Not every job requires the same lifestyle. It takes all kinds – and when you want a more adventurous, changing-scenery kind of profession with diverse tasks and responsibilities, you may not be the best candidate for a repetitive, office environment. The good news is, you’re perfect for a traveling, job-on-the-go. Here are 10 of the most lucrative, exciting travel jobs out there. The best part is they are totally attainable with the right skills, know-how and willingness to learn.
Cruise Ship Director
Although it’s a career choice that involves as much hard work as any other, you can enjoy the beautiful open sea and spending some down time from port to port in some of the world’s most spectacular places. As a cruise ship director, you’ll be expected to manage the daily operations of a major cruise line, the development of entertainment provided on the ship, and behind-the-scenes administrative tasks. If you’re a natural born leader and love to travel, this may be perfect for you. Pays $3,000-$5,000 a month.
If you love children and have an adventurous spirit, consider being an au pair. You’ll live with a family overseas as a full time caretaker/nanny and even get to go on vacations with them. The salary will vary country by country, but you could make as much as $5,000 a month to stash away or use at your leisure.
Whether you want to simply write about other countries and cultures from your home state or actually go there to write about them, travel writing is the perfect career choice! If you crave diversity, learning new skills from the locals and have a thirst to experience what the world offers and are skilled at writing, enter this field and you’ll feel exhilarated by what you do every single day.
Staying at a hostel is the perfect way for travelers on a budget to have affordable accommodations. Located throughout the world in virtually every city and country, working at a hostel will give you the opportunity for extended stay in exotic lands as long as you want it! The pay isn’t great, but it will allow you to stay in a room free of charge and explore the world in a unique way.
There’s no other career choice that can give you more time and freedom on the open road then being a truck driver will. Whether you drive locally or cross-country, this career field gives your flexibility, great pay and job security you can count on. Bonuses or not, you can make an impressive income for you and your family.
A career as a journalist will allow you to research your stories both far and near. Love to travel and write about different countries, cultures and its people? Keep up with current events, politics and world news? Then being a journalist may be the perfect gig for you.
Travel the world and have an exciting career! As long as you have a friendly, accommodating personality, love to travel, aren’t afraid of tight spaces (airplanes seem to be getting smaller by the year) and a love of helping people, consider being a flight attendant. Being ok with working on the go is a must, and the pay is decent.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
If teaching is your thing but you want to travel too, teach overseas! It’s a perfect melting pot of the two, and can give you an exciting way to use your talents while being exposed to new ways of life! Many countries will provide affordable housing, a comfortable stipend and the opportunity to put some international experience under your belt. (A real resume booster for future employers, too!)
Another career choice that’s all about helping people find just what they’re looking for, a travel agent is friendly, helpful and love what they do! You’ll be responsible for booking reservations and making recommendations to some of the most beautiful, interesting places in the world. In exchange, you’ll make a great income and have to opportunity to see many of these places yourself.
So, you want to become a tour guide and see some of the most exotic parts of the world? Pick an area where tourism is rapidly growing constantly, know their language (if you pick a foreign country) and learn as much as you can about their history, people, etc. before going on your interview. An adventurous personality and great communication skills is a must!