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Can you make money by traveling? How?

Travel Forums General Talk Can you make money by traveling? How?

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

Hi, just wondering if there are still people like Ripley nowadays.

Anyone who is into traveling for a living? How do you make money out of it?

2. Posted by karlyfu (Budding Member 62 posts) 7y

yeah I wanna know too!! Travel writers make money but maybe only when they get home?

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Would be my dreamjob for sure;)
Maybe by smuggling cocaine?

4. Posted by Spiritinth (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

I think in some countries you can get paid for driving cars from one area to another. I've never done this, but I have read about it.

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Quoting Spiritinth

I think in some countries you can get paid for driving cars from one area to another. I've never done this, but I have read about it.

That also sounds quite awesome. Imagine driving a BMW 7-series or Mercedes CLS-classe from the very north of Norway to the very south of Spain

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Spiritinth

I think in some countries you can get paid for driving cars from one area to another. I've never done this, but I have read about it.

That also sounds quite awesome. Imagine driving a BMW 7-series or Mercedes CLS-classe from the very north of Norway to the very south of Spain

Or Audi S8;)

7. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

Quoting Spiritinth

I think in some countries you can get paid for driving cars from one area to another. I've never done this, but I have read about it.

This wont make you money but it will get you around for free!

http://www.standbycars.com.au

Its kind of like an agency that works with rental car companies (mostly companies that rent camper vans and such) that need their cars delivered back to their original destination. You cant always choose a time but they have cars in every major city in Australia and New Zealand that need to be delivered back weekly.

You have to pay a deposit and pay for the fuel but they reimburse the deposit as well as the fuel (keep reciepts) when you deliver the car. My girlfriend and I (at the time) were living in Cairns then decided to move to the Gold Coast and found this site because we wanted to save money and we also wanted to do the drive to see more of the country.

We had a rough date as to when we wanted to leave so we called and were put on a waiting list (it only took us 4 days to get a truck). We ended up getting a 4x4 Landcruiser to be delivered to Brisbane and they gave us 5 days to drive it down and $300 fuel allowance (which was plenty). The truck was full of camping gear and had a tent on the roof which folded over one side and had a ladder. We got to drive down the coast and we definitely took our time (the drive is like 22 hours or something)

It ended up being an amazing trip and we took a bunch of detours and still had $15 left of our fuel allowance when we delivered it.

So if you are in Aus or NZ and have some time, you could basically travel the whole country for free!

Take advantage!

Cheers

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