How To Get Paid To Travel The World

Jennifer reichelt

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.

“Cooked” by Michael Pollan

When I saw that there was a new series on Netflix called “Cooked” I got very excited. I had read “Cooked” by Michael Pollan shortly after it was published and released in 2013 and absolutely loved it! So, when I found out that it was made into a Netflix original series… I was thrilled.

The book is actually entitled “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” which is much more telling of what you will read once submerged into this extraordinary exploration of the relationship “between nature and culture” (Pollan).

Broken down into four sections (as is the Netflix series) that represent the classical elements: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Fire represents cooking with heat. Water represents braising and boiling with pots. Air represents bread-making. Earth represents fermenting.

At the core of the book’s message is not how to cook, or what to cook, or what to eat. It is essentially a voyage into what food means to us, humans, throughout history, through the development of food preparation, and quintessentially, foods capacity to bring people together on a global level.

Beyond that, the book is a call to action. A call back to the basics, back to the kitchen, and back to the most simple, most effective, most delicious ways to prepare the foods we love.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is as follows:

“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?”

This struck me to my core. It reminded me of those family gatherings that were centered around food. Food preparation, cooking the food, displaying the food, and finally, and joyously, the eating of the food. Those moments with friends where we set aside time to enjoy a meal together. Or even those moments where, on my own, with no one else around, I enjoyed the food I had prepared like it was the most extravagant, most indulgent, most meaningful meal I had ever the pleasure to taste.

This is why I immediately watched “Cooked” on Netflix and added the book to my reading list once again. Its messages go beyond food and cooking. Culture and family and sharing are what bring this story to the soul. I can’t wait to revisit its pages once again.