When you’re a kid and you’re asked what you want to be when you’re older, it seems like such a simple and straightforward question. However, as you get older, it’s easy to get stuck wondering what you want to do with your life. A lot of people aren’t sure which path they want to go down, as there just doesn’t seem to be anything that appeals to them. All they want to do is get out there and see the world, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The good news is that if you’re someone who hates to stay in one place for long, you could make travel a big part of your life and career. The fact is there are plenty of careers that will allow you to embrace your passion for travel. It’s just a case of finding the one that’s the best fit for you. To get you on the right track, below I’ve shared a few ideas and suggestions.
Work as a travel journalist/blogger
Not everyone has what it takes to work as a writer. But if you’ve got a way with words, working as a travel journalist or blogger could be the ideal career path for you. It’s a perfect career for anyone who loves to travel because to be able to do your job; you have to go here, there and everywhere. You’ll get to see some, if not all, of the world’s most amazing and beautiful sights. You’ll do things that you never thought you would. You will meet some amazing people and experience cultures that you never even knew existed. To work as a travel journalist or blogger, you don’t necessarily need a degree. However, a degree in English or journalism can be helpful when it comes to getting a foot in the door of the industry.
Become a ski instructor
If you’re someone who’s a keen skier, then working as a ski instructor could be the perfect career move for you. Obviously, to do so, you would need a ski instructor course qualification. However, as these tend to take a maximum of three months to obtain, you could be qualified in a short time. Just think, you’d get to spend all day living it up on the slopes, teaching less experienced skiers how to make the most of their time on the snow. In your spare time, you could ski and snowboard to your heart’s content. Obviously, the downside to working as a ski instructor would be that there would only be certain areas of the world that you could work in. However, as you’d only be working for around nine months each year, you could spend your spare time exploring other places.
Be a chef
Do you have a passion for food? If so, working as a chef could be a perfect way to combine this with your love of travel. You see, there’s a need for chefs all over the world, both in restaurants and for the running of street stalls. So whether your skills lay in gourmet food or cake design and decor, you can work anywhere. The great thing about working in the culinary industry is that you don’t necessarily have to get a qualification. Instead, you can opt to learn the ropes as an apprentice. So all you need to do is pick a country that you’d like to start off in, find a chef who will take you on, and spend some time learning from them. Then, once you’ve learnt the skills of the trade, you can travel wherever you want to.
Whatever your hobbies and interests, you can combine them with your love of travel and have an amazing career.