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Guest post: The best career choices for those with travel fever!

In job, travel, Uncategorized, work abroad, work and travel on September 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

The best career choices for those with travel fever!

By Manvendra Kikkeri

Feel like being in a different city every night? The jobs listed below maybe just what you need to start living your wandering dreams .Everyone has had that feeling of just wanting to quit their boring mundane desk job and just go on an infinite vacation, it might seem hard to believe but there are jobs out there that involve a lot of travel and don’t involve you being part of a large energy sapping corporate .The article below is how you can live, travel and explore all while you earn money to keep your adventure going.

For the more adventurous readers you could even go to your dream destination and then find a job. A great job search tool is Neuvoo .The website has over sixty countries listed on it and numerous jobs in each of those countries so no matter where you go you should have no trouble finding a job.

For those who would like to have a job that involves travel here are some good options to explore.

I will start the list of travel friendly jobs with the job that should be a no brainer on this list. But fair warning, these jobs aren’t all about sipping cocktails on a different beach every afternoon they take dedication and tireless effort like most other jobs.

Pilot or air staff: Maybe we should get the obvious one out of the way .This job definitely means being in a different city every night or at least very often as now some low cost carriers prefer to have their pilots and other staff fly back to the city where the carrier is based to save on hotel room costs .However still a great option especially if you manage to land a job with one of the larger carriers.


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Super tutor: This is one that is a fairly new on the list and one very few people have heard of and even fewer have the skill and the mind set to do on a day to day basis. Super tutors are like regular tutors but are the few exceptional ones that can make students grades jump two levels in a matter of months no matter how distracted or stubborn the student might be .You might ask who hires super tutors? The answer is simple ,the super wealthy .Billionaires are often willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money for personal tutors to teach their students and since the world’s super wealthy often travel you will too (all expenses paid ) if you can manage to get their children the grades it takes to get into Ivy league universities .

Ski, snowboard or surf instructor: This one is just an absolute dream .Ski and snowboard instructors are often paid a good sum of money and often charge by the hour, more over after the season ends if you wish you could go back to a more financially rewarding job or if the travel bug has bitten you bad enough you could travel the other hemisphere and continue teaching.

There is nothing more relaxing than being paid to work on the beach .It is always summer is some part of the world and being a surf instructor is probably a dream job for many .


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Wildlife photographer: This one is definitely for the more hardened traveler ,being a wild life photographer practically gives you an excuse to travel to any country in the world in the name of work .This job however does require immense discipline as getting that award winning shot doesn’t exactly happen on your first day of the job .


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Disc Jockey: Well if you asked a bunch of guys on the street one in probably five would say they are some kind of DJ .The great thing about this is music is pretty much a universal language making the boundaries of landing a job anywhere in the planet very easy. You should probably find the right balance between having an international appeal and adding your own flavor to stand out from the millions of others holding a laptop and oversized headphones calling themselves DJs. Courses are not that hard to come by either and are often no longer than a few months .

Hotel and cruise ship Staff: If something a little more corporate if for you then maybe this could be a great option .Though dealing with people‘s complaints doesn’t seem very glamourous, high-end hotels can be located in some of the most exotic destinations in the world .You would probably be working weekends and long hours depending on your position but if you don’t mind heading to your local bar or having a night out even when it’s a Monday then maybe this is for you. Cruise ships are definitely not for those who get home sick but that probably won’t happen as the entire crew normally goes to one of the many nightclubs onboard as soon as their shift is over.


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Travel Guide or tour coordinator : If you speak multiple foreign languages and you don’t mind repeating the same rehearsed speech several times a day this is probably for you .You would definitely get to meet people from all over the world at tourist destinations which could be great .Do watch out as these jobs tend to be seasonal .


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English teacher: You are probably reminded of the days you gave your high school teachers a tough time however now more companies’ need people with good command over the English language to train their staff which probably means working fewer hours and getting paid more than if you were teaching at a school.


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Hotel mystery shopper: The reason I have written these two under one category is because they aren’t too different from each other .A mystery shopper is often hired by hotels to test their service staff and give feedback on everything from the food to the quality of the shampoo in the hotel .These people are often paid very well ,in the past these mystery shoppers often used to travel alone and ask staff trying questions that made them easy to spot by hotel staff (often by the concierge) ,after identifying the mystery shopper the staff would quickly clean up their act ,now mystery shoppers are often encouraged to bring their family and friends because staying for free in hotels wasn’t a big enough perk already .

Working from home : I know this sounds like the complete opposite of job that requires you to travel however most people who work from home only need their laptops and maybe their phones. A Wi-Fi connection is available at any coffee shop anywhere in the world making working from home ironically a great way to travel .

Remember that unless you love what you’re doing you’re probably not going to like it no matter how much you travel so always pick a profession that you like! Anyway thank you for reading and happy traveling!

Blackface and Bloodstains

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm


Fall, the season of racism.

Every October people around the world get dressed up and attend various costumed parties or functions, usually in some connection to Halloween. Inevitably stories and pictures emerge of white people dressing up in racial or cultural costumes that some find racist and offensive.

People of many different cultures have been addressing this issue for some time.  There are even whole awareness campaigns based around it. Last year I did my part and I received my first suspension on Twitter for calling out numerous people on their racist Native American costumes. However, no matter how many times this is addressed, it happens again every single year.

This year I had not planned on writing anything but stories of racist costumes began to crop up on my news feed.

Colorlines ran an article about a girl in Australia who had an “African” themed party.  The result was…

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Japanese Pop Culture – Just for nerds?

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2013 at 2:23 am


Until very recently, if you enjoyed anything to do with Asian pop culture, you would be considered a ‘nerd’, even in London, the home of diversity and cultural differences.

Now, you may think it’s only lonely teenage boys who sit in front of a computer watching anime all day, but anime, manga and Japanese ‘Lolita’ fashion have become huge in the Western world, yet it’s still receiving a mixed response.
I’ve set out to find out what is so appealing about Japanese pop culture and whether or not it’s seen as something reserved for the ‘nerd community’.

First I’ll break down the terminology:

  • Anime is Japanese cartoons, not necessarily for children; in fact a lot of them are filled with adult themes and gore. Some famous ones include ‘Pokémon’, ‘Naruto’ and ‘Death Note’.
  • Manga is the Japanese term for comic books, a lot of anime is based on manga, the…

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