Travel may help keep us motivated and drive our passion, but unfortunately, broadening your horizons usually goes hand in hand with shrinking your bank account. Being stuck in a dead-end job to pay for holidays isn’t an attractive prospect for any world traveller; however, there are some jobs that may suit travelling types more than others, making saving up for the next trip much less of a chore than it has to be. Here are three jobs we wouldn’t mind doing while we take a break from travelling.
Part of the excitement of travelling is seeing new places and experiencing new ways of life. Coming back to real life afterwards, we have reams of knowledge, anecdotes, and information that the people we are around haven’t experienced. A job as a games designer helps put this to good use, whether it contributes large worlds for console gaming or smaller details to mobile or even online gaming. For example, according to employee reviews, Mr Green is “fun and entertaining” and a relaxed organization as it allows its staff to use their imagination in order to devise faraway worlds that are used alongside popular and traditional gameplay. Creating interesting games allows the knowledge learned through travelling to allow others who play it to travel and escape in their own way.
Another aspect of travelling that we can take into our everyday lives is meeting new people and being interested in what they have to say. Travellers are renowned for making friends in hostels and using the experience of going solo around the world to find themselves and become more confident. Being a sales rep is another way in which you can put your people skills and ability to talk with anyone about anything – and listen – to good use. In fact, a lot of sales rep jobs even work on commission only, so the better you do, the more cash you’ll have to fuel the travel bug. Travelling is essentially going from place to place and chatting, which being a sales rep allows you to do. Yes, you’ll have to talk about whatever it is you’re selling, but all good sales reps know that you need to build a relationship first – a skill which you learn while trekking around the world.
If talking travel is a necessity in your job, you could always go all-in and choose a career as a travel agent. While you may live vicariously through those you send on exciting trips, you’ll be able to impart key knowledge onto others, use what you’ve learned to give off-the-beaten-track recommendations and will feel the pleasure of giving others the life-changing experiences you’ve had. Plus, most travel agencies have policies that enable staff to take advantage of discounted travel, so you’ll be able to subsidize your next trip to explore ancient ruins in Peru or sun it up on the shores of Malta. It may not be travelling with just a backpack, but most vacations contain some aspect of excitement in them – or will do if you share your knowledge.
Nobody really likes to work – especially when there’s food, drink and dancing to do on the other side of the world. But, as it’s a necessity and something that most people have to accept, we can compromise and try to find a job that we enjoy enough to make it worth it to fund our trave