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11. Posted by voyages (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

have you thought of becoming a diplomate? Three years in each country. Hansome pay as well

12. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I would suggest to just travel. And what I mean by that is - do not make a career your goal - make travel your goal.

A certain career will not on it's own allow you to travel. I think it is up to the individual involved. And also ones priorities in life.

Just to make my point - I don't have a career, but I love to travel. I have worked in restaurants, factory's, office buildings, farming - none of which are known for their travel potential. But. For me travel is life, being able to experience the differences and the similarities of other people and cultures around the world.

With my love for travel in mind, I would save my money, quite my job and head out into the unknown (at least for me). All I am saying is - The right career doesn't make the traveller.

Regards,
Brendan

13. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

I met a guy traveling a while back who worked for an independant travel planning company out of the UK. Sounded like a fantastic gig that rewards you with time off for travel after a certain period working there. And when you are working, your planning people's travel which I think would be fun anyway. They have offices all over the UK, Ireland and Australia. I haven't been able to find anything similar in the States, and I don't have a clear idea if Americans can get long-term work visas in any of those places. I know Australia and Ireland are only 4 months. If anybody knows of any way around this, I'd be happy to hear about it.

14. Posted by missrockie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Quoting Brendan

I would suggest to just travel. And what I mean by that is - do not make a career your goal - make travel your goal.

A certain career will not on it's own allow you to travel. I think it is up to the individual involved. And also ones priorities in life.

Just to make my point - I don't have a career, but I love to travel. I have worked in restaurants, factory's, office buildings, farming - none of which are known for their travel potential. But. For me travel is life, being able to experience the differences and the similarities of other people and cultures around the world.

With my love for travel in mind, I would save my money, quite my job and head out into the unknown (at least for me). All I am saying is - The right career doesn't make the traveller.

Regards,
Brendan

I respect your approach, i only wish i had the guts to just go like that...

15. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Do you have an education yet?
If not, look into the oil industry. You can get many different tickets and qualifications quickly, and often be paid by a company while you do it. Many international postings avaialble. And you usually get about 1/3 of the year off in week/2week/month sized chunks, not just weekends(if you are banking time off, instead of trying to just pull in massive pay cheques you can also take a couple months in a row off a year).

Like above posters said, teaching english and/or scuba diving can get you decent pay with the right qualifications and postings. Plus you actually work and live within a society that way.

But if you already have a skill-set, negotiate your vacations as hard as you would negotiate your salary.

I used to groom dogs. That is NOT a good job to try and travel with. Though it didn't help I wasn't that good.

16. Posted by cindyjoe (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

You can apply to be a tour guide. You will always be on the road. Most of your money will be made in tips, but its not a bad start for a couple of years

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