What does everyone do?

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11. Posted by desmondus (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am a service engineer in the semiconductor capitol equipment industry.
BORRRRRRRING but it means i get paid to travel

Being an engineer (ie someone who actually works for a living) and not a manager (insert suitable expletive here) I don't get much of a budget : but its enough to get by in reasonable comfort.

The locations are usually pretty but they can be anywhere in the world, and so close to nice spots from time to time.

12. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I part-own a travel website (surprise ) and a small 'offline' travel business. You'd think this means lots of travelling, but I rarely travel for strictly work purposes (don't tell the tax office though ). Probably one or two short haul trips a year and one longer one, although the longer one often ends up becoming part holiday too.

13. Posted by psyche13 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Still a student, but only part-time. And I also am relief staff at a social service agency... so I basically say what days I'm available and they put me on some of them. (And then I am called in many times through the days where I'm available but not working)

14. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I work in the oil and gas industry. Currently working off the northern coast of Egypt! Rotational work, which allows great opportunity for travel, plus the pay is good!

15. Posted by Austrian (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Travelling is so important for me that I have always worked to include it. I work for a year or so at any odd job saving money then head off to my newest whim.

Recently I have used teaching English as a means to find accomadation and ocassionally pay and I starting a writing career that appears promising thus far.

16. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was in hi-tech, multimedia and etc. for too long time. Sounds cool career, but for me it was kind of (comfortable!) prison. Too much pressure, too limited freedom. So, i left this field about 3 years ago. Nowadays I’m getting "all-that-comes" works, enjoying my freedom and traveling as much as possible, even little more then possible.. lol ..well, I became a guru of budget traveling myself. Used be a speaker (travel lections for backpackers) in my home place - to several destinations. Sometimes I’m guiding (mostly in Europe), sometimes do design works, sometimes teaching (arts – I’m a professional). Basically, all my life is adapted to my travel-plans.

17. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am a traffic planner and involved in parking policy for the city of Breda in the Netherlands. Nice job and with 11 weeks of holiday a year I have absolutely nothing to complain about

18. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Ashschu:)

Today I met up with one of the most amazing travellers I know.
I met her in Iran this year when she was on her way overland from India to Germany.
In India she and some Indians she hired made 1000 pairs of felt slippers which she had shiped to here in Munich. Today I went to her stall at the Christmas market in Munich where she and her boyfriend are selling the slippers. We had some gluhwein together and I bought a pair of handmade slippers for my daughter.
When I knew her in Iran she used to be sitting in bed in our dorm room every night with her laptop editing and writing to make some money.
She just got a work permit for Canada so is going there to work as a secretary some time in the new year. She is a living example that it is possible to combine travel with making a living.


19. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm a massage student and work as a part-time care giver.
As a student, I really don't have the budget to go travelling even though I have the time. But I guess I can find work as a masseuse anywhere in the world if I want to...

20. Posted by Cool Paul (Respected Member 611 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

freelance graphic designer here.

If I give my clients enough notice and work around big projects I can usually take a decent amount of time off.