10 Jobs for People Who Love to Travel.

10 Jobs for People Who Love to Travel.

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Getting paid to travel the world? It’s a dream job for many of us!  Below are 10 jobs that involves traveling. Along the way, you will get to travel to different destinations and experience other cultures.

Just a note though that just because you are away from home, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to work. In fact, you might work longer hours because you need to complete your tasks before your scheduled departure. Many find traveling for work tough on their health and sleep, but the reward of visiting new places regularly might be worth it for you!

1. Travel Writer/ Blogger:
Travel writing and photography is notoriously hard to get into as a career. It is very competitive to get an established travel magazine to pay and publish your work.

As a result, many people have started their own travel blogs and websites to make money through advertising.

Another option is to sell stock photography. iStockphoto is currently looking for more stock photos featuring social issues, foodfestivals and celebrations, sports photos, and religion from around the world.

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2. Destination Wedding Photographer:
Today, when everyone seems to be owning a decent DSLR and taking trying to establish themselves as professional level photographers, it’s not very difficult to join the herd, however, if you end up being half decent, Weddings are a very easy way to make money. This also means that if you end up carving yourself a niche in Wedding photography,you’d most likely traveling to different places as the word travels about your talent, and what’s better than good food, even better wine, happy people, and a breathtaking location to give you company?

3. Flight Attendant / Pilot/ Cruise Line Employee:
Working for an airline is one of the most obvious career choices for people who would like to travel. It takes a very long time to get the qualifications to become a pilot; however, being a flight attendant is in the reach of many.

Being a flight attendant requires long hours, and you don’t get to spend much time at each destination before you have to leave again. However, one of the great perks is discounted airfare for you and your family.

Apart from aviation, Cruises need an army of workers to serve their customers. There are a vast variety of jobs available, such as entertainers, servers, cooks, child minders, cleaners, and more. There is a job that you can do. You will also have opportunity to get off at various stops to sight see.

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4. International Aid Worker:
As an international aid worker, you will help countries improve their health, agricultural, economic, or political situation. You will need to have a background in a relevant area, such as agriculture, engineering, private enterprise, education, health or crisis stabilization.

5. Field Service Technician:
Field service technicians repair broken equipment, from elevators to manufacturing machines to computers. As much of the sold equipment is scattered at various locations, technicians need to travel to where the machine is installed. If you are employed at a company with international clients, you might get to travel to interesting places!

6. English Teacher:
Don’t laugh! English is the most popular language in the world, with more and more people learning it everyday. This means that if you have a good grasp of the language and proper certification, you can find a teaching job in many parts of the world. The school or recruitment agency may include room and board as part of your salary.

The minimum certification you should get is TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) as many schools will not hire you without it.

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7. Tour Guide/Travel Agent:
There are many options to become a tour guide. The most obvious way is to be hired by a travel agency in your home country and lead tour groups to various destinations.

The second is to go to a destination you love and try to find a job with an attraction or a travel agency there. They may need someone who speaks English and other languages to lead specific tour groups.

The last option is to create your own itineraries and attract your own customers. When visitors don’t speak the local language or English, it is tough to go around and learn about the background of the attractions. You can cater to travelers from your own country. Yes, travel information is more accessible than ever before, but trip planning still takes a lot of time. That is why people still rely on travel agents. Travel agents often visit the sights and restaurants, so they can make honest and accurate recommendations to their customers.

8. Management Consultant:
Corporations hire management consultants for their specific expertise. Clients can be scattered all over your home country or even over the world. You also have to maintain positive relationships with your clients, so site visits are also common.

9. Backstage Crew for Theatre, Performing Arts, Musicians:
This might sound a little hippie-ish, but you can travel as a stage hand or technician with theatre productions or musicians. Jobs include lighting and sound engineers, riggers, stagehands and instrument technician. You will need to gain experience with a small theatre or venue before you can move onto working for large musical acts.

Bonus: Start your own online business, freelance, or become a virtual worker!
When you are location-independent, you can be working from the beach of Cancun, Mexico or snuggling in a ski lodge in Switzerland.

Starting an online business is not easy nor for everyone, but the independence and freedom is worth the hard work to many people.

Travel-related internships and jobs you might like:

Hopping Monk
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New Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Gurgaon
Rs 5000 per month
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Amour Voyage
Affiliate Management & Business Development
New Delhi
Rs 5000 per project
Apply by 12/31/2014
Omni HR and IT Solutions
Travel & Tourism Internship
Mumbai
Rs 2000 per month
Apply by 12/30/2014
Trodly
Writer Intern (virtual)
Anywhere in India
Rewards
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Pathfinder Edutech Pvt. Ltd.
Counsellor (Girls)
Changdigarh
Rs 8000-15000 per month
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Thrillophilia Adventure Tours
Product Development Intern
Bangalore
Rs 5000 per month
Apply by 01/05/2015
Booking Diva Pvt. Ltd.
Internet Business Development and Marketing
New Delhi
Rs 15000 per month
Apply by 12/30/2014
Grapevine Worldwide Pvt Ltd
Tour Guide
New Delhi
Rs 1000 per project
Apply by 12/30/2014
Tripda.in
Marketing and BD Associate
Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune
Rs 10000 per month
Apply by 01/09/2015
B K Parekh N Associates
Strategic Analyst
Mumbai
Rs 20000 per month
Apply by 01/09/2015

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