I don't have a job or money, but I want to travel the world. How do I start planning and saving?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Avery Lloyd



I don't have a job or money, but I want to travel the world. How do I start planning and saving?

1) Solve one problem at a time.

So many things have been proposed to be solved, it is not surprising that he does not know where to start.

Best Questions:
1 - How can I find more opportunities in Architecture?
2 - What is the cheapest way to get to <insert a city you want to visit>?
3 - What are some jobs for travelers in <insert a city you want to visit>?
4 - How can I create a budget?
5 - Here is my budget, what items am I spending too much money on?
6 - I sent this resume / application to X, and they responded with Y? How could it improve?

2) Find a place with work, earn money.

There are many countries with

Keep reading

1) Solve one problem at a time.

So many things have been proposed to be solved, it is not surprising that he does not know where to start.

Best Questions:
1 - How can I find more opportunities in Architecture?
2 - What is the cheapest way to get to <insert a city you want to visit>?
3 - What are some jobs for travelers in <insert a city you want to visit>?
4 - How can I create a budget?
5 - Here is my budget, what items am I spending too much money on?
6 - I sent this resume / application to X, and they responded with Y? How could it improve?

2) Find a place with work, earn money.

There are many countries that lack trained professionals. Architecture may not be in demand where you are from, but if you are looking for work in developing countries it could be easier.

I have a friend who works in Africa right now making software. There is a lot of work to be done there, but there is also a shortage of professionals capable of doing it.

Or teach English. Or become a waiter at a restaurant. People do all kinds of random jobs on the go.

Watch the show Dave Samwell mentioned. A simple Google search for "Countries with working holiday visas" turned up this helpful list:

What countries offer work and vacation visas? - Global Goose Travel Blog

3) Be cheap.

Don't go out for a drink.
Buy all your food at grocery stores.
Staying in hostels.
Surf coach.
Hitchhike between cities.
Find places that allow you to volunteer for free accommodation.
etc.

4) Stay in one place for a while.

Daily expenses = (Total food costs + Total accommodation cost + Travel cost to get there + Other costs) / Total time spent there

If you live in 1 place for a while:

  • Your accommodation becomes cheaper. You can rent a room or get discounts at a hostel.
  • Your food gets cheaper. You can buy food in bulk and eat it throughout the month.
  • Your travel costs become less of a factor.
  • You can work and save money.

Much cheaper than going from one city to another every few days.

5) Start slowly. Don't plan too much.

Setting your goal as "Travel the world" is pretty huge. Planning such a trip would be very overwhelming.

I took care of the time and money for a 12 month trip around the world. The "plan" was to go from Colombia to Romania. 1 month per country, 7 countries in South America and a lot in Europe. Good to go, right?

I arrived in Colombia and in my first city I spent 2 weeks learning Spanish and adapting. Everywhere I went, people had more and more suggestions for places to go.

I ended up spending 2.5 months in Colombia.

I am currently in Peru. The first 3 cities took me 1 month to get through. Then I stayed 1 month in Lima. Now I am going to use my last month just to get to Machu Picchu.

At this rate it will take YEARS to finish my journey. There is no way I could have planned all the places I would go / things I would see.

The only thing my plan was good at was to make me feel like shit for not keeping up with my plan.

“He was supposed to be in Chile at this point! I'm never going to finish South America! "

“Did I just spend 1 month in Lima ?! What the hell was he thinking ?! "

Maybe you are the type of person who can climb 3 mountains a week and enjoys spending every night on a bus changing cities. For me, that was VERY exhausting.

Choose a city. Go there. Do what feels right to you.

That has made traveling so much more rewarding for me.

Good luck!

As a person under the age of 30, you are eligible to obtain a one-year work visa in Australia.

This is to encourage people like you to go there, go sightseeing and do some basic work.

The best part is that Australia is an amazing country to see, and finding a basic bar / restaurant job is pretty easy.

Also, the pay in Australia is really good. If you go there and live modestly, while working in a bar you can save enough to travel around Asia, which is close by. You will also meet many other people doing this, so the next step is easy.

Google around, but here's a starting point.

Australia

Keep reading

As a person under the age of 30, you are eligible to obtain a one-year work visa in Australia.

This is to encourage people like you to go there, go sightseeing and do some basic work.

The best part is that Australia is an amazing country to see, and finding a basic bar / restaurant job is pretty easy.

Also, the pay in Australia is really good. If you go there and live modestly, while working in a bar you can save enough to travel around Asia, which is close by. You will also meet many other people doing this, so the next step is easy.

