Do you wish you could travel more but don’t have enough money? Well, this guide will tell you all about epic travel jobs and help you find work and travel the world. There’s a surprising number of jobs that involve travelling, a few canny ways to make money travelling abroad, and even some jobs where you actually get paid to travel…

I’ve been traveling the world for nearly ten years now and have picked up lots of different travelling jobs on the road. For the last three years, I’ve been focusing on my new travel career: evolving from a broke backpacker to a successful entrepreneur. But before that, I worked all kinds of awesome – and terrible – traveling jobs to make ends meet and keep my travels going.

In today’s post, we give you the lowdown on some of the best travel jobs for backpackers, ex-pats, and aspiring digital nomads. The best bit is that many of them, you don’t even need a college degree or university education!

A couple people who get paid to travel
This is the ultimate list of travel jobs. Period.

Make Money Traveling the World

There are lots of different types of travel jobs out there and they can roughly be broken down into three categories. Let’s take a look at them before we delve into the jobs themselves.

Jobs Where You Travel

There are some jobs that will pay you to travel the world. This might sound very glamorous at first but you have to bear in mind you may not get as much of a chance to actually explore as you will be working. These could be travel or potentially even travel careers but they still require the level of input from you (usually) that any regular job would.

Jobs that require travel and pay well, such as being an airline pilot, will offer you a chance to save up mega-money and to hopefully see parts of the world during your downtime but, in my opinion, these travel careers don’t have the same kind of freedom as being a digital nomad.

Digital Nomad Careers

a digital nomad at work - the best travel job
Checkin’ ma emails.

Personally, I’m a big believer in making money through a digital nomad job as these jobs allow you to work from literally anywhere in the world, on your own schedule, and often as your own boss.

It takes time to set up a digital nomad career – it took me almost 10 years before I went from broke backpacker to entrepreneur! However, and, if you’re a wandering vagrant, you may well need to find a travelling job right now so you can replenish your bank balance and keep the travel fun going! In that case…

Backpacker Travel Jobs

Some hippy with a reciporacating saw working and travelling
Working for food, bed, or a dash of cash – life of a traveller! | Photo: @themanwiththetinyguitar

These travel jobs are jobs. They could be good jobs they could be shit-kicker jobs. They could, potentially, also progress into careers but they wouldn’t be travel careers. You’d just be an ex-pat.

Many of the best travelling jobs for backpackers are super casual affairs such as seasonal work or temporary manual labour gigs. I’ve found paying work on goat farms, behind bars, in hostels, on construction sites, on beaches, and in many other places whilst backpacking the world. It’s usually very easy to find some casual work as a backpacker.

The Best Travel Jobs for 2020

Let’s look at how to work and travel. With ideas ranging from online trading too teaching yoga, we think we have something for every CV!

1. Make Money Blogging

A travel blogger - one of the best travel jobs
Starting a travel blog was one of the best decision I ever made, it literally changed my life. That’s a smile of spiritual fulfilment.

This is a travel career that I am, clearly, in a position to speak. You know The Broke Backpacker – you know, the blog you’re reading right now – yeah, I’m The Broke Backpacker.

Starting a blog was the best decision I ever made and is, in my opinion, the best travel job out there. I can travel whenever I want and make money out of my adventures to keep me going. However, blogging is not easy and it’s not especially quick to start making money. Check out this post for ten reasons you should start a blog.

Blogging offers a great introduction to many different digital nomad careers. You’ll learn a bit more about SEO, about copywriting, web design, social media management, etc. – the list goes on.

How Much Can You Earn?

From $0 – $50,000 per month!

2. Teach English Abroad

Work and Travel teaching english
Is he teaching her or taunting her…?

For backpackers looking to settle somewhere for a year or more to save up some serious cash, teaching English abroad is one of the best jobs for nomads.

