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“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
~ Rosalia de Castro

A cubicle job is not for everyone, for the free spirited and those who have travel on their mind and adventure in their spirits, the world is not enough.

Time to make your career an adventure, or get more meaning in life as you travel and work – exploring new places and indulging in exotic cultures all while making a living?  There is a demand for those who travel this road and want to try out new careers that satisfies them to the core.

Willing to think out of the box, then these careers might be for you:

Cruise Ship Jobs

For those who can rough the waves and winds – well not really – the cruise ships jobs can be exciting daily adventure on a luxury cruise where you get paid to travel in style for free and getting paid for it!

  • Waiters and Waitresses: From busboys to bartenders, this sector can make anywhere from $1,000 to $4,500 a month plus tips.
  • Retail Jobs: Weighing in at about $1,500 to $2,400 a month, the retail staff’s number one priority, on land or at sea, is making commission.
  • Entertainment Positions: These positions vary per cruise but typically include dancers, blackjack dealers or any other onboard entertainment. Their pay scale is anywhere from $1,800 to $7,000 depending on their specific skillset.
  • Restaurant staff: If you have been on a cruise, you know that most of your time is spent eating. However, if preparing or serving food is what you’re after, expect to make between $1,500 and $5,000 within just a month.


Flight Attendant

If the ocean isn’t your thing, taking to the sky is another worthy option. Flight attendants have been travelling around the world for years handing out cocktails and honey-roasted peanuts. However, before flight attendants can take off, there is an extensive training process that often takes place in flight.

  • Knowledge of Aircraft: Whether it’s inside or outside the plane, attendants need to know the location of exits, oxygen masks and even internal parts such as circuit breakers, cabin lighting and more.
  • Federal Aviation Regulations: These extensive regulations − known as FARs − are the backbone of the flight industry’s standards. They are constantly in flux and difficult to master.
  • Safety Equipment: The use of fire extinguishers, defibrillators, and methods of hijack prevention are all things to be proficient in when serving those on a commercial airplane.


ESL Teacher

Out of the many travel jobs out there, teaching English as a second language (ESL) can be one of the most rewarding. Although prerequisites vary between countries and agencies, opportunities to work with children, adults, college students, and the disabled are readily available.

  • Proper Schooling: Having a Bachelor’s degree greatly helps your chances of landing a teaching job abroad, but each country requires different things, such as a Master’s with TESL certification.
  • Finding Work: With help from social media and niche internet communities, finding work anywhere in the world is only a few clicks away.
  • Where to Teach: When choosing where to go, don’t be afraid to be bold; but also choose

a part of the world that you’re comfortable and somewhat familiar with.

Truck Driver

You seldom hear a child say, “When I grow up, I want to be a truck driver.” But in such a poor job market, pulling a long haul can provide not only a steady wage, but also inevitable stories from the road. There is practically zero unemployment in the states, and trainees typically garner half a dozen job offers before they’re even road ready. The only thing standing between you and $40k a year as a truck driver is a passing grade on a CDL test − and a willingness to live most of your life away from home.

  • Decent Wage: Truck drivers can make anywhere from $40k to $200k a year depending on their licensing, experience, and job title.
  • Move about the Country: The chance to see the entirety of the United States firsthand is an opportunity that not many people will ever have working a 9 to 5.
  • Life on the Open Road: On the road, you’re responsible for the skin on your back and the load you’re pulling; the rest is up to you. There is considerable downtime on the road, so make use of it and explore wherever you can.