11 Great Jobs That Will Allow You To Travel

Want to travel the world?! These 11 jobs will make it possible for you! Click through to read the full post.  

Want To Score A Great Job AND Have The Freedom To Travel The World?

Here are 11 positions that will allow you to travel!

Airline Employee 

You don’t necessarily have to be a flight attendant to enjoy the travel perks offered by many domestic airlines.  My husband works for an airline, and we reap all the benefits, and by all I mean even our family and friends.  Almost all airline employees get the benefits, even the ones working in the call center.  jobs that will allow you to travel

Security Sales Agent

Sales agents who sell security systems typically do this on a contract basis to a certain destination (not all companies let their employees choose where they go, but some do). The contracts typically last for 3 to 4 months, and all travel and living expenses are provided by the company.  I know a couple sales agents that aggressively sell for 4 months of the year, and spend the rest of the time traveling the world. Jobs that will allow you to travel

Health Coach

I have been a health coach for over two years now, and it has been amazing.  As a health coach you will be able to pick your own hours and work from home, which makes it very easy to find time to travel the world.  Being able to help people improve the quality of peoples lives by teaching them healthy habits is so rewarding.  If any of you are interested in becoming a health coach (and earning a great income doing it) you can sign up to my mailing list below to get access to a FREE ebook all about health coaching. (Sorry, only available in the US for now)

Become A Travel Agent

  Some people say that the internet killed the travel agent, but though not as big as it once was, the industry is alive and well.  When you become a travel agent doors opens for all kinds of great benefits and discounts.  One of those benefits are what are called FAMs (short for familiarization trips). Travel suppliers create these discount programs to encourage travel agents to learn about their destinations and facilities with hopes that these travel agents will use their personal experiences to refer others to come visit them.   jobs that will allow you to travel

Website Designer

  The web design field is growing on a daily basis.  This job only requires computer know-how and an internet connection. I have a good family friend that works full time designing websites from a Mexican beach.  

Teach English 

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.  TEFL  offers accredited online training courses and is offering Avenly Lane readers 35% off with the promo code lane35!  Type in the code at checkout and you are good to go.  They will also provide you with job placement assistance upon completion of the course!  For more details on teaching Enlgish abroad you can check out our post How To Get A Job Teaching English Overseas.  


Cruise Line Employee

Cruise lines are constantly seeking new employees, from camp counselors to entertain kids to food servers and ship photographers. You’ll not only travel the world while working, but also meet all kinds of fascinating people. Carnival Cruise Lines is a popular choice for aspiring cruise workers, and currently has openings in departments like food and beverage, guest services, HR, entertainment and more. I have a good friend that spent 6 months working on a cruise line in the Mediterranean, which allowed her to get paid to see tons of Europe and Northern Africa.   

Peace Corps Volunteer

As the title “volunteer” might indicate, you won’t exactly be making six figures working with the Peace Corps, but if you don’t mind living on a budget you can become part of an organization that lets you travel the world while making a difference at the same time. Assignments typically last two years and involve working to advance education, health care, economic, and agricultural development in a community abroad. The Peace Corps also provide housing, health benefits and student loan deferment — not to mention an excellent résumé talking point.  Jobs that will allow you to travel

Au pair

Do you work well with children and know a second language? If so, becoming an au pair might be a good option for you. Au pairs live with a host family in a foreign country and provide childcare services such as babysitting and assistance with schoolwork. You’ll receive a small salary on top of your room and board, but you also get to fully immerse yourself in another culture as an extended member of a family. To learn more about becoming an au pair, visit InterExchange. I have a great friend who took a job as an au pair in Paris, and ultimately ended up staying permanently. 

See also: How To Get A Job Teaching English Abroad

Tour guide

Look up “tour guide jobs” on Monster.com, and you’ll find a few positions, ranging from a Grand Canyon guide in Arizona to a VIP tour guide at Warner Bros. Studios. Your best bet for finding a tour guide job might be to determine where you’d like to live and then reach out to travel agencies and landmarks in that area. Jobs that will allow you to travel

Travel writer/blogger

It might not be the easiest way to make a living, but it sure would be fun. Though full-time travel writing positions do exist, most publications hire freelance travel writers. If you are about to take a trip, you should check Freelancer.com to see if you could make some money off of your vacation.

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  • I’ve got to be honest, barista, bartender and waitress skills have served me pretty well the world over!

  • Beyond teaching English and working as an Au Pair I hadn’t heard of some of these options. I don’t think I could work on a cruise because of seasickness, but it’s a great idea!

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Thanks Brooke! And seasickness could definitely be a problem. (By the way, I LOVE that photo of Machu Picchu you have on your homepage, so gorgeous!)

  • Jeannette says:

    I’ve visited 13 countries through the military.

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      That’s amazing! And just another great example of a job that will allow you to see the world! Thank you for sharing.

  • Marc says:

    Great but there’s more such as travel nurse and travel physical therapy. My wife is a travel nurse and we have already traveled to 20 states in US then Canada australia and NZ so far.

  • Claire Kennedy says:

    You are so right Marc! Travel nurse and physical therapy would be awesome additions! That is so great that you guys get to travel so much for your jobs!

  • TakaTaka says:

    I’m pretty interested into becoming a website designer, haha.

  • Teaching English is how I did it, and now I help others do the same. I think it’s one of the best ways to learn a culture, to become immersed in it and really help shape yourself and the people around you.

  • Claire Kennedy says:

    Teaching english is for sure one of the best ways to learn a culture and travel. Me and my husband both taught english (here in the US…boring I know;) But we have so many friends who have taught abroad and just LOVED it! I checked out your blog and it seems like you have a great resource to help others. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

  • This is awesome ! Your article encourages people to travel more while doing a job as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • I always wanted to be a travel blogger! I envy all those great writers that travel to all the beautiful destinations I can only dream about. Great post.

  • Gina says:

    Any ideas on how to become a travel agent?

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      I have a friend that is a travel agent but she went to school for it. I would google “how to become a travel agent”. There are a ton of helpful articles. Good luck Gina!!

  • Carlen Bowie says:

    I am a part-time personal trainer, Pilates and yoga instructor. I take free trips to the Caribbean every year just by teaching a class every morning at a all inclusive resort. I pay for the airfare but the rest of the trip is complimentary.

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Oh wow! That sounds like a dream job! I am so glad you commented, that is a perfect example of a job that will let you travel. And one that I never would have thought of Carlen. Awesome!

  • I wish I would have chosen a career that allowed me to travel.. Maybe in another life!

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      I totally get it Ashley! One week a year just isn’t enough. I still hope you get to travel though.

    • Scott W. McAvoy says:

      Please don’t give up on ‘this life’, join a Travel Club now and start traveling while you are still young and able. I am in World Ventures and seeing the world one Dream Trip at a time.

  • Katie says:

    I’m a travel agent, and, unfortunately, the days of the FAM trips are nearly gone. They are few and far between, at least, at my company. I’ve heard of one or two people going and that was 6 months ago. I haven’t heard of any coming up. However, I did get a round trip ticket for my husband and myself from Boston to Berlin this summer for about $700 each. That is the major benefit. Although, securing time off is not so easy.

  • Civil engineering is also a great way to see the world and it certainly paid for a lot of my long haul travel. Nowadays there’s such a shortage of engineers (all around the world) that you can more-or-less work anywhere you like and get well paid for it too. So, if you’ve kids who are not too sure what to study at uni, they could do a lot worse than choose civil engineering !

  • Jennifer says:

    I absolutely LOVE being a travel writer!

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