How to Travel the World and Still Work

How to Travel the World and Still Work

If you’re anything like me, travelling is a huge part of my life, it’s when I’m my happiest and I never want to go home again. It can be difficult working a full-time job and trying to fit in holidays, not to mention travelling can be expensive at the best of times. Here are some ways that you can travel the world, whilst still working to ensure that you have enough money to sustain your trip.

Teach a Language

If you are fluent in more than one language, then teaching a language abroad could be a great choice for you. This will not only be a rewarding job by getting to teach people, it can also pay pretty well depending on what qualifications you have and where about you’re teaching. Even if you aren’t fluent in the language of the country that you are going to, there will likely be a school out there for you somewhere, you just need to find it.

Get Seasonal Work

There are many great jobs when it comes to seasonal work and the best part about it? You can travel around doing all sorts of different work. Summer? Head to Spain to work as a bartender. Winter? Hit the alps and work at a ski resort. The possibilities are endless and much of the work you can find relating to hospitality requires little to no experience. If you are interested in this type of work the best thing you can do is turn up at the location that you are interested in before the season starts, that way you are more likely to get the job that you want.

Do Freelance Work Online

If you have background with online skills such as web services, design, programming or anything tech related, then becoming a freelancer is a great way to work at what you’re good at, whilst travelling the world. Competition is fierce but building up a strong portfolio is a sure fire way to help you pick up some extra work.

Work on a Cruise Ship

Working on a cruise ship can be a fantastic way to get work experience, as well as networking with people from countries all over the world. There are many different types of cruise ship jobs available and these will also vary between company and between ship, so you have a lot of options.

Get a Working Holiday Visa (If You’re Under 30)

Many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Norway will allow people under 30 to come into the country on a working holiday visa. This is essentially a work permit but do read up on it before committing as every country has a different set of rules telling you what you can and can’t do whilst you’re on the visa.

Work in a Hostel/Bar Work

Some of the more obvious work include in hostels and bars. It can be extremely easy to pick up a few shifts helping out, especially at busy times of year. Some hostels will even offer you to stay for free in return for a set amount of hours of work. The best thing you can do once you arrive is go door to door and see what kind of positions are available.