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Living like a local in the Indonesian Jungle

Traveling abroad and experiencing great adventures don’t have to be costly. For my last travel, I went to the Indonesian Jungle to live with a local family in a homestay. At first, I was very afraid that 6 weeks may be a long time for such an extreme change of cultures. But rest assured, it was the best travel experience I ever had at a very affordable price.

Homestay

Normally I book my stays through Airbnb or simple hotels. This was the first time I actually went for a homestay and it had many advantages, apart from being very inexpensive.

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8 Jobs That Pay You to Travel the World

Traveling the world is a dream for most people. Some of us achieve it by backpacking to different countries while others buy expensive package tours to exotic destinations. We also have a segment that enjoys cruising. However, all these endeavors require lots of money.

Fortunately, there are several jobs that allow you to travel the world- or at least – part of it- provide you select the right career. Understandably, not everyone qualifies to become an airline pilot of flight steward, which are the best professions for anyone desirous of traveling to different lands.

Hence, we take a look at some other jobs that include extensive foreign travel and can be found easily. Similar to other jobs, you may require some special skills here too.

Top Jobs that pay you to travel the world

On-Board Courier

Working as a On-Board Courier is very easy and does not require special qualifications. All that is required is a fair level of interpersonal skills, a passport and a willingness to fly to foreign countries at short notice.

On-Board Couriers are hired by courier and freight companies that specialize in shipping expensive and lifesaving goods. These can include anything from an exclusive diamond necklace worth millions of dollars or live human tissue for transplant.

The employer will train you in the basics of the job such as completing Customs formalities at departure and entry point, handling precious cargo and its related documentation. Women and men can apply for On Board Courier jobs.

Sky Marshal

This is a very specialized job and is best suited for former military personnel, especially women and men trained in commando and anti-terrorism techniques. With threats of terrorism growing worldwide, increasing numbers of airlines worldwide are carrying Sky Marshals on board.

Sky Marshals travel on an aircraft like ordinary passengers. Only, they are seated at key locations in the aircraft and carry weapons that can be safely used while flying. Their job is to overpower and neutralize terrorists who may attempt to hijack the aircraft. While some airlines carry personnel from armed forces of their country, others hire those who have left active service.

Entertainers

You need not be a Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus to travel the world and hold shows. Anyone who has excellent skills playing any musical instrument or who can sing well, can find jobs with large hotels and resort chains as an Entertainer.

These chains require artists with all sorts with excellent skills to perform at specific restaurants at hotels and resorts. Generally, the hotel chain will send you to perform for a week or a month at one property and later, depute you to another located in a different country.

Other than getting paid for your skills, you are also entitled to tips from customers. Pay package generally includes food, accommodation and transport too.

Relief Worker

Major voluntary organizations, including those operating under United Nations require relief workers to travel on short assignments in different countries. Anyone can qualify as Relief Worker provided you have skills useful for people affected by natural and man-made disaster areas like war zones, regions or countries hit by floods, drought, tsunami, disease, civil war and pandemic, among others.

The scope of work in this field is very wide since people from all trades are needed. Plumbers are required to build basic sanitation and hygiene facilities while qualified physicians are needed to provide healthcare.

Religious Missionary

This job is suitable only for the very religious minded people who wish to travel the world. Large organizations of almost every faith on Planet Earth sends missionaries to various countries to preach teachings of their religion. to the local people.

Others send missionaries to conduct charity drives like opening free medical clinics, community kitchens and educational institutes or as guest speakers at religious congregations. Understandably, you need to be well versed in tenets of your faith and should possess great speaking and communication skills.

Cruise Line Jobs

There are a myriad of jobs available on cruise line companies for people who wish to travel the world. These range from very basic jobs such as stewards and stewardesses to naturalists who brief cruise passengers about flora and fauna at the port of call to guides (also called port lecturers) who take people on tours at the destination where the cruise liner calls.

You will however require basic skills like swimming and interpersonal communications to work on cruise ships. Every cruise operator is continually on lookout for excellent staff at various positions to work on board their ships.