You can teach English in so many countries these days and see the world at the same time. This is probably one of the best travel careers out there and there’s a pretty low barrier to entry – most native speakers can get a travel job teaching English.

Being a native speaker gives you an obvious advantage but it’s also possible for non-native speakers to get work teaching English too.  Taking a TEFL course first will help you hit the ground running and hopefully will mean you won’t be a crap teacher; it’s a small investment that will help you get a better paying job in the long

How Much Can You Earn?

$1500 – $3000 depending on the country.

3. Teach English Online

teaching english online is a job that lets you travel
Unlock your travels and join this digital nomad game by teaching English online…

Thanks to the power of the internet, the world of teaching English online has opened new doors to native English speakers wanting to work from anywhere where  you have a solid internet connection. What’s the best part? Depending on the company you work for, you can choose your own schedule and commitment level that aligns with your own needs.

Teaching English online is fast becoming one of the best ways for backpackers to make money online without a doubt. Start looking now at potential agencies to work with – considering a job with VIPKID would be a good place to start.

How Much Can You Earn?

About $2000 per month.

Dropshipping

A prduct of my dropshipping gear venture that I use to make money travelling
Running my own dropshipping business has taught me a lot about making money online.

Dropshipping is when you ship products to customers, usually in Europe or the USA, from somewhere cheap (usually China).

I began dropshipping my own products in late 2017 as I had been selling products through the Amazon affiliate program for over two years and I spotted an opportunity to make more money by producing my own versions of the products I sold the most of and shipping them from China to an Amazon FBA warehouse.

5. Affiliate Marketing

Earning money through an online travel job affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is my shit!

Affiliate marketing is very simple. It means that you recommend a product or service to your audience, and if someone on your website uses that product or service, you get a commission!

Affiliate marketing is basically being a middle man and is one of the most popular, proven, and sustainable ways to create income online. I’d say that over 75% of my personal income comes from affiliate marketing. If you are interested in online jobs travellers can easily utilise, affiliate marketing is the holy grail.

Check out my post on Ditch Your Desk – Affiliate Marketing 101 – for a starter on getting into the game.

6. Day Trading

Stylised image of crypto currency - another online job for travellers
Not for the weak of heart – but day trading can make you tonnes of money.

Day trading is a really exciting – but  very nerve-wracking – way to make money while travelling. I have no experience trading stocks but I have been trading Cryptocurrency for just over a year now and have made a 3800% return on my original investment.

If you have money that you can afford to lose (seriously, this shit carries risk) then day trading is one of the most exciting travel jobs out there right now.

7. Scuba Instructor

A scuba instructor at work while travelling
See some of the most amazing things the planet has to offer AND get paid for it!!

We’re moving away from the online travel job space now and into more practical, hands-on ventures.

Being a certified Scuba Diver Instructor takes a bit of investment, but can be one of the most fun ways to work and travel the world. You need a handful of courses and certifications, as well as having logged in a certain amount of hours underwater yourself.

If you are already certified, get excited! If you aren’t, you can do it at home, or take advantage of many programs that exist in countries like Thailand and the Philippines. Hand’s down this is one of the best ways to get paid to travel and you can pick up paying work in lots of different countries around the world.

This article on how to become a scuba diving instructor is a good starting point if you’re keen.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1000 – $4000 per month

Surfing instructors in the waves - more jobs on the road
Battle the waves!

Similar to a scuba instructor, but without all of the need for certifications. You just need to be a badass surfer! Surfing instructors can do well for themselves by travelling, surfing, meeting people who are interested and want to learn, and then offering their services.

You won’t earn as much as a scuba instructor, but you’ll be getting paid to do surf work and travel at the same time which is probably the coolest thing ever! I’m a big fan of surfing and hoping to spend a year or two getting a hell of a lot better in the future. If you are looking for cool jobs you can do while travelling, this may be for you.

There are lots of resources for finding potential gigs. Use Surf Travel Jobs for a start.How Much Can You Earn?

