5 Best Jobs for Travel

January 18, 2017

If you want to get out and experience more of what the world has to offer, you are going to probably need a new job. More often than not, your job will actually stop you from being able to travel as much as you’d like, this is why you need to select one of the best jobs for travel.


There are many things that make travelling the world difficult, and it usually starts by taking a second look at your job. If you are working over 40 hours a week and barely have enough money to pay your bills, you definitely won’t have any extra money for travelling.

If you are working a wonderful job which pays you plenty of money, you might then want to look at your commitments at home. People who travel for a living make a lot of sacrifices in their personal life, for instance:

  • Will you be able to live without your friends/family for extended periods of time?
  • Will you be able to go without watching football every Sunday?
  • Will you be able to live without luxuries such as hot water and fast internet?

Each of these questions you must ask yourself if your goal is to travel. That being said, here are the 5 best jobs for travelling.



Being a professional DJ is one of the best ways to travel the world in style. As you are starting up you will probably only tour around your local area, but never be afraid to dream big and market yourself to multinational companies who organize events.

There are many professional DJs who make a name for themselves by posting up YouTube tutorials, open for local acts, and others who are simply in the right place at the right time for a great deal.

You don’t necessarily have to be famous to travel around the world as a DJ. Many bands and artists like bringing a DJ on tour with them because they are great at troubleshooting audio problems and keeping a party going.

If you want to travel the world as a DJ it is never too late to do some research on how the industry works. There are many online resources to help you become the best DJ you can be in a short amount of time. Here is a great post about becoming a DJ in 7 easy steps!

Teaching English

This is probably the most popular job for people who travel, simply because it is so easy to find work teaching English just about anywhere in the world. The only drawback to this option is you will likely either need a TEFL teaching license, a Bachelor’s degree, or both.

If you took a job like this, you should expect little difference between the work you would do in America to the work you do for your new job abroad. You will still have to work at least 35 hours a week, and sadly many countries underpay their English teachers.

If you want to work as an English teacher, you should expect to commit to one location for 12 months before you can venture off to another city. When you are signing up to be a teacher, you will likely sign a contract saying that you will be around for the entire school year.

Freelance Writing


Freelance Writing is a pretty good option for anybody who likes to work at their own pace. Depending on where you are in the world, freelance writing can put you above the average wage for the country you are living in.

Typically, freelance writers make just enough money to enjoy the lifestyle that they live. If you want to work less hours, make more than you would as a teacher (in some countries), and have more freedom in your schedule, then you should consider becoming a freelance writer.

This is not a job that is going to make you rich. You should expect to have just enough money to live a happy life and to buy a plane ticket to a new city every month or so.

Running an Online Business

If you have an entrepreneurial type of personality, then this should easily be the top option for you. If you run an online business, you are completely location-independent and can work from anywhere in the world.

Of course, it will take some time to build your business, but if you are raking in $500 -$1000 every month you should be left with more than enough money to travel the world. As long as you don’t go out and party like it’s 1999 every weekend, budgeting with a small amount of money like this is very doable in most of the world.

There are many different types of online businesses you can run. You could sell items, you could start a website, you can start a YouTube channel, you can invest, and so much more.

In the end, if your goal is to travel the world you should easily be able to muster up enough income to do so through an online business.

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant

This job is one of the only jobs in the world where you can literally travel the world for free. If that wasn’t enough, working as a flight attendant offers you the chance to wake up nearly every day in a new city, for a pretty decent wage.

Like most other jobs on this list, you shouldn’t expect to become rich being a flight attendant. Being a flight attendant offers you the ability to travel at the quickest and cheapest pace.

Once Again:

If you want to travel the world, but are finding yourself unable to at this point in time, consider getting a new job. Getting a new job will free open your schedule, and if you pick it correctly, it can be a job that you can have to travel the world.

Each of the above careers are some of the best jobs for travel. If you think there might be better options for yourself, make sure you do plenty of research and know what you are getting yourself into.

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