6 jobs that allow you to travel and see the world

Of course, working as a blogger and travel writer – you get to see the world. But what about all those other jobs (that don’t require a website and social media profile). You don’t need to be a writer or a blogger to see the world and travel every week or every month. There are loads of jobs out there, which allow you to pack your bags and see more of this beautiful planet. Here are a few of my favourites…

Flight Attendants or Cabin Crew

If you work onboard an airline, you’ll see different countries on a regular basis – and you may even get the opportunity to base yourself abroad too. I have a friend who works for Emirates, and day-to-day (when she’s not in the air) she lives in Dubai, then when she does jet off for work, she flies to destinations like LA, New York, Seattle, Australia, London, Paris… the list goes on. Pick your airline in accordance with where you’d like to travel – and remember – the long haul airlines tend to have longer stop-overs (so more chance to explore).

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Image credit: Ken Cheng

Fleet driving and truck driving 

This may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but you get to drive some of the best roads in the world and see some stunning parts of whichever country you’re driving in. Every country has fleet service and thanks to large brands like this creating the technology needed to run things efficiently – it’s a job that’s becoming easier to manage and easier to do. Fill up you fuel tank, load up your truck, and off you go. Some drivers in the USA boast being able to see every state in their lifetime, and drivers in UK get to explore parts of Europe they might not otherwise see. If you love driving, and you love travel – this is an ideal job for you.

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Image credit: Luke Ratzlaff

English Teacher Abroad 

If you can teach English, and you’re qualified to do so – then you hold the world at your fingertips. It’s amazing how much travel you can do when you have the right qualifications – and teaching English is one of those examples. TEFL is the main place to get certified, so it’s a good place to start looking if this is something you’re interested in pursuing.

Hospitality onboard cruise liners

If you work in hospitality and you’re great at your job, you can pick up work easily all around the world. One thing I’d recommend though – if travelling is your main aim – is to go for a job onboard a cruise ship. Cruise ships dock at multiple ports throughout their voyages, and you’ll likely get the chance to explore these areas too, plus you’ll get the chance to meet loads of people from all over the world. The great thing about cruise liners, is that you can work a variety of routes too – if you get bored of Europe, go and apply for a job on a Bahamas cruise instead. Here’s a useful Cruise job website – if you’re interested!

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Image credit: Luke Ratzlaff

Resort Photographer 

If you’re great at photography, you can build up a portfolio of hotel and resort photography, where you can travel around taking photos of new hotels, or refreshing the assets of older resorts. Hotels are always on the lookout for photographer to replenish their online photography – and once you’ve been associated with one hotel, they may pass your details on to others int heir chain or brand.

Wedding photographer 

Being a wedding photographer can take you anywhere. It’s most likely that a lot of your work will base you in your local area – but if you can get your website and social media profiles optimised to right keywords such as ‘beach wedding photographer’ and ‘cruise wedding photographer’ – you may get invited all around the world to take amazing wedding photos of behalf of your clients.

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  • Anna

    I’m right along side you, I write books and blogs. It’s great and flexible. But I also know flight attendants who picked that field so they could see the world. I think Photography might actually be a good little hobby to pick up for myself.