Google around, but here's a starting point.

Australia Visa - Australian Visa Office

If I were you, I would beg / borrow / steal enough money to go to Australia and get the visa, plus enough money to get you through a few weeks.

This is how to start your adventure.

Australia is great, you will like it. And hence the world is your oyster. Once you're on the backpacker trail, the rest will take care of itself.

The quickest way to get rich is to plan and do something daily. You can earn money through the internet, First of all, I will tell you two methods here, you can earn from YouTube channel for that, you need to upload videos and you need to have 4 hours of viewing. time and a thousand subscribers, then you can monitor your YouTube channel with Google Adsense and then you can get money from YouTube channel just by uploading the videos and the second thing is to freelance, which means you must have skill like developer specialists web and SEO. and like others, you can earn money like this and travel to all places

Keep reading

The quickest way to get rich is to plan and do something daily. You can earn money through the internet, First of all, I will tell you two methods here, you can earn from YouTube channel for that, you need to upload videos and you need to have 4 hours of viewing. time and thousand subscribers, then you can monitor your YouTube channel with Google Adsense and then you can get money from YouTube channel just by uploading the videos and the second thing is to freelance, which means you must have skill like web development and specialists in SEO. and like others you can earn money like this and travel all over the world.

If you have no money, there is very little you can do, if not nothing, so to speak!
I also assume that you have no problem with English. With this in mind, I suggest you start visiting an English speaking country first. Australia, the UK (and New Zealand) have some "Vacation and Work Plans" that they have been implementing successfully for quite some time. You can find a job in a hotel industry and earn some money to cover your costs. However, you need some money to buy your plane ticket and enough to keep going until you find a job. That said, first of all you need

Keep reading

If you have no money, there is very little you can do, if not nothing, so to speak!
I also assume that you have no problem with English. With this in mind, I suggest you start visiting an English speaking country first. Australia, the UK (and New Zealand) have some "Vacation and Work Plans" that they have been implementing successfully for quite some time. You can find a job in a hotel industry and earn some money to cover your costs. However, you need some money to buy your plane ticket and enough to keep going until you find a job. That being said, the first and foremost thing is to obtain a visa that allows you to work. And this is meant to be 'Working Holiday'. You must take this into account!

Can you get it? Again, it depends on the authorities of the countries you want to enter. You may or may not meet the criteria. If you have a recognized qualification, you can be successful. But nothing can be worse than landing in a country without money. Nowadays, when you go to any western country, the first thing they ask you is your residential situation, whatever your objective. To be more precise, you cannot go to those countries and look for work. It is practically impossible, to the best of my knowledge and belief, unless you have already obtained a work permit in the country where you want to spend some time.

If traveling is your main motivation, you must first save some money. Go to the countries where the cost of living is cheap. For example, you can try Thailand, the Philippines, Fiji and Indonesia, the places that I found quite cheap. For Europe or the US it can be very expensive unless you can legally set foot in one of those countries in order to earn some money. In any case, in any case it is necessary to save at least US $ 5,000.00 before making any move. This would be my advice to you. Always think twice before making any move.

Best of luck!

Very very interesting question. Sometimes I ask myself the same question as myself being in the industry. A couple of tips before answering this question:

  • I am going to answer this from the point of view of a traveler who is not looking for luxury but at the same time does not want to travel like a backpacker living in hostels. I am considering a decent 3 star accommodation.
  • Prices do not include airfare.
  • The goal is to explore as much as you can and not miss the Activities in all the destinations.
  • Plans include a bit of all travel genres i.e History, Adventure, Culture, R
Keep reading

Very very interesting question. Sometimes I ask myself the same question as myself being in the industry. A couple of tips before answering this question:

  • I am going to answer this from the point of view of a traveler who is not looking for luxury but at the same time does not want to travel like a backpacker living in hostels. I am considering a decent 3 star accommodation.
  • Prices do not include airfare.
  • The goal is to explore as much as you can and not miss the Activities in all the destinations.
  • The plans include a bit of all genres of travel, that is, history, adventure, culture, romance, nature, relaxation, etc.
  • The plan obviously does not include "ALL" the places in the world and I am only covering the places that I think one should cover in one trip.
  • The costs mentioned are in USD and Indian rupees (INR) (since the person who asked me to answer is Indian). Obviously, they all have an approximate value that I gathered by averaging the number of days it takes in a country to visit the must-see places and the industry standard for package tours in that country.

