The Best 30 Jobs for Travel

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I’ve dreamed of traveling the world for years, and I know I’m not alone. But, obviously, travel is expensive. Today, it’s VERY expensive, if you don’t find the right deals. And sometimes, even the deals cost too much.

So, here is a comprehensive list of jobs or careers to consider, if you want to explore the world and make money doing it. Some are easy jobs to get; others aren’t. Some will be very financially rewarding; others won’t. But no matter which, if you snag one of these, you’re almost guaranteed to see the world– or at least get a better view than from your desk.

So, without further ado, some jobs to get you around the globe:

1. Pilot
2. Armed Services
3. Travel Writer
4. Travel entertainment
5. International Business
6. Foreign Service
7. Non-Governmental Organization
8. English Teacher
9. International Correspondent
10. Luxury Hotel Inspector

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11. Spy
12. Sommelier
13. Massage Therapist
14. Private Jet/Helicopter Tour Leader
15. Au Pair/Nanny
16. Tour guide
17. Sailor (Navy, Yachts)
18. Geologist
19. Peace Corps Volunteer
20. Importer/Exporter

21. Diplomat
22. Animal studies
23. Adventure sport guide (rock-climbing, ski/snowboard, SCUBA, fishing, horseback-riding, etc.)
24. Hostel work
25. Flight Attendants/Cabin Crew
26. Travel Agent (Discounts!)
27. Traveling Nurse/Doctor
28. Cruise Ship Crew
29. Interpreter
30. Chef

And if you’re looking for even more interesting travel jobs, check out this article at Travel and Leisure Magazine.

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    • Haha! I will as soon as I figure it out. Although I can tell you right now becoming a spy definitely doesn’t take the least amount of work. We may be at the same interviews though!

  1. I would love a job that allowed me to travel more often. My 10 vacation days per year are not nearly enough!

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