$500 – $1500

9. Teach Yoga

A working traveller doing yoga in the mountains
Peace out in the mountains.

Yoga continues to grow in popularity around the world, and yoga instructors are in high demand. While not the highest paying travel career, finding work as a yoga instructor is one of the more assured ways to work and travel.

Getting a yoga certification CERTAINLY helps you stand out from the crowd but it necessarily isn’t needed. Talk to other guests at your hostel, or people around any beach, hippy, or traveller town and see what you can rustle up. Or head over to Yoga Travel Jobs Directory and see if there are any worthwhile postings. The beauty of this one is that the informality allows you to work on the road.

How Much Can You Earn?

$500 – $1500

10. Buy A Place and Rent It

A dude looking at a street of potential investment opportunites so he can make money wile travelling
Rent your house back home and make money on the go!

If you have been working for a while, you may have some savings. Rather than blowing it all on a couple of fast-paced years of travel, invest it into buying a property at home and renting it out whilst you travel (thus living off the rent money).

You can advertise your place on lots of different websites including Airbnb and it can very easily turn into big bucks. Pretty soon, you’ll be making money while travelling; so much so that some of my friends will not even stay at their own place when they return to their hometown.

How Much Can You Earn?

$600 – $1500

11. Work on A Boat

People working on a boat - more jobs involving travelling
Oi, pass the rum or I’ll gut ya!

Unfortunately, the days of being a pirate are kinda over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still work on a boat!

A traveller’s job on a boat is certainly easier to get with experience, but sometimes it’s as easy as just walking on to a dock and asking around. Teach yourself to tie knots first and you’ll be golden.

Want to significantly increase your chances of getting hired on a superyacht or boat? Consider taking a course at the Super Yacht School. – an online training company that educates people on everything they need to know regarding how to land a job on a superyacht as a crew member.

Alternatively, get a job on a cruise ship and live the party working travelling life on the high seas. Drugs, booze, and nights of wanton debauchery – excellent!

Check out: This post on working your way around the world on yachts.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1200 – $2500

12. Become a Party Promoter/Brand Ambassador

Party ambassadors: jobs where you travel (and party)
Party. Animals.

If you are a fun-loving party animal with some social media/writing/promoting skills then you could be a candidate to score a job as a brand ambassador for a tour business specializing in party-based tours. Every year Stoke Travel gives 100+ regular travellers the opportunity to work and travel for free by volunteering at events or doing internships in their Barcelona and Byron Bay Office.

That’s right. Three square meals per day and unlimited booze. For the right individual, this job promises to be helluva of a lot of fun (possibly too much fun).

How Much Can You Earn?

$Free drinks – $1200

13. Boat Delivery

work and travel
Sail the seven seas!

More boats! This one is a bit difficult to get into as a newbie but if you have some experience working on the high seas, boat delivery has some serious work and travel potential. Typically the pay won’t be very high (if at all) but you’ll get your experience up and get to sail the seven seas for free!

Getting into this travel career could lead to more lucrative gigs in the future so it’s worth considering if the goal is simply finding jobs that let you travel.

Head over to Crewseekers.net or cruisersforum.com for some job leads!

How Much Can You Earn?

$1000 – $3000

14. WWOOFing

work and travel indefinitely volunteering a WWOOFer (WWOOFer pictured)
Plus you’ll get dirty – nice!

WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) has been budget travellers go-to work and travel job for decades now. The gist is – you work on organic a farm for 20-30 hours a week and are given free food and accommodation in return.

Whilst this isn’t exactly a travel job – since you won’t be paid – this is a great way to cut your costs if you’re on the road. There are tens of thousands of farms spanning the globe, so where ever you wish to travel, WWOOF’s got you!

My buddy Aaron from Nomads Nation (pictured above) spent two months on a farm in Portugal and wrote an awesome post – The Ultimate WWOOFing Guide.

