How To Get Paid To Travel The World

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How To Get Paid To Travel The World

If you think that traveling the world and getting paid for is impossible, let me tell you that I know of many people who have been on the road for years and are able to sustain their travels in one or other way. You don’t have to look far. Look here:

Travel As Scuba Diving Instructor

While you don’t earn much, it allows you to live in remote and wonderful places that otherwise are just too pricey to visit. Also the lifestyle of a Scuba Diving Instructor makes it worth it.

If you are interested in traveling the world as scuba diving instructor, I strongly recommend to go past the Divemaster level. As such, you can only guide customers and it’s a job that normally locals do and you don’t get paid much. On the other hand, as instructor you will be able to guide and teach courses. These positions are normally covered by foreigners, as you need some educational background to able to pass the exams to reach this level.

Start a Travel Blog

Travel blogs are a great way to make money from your trips around the world but it takes time, effort and dedication to achieve a level where it can pay the bills. You need to give your blog a huge push when you start to make sure it receives enough momentum to take off! This means long hours dedicated to writing high quality content, being active in social media and promoting your site.

If you are up for the challenge of becoming a professional travel blogger, I recommend that you check out Travel Blog Success. It’s a community where professional and very successful travel bloggers share their expertise and take you through every step you need to know to make money with your blog.

Travel & Work on a Cruise Ship

Lots of people spend a fortune every year to go on cruise ships to exotic locations and these cruise companies need crew. What if you could work on one of them? You would still visit those spectacular places, meet interesting people and earn money along the way.

It’s also a job where you can save a lot, as accommodation and food costs are always covered and you can’t hardly spend any money while on board.

Work as a Travel Photographer

It’s a tough market and the competition is fierce, but if you have the skills it is a great way to travel the world and get paid for it. The best clients are tourism boards, outdoor brands and large adventure travel companies.

Become a Travel Writer

Similar to the photography option, it’s a difficult market and the competition is high. It’s not easy to get paid to travel and write but, if you get to certain level, it’s a great way to explore the world.

Many bloggers work as freelance writers for travel publications. These magazines normally need stories and travel bloggers are full of them! So it’s a great way to make some money on the road.

Work Location Independent

What if you could work from anywhere in the world? Then, you wouldn’t need to have a travel-related job in order to travel. Most people are tied to a location due to their job and that’s the reason why they can’t go traveling as much as they want to.

Café, Futebol, Beleza: Visit Brazil

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Massive, rich, authentic, beautiful.

Those are just some of a few adjectives you can use to describe Brazil’s majesty. With a landmass size of over 3.2 million square miles, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world both in landmass and population.

Relative to South America, Brazil takes up almost half of the entire continent. It is a giant among the world’s economies with a Gross Domestic Product of about 2.24 trillion, exporting tons of manufactured and agricultural goods. To the world’s travelers most importantly, Brazil is home to a booming tourism industry, seeing millions of travelers every year.

If you’re considering traveling to Brazil, there may be way too much to do in just one trip. Take a look at some of these tips on how to start planning your Brazilian vacation.

As said before, Brazil is a gigantic country. The first question you should ask yourself is Where do I want to go? and What do I want to see? You will choose your locations based on what your interests are. If you’re looking for ecotourism, you should probably avoid visiting Sao Paulo, and if you’re looking for leisure and recreation, maybe Belem is not the best city to visit. Visiting Brazil is much like visiting the United States, having an assortment of cities, climates, geographies, and attractions. So first, it is important that you know the differences.

Central Brazil is composed mainly of untamed Amazon jungles and forests. Some of these areas are still relatively unexplored and untouched by people. Although there are some major cities in this region, like Brazil’s capital Brasilia, and Manaus, Belem, Cuiaba, and Goiania, most of the region is uninhabited. If you’re looking to enjoy ecotourism, this is the region to explore. Various national parks, as well as tours through the Amazon River are available for tourists looking to explore the untamed rainforests.

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches; Brazil has one of the longest coastlines in the world.

Individuals looking to enjoy coastal towns and world class beaches have an array of options to choose from. Most people visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city and most popular tourist attraction. Famous for its white sandy beaches, Carnaval Festival, towering granite peaks, and its iconic “Christ the Redeemer” monument. Rio welcomes about 2.8 million visitors every year.

