Traveling while still earning money seems like an impossible feat. It is not. There are people all around the world that are successfully traveling the world while working. It is easier than you may think. If you know that you will not be able to sustain your travel dreams without working, have a look at some of the best jobs to do while traveling. Many of these jobs require some training, passion, expertise, or talent. If working from anywhere in the world was that easy, everyone would be doing it. Here is a list of some jobs that can work for being location independent.
Freelance translator – You can make money by offering to translate restaurant menus or travel guides. You would obviously need to know more than one language and be able to use this skill in the right way in the right countries.
Freelance fitness trainer – This is another skill you can take anywhere. If you are qualified to be a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, yoga instructor, Zumba instructor, etc., you could easily find a job. You can make a deal with a gym or school or advertise your services.
Teach English – There is quite a big demand for English teachers in several countries across the world. Unfortunately, just speaking or understanding English is not enough. You need a college degree and generally also a certification to teach English to foreigners. Many people are making a lot of money this way.
Bartender – You may need some prior experience, but maybe not. Bartending or being a waiter is one of the best options for working while you travel. There are bars and restaurants everywhere in the world and you will likely find a position quite quickly.
Backpacker hostels – If you are backpacking, you could get a job at the hostel. They often offer free board in exchange for you working for them. Some offer paid positions over longer terms.
These are only some options. Others include au pair, travel writing, blogging, and online trading. All of those require some prior experience or qualifications. Working while traveling is not that easy but it is easier than you may think. If it is something you want to do, get started.
No matter whether you are traveling for a few weeks, a few months or whether you are going on a round the world trip, you will need money. Most of us don’t just have that lying around and need to save to realize our travel dreams. Today, we share some important tips for getting that money saved.
1. Get a savings plan – First, you need to decide how much your trip will cost and then compare that to your financial situation. You have to determine whether saving money will get you to your needed funds. If you find that it won’t, you may need to make some hard decisions and cut back on some things. Once you know how much you have to save, draw up a savings plan and put it into action. Monitor it monthly to see if you are getting the desired results and adjust accordingly.
2. Be committed – Saving money can be hard, but it’s worth it and it can be done. Give yourself a reminder of why you are saving and what you will get in the end. Put up pictures of the places that you will be visiting or the route that you will be following. This will keep you going.
3. Cut down expenses – In order to save, you need to cut down on unnecessary expenses. Make a list of your expenses and divide them into ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. Eliminate the ‘wants’ systematically to increase your savings.
4. Spend more wisely – Stay in and cook dinner instead of eating out every night. Pack a lunch instead of buying one. Reduce the number of coffees you drink everyday or at least opt for the cheaper and less fancy versions. Start living green and save money while saving the planet. Use your car less and walk or bike more. It is simple things like this that will help you save enough money for your travel plans.
Making these small, but often difficult, changes to your life will be worth it when you get on that plane to go and see the world.
Traveling around the world is something that many of us would love to do. However, it is not the same thing as planning a weekend away or even a two-week trip. Planning a round the world trip takes time and will require you to consider many things. Some of these things include:
Can I just travel or do I need to work while I travel?
Most people cannot afford to just travel for months or even a year without working at some point. If you are fortunate enough to be able to just travel and have fun the whole trip, great. If not, you need to consider what types of visas you will need to work in a foreign country.
What will my route be and which countries do I want to see?
This is a very important part of your planning. You will base all other decisions on the route that you will be taking and the countries you want to see. The visas you need to apply for, the transportation that you will need, where you will get accommodation, what extra fees you may need to pay, etc. will all be based on where you want to go.
Do I need a visa for any of the countries I will be visiting?
You can only answer this question after you have planned your route. You need to check whether you, as a citizen of your country, need a visa to go into Mexico or Greece or Argentina. Many countries require visas and you will probably need some of them before you start your trip.
Do I need any vaccinations?
Depending on where you live and where you will be traveling to, you may need to get some vaccinations. For some countries, you will need to have malaria tablets. You may need to have had shots for yellow fever, Hepatitis, and others before you are allowed to enter some countries. Visit your travel doctor to make sure of what will be needed.
The last thing you need to pay close attention to is what to pack. This decision will also be based on whether you will be backpacking or traveling commercial. You will need clothes for all seasons, medications, travel documents, etc. Do some research and find out what travel experts suggest for visiting the countries on your trip.