How Much Can You Earn?

It’s a ‘bread & board’ deal.

15. HelpX/Workaway

A working traveller volunteering in Vietnam
Help X- Do some hands-on work at farms!

HelpX has been around for a while. You haven’t earned your budget travel stripes until you’ve HelpX-ed somewhere! HelpX and Workaway (next on the list) are more or less the same thing.

As opposed to WWOOFing (which is volunteer gigs exclusively on farms) these two sites have a range of volunteering tasks. Teaching English, translating, painting, hostel work, watching kids, farming – anything!

Check out our in-depth review of Workaway if you want to learn more!

How Much Can You Earn?

It’s a ‘bread & board’ deal.

16. Worldpackers

Working and travelling in India voluteering for food
Make some kids smile.

Again, like HelpX and Workaway, Worldpackers is an online platform with the end goal being to work, travel, do some good for the world, and have some awesome experiences in the process! I could go into the nitty-gritties but, let’s be honest, this is another platform in much the same vein as the previous two.

The big difference? We’re getting you a discount on signing up – woo! For the record, HelpX and Workaway also have entry fees.

Be sure to read our review of Worldpackers or cut right to the chase and go to the Worldpackers website. Be sure enter the code BROKEBACKPACKER at the checkout and you’ll get a delicious discount.

How Much Can You Earn?

It’s a ‘bread & board’ deal.

17. Housesitting

Some cute dogs - housesitting or how to travel for a living
Pet sit these beauties and have free-reign over the house!

Sort of a work-exchange-meets-a-job, housesitting while travelling is all the hype right now. Typically you pet-sit for an extended amount of time, and in return are given free-reign over an entire house. Housesitting gigs rarely pay as but you can’t really complain as their still jobs that allow you to travel near-indefinitely.

You’ll be getting free accommodation, a big ass kitchen, and the privacy of your own house! This is one of the best ways to travel. As with all good things, it’s challenging to crack into but once you gain experience and a resume, you’ll have your choice of gigs. Highly recommended!

How Much Can You Earn?

A free house!

18. Work as an Au Pair

A kid waiting for his working travelling au pair
Don’t find kids annoying? This may be the dream job for you.

Au-pairing is one of the oldest travel careers around and is still a great option to save some money and see the world. Personally, kids ain’t for me but if you are bubbly, happy, smiley and don’t mind cleaning up the sick, then there’s plenty of little ones who need a lovely person like you to help take care of them.

It doesn’t always pay, and if it does pay it’s not always much. But you can earn up to 5k a month if you’re happy to travel for work (which, you should be) to teach in some more far-flung lands.

You’ll get free lodging and food, and likely some pocket change for the weekend if your volunteering in Europe. Being an au-pair is a pretty solid way to get paid to travel and live in a new country.

How Much Can You Earn?

$0 – $5000

20. Hostel Work

A dude working at a hostel - one of the easiest and best travel jobs
You just gotta have a winning smile! Not like him. He looks like a creeper.

Hostel work is one of the best-kept backpacker (not-so-secret) secrets. Once upon a time, it was hush-hush but now not so much. So let me tell you – finding hostel gigs is SUPER simple and hostel work is one of the best travel jobs for backpackers.

Hostel work is one of the easiest travel jobs to get – just ask the hostels you are staying at if they are looking for any help. They will know exactly what this means. “Help” means manning the front desk graveyard shift, sweeping the floors, or most likely minding the bar.

If they are looking for any “help”, they might pay a bit of cash but you’ll surely get a free bed and some food out of it. Hostels are one of the staples for travel work and are a phenomenal way to save money while travelling.

21. Bar Work

Me working my best job to have travelling
Look at my big grin… good for getting tips!

Similar to hostel work, bar jobs have kept the backpacker going since basically the dawn of time. Often the bar work will be in a hostel bar (mentioned above) but just as legit is finding work at standalone bars. This is particularly true in seasonal European cities (but I’ve seen it in South America, Australia, Asia… basically everywhere).

