Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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How to work and travel

Do you dream of traveling and earning money at the same time? There are two main types of work that allow you to work and travel at the same time.

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time? For many people, a dream has become a reality as the internet enables us to work from anywhere in the world and raises our awareness of job opportunities abroad. There are two main types of work that allow you to work and travel at the same time - a travel-based job where you have to travel to get or do work; a job that allows you to travel, which means you can do work anywhere. If you work hard and make a little effort, then you can definitely find a job that allows you to work from anywhere in the world.

How to work and travel

1. Travel based job

1.1 Find a job in tourism. What skills do you have that you can use while traveling? Some employers offer seasonal work that you can easily learn. Search the internet for travel jobs and you will surely find a travel-based job that suits you.

1.2 Become a tourist guide. Many companies and summer camps hire tourist guides out of season. For example, if you want to become a rafting instructor, which is only possible during the summer, start looking for a job early in the fall or winter.

Surf instructors in Costa Rica work during the winter.

Make your travel plan and contact other guides who can provide details of the job.

Hotels and resorts often need entertainers and staff for the various activities they offer, so you can be sure to find something suitable.

1.3 Find a job as a nurse. Nurses are in high demand. Many agencies hire nurses for a period of 3 months to a year to work in hospitals in almost every one of the United States of America. Some offer accommodation. Search online for jobs for traveling nurses and contact employers. Most websites offer job listings, salary rates, and advances.

1.4 Become a traveling professional. For aircraft pilots, flight attendants, cruise ship personnel, and transportation workers such as truck drivers, travel is part of the job. While some of these activities leave no time for exploring tourist attractions, traveling professionals can find ways to have fun too. Research the industry and find out what skills and special training are required.

1.5 Try teaching English abroad. There are many opportunities to teach English abroad. Most places will require you to take their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before enrolling in a class. You will have to spend money, but once you get the TOEFL certificate, you can teach in many countries. Agencies often help with employment.

1.6 Find a job in the service industry. Many tourist resorts, theme parks, and restaurants employ waiters, maids, and other attendants. The most popular season for family travel is when the children are on vacation. Elsewhere, the peak season may be on good weather or on the eve of holidays. Look for similar jobs in the area where you want to go.

2. Earnings and freedom to travel

2.1 Find freelance work. Many writers, photographers, web designers and graphic designers can work anywhere in the world, all they need is internet access. Many Internet companies hire such professionals. Beware of companies that demand money - there are plenty of legitimate companies that work with freelancers. Be prepared that you will have to bargain for the amount of remuneration, as well as the fact that you can earn less than in the office.

2.2 Start working from home. Ask your employer to start working from home (if possible for your type of work). If the employer agrees, then you can travel and work at the same time. Most work-from-home options allow you to complete most of your work online or send your work from somewhere else. You don't have to stay at home and work from home, you can work from anywhere.

2.3 Create a source of passive income. If you have a talent for web design and creative writing, you can start a blog or information site that generates passive income through advertising and referral programs. This will take some time and require some investment, but once the site is up and running, it will start generating revenue. Create such sites while traveling, or better yet, install and launch them before you leave. Websites that generate revenue will require maintenance and content updates when you're on the road.

Usually, advertisers make direct bank transfers. Depending on which country you open a bank account in, you may have difficulty getting your wages, so make sure you have access to money before you travel.

2.4 Start your own business. Become a travel consultant or importer. Find a place where your services are needed and sell them in a way that gives you some freedom to travel and earn money.

For example, engineers might start a business installing skywalks or obstacle courses for resorts around the world. Travel lovers can offer their services to corporations that send employees on international trips. If you love shopping, start an import business and the next time you're on a trip, stock up on stuff to sell.

3. Learn to settle for less

3.1 Get rid of unnecessary things. Things that take your place and money will be superfluous. People who work and travel at the same time usually live light and do not burden themselves with extra possessions. If you have an expensive car that requires expensive insurance, you will always have to earn money to maintain it. Get rid of unnecessary possessions and you will have more freedom to earn enough, live and travel as you like.

3.2 Move to a smaller house. Probably, living in a big house is a dream of many people, however, today many people realize that living in a small apartment or house has its advantages. The smaller your home, the less things there are, so moving to a smaller house or apartment will definitely help you get rid of unnecessary stuff.

Living in a small house means spending less on its maintenance. In addition, renting a small house or a mortgage will cost several times less.

3.3 Get rid of debt. The freedom to travel and being able to settle for less often means getting rid of financial obligations in the place where you currently live. Traveling is much easier when you don't have credit or other debts that tie you to your home and work.

Limit your spending to unnecessary luxuries, this way you can save some money and pay off your debts faster and have more freedom to travel.

If you are planning to travel for a long time, it probably makes sense to sell some of your belongings to pay off your debts. For example, if you want to go abroad for a long time, you can sell your car (because you won’t use it anyway), and you can use the proceeds from the sale to pay off the loan.

3.4 Change your expectations. We live in a consumer society where everyone only thinks about buying new “better” things—a cool new car, a big house, trendy clothes, and so on. If you are driven by similar desires and expectations, then it will be very difficult for you to be content with less.

Work on realizing one simple thing - happiness cannot be achieved through material possessions, but the ability to live less, on the contrary, will help you live a more joyful and stable life.

But to understand this, you will need to get rid of all the old expectations.


Before you begin, make sure you have all legal documents that give you the right to work or do business in the country. If you are not sure, contact the lawyers in your home country and in the country where you intend to work.