You don’t have to choose between paying the bills and seeing the world. You don’t even have to hope that you could pay the bills by blogging about your adventures. There are a number of jobs that let you get paid while you travel and stay in a number of locations. Here are three career choices for people who love traveling. We’ll focus on good paying jobs instead of what just fills up the gas tank at the next stop.

Travel Nurse

Work in a ski resort in the winter and go skiing in your downtime. Work at a beach resort and enjoy paradise in your off hours. Go on a cruise ship for free and even be paid for it. That’s actually the life you could be living as a travel or resort nurse.

You could also work for hospitals, clinics, and rehab facilities in those vacation spots during the busy season. And when you want to settle down somewhere, you’ll always be able to find a job. The best way to qualify for travel nursing jobs is to complete a Rutgers University nursing degree. And thankfully, you don’t have to travel if you decide to go for a Rutgers University Online program.

Teach Something Else Visitors Want to Know

One of the best ways to learn a language is from a native speaker. There are people all over the world who want to learn English. This is why you can find jobs as an English teacher all over the world. You don’t have to be an English major, though that may help with some employers. Some of these jobs may require a teaching certification of some sort, but those tend to be acquired quickly.

Another way to work while traveling is to become a teacher of another sort. If you learn enough about the location, you can always get paid as a tour guide. If you learned the local language in school or in your time there, you can teach that or be paid as a translator. If you can teach yoga, dance or something else that has a nearly universal market, you could teach that no matter where you go. Surf and ski instructors get to live in the hottest (or coldest) areas while being paid to do what they love.

Work on a Ship

Cruise ships regularly stop in multiple ports as part of a standard loop. If you work on a cruise ship in any capacity, you may be able to visit these ports at the end of your shift or on your day off. Your room and board are typically provided as part of the job. If you want a change of scenery, jump ship for another ship on a different route. If you don’t want to work on a big ship, consider a similar role on a private yacht. They still need cooks, mechanics, and cleaning staff, and you could end up staying in posh ports that the cruise ships can’t reach.


One of the best ways to earn a living while traveling is to have some sort of expertise others will pay you for, no matter where you go. And with the jobs on this list, you don’t have to wait until you retire or save up a fortune before you see the world.