The best way to find a bar job is just to walk around and ask if the bars are looking for any help. Or, if you’re having a pint somewhere, strike up a conversation with the bartender and get the scoop. A simple inquisition can lead to a lot of opportunities.

How Much Can You Earn?

$800 – $2000 per month

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Seasonal Jobs

work and travel seasonal jobs like these construction workers
Look for seasonal jobs that fit your skills.

This is a large category that encompasses many different travel jobs. Restaurants, construction, hotels, cruise ships, ski resorts, mining, deep-sea Alaskan fishing gigs, the list goes on! While a lot of these jobs are covered elsewhere in this post, seasonal jobs are worth noting.

You can literally travel the world working, chasing the season (which by the way usually equates to amazingly beautiful weather) and making money when jobs are in demand and at their highest paying…

How Much Can You Earn?

$1000 – $5000 per month

23. Construction

A construction worker - another best job for travelling and working anywhere
Construction is a trade you can take anywhere.

One can find legitimate and decent-paying construction work in Australia or New Zealand. In other parts of the world, asking around can bring also bring a lot of opportunities. If you have construction experience heed my advice – check out WWOOF, HelpX, and Workaway.

Many hostels, farms, and everything in between will advertise their needs in hopes of finding a qualified working traveller. You’ll get food, lodging, and (depending on the project) a bit of money as well.

If you have experience as a plumber or electrician, you can make bank and even land a job where you are paid to travel to and from different world projects.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1200 – $3000 per month

24. Become A Freelance Photographer

A freelance photographer - another job that involves travelling
Snap away!

If you love taking pictures, why aren’t you making the most of your skills and being paid for it? Breaking into freelance photography is no easy feat but it is totally possible if you have perseverance and work at honing your craft every day.

You can travel the world forever by snapping away… If you get really good at your craft, you can even land a job that pays you to travel as a professional photographer for either the media or, the dream, National Geographic.

How Much Can You Earn?

$0 – $5000

25. Transport a Car or RV

A car deilivery driver - a job that requires travel
Free transportation!

Car and RV dealerships or car rental companies sometimes hire people to drive cars to a different destination. Rental companies often find themselves with too many cars in one destination and want to move them to an area where rentals are more in demand. Car dealerships may need a specific car, with specific options or colours that they arrange to get from another dealer.

While most companies work with full-time professional drivers, there may be some opportunities for one time trips. The trick with these jobs is getting a car that’s going where you want to go at the right time. You’ll need a clean driver’s license and may need a speciality license to drive RVs. Transport companies like DAS Auto Shippers and RV Transport hire drivers.

HitTheRoad.ca is a well known Canadian company that offers mostly long-distance, one way, one trip driving contracts for cars, while AutoDriveAway has listings for the USA.

26. Tour Director

A tour group in Pakistan the director having an awesome travel career
Leading the first-ever Broke Backpacker Tour in Pakistan.

Directors accompany a tour group for the entirety of the itinerary and basically makes sure people are having a good time. If it’s a twenty-one-day culture tour through Central America, the tour director is there the entire time, leading the group, answering questions, communicating with the bus driver, and most importantly creating solutions when shit goes wrong.

This is one of the travel jobs that requires the most work, but if you think you possess the qualities, there are thousands of tour operations companies looking for new leaders.

This industry is very competitive, but once you get your foot in the door you’ll be offered work left and right. I’ve got some experience leading adventure tours myself and this is a solid choice of job that involves travelling… You just need to have endless amounts of energy. These are maybe the best jobs for travel and adventure but always the best paid.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1000 – $3000

27. Travel Tour Guide

A tour guide - a no experience travelling job
Take people on guided walking tours around cities and improve your public speaking skills!

