(10) Flight attendant
It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it's also one of the most accessible: You don't need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service experience and a certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. The hours are frequently erratic, and the work isn't always easy, but you'll get a glimpse of hundreds of cities across the globe during your career. A bonus perk? Free or discounted flights for you and your family.
(9) International aid worker
If you want to travel for a living while making a real difference in people's lives, consider working for an international aid organization like USAID. With this job, you can visit struggling countries and help its residents recover from dire situations such as natural disasters and famine. You'll need a background in a field like health, agriculture or education and a strong interest in social work, according to How Stuff Works.
Exploration geologists help resource extraction companies identify the most profitable places from which to extract natural resources. Since extraction tends to happen in places that aren't very well-populated, exploration geologists get to travel to some of the most remote regions of the world, and can be away from home for months at a time.
(7)Cruise line worker
Working on a cruise ship is a travel lover's dream gig: You quite literally make a living traveling the world, all while receiving free food and accommodations. Whether you're a restaurant server, a shop clerk or a performer in the cruise's entertainment lineup, there are opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to work on one of these "floating resorts." Websites like Cruise Line Jobs list employment openings with some of the top-rated cruise lines.
(6)Travel tour guide
Imagine spending your days guiding fellow travel lovers through a bustling European metropolis, or perhaps a small local village is more your speed. Wherever you want to go, popular travel destinations are always in need of friendly, knowledgeable guides to lead tourists through city sights and cultural excursions. Study up on the history and culture of your city of choice, and don't forget to brush up on the local language!
Archaeologists travel the world to recover and preserve artifacts from past human cultures. Careers in archaeology require frequent travel, often to remote regions of the earth.
A benefit of speaking one of the world's most popular languages is that there are people all over the world who want to learn it. Teaching English in a foreign country is one of the easiest ways to get out and see the world. Many teaching positions in foreign countries do require a certification, but you can easily get one in about a month's time.
It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but playing a behind-the-scenes role in the life of a corporate executive or other high-powered professional means you'll be right alongside your boss on his or her business trips. Since individuals in these positions travel quite frequently for important client meetings, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see new places while you work.
If you love traveling by sea and have a passion for learning more about it, then there is probably no better career for you than that of an oceanographer. Oceanographers often split their time between laboratories and research ships, where they can spend months away from home visiting remote regions of the ocean.
(1) International Marriage Broker Tour Leader.
If you love to travel and are single this is absolutely the best job you can imagine. International Marriage Brokers travels the world holding single events in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Each week companies like A Foreign Affair travel to exotic locations in Eastern Europe, Asian and Latin America. Business men and professionals travel in groups where they will attend single events that A Foreign Affair call socials, at these social events the men will meet 500 to 1000 beautiful single women and models. The tours consists of social, dating and site seeing, all while interacting with dozens of men and women falling in love.
As a professor of ancient and medieval history, I think my job is one of the best there is for travel and research. I get to go places I've read about and studied then experience them firsthand -- then write about them. While long ago in grad school I wondered if it was worth it, now in my early 60s I can answer an unequivocal YES!
: ) My problem is that I have to keep teaching and writing (thus my job) in order to keep traveling! I'm looking at 70 at the earliest unless my joints all fall apart before then...
As a newly graduated nurse, I'm just now realizing all of the opportunities I have to travel with my degree. I didn't discover my love for travel until the middle of college when I went on a spur of the moment trip to Portugal and met some wonderful people!
Even in the USA, it's easy to relocate as a nurse! The only thing is, unless you were a travel nurse where you can move every 3 months, you'd feel obligated to stay for 1 year plus...not really an issue though for me :)
Sorry I clicked too soon! Thank you for being a nurse -- I can think of few other careers that give so much to other people. I really hope you will get the chances you dream of to experience other worlds. I never as a child would have dreamed that I would have seen 20% of the world (tripadvisor's rating, though heavily in Europe and the Middle East) since I'd never been far from suburban Philly and south Jersey. Only my wonderful grandmother (born in 1894) had a wanderlust, and the furthest she got was Québec. But she always talked about it.
Go for your dreams! In the process you'll make other people's dreams possible.
The best job is probably a low paying job. where you can take weeks/ nonths off and no one cares.
Thats when I did the bulk of my travels.
Teaching is a fairly good job because it gives you plenty of time available to travel, but you don't make a lot of money so you have to travel frugally.