Let's start.

-

Stop 1. Oceania

Australia: 21 days. 3.20,000 INR. $ 4,800.

Fiji: 7 days. 1,00,000 INR. USD 1,500.

New Zealand: 10 days. 2.40,000 INR. USD 3,500.

-

Stop 2. Southeast Asia

Thailand: 5 days. INR 30,000. USD 450.

Malaysia, Singapore: 10 days. 70,000 INR. USD 1,050.

Indonesia: 7 days. 25,000 INR. USD 375.

Vietnam, Cambodia: 15 days. INR 1.30,000. USD 2,000.

India: 14 days. 1,50,000 INR. USD 2,250.

Hong Kong, Macao: 6 days. INR 60,000. USD 900.

China: 15 days. 2.60,000 INR. USD 3,900.

Japan: 7 days. 1,50,000 INR. USD 2,250.

-

Stop 3. Eurasia

Russia: 16 days. INR 3.30,000. $ 4,950.

Mongolia: 10 days. 1.10,000 INR. USD 1,650.

-

Stop 4: Europe

Poland: 5 days. INR 40,000. USD 600.

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark: 5 days. INR 1.20,000. USD 1,800.

Iceland: 5 days. 35,000 INR. USD 520.

United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland: 20 days. 2.70,000 INR. USD 4,050.

Greece: 7 days. 50,000 INR. USD 750.

Spain, Portugal: 9 days. INR 1.30,000. USD 1,950.

Turkey: 10 days. 90,000 INR. USD 1,350.

Belgium: 2 days. INR 30,000. USD 450.

Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria: 9 days. INR 1.40,000. USD 2,100.

-

Stop 5: Middle East

United Arab Emirates: 5 days. INR 60,000. USD 900.

Jordan, Israel: 8 days. INR 1.60,000. USD 2,400.

Qatar: 4 days. 50,000 INR. USD 750.

-

Stop 6: Africa

Egypt: 9 days. 1,00,000 INR. USD 1,500.

Morocco: 10 days. 80,000 INR. USD 1,250.

Madagascar: 4 days. 45,000 INR. USD 650.

South Africa: 9 days. 80,000 INR. USD 1,250.

Zambia: 4 days. INR 60,000. USD 900.

Zimbabwe: 4 days. INR 66,000. USD 1,000.

-

Stop 7: South America

Brazil: 8 days. 1.10,000 INR. USD 1,650.

Argentina: 9 days. 1,00,000 INR. USD 1,500.

Chile: 4 days. INR 30,000. USD 450.

Bolivia: 9 days. 1,00,000 INR. USD 1,500.

Peru: 5 days. 1,00,000 INR. USD 1,500.

Colombia: 4 days. 50,000 INR. USD 750.

-

Stop 8: North America

Canada: 22 days. 3.50,000 INR. USD 5,250.

United States: 24 days. 5,00,000 INR. USD 7,500.

Mexico: 7 days. INR 60,000. USD 900.

-

Time to add things

TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS: 364 (I swear this is just a coincidence).

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU TAKE: INR 49.91,000. USD 74,745

Now, obviously, prices can vary depending on the type of traveler you are.

PS: If you really have this kind of cash, take me: P

I have two answers, they both say "NO"

@@@@
Using most definitions based on absolute numbers ("billionaires", "millionaires"), most people who travel the world say they are not rich. Even most millionaires (USD) in an expensive area like San Francisco would say that they are not rich ... They would also say that it is cheaper for them to travel the world than to stay at home ...

I follow the definition of wealth as "time you can live and pay bills without working." You are rich when T> your life expectancy, then money works for you ...


Second answer: while I was on my first sabbatical, I met a hitchhiker. In fact

Keep reading

I have two answers, they both say "NO"

@@@@
Using most definitions based on absolute numbers ("billionaires", "millionaires"), most people who travel the world say they are not rich. Even most millionaires (USD) in an expensive area like San Francisco would say that they are not rich ... They would also say that it is cheaper for them to travel the world than to stay at home ...

I follow the definition of wealth as "time you can live and pay bills without working." You are rich when T> your life expectancy, then money works for you ...


Second answer: while I was on my first sabbatical, I met a hitchhiker. In fact there were two, but one was "new", learning from the other ...

This girl was born in Israel, but she was not rich ... She was born and raised in a poor neighborhood. I didn't even know Israel had them ... I had to travel more to find out that even developed countries have slums. If you don't understand what your closest slum is, try learning about it, but you can substitute "homeless" for it and that would be enough.

