My name is Jade and I am a 19 year old college student. I have never been out of the United States. Since I was a young child I have wanted to get out, and see the world. Latley the urge to venture out has only gotten stronger. The everyday monotony is every bit a irritating as a cricket lost in the confines of a bedroom while I am trying to sleep. I need to do some traveling, but I have very limited funding, and need some tips on how to make money while I travel. I have looked into every volunteer program I could find, but they all eventually turn out to be voluntourism in which you must pay money to participate. I don't feel that I should have to pay someone else, to do work. I will probably save up a few thousand dollars to start out with, but I would love to get a few bits of advice on the subject.
Jade M F
What i would recomend would be to continue asking if anyone knows of jobs etc as you are traveling and i am sure that you will be able to get bar work etc. I would recomend traveling to Europe first as there are more bars etc there that are English Speaking and I am sure that there you will be able to find work without too much difficulty. Make sure that you always have enough to get a plane home though if need be as you dont want to get caught out!
to extend your travels you can get free board and accomodation in loads of destinations by checking out helpx.net. mainly organic farms and hostels that let you work for food and a place to stay while learning about farms and the likes. worth a look as food and hotels are the biggest cost for extended trips.
also couchsurfers, hospitality exchange, freeloaders.com and wwoofing(willing workers on organic farms.
New Zealand employs fruit and vegetable harvesters from overseas you do get paid plus accomodation is usually offered with the job (a great way to meet other travellers)I dont know who you need to contact though a work permit is required to work in most countries.
Ever thought about teaching English? You can get teaching jobs all around the world depending on your qualifications, but it can fund your travels to the next country. Look into getting a TESOL / CELTA / TEFL Certificate.
Or try to fit in visiting France in Sept. Their vineyards need a lot of workers for harvesting. Will be fun!