However, there are many more great coastal cities you can visit for more affordable prices and less crowds. Go against the flow, and visit Recife and Fortaleza. Both of these cities offer a great deal of commercial and leisure activities to tourists and locals. Recife, also known as the “Venice of Brazil” has its own Carnaval, said to be just as exciting, but even more eccentric than that of Rio De Janeiro’s.

If you’re looking for a more distinct cultural or historic vacation, all of the previously mentioned cities would suffice. However some cities especially, like Sao Paulo, Natal, and Salvador are especially rich in colonial history and Brazilian culture.

Salvador is an especially old and historic city, being one of the first settled cities in the Americas. Home to a variety of Portuguese colonial buildings and sites, the city is considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCOSao Paulo on the other hand is Brazil’s largest city. Although it can be a little overwhelming navigating through the city’s wide streets, towering buildings, and crowds of people, it is the perfect place to experience the country in all of its cultural, civic, and economic glory. Although also a larger city, Natal is not the most popular tourist site in Brazil. This gives any adventurous traveler the perfect opportunity to experience a large Brazilian coastal city in its purest form, without having to deal with the mass quantity of foreign crowds. Best of all, all three of these cities have great beaches, so you’ll still have time to sunbathe and swim in its rich, turquoise waters!

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A Beginners Guide to European Road Trips

Life is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Although it’s a bit of a cliche, few sayings can be any more profound than the one above. Anyone who’s been on a long road trip with friends, family, or even on their own, knows that a long drive can strangely bring with it peace, soul-searching, and even excitement. Europe has some of the most efficient, yet aesthetically amazing highway routes in the world, traversing through diverse geographies, climates, and cities. If you’re traveling to Europe for vacation, make sure not to overlook passing through its most scenic roadways. Using articles from the Telegraph and, we’ve compiled a list of some of Europe’s most majestic routes. So scrap that train ticket, find yourself a rental, and enjoy the ride.

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Switzerland has countless roadways that cross the Swiss Alps. Because of this, these roadways have some of the most breathtaking views in all of Europe. The Furka Pass through the Alps is world famous for its beautiful views, and it’s dangerous winding roads. It’s roadways also take you passed Switzerland’s Rhone Glacier, the source of the Rhone River. Also try to check out Klausen Pass, a high alpine pass known for its high elevation and astounding views.

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Germany has an array of highways that pass through its various forests and mountain ranges. Non-urban areas have no speed limit on the German Autobahn, so cars breezing by you at hellish speeds are not uncommon. Nevertheless, it gives road trip travellers a wonderful opportunity to travel the German countryside on a world famous highway. Also check out Route 500, which cuts through Germany’s Black Forest through a relatively smooth roadway through the mountains. Both highways can be notoriously busy though, so make sure to plan accordingly to avoid traffic. If you’re looking to explore beautiful German architecture and culture at it’s finest, travel on Romance Road, which cuts through the heart of Germany and its towns. Definitely try to plan your trip here during Oktoberfest to gain the full German experience.

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France has the highest elevated passes in Europe, and some of the highest in the world. Firstly, check out Col de la Bonnette, the highest roadway in all of Europe at a dizzying 2700m altitude. Although the road up the mountain is fairly smooth, the road downward is much more nerve-racking. If you’re looking for something a lot less death defying, check out La Route des Grande Alpes, a drive built solely for tourists hoping to cross France through a more scenic route. It passes through 16 mountain pathways, and four national parks, exhibiting a great deal of lush green terrain, as well as awe inspiring mountainsides. For a more quaint and peaceful route, try driving through Les Corniches, and Route Napoleon.

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A relatively quiet, but proud country, this Nordic nation offers an array of astounding roadways through picturesque countrysides. The Trollstigen in Norway is famous for being one of the most scenic roadways in all of Europe. From waterfalls, to forests, to mountainsides, this roadway will allow you to travel through this beautiful country and experience all of its wonders. Also make an effort to travel through Atlantic Road, an architectural marvel that prides itself in its beauty and uniqueness.

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No Eurotrip is complete without a stop in Italy. The Amalfi Coast roadway offers just the right balance between natural majesty, and man-made beauty. The roadway takes travelers from town to town, exposing tourists to architectural masterpieces and classic Italian culture. Also check out Great Dolomite Road and Stelvio Pass, two roadways that explore rural terrains and mountainsides that rise dramatically above the surrounding countryside. Stelvio Pass is especially well known among European drivers for it’s sharp curves and winding roads. It is one of Europe’s most infamously dangerous, yet exciting roads to travel on.
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Top Valentine’s Day Destinations

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Yes, it’s that time of  year again, and as Valentine’s Day approaches, we are challenged with the task of finding new and interesting ways to celebrate the holiday with our special person.

