Travel Inspiration

The Secrets of People Who Are Paid To Travel

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Who doesn’t love to travel? Getting itchy feet when you stay for too long in the same place is one of the most common pains in our modern age of technology. Travelling is now so easy that it has become an addictive hobby for many, us included. Successful travellers are those who are getting paid for or through their travels.

Here are the top 4 ways to build your lifestyle around your passion.

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#1. Learn A Foreign Language At A Business Proficiency Level

They are many professional careers that offer the possibility to travel up to 80% of the time, something that is guaranteed to cure your itchy feet! Yet, often these jobs are more likely to be looking at people who can talk at least one foreign language. Naturally, English is still what you can call a proxy language. However, it is expected when you travel for business abroad that you can talk to the local team in their mother tongue. Roles in international departments, like sales, engineering, marketing, computing, research and finance require a lot of travel in a variety of countries! So if you are lucky enough to be already active in one of those industry sectors, why don’t you maximize your chances to go abroad!

#2. Become A Travel Writer

A Travel writer is a much-sought expert who advises on the best places to see, how to plan the trip, where to eat, where to sleep, etc. You get the idea! This is a well-paid profession, but you need to be self-motivated and flexible to be able to find ideas and to sell them effectively to magazines and blogs. Yet, there is always demand for travel writers and new travel tips, so this is a flourishing market if you are interested. You will find freelancing and employed travel writer roles, so what you pick will depend on your motivations: If you want total freedom, the freelancing option is best; if you prefer the security of a regular salary, you will need to approach magazines looking for new team members.

#3. Use Travel As A Creative Inspiration

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There are still plenty of ways to find grants and support to travel if this is key to your inspiration. For example, if you are a writer, discovering new cultures and traditions is key to building credible worlds in fiction. For other creative professions, the wonders of nature and the Ancient World can be a huge source of inspiration for works to come. For these types of creative experts, it is essential to research in advance when is the best time and where is the best place to see monuments and natural phenomena so that you can make the most of your visit: For example, things like where to see the aurora borealis, and when is the tulip season in the Netherlands need to be found out before you book your ticket.

#4. Become a freelancing expert

There are plenty of ways of using freelancing as a path to freedom of movement, but the example from the Enjoyable Rut is a great representation of the modern freelancing approach. Lauren primarily funds her travelling through her blog and freelance  work, which enables her to work only when she needs to and to spend the rest of the time visiting our fascinating world. Many freelancing roles will let you take your itchy feet in hand as long as you’ve got an Internet connection.

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