The world is full of opportunities to work and travel and finding those jobs doesn't have to cost much. In fact, if you read this website it is free. The following is a list of options for you to work abroad. We have provided a list of ways to maintain some independence as you work and travel the world over. Tip Number 1: Don't pay a recruiter to find these jobs, most of them you apply directly to the employer for no fee. Questions? Feel free to write us and have your question answered.
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Cruise ship Employment. Cruise ship employment is a fun way to travel and meet people and is even easier today than it was years ago. The industry has a revolving door of crew members and is increasingly needing more people as ships get bigger.
What its like working onboard cruise ships. An introduction for the shaky legged sailor. Recently, this article proudly received a complaint from a concerned mother. Please read her concerns about working on ships and let me know what you think!
How to get fired from cruise ships. A top ten list of why the industry is a revolving door of crew members and a guide to help you on your cruise ship lifestyle and what not to do.
Cruise Ships in Port - Even after working onboard, I still look in amazement these floating cities operate. Walking up the gangway for the first time was just as exciting as the last time. A feeling overwhelms you that reminds me, "Yes, I live here!"
Crew a Sailboat. This is a fun way to travel to the worlds ports or consider it if you want to avoid the airports on your next trip around the world. Is a sailors life for you?
Run a Travel Website - Whether you make micro niche sites, a travel blog or an information website, you can live anywhere in the world that gets an internet connection. That is, if it doesn't suck.
Monetize that Website - Tried and tested methods for monetizing your travel website. Before reading this, please make sure your website doesn't suck!
How to successfully Work Online - Our exclusive interview with Paul, a working traveler from England who runs websites as a way to work and travel.
Making Money Abroad - A few resources using the internet as your tool to make money online.
Submit your content to Travel Droppings - If you are looking for another outlet for your travel writings, consider sending content our way to promote your travel website or blog.
How to Day Trade To Fund Your Travels Advice from our expert Marcello the Wandering Trader, on how to make money from anywhere in the world by day trading online.
Producing Online Travel Video - A quick look at the different platforms for your work and how it can help you fund your travels.
Producing Online Video - Where many people begin their video production exploits.
Work in Antarctica. Antarctica jobs are for an adventurous person looking for a completely unique living situation. It helps if you like snow cones.
Work Seasonal Jobs - Find seasonal work any time of year throughout the USA.
Hospitality Jobs around the world - These jobs are everywhere, it's just a matter of finding the position that is right for you. Tour guides, drivers, and hospitality staff are all needed in these exciting places.
Tour Guide Jobs Abroad - Guide tours of people from around the world to the America's, Asia, Australia or Europe. The Tour Guide Job is all about hard work and a grueling schedule, but it is very rewarding when you get it right.
House sitting jobs - Live in someone else's house and get paid for it? If you liked the movie The Shining, and want to see what house sitting and property caretaker jobs are all about then this is for you.
Work for 6 months in Singapore. Find yourself living in South East Asia and working for some of the biggest companies in the world. Or work for a local place and get a feeling of what makes Singapore the special country that it is.
Getting you Australian Work Visa - Australia offers a great program for people under 30 to work legally for 12 months. Roo's, rocks, and ale, this is a great way to taste test the Australian lifestyle. Check out our online guide to working in Australia.
How to find remote work in Australia - A guide for backpackers looking for remote work
City work in Australia - It can be harder to find work in the big city, but still something to consider
What it is really like working in the Outback - a rundown of life in the middle of Australia
Outback Australia Work - Answering an email question about how I found my outback job and how you can get started in finding yours
Work in New Zealand for another year. New Zealand also offers a similar program to Australia. Don't be fooled by it's smaller size, Kiwi country has a lot to offer. Here's the latest on getting the working holiday visa for New Zealand.
Work and Travel as a Roadie. You will be living the lifestyle of a rock star. That is, if you are up for the challenge.
Work with the Circus, as a performer or backstage. Many jobs are available for tours in the USA and beyond
Become a carnie - travel the USA to all of America's less than exciting small towns and unincorporated villages, while meeting an interesting bunch of people.
Busking - The age old talent of street performing. This has become very popular in many cities around the world and you too can earn yourself a few more dollars if you have any shred of talent. It's the worlds second oldest profession and if this doesn't work, you may have to try the oldest profession.
Get Paid to Party! Sound too good to be true? Well, it's not. The good people at Party Earth are making this possibility a reality. So check it out!
Teach English in China. This opportunity has been around for awhile and is still great for people looking to help fund a trip abroad. Be a modern day Marco Polo. Our interview with American and his experience teaching English in China.
Teaching advice to consider - Christina has experience teaching in India and Japan and has advice to give those considering the same
A Lesson in online tefl-for-non-teachers English credentials - There is a lot to consider when choosing a TEFL course. Sean helps break it down so us simpler people can understand.
VIDEO! What is it like teaching English in South Korea? Find out from this North American couple what are the benefits of teaching English in South Korea.
TEFL for non teachers - Teaching English offers another less obvious perk: Time to pursue other interests. Even if teaching is not your passion, teaching English abroad might still be a viable option as it allows you the time to work on other projects.
ESL in the Outback - A bit of info on getting your English teaching qualifications in Australia
Flight Attendant - learn what you can do to "land" a job as an airline stewardess. Being a member of the Mile High Club dos not count as experience.
What can the military do for you? - An interview with an ex-army special forces officer. Currently he is a private security personal working worldwide. Find out what that is like and what advice he has for you.
How to become an au pair - get placed with a family in the USA or abroad with an au pair job
What is it like to be an au pair? Find out as we intervoiewed Elishia about her au pair job in California
How volunteering abroad can improve your CV. Use your volunteering experience abroad to boost your resume and move up in your career
How to be a corporate douche and travel on the company's dime. This is sometimes overlooked but is another way to get paid and travel at the same time. Now go get me another coffee and read this article!
Not so sure? Check out my latest business trip to Vegas.
Travel by rail on these Train jobs - The railroad business is great for those who want to travel throughout a continent but don't like flying. The work is hard, but the locations are excellent.
A few more creative ways to make a few more bucks - Be sure to bone up on these skills just in case you find yourself short of change when you're abroad. This won't get you rich, but every bit helps.
Travel Job Advice and Resources
What's the easiest way to get a travel job? The answer is easier than you may think
Current Travel Job Openings - Links to the companies that are looking for staff in traveling positions
This Resumé won't get hired - I get several resumés sent to me each month and this one deserved a bit of attention. Check this example of a bad resumé.
Resumé for after a gap year or sabbatical - a year abroad doesn't have to be a bad mark on your resumé when you return. Find a way to highlight the good from it with a few simple steps.
Resumés for travel jobs - Many travel jobs actually have a lot in common. Here is some advice when applying to a few different travel jobs.
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