3 Career Choices For People Who Love To Travel

Having the opportunity to travel may often seem like something that only people with a significant amount of leisure time or money can do. While a lot of leisure time and money doesn’t hurt, these aren’t the only reasons to travel. If you are someone who wants to travel significantly, think about what career you might choose or change to that will allow you to travel more. Here are a few suggestions to help you start thinking.

1. Journalist

Journalism is a field that can offer various opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally. In addition, there are many areas in journalism that not just allow but require travel. For example, if you want to become a foreign correspondent covering a certain part of the world, you will travel to and live in a particular foreign country. 

Living in a foreign country will also let you travel to neighboring countries. After all, a team of producers, camera operators, and sound engineers must be available to produce the segments that foreign correspondents present on the news. So journalism offers many positions that can give you the opportunity to live abroad. And even journalists who focus on domestic news can still visit different parts of the country to cover different events. So, journalism is a great career field for those who love traveling.

2. Photographer 

Like journalism, photography and photojournalism provide people who love traveling with an avenue via their career. Photographers can work in print media, television media, fashion and news magazines, online publications, digital marketing, or as freelance photographers. 

The nature of being a professional photographer is that you go where the images are or will be. For example, a fashion photographer must be in the cities and countries where the fashion shows are being held to capture the images. A photographer who covers war must travel to where the conflict occurs to document the events. As you can see, traveling is a necessary part of photography and photojournalism. So it’s a great career option for travel lovers. 

3. Travel Guide

If you want your career to be specifically about traveling, you could become a travel guide. Travel guides are paid to plan and lead people on trips. You are responsible for planning the trip and also showing your clients throughout the journey according to the plans that they paid for. Also, a travel guide helps tourists get to their destinations and typically serves as the tour guide throughout the trip.

It’s the ultimate career if you love traveling and enjoy helping others who love traveling but are not confident enough to do it alone. It’s also ideal for those who seek to do it with a seasoned traveler who can give them a different experience than if they were to do it on their own. 

There are so many other careers that you can choose if you love traveling. Additional ones include anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, sociologists, flight attendants, truck drivers, and so many more. There are a variety of ways that a lot of people with different interests can work in fields that allow them to travel to various parts of their country of the world.

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