After turning 18, he was still homeless. Not surprisingly, most people born penniless have a hard time becoming wealthy people.

But that life that is too difficult for most of us who read Quora, was "normal" for her. She was able to support herself, every day, in the black economy. Sometimes you can be hungry, sometimes it's easier, but most of the time you don't have enough money to pay for tomorrow. Basically the same situation as the 1,000,000,000 (billions or billion Americans) at the bottom

The difference is that she realized that not having a home, not having a regular job, not having money, living day to day, the place made no difference to her.

So he started traveling. With literally zero money required. Walking or hitchhiking most of the time, paying for a bus every now and then to get or save a few bucks.

I asked him the same question that he should be thinking ... But how does he survive?

She comes to a new city, finds the local slum (or similar, downsized if she wishes) and fits into the culture ... Find what she can do that is needed there. There is always work for the day in the informal economy ... Transporting things, cooking, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, covering someone who did not show up ... Enough to survive ... Couchsurfing mainly, sleeping on the street when if necessary, pay the cheap rooms that the poorest pay when there is no other way.

I'm too spoiled to join such a trip. And most of us are much richer than her, but we travel less.

We talked about many places that I have traveled, she had been to most of them, almost all the places that she had visited in Europe and the United States, and then some that not, and then in Egypt, Asia and Australia, where not I have visited. been at all ... She was coming to northern South and Central America, starting her first visit to Mexico. At that time, I had not even touched those two (a year later I visited the first country in the region) ... So my greatest contribution to their travels was to tell them what I recommend in my country of origin (Mexico) ...

She was in her third year of traveling as part of her life.

I learned a lot from that hour-long conversation and extended my sabbatical plan from one year to two, then (unplanned) a few more months ...

Many people said "You have to be rich to have spent two years traveling and enjoying without work." I can tell you, I proved that that is not true for me, and I saw that it is not true for someone orders of magnitude poorer than me.

I firmly believe that you do not need money to travel, only will and time. If you really want to travel seriously, you will find a way to do it. If you want to travel for an extended period, there are mainly two scenarios you might be in before starting your trip:

1) You have a cumulative sum of money and now you need to figure out where to go and how to stretch that money to keep you on the road longer.

2) You don't have enough money saved, which means you have to work your way on the go.

The first case is simpler in my opinion as it only requires you to be frugal

Keep reading

I firmly believe that you do not need money to travel, only will and time. If you really want to travel seriously, you will find a way to do it. If you want to travel for an extended period, there are mainly two scenarios you might be in before starting your trip:

1) You have a cumulative sum of money and now you need to figure out where to go and how to stretch that money to keep you on the road longer.

2) You don't have enough money saved, which means you have to work your way on the go.

In my opinion, the first case is simpler as it only requires you to be frugal and comfortable with uncertainty. Some of my commands if you fall into this bucket are the following:

  • He travels alone. This, in my opinion, is the most important thing. Traveling alone allows you the flexibility to travel within your budget. Unless you have someone who is willing to be as frugal and travel for a long time as you. You will usually meet such people along the way, and you are more likely to meet them if you are traveling alone in the first place.
  • Talk to everyone. Have conversations with everyone you make eye contact with. Be curious about them and their culture. People tend to be friendly and hospitable all over the world and in most cases you are bound to get local hospitality and generally a much more enriching journey than it would be if you didn't.
  • Be flexible. Usually I only have a vague idea of ​​how I want to cover an area / city / state / country. I usually don't make any advance reservations (other than the flight, and I try to avoid the flights anyway). Not booking hotels will force you to orient yourself when you get to a new place and thus discover opportunities that you might have missed otherwise.
  • Do not stay in a hotel unless absolutely necessary. I usually go couchsurfing or camping in most places. Hotels can be expensive depending on the country you are in and generally lack a window into the soul of a place.
  • Keep a daily budget. Have a daily budget for your food needs, etc., and stick to it. If you splurge on a good meal in one day, be sure to make up for it by eating from a grocery store only the other day.
  • Spend on experiences instead of luxuries. Don't waste your money on nice stays, expensive coffees, partying or sitting down to eat. Instead, stay and eat local and spend money on experiences that you would otherwise miss (although eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant is an experience, it's up to you to decide if that experience is worth that money to you).

