8 Best Jobs for People Who Love To Travel
Updated: Jul 20
Do you have a travel bug you just can't shake? Here are a few suggestions on how to have a career while filling that need to travel!
Teaching English - Want to travel internationally and develop cross-cultural skills? Teaching English abroad is a great way to accomplish both goals. “Take your career on a field trip!” All you’ll need to do is obtain an internationally recognized TESOL, TEFL or CELTA certification and start applying! Here are a few websites to get you started:
Independent Contractor - Running your own business and working for yourself allows you the flexibility to take your trade with you anywhere you go. Whether you are a trainer, writer, editor, or life coach, chances are there are people all over the world waiting for YOU. Using your trade on-the-go gives you the means to pick up and take off whenever you'd like and helps you build an international market from wherever you are.
Domestic Service Provider - If you specialize in being a nanny, au pair, housekeeper/house sitter, or animal sitter don't limit yourself to your next door neighbor. Families all around the world are needing your services. Take the opportunity to learn about a new state or culture while doing what you love with programs like Au Pair, Au Pair in America, and Cultural Care.
Photography/Travel Writer - When your entire business fits into a carry on and your job description is to capture beautiful moments, you actually GET to go chasing waterfalls (even if TLC advises you not to!) There are programs such as MatadorU and Travel Blog Success that offer training on travel writing/photography. They offer courses on how to better your writing and photography skills to make them business worthy and provide exclusive access to real-world opportunites and benefits. Read about how this guy turned his travel photography into a booming business!
Missionary - High Point may be a little biased on this specific job title only because we pride ourselves on making the travel for these guys a heck-of-a-lot easier! When you dedicate your life to the world of missions, chances are you'll be heading to places you can't even pronounce. Mission organzations/opportunities and travel go hand in hand. We are all called to evangelize daily in the cities where we live, but if you feel God has called you to missions internationally, here are a few organizations to check out:
Find more at Mission Finder.
Tour guide - Are you interested in the history of different cities and cultures? Do you enjoy sharing the knowledge you know with others? Consider becoming a tour guide! There are many resources dedicated to helping you find the right place for you!
Instructor - Specializing in Yoga, Surfing, Skiing, Snowboarding, and many other outdoor activites has many perks. Not only are they some of the most extreme and exciting things to do on vacations, but people all over the world are wanting to learn (and that's not going out of style!) Being an instructor gives you the freedom to teach at any spa/gym, beach, or mountain top you want. Get certified today!
Already certified? Find awesome job opportunities at Cool Works!
Seasonal Jobs - While there are dozens and dozens of seasonal jobs, camps are our favorite and are probably the most fun! Take a summer to work with kids from all around the world at these Christian summer camps.
Written by: Hannah Victoria Bewley