For those of us bit by the travel bug, it's no question that we want to go everywhere.
But going everywhere can get expensive...well, if you travel in the traditional sense.
What if you could find a fun, rewarding job that paid you to travel?!
Now that's the dream.
In fact, that dream is much more reachable than you may think. Check out this free guide to learn more.
There are more benefits to working while traveling than just having the means to travel (which still is a huge benefit). Read on for four cool benefits of working while traveling!
1. Covered travel expenses
This one is obvious (as mentioned above), but it is definitely one of the best - if not the best - benefit that comes from working while traveling.
Whether you're working for yourself or for someone else, you're somehow bringing in money while you're seeing the world.
Sometimes the job itself includes travel and covers most or all of your travel/living costs, like the international travel jobs I've had.
Other times your job could involve traveling or being based somewhere new, where you travel in the off-hours.
2. It gives you a built-in social network
If you're working with a team of people for your travel job, you have a built-in social network.
You don't need to become besties with your co-workers, but at least you have a group of people that you have something in common with (your job)!
Though if your job includes a travel component, you're bound to get close with your co-workers as traveling together is basically like living together. It's definitely a fun way to meet people and make friends!
3. It gives you a resume boost
It doesn't matter if you worked for one week or one year or longer. Put it on the resume.
You can't not learn while traveling, and you'll pick up additional skills and life experiences when you add work on top of it.
There's almost no doubt that if you're interviewing, the interviewer will ask about your work + travel opportunity.
4. The overall experience
There's nothing bad about a traditional trip: you get to do what you want when you want, and usually have no plans or schedule.
Working while traveling gives you something different, though. It's more of a unique experience.
When I look back on the past few years of my life, traveling and the memories made with new friends always stands out.
I'll never forget it and never regret it.
That's why I love traveling. And it has all been made possible from finding jobs I love that paid me to work and see the world.