If you’re interested in travelling the world, chances are you’ve looked into heading away for an extended period of time. This, of course, allows you to delve into lands far and wide. You can experience new cultures, take in new landscapes, hear new languages, taste new cuisine, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some local wildlife you’re really not used to seeing about casually. But at the end of the day, you can’t travel forever. Everyone needs a means of income. Now, whether you decide to get a full time job to settle down, or whether you’re looking for a job that can tide you over between travelling and help you to save for your next trip, you’re going to want something that doesn’t tie your free spirit to an office desk. So, what career paths can quite literally take you places and allow you to see more of the world? Here are just a few that can tick these boxes.
If you’re happy to spend a little time on the roads, truck driving jobs might pose you with the perfect opportunity to head further afield. They allow you to venture out on the open road to places you might never have seen before. Perhaps the best aspect of truck driving is that you don’t skip over any terrain in a plane. Instead, you get to take routes you might have previously neglected. It makes your working life one big road trip!
If you’re interested in spending more time in a set location, rather than travelling through locations, you should look for a job that allows you to settle down somewhere you’d like to explore in-depth. Becoming an au pair can help you to achieve this. Au pairs tend to look after people’s children while they are at work. So, of course, you’re going to have to be good with kids and you will also have to pass some serious security checks. But if you’re happy to bring little ones up, you can benefit from free accommodation and generous pay. You will usually have evenings and weekends off to get to know the local area better.
If you like the benefits of becoming an au pair, but don’t want quite so much responsibility over someone else’s children, you can opt to teach English abroad instead. By undertaking a TEFL (or “teaching English as a foreign language”) course, you can gain necessary qualifications and knowledge to teach English well. You could land a placement in a school and have out of school hours free to explore!
While travel agents tend to work in set locations, they do have some great perks with their job. They will generally get some sort of discounted rate on getaways and can consequently have much more exciting holidays!
These are just a few careers that can quite literally take you places. So, if you’re a traveller at heart, they might be something that interests you!