Let's move on to the second scenario then. You don't have enough money to cover a long trip. This means that you have to work your way through the trips and it requires a lot more research and effort on your part. That said, this can be extremely rewarding as I think you only really get to know yourself by living and working there. Below are the queries you need to address if you want to pursue an itinerant career (or at least a period of work).

  • Do you have any skills? Specifically, do you have a skill that you can use to work in cities for cash? (eg, baking, an acting skill, yoga teacher, chef, etc.) If you do, you can easily continue to find work in travel cities that pays you cash and does not require obtaining work visas.
  • Voluntary. The other way to do it is to find volunteer assignments that take care of your food and accommodation. So you can get by by just paying for transportation.

Few people gave here great ways to earn money like blogging, photography and freelance work, so:
I will show you a different way that I used to travel for almost 3 years around the world.

What did I do

I became a street artist!

It happened for the first time when I was in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was one of the most popular busking spots in the city.

I went spying first!

I've watched street performers for a few hours, trying to understand how profitable busking really is and what makes people stop and give their money to artists.

Then I went to buy drumsticks and on the way I stopped at each construction a

Keep reading

Few people gave here great ways to earn money like blogging, photography and freelance work, so:
I will show you a different way that I used to travel for almost 3 years around the world.

What did I do

I became a street artist!

It happened for the first time when I was in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was one of the most popular busking spots in the city.

I went spying first!

I've watched street performers for a few hours, trying to understand how profitable busking really is and what makes people stop and give their money to artists.

Then I went shopping for drumsticks and on the way stopped at every construction area I saw, asking for old paint buckets.

Since I didn't have a house, and playing on buckets in the hostel could get me many enemies, I looked for an isolated area and found it under a bridge close to a river.

I placed the buckets and started to play

I was pretty embrace so I just closed my eyes, continue playing.

After a few minutes I opened my eyes, and saw few people standing 5–7 meters away from me, it seems like they actually enjoying.

I played few more minutes and when I finished they clapped ( they fu@&&g like it!).

Few of them looked for a place to throw me a coin so I flipped my buckets and the money starts coming in.

I got around 17 euro

And I was playing less than 30 minutes in an unpopular place, for the first time in my life.

”I’m going to control the world,” I thought to my self.

From there I went to the Berlin Wall.

In 1 hour I made 70 EUR

Enough to cover one traveling day + money for food and beer!

For almost two years I used busking to travel all over the world, developing my skills and reaching an average of 120 EUR per hour(and even saved enough money to buy my first mac ONLY with coins!!)

I’m sure there are many other great ways to earn money while traveling, That’s the way I did it and I hope it will inspire some people to go out of their comfort zone and try new ways to create themselves an income while traveling.

Vote for my answer if you like it. Consider checking out my latest answers & follow my Quora Profile.

You'd be surprised how far you can go with a cheap price by bike ... Also ... People backpacking all over Europe cheaply and then come home to write about the experience ... They could do that here, but then, we are afraid of 'homegrown' terrorists' hiding behind every tree, so the extra income from tourists is no longer available to us ... Although, old Teddy Roosevelt did a backpacking trip through the Wild West in his day surrounded by 'dangerous' 'bloodthirsty' American Indians, which he considered to be not so dangerous and generally more helpful than fearful, which in turn resulted in our first

Keep reading

You would be surprised how far you can go cheaply on a bike… Then too… People backpack all over Europe on the cheap, and then come home to write about the experience… They could do that here, but then, we have fearful ‘homegrown terrorists’ hiding behind every tree, so that extra tourist income is no longer available to us… Although, ole Teddy Roosevelt did a backpack trip across the Wild West back in his day surrounded by ‘dangerous’ ‘blood thirsty’ America Indians, which he found to not be all that dangerous, and usually more helpful than fearful, which in turn resulted in our first federal park system…

Never travel alone… Never go to places where the misery profiteering war mongers have stirred American hating hornet’s nests… But there are still places to visit overseas, where you can have a grand experience that you will remember for the rest of your life… Remember that Europeans see American’s as rich and spoiled abusive people, who are always demanding, while spewing hateful remarks… So… While overseas, try to be a good Samaritan, always be courteous, friendly, patient, and a diplomatic, while representing the image of an understanding American, for all the real us back here, who are not spoiled or entitled, who are not eat up with thoughtless materialism… Have a good time…

It depends on where you want to travel and how you want to live, but yes, you could. Then 5 years later, you would have a lot of amazing memories and you would be $ 100,000 poorer. As someone else pointed out, that equates to being able to spend $ 20,000 a year. Personally, I would invest something. In my region, you can buy a $ 60,000 rental that will generate $ 6700- $ 7250 after paying for insurance, taxes, and a property management agency. Let's even call it $ 7,000. Next, it is assumed that you spend $ 20,000 a year and shows your beginning cash balance at the beginning of each year.

