Thanks Tway, I guess web design is somewhat a useful skill after all to have. I'll have to work for cash-in-hand tax free jobs though. So nothing legal..?
I'm not sure exactly how it works for every country, but you have to declare a country of residence and an income. You'll get taxed on what you make, no matter where you are in the world. It's perfectly legal, far as I know...You could even do long-distance freelance work just for your country of residence. I'm sure there are a few travellers on here that could help you with the specifics!
I just wanted to add my voice with the others in supporting their advice in that you should travel now that you have the opportunity to do so. When I graduated from university, I worked two jobs for over six months to have enough money to travel for over a year in England. It was well worth it! The memories, the friends I made, the experiences I had, the great photos I took, etc. Trust me, traveling broadens your mind and it also allows you to learn news things about yourself. Like how do I cope with stress, being alone, new environments, strange food, different cultures, etc. Traveling forces you out of your own comfort zone, and allows you to grow as a person in so many ways.
I have finally found a career that I enjoy, working in human resources at a tv station, but I can not take more than 3 weeks at a time for vacation (company guidelines). So travel now when you are not tied down by family or career obligations.
Petra in Vancouver