6 Perfect Jobs for People Who Love to Travel
Traveling is something we do to escape the monotony of our day-to-day, including our sometimes-tedious nine-to-five jobs. But what if we could travel while doing our nine-to-fives? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not, as proven by these six jobs that are perfect for travel lovers.
Consultants are hired by companies to offer their fresh perspectives to solve big problems. Because they work with lots of companies without ever being tied down, consultants are often on the road. On top of that, the salary isn’t too shabby. According to PayScale.com, the median annual salary for IT consultants is $71,887, and for management consultants, $86,181. Cha-ching.
Remember when you were in high school and reps from colleges were constantly visiting to talk up their employers and try to get you to apply? While it might not be the most exciting to do that within the United States, imagine being a recruiter in charge of international students. Way cooler.
Love kids? Being an au pair (French for fancy nanny) could be the perfect job for you. Au pairs are matched with families all over the world looking for someone to take care of their children. These families are often pretty well off, meaning you’ll likely get to experience some of the finer things in life—albeit, with a small, crying child in your arms.
Many U.S.-based hotel chains have locations abroad, meaning that once you get into the organization stateside, there’s the opportunity for transfer to a more exotic locale. So while you might have to pay your dues for a few years in Cleveland, there’s possibly a light at the end of the Paris-shaped tunnel.
The beauty of being a freelancer is that you can do it from pretty much anywhere. The only thing to keep in mind is that with certain freelance jobs, you’ll be required to keep normal office hours, which could mean working super-weird times. Worth it if you can complete expense reports while staring out at the Mediterranean…
OK, so this isn’t a career, but it’s awesome. Royal Caribbean has a new intern-ship program (ha) that sends candidates on all-expenses-paid cruises to New York, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. To travel and post swoon-worthy Instagrams of your travels, you’ll make $3,700. So while it’s not a long-term gig, it’s a pretty sweet way to make a few extra grand.