Year Plan A Plan B

1 $ 100,000 $ 40,000

2 $ 8

Keep reading

It depends on where you want to travel and how you want to live, but yes, you could. Then 5 years later, you would have a lot of amazing memories and you would be $ 100,000 poorer. As someone else pointed out, that equates to being able to spend $ 20,000 a year. Personally, I would invest something. In my region, you can buy a $ 60,000 rental that will generate $ 6700- $ 7250 after paying for insurance, taxes, and a property management agency. Let's even call it $ 7,000. Next, it is assumed that you spend $ 20,000 a year and shows your beginning cash balance at the beginning of each year.

Year Plan A Plan B

1 $ 100,000 $ 40,000

2 $ 80,000 $ 27,000

3 $ 60,000 $ 14,000

4 $ 40,000 $ 1000

5 $ 20,000

So by doing so, you could enter your fourth year and still have a house at home that generates cash.

Decide you aren't coming back? Sell the house. Let's say the market hasn't moved at all and you get your $60,000 back out of it.

Yr. Plan A Plan C

1 $100,000 $40,000

2 $80,000 $27,000

3 $60,000 $14,000

4 $40,000 $1,000

5 $20,000 $61,000

6 $0 $41,000

7 $0 $21,000

8 $0 $1,000

Now you've funded into your 8th year with the same $100,000 that would have only lasted 5 if you had not put it to work.

There are a couple of ways I've seen people do this: my way (the 'conservative way' has always been to live and work in 'real' jobs. Well, real jobs. Programs like JET (Japanese government) and TAP (The French government) allows you to work in schools teaching English, but unlike private schools, they are 'real' jobs with mostly regular schedules and paychecks (apologies to private schools they are not horrible, I know some of you exist.) International organizations (UNESCO, OECD, etc., etc.) are also an excellent choice for high-level jobs abroad. Once you are in these programs, they also open the

Keep reading

There are a couple of ways I've seen people do this - my way (the 'conservative way' has always been to live and work 'real' jobs. Well, real-ish jobs. Programs like JET (Japanese government) and TAP (French government) allow you to work in schools teaching English, but unlike private schools they are 'real' jobs with mostly regular hours and paychecks (apologies to the private schools that are not awful - I know some of you exist). International organizations (UNESCO, OECD, etc. etc.) are also an excellent option for high-end work abroad. Once you're in with these programs, they also open the door for more programs other places, and you can literally spend your life building a career and travelling. You can also get jobs with large corporations that are abroad - I know for example Dell had a program where you could work in India - they get to pay a lower wage, you get to live in India - it was a win-win.

The other way is more free-form. I've seen travelling buskers, working the hostel circuit, obviously now you can free-lance. I have friends who spent more than a decade in the cruise ship circuit. The English school world is also very free-form if you work private schools - you should get a certification from one of the big orgs for maximum flexibility in this. You could also just do private lessons (post on local bulletin boards (physical ones, I mean)). Wait staff and other tourist industry folks are also in demand (if you can become a SCUBA dive master the world is your, er, oyster). I'll bet the barista angle Nan Waldman suggested is a great option, especially if you can do latte art!

The only ways I know of to do this are 1.) to be flight crew on an airline or 2.) to be a famous travel author.

There are probably several other ways to do it that involve being so good at a particular task that your skills are in demand all over the world. There used to be a guy named Red Adair who was so good at putting out oil well fires that he could travel everywhere, pretty much anywhere there was significant oil production. That means places like Alaska, the Gulf Coast, the Middle East, Venezuela, Russia, etc. Of course, those particular destinations are specific to that particular country.

Keep reading

The only ways I know of to do this are 1.) Being a flight crew member on an airline or 2.) Being a famous travel author.

There are probably several other ways to do it that involve being so good at a particular task that your skills are in demand all over the world. There used to be a guy named Red Adair who was so good at putting out oil well fires that he got to travel all over, pretty much anywhere there was any significant oil production. That means places like Alaska, the Gulf Coast, the Middle East, Venezuela, Russia, etc. Of course, those particular destinations are specific to that particular skill. Other skills might be in demand in other places.

Other Guides:


GET SPECIAL OFFER FROM OUR PARTNER.