Flowers and chocolates are expected. A beautiful heart-shaped pendant is adorable. But what about a gift that really shows your person how much you care? Why not literally sweep them off their feet and jet-set off on a romantic weekend to one of the following destinations? Take a relaxing trip or a thrilling adventure for Valantine’s and hit the holiday out of the park.

New York, New York

If you can’t find multiple things both you and your person want to do in the Big Apple, you’re clearly not trying very hard. Make it a classic NYC getaway by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through central park, followed by a spin around the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. Later, grab an amazing bite in literally any neighborhood, but consider the Meatpacking District where you can go for a post-dinner walk along the High Line. Look into the Valentine’s package at the Hotel Gansevoort – just think chocolate, strawberries, champagne, and a late check-out time.

San Francisco, California

Okay, so chocolate and champagne are your thing? PERFECT! Gourmet Walks presents a chocolate and champagne walking tour around SF of tastings and decadence that are right up your alley. Next, head over to the San Francisco Zoo’s “Woo at the Zoo” to learn about the fascinating mating rituals of some of the zoo’s inhabitants. Later on, consider heading to Campton Place Hotel for their “Lose Your Heart” package, promising wine tastings and romance.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Looking to get away without needing to really go that far? San Juan provides the destination with the added convenience. No passport necessary. Celebrate the holiday with a nice beach getaway and the Luminescent Love Package from the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casinio with waterfront views, bubbly, massages, and a magical trip to the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo.

Best Travel Destinations To Meet People

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Want to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people?

Here are the best destination to do just that!

British Virgin Island

While the Caribbean is known as the quintessential honeymoon spot, it is also a great place for individuals to go to enjoy the climate and the vast number of activities offered along with other singles.

New York City

There are always things to do in NYC, no matter what. If you can’t find something to do, you’re not looking hard enough. There are endless bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, sights to see and most are just a few stops away on any number of subway trains.


If there is one thing for certain, the Spanish know how to have a good time. Because of their siestas, they have the energy to party all night long until the break of dawn (if you will). Not only is Barcelona packed with young, lively people and fun bars and restaurants, but there are many sights and attractions to see and people to meet along the way.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The local and tourist dynamic is something else at Playa del Carmen. Many have moved there just to set up shop and observe the wonderful communion between those who come near and far to inhabit this beautiful place. With it being only one hour away from Cancun, the Playa has the best of both worlds: a commercial environment where you can party and eat and people-watch, and a more subdued, but not lacking character Playa to relax and embrace your inner expat persona.

Where To Travel This Winter: Abroad

With the holidays approaching, many decide to venture abroad to find escape from the hustle and bustle or the mundane. But, traveling to a place during winter can get a bit tricky, so you’ll want to do your research before you buy your tickets. Here are a few amazing places to consider when planning your international journey.

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Mallorca, Spain. Mallorca is actually the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, featuring white-sand beaches encircling the entire island. While any time of the year is a good time to venture to Mallorca, the best time is late January to February when the millions of almond blossom trees bloom and cover the island in a magical layer of pink and white. When you’ve had your fill of taking in the site of the almond blossoms, venture to Alcudia Old Town or take a boat tour to get the view of the entire island.

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Pernik, Bulgaria. If you’re looking to go some place really different and culturally rich, take a look at Pernik, especially at the end of January when the Surva XXIII International Festival of Masquerade Games. Jam-packed with primal masks, drums, fire stunts, chanting, and music, this festival is meant to banish evil spirits and start anew in the new year. If you can’t make the festival, the city also features some amazing landscape views. Visit the Krakra Fortress and take a walk around the grounds or see the Giginski Monastery for an afternoon.

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Phu Quoc, Vietnam. This heart-shaped island located in the Gulf of Thailand has managed to fend off development and maintain it’s amazing beaches and greenery. Venture here any time between December and March for a beautiful and warm getaway. While you’re there, visit the national park protected by the government, or just station yourself on a piece of beach real estate and relax yourself into oblivion.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunny coasts and rain forest are what draw people to the second largest city in Queensland. If you choose to take a holiday here, you will not be want to anything to do. Head over to Snapper Rocks to watch world-renowned surfers hit the waves. Then venture inland for a bite to eat at any of the countless and delicious restaurants. But, at night, make sure you head to visit the Natural Bridge cave in Springbrook National Park where glowworms can be seen with their bioluminescence light show.

