4 Ways to Travel for Work.

Hey, you greedy little so and so! You want to keep on travelling forever don’t you?

Well, you can’t.

Ha I joke, sure you can. Here’s 4 ways to do it.

1. Teaching

Look at you fancy pants. You’re teaching and inspiring (or cursing at under your breath) the leaders of tomorrow. Being a teacher in pretty much anything gives you a pass to travel the world. This is especially true if you’re from a country with a highly regarded education system such as the USA or UK. You could be a school teacher, a sport teacher/coach, or a teacher of a musical instrument. Even if you’re not a teacher but have a degree you can do this great course called TEFL. This stands for; Teaching English as a Foreign Language. And yep you guessed it, once you’ve completed this internationally recognised qualification you can go and teach English to little munchkins across the globe.

You’ll be better than him, maybe.


If you have a relatively successful blog that you can make money from, this can fund your travelling. Many bloggers travel around the world writing about their experiences and get paid for this. It dosn’t just have to be about travel. It can be about food, health, trains, or ruddy marshmellows for all I care. I personally use WordPress. The great thing about blogging is that you can take your work with you anywhere in the world where you have internet and a little inspiration.  You won’t be able to do this as soon as you set up your blog. But find your passion, find what gets your juices flowing (that sounded weird I know), put in a couple of hours a day, and over time it will build. You never know what can happen.

3. Cruise ships

These floating cities hire a myriad of staff ranging from lifeguards to pianists. What’s great about working on a cruise ship is that you get to go everywhere the holiday makers go, even though you’re not on holiday. You still have a job to do, so it won’t all be holiday mode, but you’ll get time off to explore and be a tourist. Cruises literally go all over the world; the Carribbean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, even Antarctica with the penguins, or is that the one without the penguins? I digress. So bag a job on a Caribbean cruise and you’ll be sunning yourself in the Bahamas on your time off.

Damn that’s a nice boat right there.

4. Working holidays

These are a great way to travel whilst keeping the bank balance healthy. The length of these can range from a few weeks to a couple of years. The premise is this; you’re given a visa that allows you to stay in the country for a period of time and during that time you are also given rights to work there. What you’re allowed to work as varies by country but you could find yourself being a door to door salesperson one week, a grape picker the next, then a club rep the next. You have to be proactive – the work won’t come to you, but if you put in a bit of effort you can happily travel around a country hopping from one job to the next. If you have enough money – take a couple of weeks off and just enjoy yourself. It also means you don’t have to worry about that dreaded ‘I need some money’ phone call to mum and dad. No one wants to be that person.


See, it’s more than possible for you to keep up the wanderlust whilst also earning money and not becoming a skint hobo. These are just four of the main paths that allow you to travel for work. There are going to be countless others, so if none of these appeal to you, have a search and I’m sure you can find something. Stop moaning that you can’t travel, there are endless possibilities.


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