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42 Ways You Can Make Money and Travel the World

Derek Popular, Travel Tips & Advice, Work & Travel 393 Comments

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Have you ever asked yourself, “How will I possibly make money while traveling?” or “How will I survive on the road?” or maybe “How can I can’t start traveling when I don’t have much money?”.

Chances are that these very thoughts have indeed crossed your mind (they cross all of our minds at some point!) and there’s also a chance that you haven’t found any answers. As a result, you’ve still yet to take that first step and start traveling and as time passes by, you start to wonder if you’ll ever achieve your travel goals.

Here on the blog I’m always making the claim that you can make money and travel much more easily than most people think. But yesterday I realized that I should probably back up that claim with some actual examples. So, that’s what I want to do here. I want to help you answer those questions above.

Are you ready? Here’s a list of 42 ways you can make money while traveling (keep in mind this is just a fraction of the opportunities that actually exist!)…

Teach English – Job opportunities are all around the world and in many cases, you don’t need to be certified. You just need to be a native speaker. Check out, send in a few applications to schools in South Korea, Japan, Thailand or dozens of other locations & you’ll be surprised at how many interviews you land.

Sell Timeshares – If you were born to be a salesperson, then head to Greece, Thailand, Mexico, the Caribbean or any other major resort area and you can find work selling timeshares. These resorts want salespeople who can relate to their potential customers, so they prefer to have Americans selling to Americans, Italians selling to Italians and so on. The earning potential is huge in this line of work.

Resort Jobs – If selling isn’t your thing, resorts all over the planet often hire staff from other countries for a variety of positions, such as front desk, restaurant or the activity/entertainment department.

Work in a Hostel – Hostels are often looking for new staff who are willing to work some hours each day, either at reception or cleaning or maybe both, in exchange for a free bed each night. Not a bad way to save money at all.

Online Freelance Work – Whether you have a background or interest in web design, programming, illustration, writing, marketing, consulting, legal work, engineering or able to do any type of admin work, you should definitely look at websites such as and These are platforms that connect freelancers with people and companies who need work done. Even if your background is in something else, have a look anyway as there is freelance work to be found in dozens of different fields.

Act in Films & Television Overseas – Head to Mumbai, stand on a street corner in the Colaba neighborhood and before long, an industry scout will ask you if you want to act in a Bollywood film. (I once acted in an Indian daytime drama!) You won’t make millions, but you’ll be on the big screen. I also know people who have done the same in Kenya and earned very good money.

Working Holiday Visas – Countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ireland and Singapore offer these to foreigners, generally those who are between the ages of 18 – 30. If you’re in that age range, the working holiday visa might just be your best option to make money and travel. It allows you stay in a country for up to one year and in some cases, to apply for and work in any position you want. Yes, it is a sweet deal and one incredible way to earn an income while being overseas.

Fruit-Picking – Get out into the sun, grab a basket and start picking fruit. Such an option is quite common for travelers/backpackers passing through Australia and the pay can include payment per kilo of fruit you pick, room, board or any combination of the three.

Travel Blogging – It’s not easy to earn a big income with a travel blog. The amount of time/effort required to do so is much more than most people imagine. But if you’re looking for some extra cash to help fund part of your travels, while keeping the world informed of your adventures, starting a travel blog might be your answer. (Have a look at the high quality, extremely useful Superstar Blogging Course by Nomadic Matt if you’re serious about earning money from your blog.)

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Any Kind of Blogging – You don’t have to start a travel blog just because you’re traveling. Whatever your interest may be, that might be the kind of blog you should start. There are always opportunities to earn some money no matter what you choose to focus on.

Affiliate Marketing – Making money this way is definitely possible even though the competition can be high. But if you’re willing to dedicate yourself to a couple of months worth of research, you’ll find your niche and hopefully a steady paycheck. If you don’t know much about affiliate marketing, have a look at, which offers an excellent series of free lessons to get you started.

Selling Goods Online – Found some cool product that you think others would be interested in? Have your own handmade product you want to sell? You could set up a website or a shop on eBay or any other type of online sales outlet and start selling. Your success will depend on many factors but again, if you’re willing to learn how to get your goods in front of the right people online, even a few sales each week could potentially keep you on the road.

