Any gal whose true obsession is travel knows the biggest struggle is finding enough vacation time to galavant around the world. The good news is that today, more than ever, there are ample amounts of jobs that allow more flexibility for travelers and adventure enthusiasts. Today, we’re sharing six unexpected (and sometimes odd) jobs perfect for gals wanting to travel the world.
Dog Walker & House Sitter
For an on-the-go traveler who misses the luxury of being a stable pet owner, becoming a dog walker might be the perfect solution. Dog sitters and dog walkers are a much-needed job in larger metropolises. So, if you find yourself wanting to explore or settle short-term in a larger city, see what pet and house sitting options are available. In today’s modern society, you’ll find that becoming a verified dog walker and caretaker is more simple than you think. From apps that focus on planned playtime with animals to websites that require responsible pet owners and house sitters to sign up, animal care is a flexible and fun job for any traveler to take on. Plus, you might get the added perk of free housing!
This might seem obvious for any woman looking into remote jobs, but if you can swing it, freelancing is the way to go! From creating your own graphic design company to creating itineraries for independent travelers, there are endless amounts of gigs for a freelancer… it all depends on your individual interests and skills. There is certainly a large amount of hustling needed to become full-time freelance, but the biggest perk is that your location and your work hours are entirely up to you and you alone.
Becoming a fitness instructor might be the perfect travel job for a gal who prioritizes their health and has a passion for teaching physical fitness. Teaching yoga, zumba, dance, surfing, skiing, scuba diving, skydiving, mountaineering, tennis, sailing, kayaking or even personal training is a great option for those who have enough experience in their field. Signing up to teach a weekly class in local gyms and hostels is a small, yet simple way to get your instruction started. And you never know… sometimes even fancy resorts love hiring in-house instructors to lead classes for their elite guests! If you’re a gal on the move, you could even create a “tour” of your instruction around the world, scheduling weeks and months you’ll be in different cities ahead of time.
It seems like photography is everyone’s favorite hobby now, and considering how amazing our phone camera’s image quality is, how could it not be? If you have a passion for creating amazing images of your travels and those you meet along the road, becoming a professional photographer might be perfect for you. Selling your images to stock photography sites is a great way to get some added cash to your wallet… and many of them are hungry for more contributors!
Believe it or not, being a teacher is one of the quietest and least talked about jobs perfect for gals wanting to travel. What other jobs gives their workers a few months off in the year? Certainly these months “off” are anything but relaxing, but they do not tie you down to one specific location. Preparations for next year’s lessons and students can happen anywhere there is a wifi signal.
Not interested in being a public school teacher? Au pairing or working as an ESL teacher works well too!
If you’re a jack (or jane) of all trades, becoming a virtual assistant might be a great option for you! Virtual assistants basically must be able to do everything, from administrative tasks to brainstorming, troubleshooting, scheduling and more. The best part is the the “virtual” element of the job! So, anywhere there’s wifi, your jobs can be completed. Virtual assistant work also allows travelers to cater their jobs to their skills and interests. Win-win!
What a great list! I would love to freelance around the world 🙂 Another good one you missed is a traveling healthcare worker (nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech and language pathologists all have amazing travel agencies).
Ah! Yes… that’s a GREAT option too. I know many healthcare workers who travel consistently!