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What's it like traveling the world as a job? What types of jobs would allow me to travel?

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John’s Answer

Fun, challenging and tiresome. Fun to meet new people, experience their culture and way of life. You usually spend more hours working, lots of hours travelling and lots of time away from home and family. Definitely interesting to see how parts of our world works, but if you travel a lot it can get tiresome so make sure you plan in breaks.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jessica,

STEM jobs are great jobs for travel depending on who you work for.

I am in Learning and Development and there are a lot of jobs within this field where travel is a part of the job. I am an Instructional Designer, so I do not travel as much as my fellow instructors. In my role, I would travel around the world to do audience and job analysis as a precursor to creating training. I have traveled to many different countries, working for various industries. It is also a great job for working from home and that makes it great to work from anywhere.

I also like working for companies that are large and with international impacts, because the world becomes your travel landscape. When I worked with an online travel company, I went to 10 new countries that I had not visited before including Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Egypt, Germany, England, and the Netherlands. If you speak a second language, any language, you increase your chances of being tagged for travel over those who only speak English.

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Ao’s Answer

It is a happy feeling to be able to travel around the world and should be the dream of many people!
You can make friends all over the world, get to know the cultures around the world and experience local life, and look at the world and see the earth.
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Daniel’s Answer

Travel was not initially the reason I pursued my career. As you can imagine, one typically does not have that in mind when joining the claims field within insurance. However, work from home was offered to me a few years ago and I found myself working on vacations - whether or not this was a good thing is another topic :) It became very clear to me that I could do not job wherever I needed to and my priorities in life slowly started adapting.

I started getting heavily into photography and hiking which as you can imagine works very well when partnered with travel. I've moved away from my home of Pennsylvania to the White Mountains of New Hamsphire and know that I'll never move back. My next move is to Montana to be near Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. I'll be bringing my laptop out to Yesomite later this year in case I decide to extend my stay longer than expected.

It's awesome now because you don't necessarily need to have travelling imbedded in your occupation now that work from home is available. Some things I have noticed in my first year of traveling:

1 - Hold yourself accountable! It is very easy for some to get distracted at home. Know this and make an agreement with yourself that work doesn't change. It is a privilege to have this opportunity so work hard!
2 - Find an Office! Not necessarily an actual office space away from home, but a dedicated room in which you can shut the door behind you when you arrive and get to business and more importantly shut down and separate from when you are done.
3 - Network! If you are quiet this is even more essential. In the office you naturally get exposed to people when getting coffee, participating in workshops, working, etc. At home you have to proactively seek this opportunities out. Schedule "coffee times", turn on your video, proactively pick up the phone instead of using email. Don't hide behind that screen!
4 - Travel! Do exactly what you told yourself you were going to do. Don't move and just become a hermit in your home office working 24/7. Pick a beautiful place of whatever country of your choosing and explore. Take advantage of today :)

If you hold yourself accountable, working remotely is not a roadblock to one's career - not in today's age. COVID has shown that exact thing play out and the need for highly qualified leaders who can work remote is only going to grow.
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Deepak’s Answer

It's like living the life to the fullest. This is the job most of the people looking for. It's also one of my dream job. Travelling gives you lots of experience, learning, exposure to the world and many people.
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Blake’s Answer

It would definitely be fun, and you would get to see so many different cultures. The only challenge would be having a stable family life if you spend most of your time traveling.
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Hyesun’s Answer

Hi, I'm a world traveler and software developer. :) I decide to become a software developer after 1 year of world travel because the developer needs only internet and laptop for work. I don't need to be work at the office. Even though this is quarantine time, my team and I could work from home as same as before because my job enables me to do that. Unfortunately, I can't travel right now due to COVID-19.

World travel was one of my life goals and I been to 37 different countries. Sometimes I stayed 2 - 3 weeks in one city to enjoy their lifestyle, and tried to meet a lot of local people. I definitely recommend you try to do that, and I believe that may bring a great change in your life including the perspective of life.
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Deepak’s Answer

It's like living the life to the fullest. This is the job most of the people looking for. It's also one of my dream job. Travelling gives you lots of experience, learning, exposure to the world and many people.
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