Day-Trading – It may not be for everyone, but there are people out there earning a living and traveling as a result of their day trading efforts. One in particular is Marcello from

Housesitting – Who wouldn’t want a free place to stay? While you typically won’t get paid, if you don’t mind looking after somebody else’s house while they’re away, this is a great option. I know many people who just hop around from house-sitting gig to house-sitting gig, essentially avoiding accommodation expenses for years. Gigs can be one week, one month, one year or anything in between. (Jess & Dani from and Pete & Dalene from are the experts when it comes to house-sitting!)

Work Remotely – There’s no rule that states you must quit your current job in order to travel. Perhaps your position allows you to work remotely and all you need to do is speak with your boss in order to make the adjustment. Head down to a place like Playa del Carmen, Mexico and you’ll find foreigners everywhere who are doing just this, able to make money and travel wherever they wish.

Haircuts – Choose a popular hostel, put up a sign (ask first!), charge a reasonable amount and off you go. I remember meeting a traveler who was doing this in Zagreb, Croatia and she was making $40 USD per day by advertising in 3 hostels. She would cut hair for a month, then travel for a month and repeat. Not bad at all.

Massages – Follow the same idea as above but offer massages instead! I’d sign up for sure after a long day wandering around a town or city.

Bartending – There are bars in many towns and cities that pay ‘cash in hand’ to travelers who can work a bar and are willing to stay in one spot for a while. Bars connected to hostels are often your best bet.

Cafe/Restaurant Work – The same goes for cafes and restaurants. If you’re in a popular backpacking destination, just ask the hostel staff if they know of any cafes that hire travelers. Sometimes you’ll find a local classifieds/coupon traveler-oriented magazine lying around the hostel as well. Flip it open and many times you’ll find restaurants advertising for help.

Website Design – Know how to build simple websites, or even more complex ones? Start your own business and look for clients online, through family & friends or even overseas. Staying at a hostel in Turkey that has a crappy website? Tell them you’ll completely improve their site for $50. (When I was traveling in Syria, just because I worked online, I received over a dozen offers from budget hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses who were willing to pay me up to $500 USD to set up a new website for them. And this can be done anywhere.)

Teach Musical Instruments – Piano? Guitar? Flute? Glockenspiel? Whatever you can play, chances are there are people all over the world who want to learn as well. Advertise in local online classifieds or put up signs in busy areas, such as gathering places of college students, and you just might have a few classes lined up before you know it.

Teach Any Language – English isn’t the only language people want to learn. Speak French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic or anything else? Look for jobs or set up your own classes by advertising at universities or popular hangouts such as cafes.

Teach Dance Classes – Again, put up some signs around town, find space in a public park and teach others how to get their tango on. You could also work out a deal with a restaurant/bar where they pay you to hold a class at their location because it will bring them plenty of extra business.

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Teach Yoga – You could do the exact same thing as above with yoga or any form of exercise!

Construction Work – If you have construction experience, or you can fake it, this is one industry that tends to hire people for short-term work while paying them ‘under the table’. As a result, this makes for a great option for travelers looking to earn some quick cash.

Au Pair – The situations vary but you’ll get room, board and a weekly paycheck for helping take care of a family’s kids, allowing you to explore the country you end up in during your free time as well.

Surfing Instructor – I’d be fired as a surfing instructor in two minutes right now (here’s the video proof), but even after I had practiced for a couple of weeks during a stay in Mexico back in 2008, I was offered a job teaching beginners. You don’t need to be an expert to land a job, you just need to be better than those who have never tried surfing before!

Scuba Diving Instructor – Are you certified? If so, there are dozens of great scuba destinations around the world – Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Hawaii – where you could find work. Talon from has done just this in Central America.

Tour Escort – Many international tour operators, especially those such as that offer budget tours around the world, hire tour escorts to accompany each group. The pay is on the low side and you usually must sign up for a 1-2 year contract, but the benefit is that you get to explore parts of the world without spending any money at all, while gaining some great work experience in the process.

