purposes only. This should not be considered as financial advice. Anyone thinking of investing should conduct their own due diligence. 


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