As opposed to a tour director, a tour guide usually does shorter tours (think three-hour walking tours). Ideally, tour guides are experts in their niche, but sometimes a bit more knowledge than the average Joe will suffice

If you have experience or certification, getting tour guide work will be easy. If you live within the EU, you can also find tour guide work within Europerelatively easy (free walking tours, etc.) without certification. Otherwise, there are lots of people on the web tapping into their entrepreneurial spirit and starting their own tour jobs while on the road.

How Much Can You Earn?

$500 – $1500

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28. Fitness Instructor

Dude lifting rocks to maintain his fitness instructor travel job
Real men lift rocks. And don’t need spots. They do need gloves, however, to keep their hands soft and luscious.

Similar to Yoga, if you’re in shape and know how to break a sweat, you can get paid to help others do the same! I love finding creative ways to stay in shape while travelling and you’ll find plenty of other travellers who will share this interest.

See if your hostel wants to organise any activities or events which you can market by word of mouth or by putting a flyer up. Head to a park or the beach and BOOM! You’re a certified fitness instructor… sort of.

Certifications are for losers without glorious muscles.

Professional Chef

Someone cheffing - the best job to have while travelling if you ave the patience
Learn how to cook new cuisines!

If you have some cooking abilities or some legitimate kitchen experience you can find a job by asking around at kitchens in hotels, cruise ships, boats, or retreats. Also take a look into WWOOF, HelpX and Workaway as you can certainly find some cook-work opportunities for a free place to stay.

The downside is that you’ll have to work in close proximity to chefs and chefs are primadonnas.

Check out: This interview with a chef travelling the world.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1500 – $3000 per month

30. Making and Selling Jewellery

Woman selling bracelets as a travelling job with no experience
Be one of those white people selling overpriced jewellery on the beaches in India!

Screw travel jobs, be a travel entrepreneur! While you can make and sell anything, jewellery is certainly the backpacker artisans staple and I’ve met lots of people who make and sell jewellery whilst travelling. This is probably one of the easiest travel jobs out there.

The materials can be cheap and light to carry, it’s an artsy and fun thing to do, and you can set up shop (busking style) in a city and make some money. Selling handmade jewellery on the street isn’t the path to becoming a billionaire, but if you can make a decent product, it’s a great way to bring in enough to cover a day of gallivanting.

How Much Can You Earn?

$500 – $1000 per month

31. Importing Stuff to Sell

Hippies buying junk of smart working travellers
Hippies will buy anything with “shamanic healing properties and grounding auras”. It’s all about the hustle.

A personal favourite of mine, this is what I sometimes refer to as the ‘stuff your backpack’ method. When in exotic countries you will find awesome nicks and nacks that people back home will go crazy over! Think hippie stuff – chillums, trousers, jewellery, etc. These items will be authentic and dirt cheap.

Then, when you are outside that country you can sell the authentic handcrafted Indian peace pipe that you paid $.75 cents for in Mumbai for $15 at festivals or online! It’s a great way to make 1,000% or more on your investments.

To make the most money though, you’ll have to frequently hit the road and stuff your backpack as well as have a good eye for stuff to take back home.

32. Busking

Two gypsies working and travelling as buskers
What a spectacular duo! | Photo: @themanwiththetinyguitar

Play an instrument? Tap into your inner performer! While not guaranteed, street performing musicians (aka busking) can bring in some good money! Next time you’re walking by a street performer, take a look at their tip jar.

If the musician chose the right location and is talented enough, there’s a pretty good chance they are making some dough! Also, as a musician, you should look into giving lessons while travelling for work or playing gigs at bars or hostels. They might give you a free bed or some drinks. Not a bad payoff for a few hours of jammin’!

Check out our guide on busking once again by that sexy, sexy dirtbag with the fine ass and voice of an angel.

33. Travel Nurse

A - the best job for travel that pays well
She may not look like a well-worn traveller but you’d be surprised.