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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. Ever hear of the beautiful Portofino of the Liguria Riviera? When Santa Margherita is its just as captivating and cheaper sister. This is definitely the destination for you if you’re looking to relax and lounge around while still venturing out a bit to stroll down the many picturesque streets of this rocky inlet on the Gult of Tigullio. Start a day here off by walking past the shiny yachts moored in the harbor, then tour the terraces of the 16th century Villa Durazzo, followed by a hike along the mountain road to Portofino for lunch or dinner.

Where To Travel This Winter: US

Winter is steadily approaching and as it nears, I get the craving for traveling to a warmer or unusual place where I can take some time for myself. Whether it be indulging in some much needed r&r or doing something adventurous, there are many places within the continental United States.

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Phoenix, Arizona. Winter is the perfect time to head to Phoenix since the summers are almost too much to bare. However, in the winter months, the city becomes the perfect destination for lounging around the pool or hitting the golf course. While you’re there, consider taking a walk around the Desert Botanical Gardens or driving to see the Grand Canyon.

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New Orleans, Louisiana. Looking to warm up during the holidays but want someplace a little less scenic and a bit more culturally rich? The Big Easy has culture and history for days, weeks even. Full of holiday activities and amazing eats, we all know you’re getting a cappuccino in a café in the French Quarter. But, think about visiting Audubon Zoo or spend a few afternoons picnicking on the lawns of City Park.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Santa Fe is a great destination to wet your eclectic appetite. The city is full of fun sites and local flare. At the same time, its super close to ski slopes on the mountains just outside of the city. While visiting, make sure you visit the Palace of the Governors and Canyon Road, located just blocks away from each other in downtown Santa Fe.

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Las Vegas, Nevada. You might be thinking that this destination is not ideal for catching up on me time. However, Vegas is all about indulgence and luxury. The city’s main attractions are all of its amazing hotels and casinos. Whether it be the extravagant Bellagio or the lavish Venetian, each has their own restaurants, attractions, shopping, spas, and poolsides.

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San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate City really has it all. With temperatures seldom below 50, even in winter, San Fran boasts a mighty list of interesting things to do and places to see. Catch the freshest sea food at the Fisherman’s Wharf, walk from museum to memorial to beach at the Golden Gate Park, or hop on a ferry to grab a historical site of Alcatraz Island.

What not-so-far away destination are you planning on utilizing this winter?

The Forbidden City

I’ve always wanted to travel to China. The Chinese culture is so vast and beautiful. Their attention to detail is one of the most attractive things about their culture’s art and style. I’d love to go to the musuem within the Forbidden City and see the jewels of the royal family!

Here is a video of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Turning Japanese

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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and houses 13.35 million people. The thing that sets the city apart from the rest of the world is that it mixes ultramodern and traditional Japanese culture – also because it is situated on an island that looks like a dragon. You’ll find top-to-bottom neon-lit skyscrapers next to temples and cherry trees.

While traveling to Japan  itself is an adventure for the non-Japanese speaker and for people who love to people-watch, there are some amazing things to do while you visit. Here is a list of things to see, places to visit, and activities to do in Tokyo:

Meiji Shinto Shrine.
Known for its vast surrounding forests and opulent gate, the Shinto shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.

Tokyo SkyTree.
Even though this may be one of the most touristy things to do in Tokyo, it is definitely well worth it! You get a jaw-dropping view of the vast city of Tokyo from all angles.

Imperial Palace of Tokyo.
The palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan and includes plenty of large parks in the surrounding areas, as well as a museum of the Imperial Family history.

Harajuku is a district in Shibuya, Tokyo, that is known as the center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. There are so many things to do in Harajuku, including shopping and dining from many independent boutiques and cafes. A great place for people watching!

Tokyo DisneySea.
This park is located at the Tokyo Disney resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, which is just outside of Tokyo city. The park opened in 2001 and attracts about 15 million visitors per year. It is the fourth most visited theme park in the world. The park hit 10 million visitors within 300 days of opening!

The Great Buddha.
Located in Kamakura, Tokyo, The Great Buddha is a must-see if you’re traveling to Tokyo. The Buddha stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple and is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in all of Japan. The statue was cast in 1252 and is still standing!

Tokyo is a great place to get some culture-shock as many people like to call it, but it’s also a wonderful spot to explore and go on plenty of adventures.