So you want to find a job or career that will help you travel the world or just simply wants to work which requires traveling? I feel you. It’s always not possible to save all your money and quit your job, as long as your agenda is long-term travel. It’s tiring to save for the entire year just to enjoy yourself for a few weeks on the road before you need to head back and start all over again. And you are right to find out about best jobs for travel.

I also started this travel blog in the hope of carving out a career which would allow me to travel to distant places and also make me financially independent. You can do the same. But it’s not the only way to make money online while you travel (thankfully). You can seek any of these 15 best jobs for people who love to travel.


15 Best Jobs for Travel – Get Paid To Explore The World


Teach English


It is quite evident that English-speakers hold one of the most sought-after skills in the world, you guessed it right – speaking English. It may seem simple, but it’s one of your best traits. Teaching English in a foreign country is just as rewarding for you as it is for your students, and it will allow you to travel the world with ease. Jobs are in abundance, however, you would require a certification – Nothing to worry, you can avail it within a month with ease.

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Flight Attendant


Being an attendant would have to be one of the most rewarding jobs for people who love to travel, but it also remains as one of the most attainable and enjoyable jobs out there. Imagine waking up in foreign cities, staying there for a couple of nights, jet-setting from there to different cities and repeating this whole cycle. You `ll have to love people to attend them, though most airlines prefer that you bring along some prior experience in customer service and certification. It’s totally perfect for travel lovers, and it comes with awesome perks, like claiming heavily discounted flights for you and your family. Boom!


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Cruise Line Worker


Going again with customer service, this one could be quite easy to get with plenty of jobs available on a cruise ship, from cooks to beach workers to dishwashers. On top of getting paid to see beautiful ports and islands, you will be able to save all your earnings as food, drink and accommodation come complimentary as apart of your job. Imagine visiting beautiful tropical and exotic islands such as the Caribbean Islands! However, these cruise set sail for a definitive period of time, say for a month or more, so if you are prone to seasickness, I would recommend avoiding this option. Don’t worry!  There are plenty more jobs you can avail.


Tour Guide


If you are outgoing and friendly, which most of the time you are as a traveler, this is perhaps one of the best jobs for travel lovers in the world. Imagine living in a foreign country showing fellow travelers who, like you love to travel, around your new home. You are bound to love your new country and your job of a tour guide if you are passionate about your new place and someone who loves to chat.


Work for an International Hotel Chain


Often people forget the fact that working abroad can start with working at home. If you can land a job in an international hotel chain, there are opportunities in abundance to transfer to other hotels within the company itself and work while you travel.


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Photography & Film Travel


If you are talented in the creative department and want to stay on the road full time, a great idea would be pick up a camera, perfect your craft and sell your projects/images & videos online. While it would require investing in your craft, the potential to make this your full-time career is for most too good an opportunity to pass on!


Digital Marketer or Social Media Manager

There are plenty of companies out there who don’t have the resources or money to hire a full time professional social media manager to run their social accounts. This is where you can sneak in, offering a price that is attractive, you are most likely to end up in their good books. Do you have a qualification in digital marketing? Feel free to bump up your pay scale and provide them a package they can’t refuse. Don’t know where to start? There are multiple websites you can use including Fiverr ( pay is little low ) or E-Lance.


Be a Scuba Instructor

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This one will need quite some investment to work your way up to dive master. If you are yet to be qualified I would look at heading to a cheaper country and get qualified as the fees are way lower.


Video Creator


Become a Youtuber! It has much more potential than you think, which is why you can make it your full-time job and being a travel Youtuber is also possible. However, don’t just continue to brand yourself in the video, I am talking about filming and creating content for brands. Work your way up by going some freelancers, then add a smaller fee before charging full rates for your films and content.


best jobs for travel

Become a Volunteer


We live in a world where we can find much less fortunate countries struggling to thrive. If you are passionate and want to work to better their living, there are many companies and organizations that will help work with you to make a difference. There are no payouts here, however, it comes with the perks of board and food. Great way to see different countries, make a difference and put up a smile on people who need to smile more.


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If you are among those who grew up learning Japanese or Mandarin in high school, this is your ticket. If you can speak a second language or better yet multiple languages, you could land an international job. Being the job for the government or as a tour operator, this highly sought out skill is in demand and can take you to places.


Write About Travel


My favorite ( as a full-time travel blogger) and let me give you some insights – more attainable than you might think. There are plenty of people who want to start as a travel blogger, and for some valid reasons. If you are passionate about sharing your awesome adventures to date or just love writing, this can be your full-time job as well. All it`s required is the dedication towards your blog which you can monetize and use to work with brands, and you can travel the world for good.




You can pretty much freelance anything and travel as a result! In the digital world, it is getting quite common to start up a small company, freelance, and live abroad on the road. Many small companies travel full time and work from coffee shops – it is like a revolution you can be part of starting anytime.


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If you are not yet sure about building your platform in the digital world, well you can always try the basics. One of the most popular jobs for travelers is pretty easy to come by. As long as you have the working visas required, you are almost certain to find a job in a bar somewhere. Leaving home with previous experience will, of course, make your standing strong, but it’s not something that’s necessary.


Event Planner


Imagine getting paid to attend the World Cup or the Olympics. Planning massive events like these requires a lot of resources before, during, and after the events. So the companies that are hired to plan them needs to be heavily staffed. Working for a company who takes up these massive events can really get you traveling around the world, and quite often.


Working With Travel Jobs


As you can see, there are no easy ways to make lots of money while traveling. You really need to possess skills, time commitment or prior experience. That’s the way it is.

You can’t expect people paying you heavily for something that is easy.

Dream jobs often take years, and it requires dedication and hard work to land one. But I hope this article helped you find ways on how you can land your dream job of working while traveling. So get out there and start making your own dreams come true.


Which among these jobs for travel will you be pursuing? Do you have know about better jobs than in the list? Leave us a comment. We are happy to know listen from you.

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Sayantan Chakraborty

A Nomad by nature, Co-Founder and Writer at | Puts Pen into use for travelers alike who have the same taste of traveling the world.

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