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Old 09-14-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Just curious to see if there are any other working nomads out there?

if so how do you earn a buck? I guess the most popular will be the old Teaching English...
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I know lots of massage therapists who float from Island to island and country during different seasons working for resorts etc. I am a massage therapist as well, and have started thinking about offering Backpackers shoulder work in hostels while I'm staying there, and possibly train stations. Many years back, I did massage in an international airport for about a year and was always busy as hell.
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I know lots of massage therapists who float from Island to island and country during different seasons working for resorts etc. I am a massage therapist as well, and have started thinking about offering Backpackers shoulder work in hostels while I'm staying there, and possibly train stations. Many years back, I did massage in an international airport for about a year and was always busy as hell.
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Yea I met one in a backpackers hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland recently, pretty cool deal.
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yep. but i can work in almost any developed country , illegally. (stripping/modelling)

loads of backpackers work to keep travelling.
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There are lots of jobs that people do to just pay the bills while traveling. Usually the money is better in their own countries, but you just have to figured out if the difference in cash really makes a difference.

The bar where I work in the DR doesn't pay NEARLY the amount of money that the bar I worked at in Canada pays, but I want to live here, so the fact that I make less cash is just a choice I have made.

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Ive met tons of people in hostels selling drugs. I dont think they subsisted entirely on drug sales, but Im sure it helped. The hostel is an idea enviroment to sell drugs - the owners are lax, social atmoshpere, people staying there are open minded, etc.
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My husband's in the military, stationed overseas. He works, I travel. Not a bad set up.

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I managed to network and work in Australia at a law firm this past summer (winter) and tack on travel before and during my time there.

I say anything's possible and if you want to do something you can make it happen somehow.
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WWOOF....not always paid but always good =)
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i worked, some say i did shit all, in Tallinn at a hostel got to stay there for 6 weeks for free
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I'm one of them, I work and I travel, I travel and I work. Although the word "work" is so obscure you know.
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For about 7 years I did a lot of working travel, doing international non-profit work. I had the most amazing experiences that way and got to live in several countries.
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bumping an old thread...

I sort of lock myself in to work in one country and base myself from there for travel.

After Uni in NZ I worked in Hamburg for a year teaching English...got to see a lot of Europe.

Then I worked in Australia for two years to get experience and see a bit of Australia, being NZ's big sister you gotta check it out.

Then I landed this job I'm in now. I think this is the true meaning of working while traveling. Every day has an eye opening experince. I have to learn Russian and a bit of Armenian and I'm liiving the culture.

The good thing about my job is that I can do it anywhere in the world. The work is hard though, but the people I'm working with are awesome.
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Military. I can work and travel, but sometimes the destinations aren't always the best. ie: 3 years living in Germany... awesome! 1 year in Iraq... not so awesome. 2 weeks paid vacation in Las Vegas for training... awesome! 1 year in Afganistan... not so awesome.

It's all very cyclical with the 'awesome. '
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