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Old 08-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Its been awhile since ive posted, ive been just reading the boards now and then for awhile. I noticed that alot of people have jobs that allow them to travel alot. I was wondering what are the best jobs to look for that allow for alot of traveling. Like volenteer work or non profit organizations... And how do they work?

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Whatever gives you the most time off and pays the best.

It takes a while to start a new job and gain enough paid time off to take a decent-length vacation, usually at least a year. Either that or work like a dog at something you can tolerate for as long as possible, save up all that money and when it's time for you to travel, tell 'em to shove the job up their ass and leave!
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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Im looking for a job or volenteer program that pays for you to go to different places and work for them for a few months at a time or something. Reading around this site I remember I heard a few people mention things like that.

For the past few years ive just been working my normal job in california then traveling whenever i save up enough which isnt very quickly. And my job always hastles me when I want to take off more than a week at a time.

I would like to hear some stories of what people have done to be able to travel and not go bankrupt.

Thanks for the help
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^ Yeah, you can go straight to hell, buddy.

I'm just jealous because with this new job I won't be able to take ANY paid days off for at least the first 6 months.
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There are not too many jobs that will move you around every few jobs, but you can find non-profits in different countries and then travel from the country you are working in or do short-term volunteer programs in different places.
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I, too, would love to find a job like this. The only one I can come up with is working for yourself. It may sound crazy but I think I can pull it off. My father and I want to invest in real estate. So I plan to do some of that, take some time to travel, come back, repeat. My dream is 6 months on and 6 months off...forever. I know it wont happen but I can at least strive for it. The only thing that comes to mind is job hopping, teaching english, cruise ships, and non-profits and all of those can be difficult to get. Well teaching english might not be that hard but getting one with time off may be hard. I would consider all of these in the course of my life to achieve my goals. The last option is working for an airline where you get hooked up and can take a few days here and there each year and see some cool stuff (ie WWM).

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Thanks for all the help. I think ill look into the volunteer programs and things, if anyone has stories of what they have done, I would love to hear them.

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I am doing the TEFL thing in Taiwan and from my co-workers have said (I am new here) they take some long weekends and travel around the island and sometimes hop over to Hong Kong or Singapore. You get a week or two off to do some longer trips too if so desired. It is not a cake job as ittakes a lot of energy, but it is one job that will et you live in another culture for awhile.
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Some guy we ran into (Canadian) has been traveling for 10 months playing some game like Magic, except a bit different. He started it as a hobby and then entered a tournament and won a large chunk of change and has been doing them all over the world consistently now for this amount of time (Oh yeah, he started in London with a regular job and got into this). Anyhow, he said he went to NYC and back to play an invite only tourny and came back a few grand ahead. Not sure the name of it and this guy was a complete geek, but hey...

You can also apply with the UN for volunteer positions. That's what I was looking at for overseas, but you have to be 25 and I'm not quite there yet.
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