As crazy as it may sound, but there are more jobs out there that do not require much experience! I have met some people who’s employer has all expenses paid on their trips that last days, weeks, months and even trips that last for several years (yes, this last one is true!). Flight, hotel/lodging, food, car rental – all travel expenses are completely FREE! Below will be a list of jobs that start from the least amount of travelling perks to the most. Remember, not all jobs are created the same. It is up to you on how you can make it great.
Travel while backpacking
There was a documentary I watched recently of how a man travelled from Asia to America without flying where he went from East to West by foot and by boat. He wanted to see the world and he was going by budget style! With only $200 in his pocket, this man had backpacked and did various jobs here and there to fund his way slowly to America. On his way, he’s met many amazing, welcoming friends and seen what various cultures this world has to offer. You can do it too. Some examples could be part time jobs from the city, street vendor, musician, farm work, etc.
This one is a popular one. As a person who used to work in an airline, I must admit, there are definitely perks for travelling. (Don’t worry, I’ll share my secrets of airlines in future articles.) Working in the travel industry was, and still is, one of popular ways to travel for free. Your employer brings you from country to country, where they pay for the flight, hotel, food and other travel expenses. In most of these jobs, they only require you to speak English and depending on the job, some training. Here you can be a flight attendant, pilot, travel agent, tour guide, etc.
Work on the Water
Yes, you read that right. There are companies that hire people to help around on their private yacht or on a cruise. You only need to take a short course and you can work and travel to many beautiful sunny and exotic destinations! A friend of mine was a waiter on a cruise and he’s travelled all of Europe, Canada, USA and South America in the last few years (pre-COVID times of course).
I guess the only good thing that Covid-19 has brought to this world is the acceptance of telecommuting / remote working from small to international corporations. I can keep my same job but work anywhere in this world as long as I have a stable internet connection. Not bad, eh? Granted, it’s true, this doesn’t pay you to your destination but it does allow you to travel freely without having to stay in one location and this option doesn’t change your life too much.
Specialized Expat Jobs
This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, similarly to Basic Expat Job, Specialized Expat jobs unfortunately require some skills. These positions usually specialized training, experience or education, where they can be a representative for the company in that region or country. These people would have specific work or educational backgrounds. The person I met, had worked in a country of his choice where he was stationed from 3-5 years. After 5 years, he would choose another country of his choice. His employer would pay his basic salary plus, flight, rental of apartment or house, food and car rental/lease for the entire duration of stay. If everything was paid for, imagine how much money he’s saved up over the years!