Wouldn’t it be amazing to spend your days wandering the earth, going where the wind takes you and following your heart to the next great adventure?

Earning a living as a professional globetrotter sounds like the stuff of fantasy for most of us. But for others, it’s an everyday reality that takes them around the world and gives them the chance to explore new and exciting locations.

And although a travelling career may not afford you the same level of freedom as an independent adventure, any of these five paths can certainly lead you to a number of unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you may otherwise miss out on whilst earning valuable work and life experience along the way.

Flight attendant

This is probably the first job you think of when it comes to travelling careers.

As a flight attendant, you’ll have to be prepared to work long hours, including flights at all time of the day or night, and may even be asked to relocate for the role.

However, if you’re the sort of person who is ready for anything, unafraid of adventure, willing to work hard and prepared to throw yourself into anything, this won’t be a problem with you.

Au pair

If you enjoy working with children, a position as an au pair could be the perfect opportunity for you.

An au pair is a live-in household helper who takes on childcare duties in return for board and keep, and though not particularly lucrative, many au pairs do earn a salary along with their accommodation.

If you enjoy meeting new people whilst travelling and experiences other cultures from with, this could be the role for you.

Small business owner

Can you run a business while travelling the world at the same time?

Basically, yes.

You need to be savvy with the latest market trends in whichever markets you’re targeting, whether that’s foreign or domestic, and it’s a good idea to be well-versed in online trade as well – get to know online selling platforms like Shopify and if necessary, reach out to experts like Maratopia Digital Marketing to maximise the effectiveness of your online presence.

Running a business gives you the flexibility to be your own boss and has limitless growth potential in the future.

Travel writer

Travel writing generally involves reviews of international experiences – this can range from posh hotels to delicious dinners and even days out.

As paid work, it’s competitive out there. But hone your lexical skills and you could carve out a promising career for yourself, whether full-time or as a supplement to your travel adventures.


Food is a cornerstone of just about every culture and wherever you go in the world you’ll find a demand for talented chefs who can create delectable dishes and wow diners with high expectations.

If you have a natural affinity in the kitchen, this skill could take you around the world.

These are just five ways you could transform your travel ambitions into a dream job.

Do you have a job that enables you to travel? Tell us more about it in the comments below!

*Post contributed by food and travel writer, Pamela Smith.*