9 Awesome Jobs That Are Perfect For Travel Junkies

Many of us aspire to get a cool job that will give us the flexibility and time to travel. It all seems too good to be true but, in today’s world, there is no longer a need to save up a fortune and quit one’s job to explore the world.

In fact, as long as you have the necessary skill set needed for the following jobs, you might just be able to push yourself in a career path that will actually allow you to visit different places more often than you think you could!

1Flight Attendant

flightBeing a plane crew is perhaps one of the most obvious jobs that will allow you to travel.

Although you may have to put up with weird working hours, screaming babies and annoying passengers, it does allow you to travel to many countries for free. Plus, you can even avail of discounts or free flights for yourself and your family. Flight attendants do not require a degree but you should have some minor customer service experience and be able to pass a course from the Federal Aviation Administration.

2Cruise Line Staff

cruise line staffIf constantly flying is something you can’t do, then perhaps long-term travel by the sea is an option for you.

The job title can be anything from shop clerks, waiters, housekeepers, masseuse, performer, kitchen staff and more, so you have plenty of positions to choose from. You may have to prepare yourself for an extremely busy life at sea but you are guaranteed breaks to explore the new place once you dock. Cruise line workers get free food and accommodation and get to meet people from all walks of life.

3Tour Guide

tour guideAre you an outgoing and extroverted type of person? Have you ever visited a place and fell extremely in love with it that you decided to study anything and everything about it? Why not stay there and be the one to show other travelers around? Becoming a tour guide gives you the chance to get a decent pay for an extremely high-demand job plus it allows you to stay in a foreign place for long periods.

4Travel Writer

writerIf you find yourself better at writing your thoughts about a place than telling it in person, then you might consider becoming a travel writer. You can either do this by starting a blog and then finding a way to monetize your travel articles through sponsorships and ads or you can work for a company instead. Competition is rather high for travel writers but once you have established your name, it becomes easier. The best thing about travel writing is that you can do it from anywhere in the world as long as you have a laptop and an Internet connection.

You can try your luck at travel writing by submitting your write-ups at Philihappy. We will pay you for your efforts!


yoga instructorDo you have a special skill that you can share with other people? Perhaps you are great at doing yoga poses, catching the best waves, playing the guitar, skiing slopes, scuba diving and so on. All you need to do is find out what you are really good at and find a way to teach it to other people. You can opt to teach things that are in high demand at a particular place or you can choose to create courses that you can teach online.

6English Teacher

english teacherAs long as you speak, read and understand English, you have a big chance of becoming an English teacher. The demand for these jobs has become extremely high and they pay quite handsomely, depending on where you are headed. You will have to pass TEFL/TESOL certifications to qualify and to open up higher-paying opportunities. You can also opt to teach English online instead of in a classroom setting.


photographerYou do not have to be a NatGeo photographer to be able to travel the world and shoot photos. In fact, there are quite a number of people who are paid with huge sums to provide photographs for websites. You can also choose to take stock photography and sell it online. Another creative way to let your photography skills take you around the world? Wedding photography! These days, couples pay a lot just to let professionals shoot them in beautiful places, wherever that might be.

8Au Pair

babysitThe work of an au pair is basically like that of a babysitter’s. As the main childcare provider, you will be in charge of many things such as taking care of the kids or helping them out with their homework. An au pair does not get paid a lot but they host families do provide free room and board which will allow you to completely immerse yourself in a foreign culture.


Freelancers refer to a rather broad category which is great because it means that the possibilities are endless. Because you would want to be able to work from just about anywhere, you have to make sure that your freelance work is one that can be done on a computer with Internet connection. This means that you can work as a writer, blogger or copywriter, photographer, web or graphic designer, consultant, social media manager, virtual assistant…the list is endless!

You can even choose to treat your work as a business and let your clients come to you instead of the other way around. That way, you get more control over your work and your schedule.

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