Ornithologist

Ornithologists are people who watch and study birds, their living and migratory patterns, take pictures and write research documents. They travel the world with special study groups, sometimes on invitation by foreign governments and organizations concerned with preservation of flora and fauna.

Modern day ornithologist also study threats posed to various avian species by pollution, poaching and deforestation, among others and suggest ways and means to protect birds against extinction. This is a great job for nature lovers who hold the required degree.

Photographers

Anyone with deft skills in handling cameras can find excellent jobs with cruise lines, airlines, travel operators, news providers, nature and environment protection lobbies and a myriad of other companies as a photographer.

However, this job is not for just anyone armed with a great camera. You need to have a portfolio of breathtaking pictures you have taken and their relevance for the job you are applying.

While some companies require photographers for short-term and specific assignments, cruise lines, airlines, travel companies and related publications hire on long-term or permanent basis.

Jobs involving extensive travel also present opportunities to make extra money online with YouTube you can do this with your smart phone or a good camera to capture various tourism attractions & destination.

You can make videos of anything from street food to exotic markets, monuments and personal experiences. You can also make money by selling pictures of these places on stock image websites

It is apparent that anyone with a few special skills can find excellent jobs that involve extensive travel. However, it is imperative to apply to the right companies that offers immense opportunities to travel.

Some cruise lines operate only within the maritime frontiers of a country while some news organizations do not have operations outside their native land. Should you wish to turn traveling the world into a job, start by finding the right type of employers. Thanks to online recruitment portals, this is easy nowadays.

 

About the Author:

Pritam Nagrale is the founder of MoneyConnexion. This one is one of his favorite blogs including SureJob & many others. He loves it because he can share all of his experiences of making money online with you. You will love it because you will start making money with some of the most valuable & actionable content in this niche.

Best Ways You Can Try to Save on International Flight Tickets

In the past, it was possible for travelers to save on flights by flying out on Tuesdays or switching to smaller airports. With changing airline pricing methods, it’s now more difficult for travelers to save on flight tickets using the same traditional methods. I have been traveling to global tourist destinations for years and have used multiple tricks to cut cost on flights. If you are a budget traveler and traveling with cheap flight tickets is all you want, then you’re sure to love what I have to share with you through my experience as a traveler.

Manic Mondays

Most of us research the best travel destinations throughout the week and share the details with fellow travelers on the weekend. But, it can cost you nearly double to what you would pay for flight tickets if you book on Monday. According to experts, it is found that travelers who booked tickets on weekends paid 5% more than those who made their purchase on a Monday. While it may not make a huge difference for domestic flight prices,  it will be a matter of concern when you are booking tickets for international destinations.

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Cheapest Countries to Travel to While on a Budget

When you’re on a budget, it’s hard to get to do things you enjoy. You’re putting most of your money toward essential purchases like groceries, your gas tank and bills, and a budget means that after you pay for all of those things, you don’t have much money left. While people are going out to the movies and taking road trips, you’re back at home wishing that you could know when you’ll be able to do the same thing.

Wish no more! It’s completely possible to travel while you’re on a budget. If you make some adjustments to save even just a few dollars a month for a vacation, you’ll be on your way out of town before you know it.

First, think of what you’d want to get out of a trip. Do you want time to enjoy the sunshine or would you rather be able to play around in the snow? Does getting lost in a big crowd sound great or do you want time alone?

No matter what you prefer to get out of a vacation, you can reach your traveling dreams while budgeting your way through each month. It just takes a small adjustment to where your money goes and a bit of research to find some of the best places to visit while on a budget. Here are four of those places.

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Top 5 Pocket-Friendly Accommodations in South Africa

Planning a trip to South Africa? If you’re looking for the best accommodation while you’re staying in this wonderful place, then this article is for you.

After a long day exploring the vast forest and safaris, or sight-seeing the gatherings of animals in the wild, or swimming in the turquoise-colored water on the beach, or hiking on the world-renowned beauty of Table mountain – you need a place to stay to ensure you will be ready for the next day of exploration in South Africa.

Let’s discover where you should stay with this list of top 5 accommodation in South Africa that doesn’t break the bank.

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