“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by a sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel.” ~Kahlil Gibran
Do you ever feel restless when you don’t travel for months at a time?
Do you find yourself constantly looking for novel and exciting places to explore? Do you begin planning your next trip as soon as you come back home?
If you have answered yes to all these questions, then you have what they call a “wandering spirit.” Your heart cannot be bound by a single location, and it just leaps to discover the astonishing world that lies out there. You are not someone who would be contented with travelling 1 or 2 times a year with your friends and family for annual vacations, you could spend your whole life on the road if only you got the chance. As someone who wants to see anything and everything there is to see in this world, the mere idea of a 9-to-5 desk job would put a damper on your spirits. Now what if I told you that you have a chance to make a living out of your unquenchable thirst for travel?
Here is a list of careers that allow you to satiate your wanderlust:
1. Travel Blogging
Want a chance to pen your drifting thoughts on a paper while exploring the world? If you shouted, “Hell yes!” on reading this, this might be the perfect career for you. Travel bloggers narrate their travel incidents and experiences through their blogs, so that others can see the world through their eyes.
Do you believe that the best way to express yourself is through the visual medium? Is your camera lens like a substitute for your eyes? Photographers get a chance to roam around the world, capturing the bounty of colors and splendor the world has to offer.
Do you love to oversee and plan things? Would you like to do that while travelling to different destinations? Event planners organize upscale events, parties, shows and even weddings for their clients. Glamor and travel blended into one, what could be better?
For those with an abundance of thoughts and a unique vision to share, a ‘film’ maybe the perfect way to tell their story to the world. Filmmakers get to travel the world while searching for inspiration and filming their projects.
Are you a history buff and would like to uncover the secrets that the past holds? From the pyramids of egypt to the catacombs of paris, archaeology takes you all over the world to discover the treasures buried under the surface of the earth.
Is travelling by road or air too mainstream for you? Would you like to ride the ever-crashing waves into the horizon? Merchant navy gives you a chance to travel the seven seas to different parts of the world, all the while looking swanky in a white uniform.
Would you like to soar high over the seas and mountains, with a birds-eye view of the world? A job fit for the daring and adventurous, being a pilot not only gives you a chance to travel the world, it allows you to put on a pair of wings and fly.
Meeting new people everyday, charming people with your persona, flying first-class, are all part of the job description of flight attendants/cabin crew. Getting a chance to see different countries in a single day’s work is just the icing on the cake.
Do ever feel a personal connect with wildlife? Be it bird-photography, bird-blogging, or pure ornothological research, bird-watching gives you a chance to travel all over the world answering the call of mother nature.
10. Volunteering/Social Work
Would you like to make a living out of giving? Do you feel a strong urge to do good for others? Volunteering gives you a chance to travel the world while working for the uplifment of the needy and making a difference to others’ lives.
11. Travel Show Host
Do you have a love for being in front of the camera? Do you want to be the star of your own show? Travel show hosts get a chance to journey all around the world and revel in their fame, all the while looking great on camera.
Would you like a job involving giving expert advice to businesses? Companies employ consultants to provide business solutions using their in-depth industry knowledge. If working in corporate environments across the world excites you, then this could be your true calling.
Reporting facts to the masses, writing about the affairs of the world, roaming the streets looking for the next “hot story”, did your heart go *thump thump*? Reporters and photojournalists lead fast-paced lives marked by travel and exhileration.
Be it travel blogging, archaeology, or film-making, these are careers that let you create new experiences for yourself everyday and create a roster of delightful memories and thrilling adventures. If you are bitten by the wandering bug, don’t let societal expectations bring you down, as it was J.R.R Tolkien who said that “not all those who wander are lost.”
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