You might have been dreaming of travel for ages, or actually planning your trip now. Either way, traveling is one of those things that can fully captivate your mind, body and spirit. Going around the world, making incredible memories through unforgettable experiences is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself as a person. And if you’re worried about money, don’t make that an excuse. There are plenty of ways to fund your travels and keep the money coming in even as you’re on the road.
Become a Freelancer
Take a moment and think about your skills. What can you do, especially online, that someone would pay you to do for them? And if you can’t come up with anything, what can you learn? It’s easy to learn skills on your own online these days, so spend a few months brushing up in an area that can be marketable as a freelancer. Learn web design, photography, video editing… the list goes on. Find tutorials online through YouTube and continue to take your skills as far as you want. The best part: you can work from anywhere, making your travel dreams a reality.
Teaching English is one of the most popular ways that young people make money abroad. Lots of post-graduates are putting off the job market to go get their TEFL certification and teach English in a foreign country. And you know what? Lots of them aren’t even coming back. It turns out that teaching English is a hugely marketable skill, something that is greatly needed in many parts of the world. This means that once you’ve got some experience under your belt, you can grow and even become a teacher trainer. And teaching English is a great way to connect with the local people as well, enhancing your experience of living in a foreign country.
Writing and Editing
If you have ever dabbled in writing, consider expanding upon that and seeing how your writing skills could translate into the global market. It’s a job that you can do from anywhere that has a good internet connection. With all the websites and online businesses up today, many people are needed to create content to fill those sites. Writing and editing can be a great way to put in a few hours of work per day and pay for your travels. Check out sites like freelancewritinggig.com and fiver.com for some ideas of the kinds of jobs out there. Why not give it a try for awhile? Leave your car at Luton airport parking and just hit the skies to your dream destination with a bit of writing work at hand. And don’t miss the Luton Carparkz Meet and Greet while you’re at it.
If you enjoy working with kids, there are lots of websites that can connect you with families looking for a nanny or au pair for their kids. Duties can range greatly depending on the family so keep in mind what you’re looking for. Generally you’ll be given room and board along with a stipend, in exchange for taking care of the children and possibly teaching them some English. This can be a great job because the families will often take you along on family trips and outings!
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By Oliver Todd from Florida Holidays at Kenwood Travel
When one goes to many travel agencies homepages and hovers one’s cursor over the destinations tab one is presented with several fantastic holiday categories. For the most part these are specified by individual country – Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia etcetera or broader area – Indian Ocean, The Caribbean or the Far East for example. These main destinations are then whittled down to sub destinations. Now, this is all very well and good. All very straight forward. On closer inspection, however, a confusing destination comes into view. Florida. What’s this guy doing here all on his own? Surely he should be a sub destination of USA Holidays, as Dubai is to the Middle East? Not so. Florida gets its own allocation as a main destination. A mere state in a nation of 49 others, this south-eastern outcrop of America nonchalantly rubs shoulders with whole countries and sub continents on our website, holding its own as a holiday hotspot to be reckoned with. What does that tell you?
The Sunshine State is one of the leading global holiday destinations. That’s quite an outlandish claim I know. And admittedly, it’s rather a misleading one when one considers that London is officially the world’s most visited tourist destination (Attracting a record 4.9 million visitors last year in the summer months alone.) But British travel companies look outwards from the UK for their holidays and so do their customers. For them, then, lauding Florida so highly isn’t quite so brazen. And yet by no means are they are singling it out as the best, they are merely pointing out the facts. Florida needs its own category on their websites because it offers such a wide range of top quality hotels and resorts. This place has got it all, an embarrassment of riches: Year-round sunshine, the thrilling theme parks and the added glamour of that all-American, larger-than-life, have-a-nice-day hospitality. You’ve got world-class beaches, the timeless beauty of the Everglades and the iconic art deco architecture of Miami. Florida’s raison d’etre may be family fun - Disney and Universal more than see to that - but big kids are hardly left out. Seminole Golf course at Juno Beach ranks as one of the world’s best, and chic and vibrant restaurants in towns like Fort Lauderdale, Kissimmee and Sarasota bring razzle-dazzle to evenings-out for visiting couples and friends.Add a comment