Stop right now and listen to me. If you are a nurse, or if you are thinking about becoming a nurse, being a travelling nurse is one of the single most amazing careers you can get into.

Travelling nurses are usually hired for thirteen to twenty-six weeks in whatever location they choose and all of your travel expenses are usually paid. Housing is usually covered, and due to the high demand and urgency, travelling nurses are paid more than regular nurses. It’s one of the best ways to travel, work and save a Stupid amount of money.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1500 – $4000 per month

Flight Attendant

flight attendant - another job that requires travel
Free flights

An oldie but a goodie. Being a flight attendant isn’t as glamorous as it once was, but if you are looking to work and travel, this is a fantastic travel career.

Free flights, long stopovers to explore, and the ability to tweak your schedule to have a few weeks off a month – there’s a lot to like! This is one of the best careers that involve travelling and if you get hired by a quality airline this is a job that not only requires travel but can also pay well.

Be sure to check out the Point’s Guy’ post on how to become a flight attendant.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1800 – $2500 per month

35. New Zealand/Australia Work Visa

Australia is a good place to travel and work for saving money
Get a work visa and earn money in a place like this!

Depending on where you are from, New Zealand and Australia are two excellent countries to get work visas for. The visa allows you to be employed in most industries, but you’ll most likely find jobs in the food, hospitality (note from an Australian: AVOID THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY), or farming industries. Come down under where you can travel and work for a year or maybe two!

Although Australia’s cost of living is high, finding a job that provides you with both a room and food will net you some huge savings. The more remote you go, the better you will earn. Watch out though: not all Australians subscribe to the “mateship and fair go for all” mentality they’re known for.

You can learn more about Australia’s working holiday visa over at my buddy TravelTomTom’s blog.

How Much Can You Earn?

$1800 – $3500 per month

36. Ski Resort Jobs

Ski resort supplying seasonal work for travellers
Teaching skiing is a great way to make money while travelling.

While I mentioned resorts and seasonal gigs before, skiing deserves its own holler. Ski resorts are notorious for hiring travellers and often under the table. Ski resort gigs can be the best seasonal jobs for travelling.

As an “unofficial” ski resort worker, you won’t get paid much and you will likely be overworked but it’s a great way to work hard, play hard, and make some friends along the way! Plus, there will always be the skiing perks which is obviously awesome. It doesn’t have to be as an instructor though. Many seasonal jobs in lodges or working the lifts are widely available.

Check out: This post for tons of resources on finding a ski resort job.

38. Tattoo Artist

A tattoo arist - another of the best jobs for travel
If you are a talented artist this is a great gig for you (just keep your tools clean!)

There is always a demand for talented artists and I’ve met some amazing tattoo artists travelling the world and paying their way through freelance work in hostels and backpacker hangouts. What a way to work while traveling the world!

The better you get at your craft, the more doors that will open up to you. You don’t even need a gun! I’ve met and befriended some phenomenal stick-and-poke artists who earn money working while they travel.

Join the Peace Corp

peace corps - a travel job and lifestyle
Less of a job and more of a commitment – the Peace Corps is pretty intense!

This is certainly one of the noblest travel jobs on this list and it deserves a mention! Providing a different work and travel experience, the Peace Corp is no joke. It’s a two-year commitment, you have very little influence on where you are stationed, and you only get two days off per month.

You don’t get paid much but, hell, you will be earning and you will get paid to travel to somewhere new.

Check out: This Peace Corps volunteer’s blog all about her experiences volunteering in Vanuatu.

Did you find your dream travel job?

There are so many ways to work and travel, sometimes you just gotta get a bit creative! As long as you are cutting the costs of travel and picking up a job where needed, you’ll find a way. Not every travel job needs be a career. Covering your living costs is a fantastic start.

And then one day, once you’ve levelled up appropriately (and with some ingenuity) you’ll find a job that involves travelling where you get paid to travel and live in a new country. A travel career: a whole new adventure!

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