A lot of us dream about being able to work from just about wherever we want, but not many of us have the chance to do so. We would all love to be able to pack our laptop and work from an exotic location, and for the lucky few, that is indeed possible.
Travel writers, food critics, and the like are probably some of the careers that spring to mind when we think about work that involves travel. But can you realistically get a job that will allow you to travel at the same time? Yes you can!
I work as a freelance writer, and as long as I have an internet connection, I can pretty much work from anywhere in the world. I would love to be able to tell you that I have worked while staying in some exotic hotels, used my laptop while on a beach somewhere, and crossed many international borders. The most exotic place I’ve worked from is the Isle of Wight, which is indeed lovely, but not really exotic.
A freelance writer can potentially work from anywhere, it allows you a lot of freedom to travel, but you need to make sure you meet those deadlines before you step on yet another plane.
Working on different farms
Some people work on farms during the summer months, and the work that they do allows them to travel the country, if not the world. There is always a need for a pair of extra hands during lambing or shearing season, and it could help to bring in a nice bit of cash, while to work you way around the globe.
Although truck driving might not be the most glamorous job, it can involve a lot of travel. You could work on an international level for a business waste collection and removal firm, a dried food stuffs company, or any number of other companies that need you to travel great distances. Granted, this job won’t include seeing a lot of sights, but you could potentially get to drive through a lot of different countries.
An event co-ordinator would need to travel as part of the job. Not all events are held in the same place, and this could mean that you travel from one end of the country to another, or even overseas. Although this job can involve a lot of work, it can also be a very entertaining job, and one that allows you to explore the local area before and after an event has taken place.
Depending on which airline you work for, you could potentially find yourself travelling to different parts of the world each and every month. The trouble with this job is you don’t always have the time to explore the country you’ve landed in. More often than not, you will board a flight, do the work you have to do, land, sleep, and then board a flight once more. There is usually a little scope for exploration of the country you’ve landed in, but this doesn’t happen as often as you might like.
As you can see, it is entirely possible for you to combine travel and your working life, but you may need to work hard to get a job that you’d love, while giving you the chance to sight-see.