How to Get Paid to Explore the World

How to Get Paid to Explore the World
By VersatileLyle

Get a Job that allows you to see the World!

Do you find yourself dreaming of seeing the world and all her beauty? Have you been bitten by the travel bug?  Always thinking about your next trip? Do you work just to travel? Then why not get the best of both worlds and explore a variety of career opportunities that offer travel perks and find out how to get paid to explore the world!

There are two types to consider:

  1. Jobs that require travel as a normal part of the job description.
  2. Seasonal jobs that allow you to live in different places for a few weeks or months at a time.

Work on a Cruise Ship

So, you want to see the world’s most glamorous ports, and get paid for it? Cruise ship work might Those in with a chance will be outgoing, friendly, willing to work their fingers to the bone and live in constant proximity to other people (you’ll share a tiny cabin with up to 3 people).

There are two ways to get a job on a ship:

  • Apply to a cruise line for a job on one of their ship.
  • Apply to a concessioner for a job on a ship. A concessioner is a company contracted to operate a spa, retail shop or entertainment on the ship.

Possible careers include:

  • Entertainment – Hosting activities for passengers.
  • Au Pairing
  • Shore Excursions
  • Casino
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Medics
  • Retail
  • Housekeeping
  • Spa
  • Technical and Deck work
  • Photographers and Videographers

A typical contract on a ship lasts for 6 to 8 months, depending on the operational requirement.

Become a Flight Attendant

As a flight attendant, you get to travel the world or the country, depending on the airline. But how much time you’ll actually have to explore those exotic destinations can vary. Talk to attendants at your target airlines to see where they typically go and how long they get to stay between flights.

Representing an airline as a cabin crew member is a unique and wonderful opportunity. Cabin Crew Members are ambassadors of their airline and must display professionalism at all times.

To commence training, you must be:

  • 18 years or older, and have a Matric/Grade 12 qualification
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Be able to swim in water, with the aid of a life jacket
  • Be in possession of a valid Class 4 Medical Certificate

Besides being a Safety Officer on board an aircraft, you will be a Customer Service Professional employed to fulfil the needs and requirements of your airline’s customers. Your role will include all aspects of cabin safety, first aid and customer service.

Teach English Abroad

English teachers are highly sought after around the world — and the pay can be decent. The foreign-based jobs require a TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and many of these jobs may include accommodation too.


  • South-East Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • South America

Au Pair Traveling Jobs

An au pair is a professional live-in babysitter or nanny hired by a family to help their kids learn a new language and do some household chores in exchange for room, board, and a weekly income.

The job allows you to live in a foreign country, learn a new language, and experience the culture first-hand while making some money.

Travel Agent

Travel agents are expected to know the destinations they are “selling” which means spending lots of time traveling! Often, travel agents get to travel for free on what’s called FAM (familiarization) trips, so they can share their own travel experiences with clients.


As with most jobs, education or some form of training may be required. So, go on, do your homework and find that perfect travel job.

Travel Tuesday

On the show this week we explored the various jobs which offer the opportunities to see the world. Hope you guys enjoyed it.

Travel Tuesday on Lunch with Leigh-Anne


 Category: Blog Travel

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