Sell Your Art & Crafts at Local Markets – There are markets in many places where foreigners can rent a stall and sell their goods. Usually these are markets that are geared towards tourists and other travelers. As a result, there are many people who follow the market circuit, bouncing around from market to market all year round, selling their hand made crafts, artwork, clothes from India or other goods that are in high-demand.

Tour Operators in the Caribbean – When I worked on board cruise ships and we would dock in places such as St. Thomas or St. Maarten or Cozumel, many of the staff working for our local tour operators were from the USA, Canada and Europe. Their job was to greet the passengers coming off the ship, keep the groups organized and lead them to their tour bus or van or boat. The pay was okay and they got to live and work in a tropical location for a while.

Photography – I’m an average photographer at best but for those who know what they’re doing with a camera, it is possible to try and sell the travel photos you take. You could set up your own ‘shop’ on sites such as and you could try and sell your photos to a variety of travel magazines and to companies that have stock photography collections.

Travel Writing – If you’re a decent writer, there are opportunities out there to write about your experiences and the destinations you visit and then have those articles published on websites or online magazines. It’s not an easy business, but if you can get a couple of articles published and start to establish yourself, your articles might soon become sought after.

Corporate World – Maybe you want to live overseas but you want to have a proper career or are looking for a higher paycheck. Well, there’s nothing stopping you from applying for corporate or other long-term jobs around the world. China has a growing number of opportunities for foreigners, Singapore and New Zealand are very popular and several countries in the Middle East are home to thousands of expats living and working for companies there.

Cruise Ship Employment – I always recommend this option as an excellent way to earn good money while getting a taste of the world, gaining some solid work experience and networking with hundreds of people (both fellow crew and passengers) from around the world. Not a bad list of benefits. If you’re interested, you might want to look at my popular eBook – How to Work on Cruise Ships.

Cruise Ship Employment

Work on a Yacht – Sometimes they pay, sometimes they don’t, but if you look at websites such as, you might find it hard to turn down an offer to work on board a yacht or sailboat, especially one that will spend a few months in the Caribbean or Mediterranean or perhaps even head across the Pacific.

Travel/Tourism Industry – This won’t ensure that you’re on the road all the time, but a job in the travel industry at home might be perfect for some. A steady paycheck, plenty of good networking possibilities and if you end up in the right position, you’ll just have to travel as part of your work. (Work in Travel is a great resource for anyone interested in working in this industry.)

Edit English Signs/Menus – It might sound silly but there are travelers out there earning decent money by wandering around touristy areas all over the world and getting paid to correct the English spelling/grammar on signs and menus of businesses that try to attract foreigners. I met one guy in Thailand who would charge $10 for his editing services and he would have approximately 20 clients per week. Not a bad way to earn $800 bucks per month.

Busking – Do you have some kind of talent? Maybe you don’t have talent but you’re more than willing to have people laugh at you, especially if they’ll throw their spare change in your hat. Many, many travelers are playing guitar, juggling, dancing and singing their way around the world. It may not be legal in some places though, so be sure to check the rules.

Volunteer Work – In most cases, this won’t pay, but you’ll have an unforgettable experience while usually saving money on room and board, which is just like getting paid! You don’t have to spend a lot of money with large global operations in order to volunteer as there are local organizations in every country that would love to have you. One good website is

Work Exchange – Just check out the listings on and you’ll be ready to pack your bags today. If you’re willing to work a few hours each day in exchange for room, board and sometimes, some extra cash, there is no shortage of opportunities. There’s also which focuses on organic farm work.

Be Creative! – One of the best examples of this involved a female traveler I met in Central America who had funded over 6 months of travel by using a very simple business model. She would hop from beach town to beach town, contact several local tour operators (who usually offered snorkeling and scuba diving trips) and then worked out a deal. In exchange for bringing them business, she would receive a good commission. Each day she would hang around the hostels and travelers cafes and recommend the tour operators she was working with. Let’s just say she was doing very well. So put on your thinking cap, brainstorm some ideas and don’t be afraid to get creative!

And that’s the list. I really do hope that this has helped you realize that you can make money and travel, that earning money on the road is not as impossible as you once thought. If it were impossible, there certainly wouldn’t be so many people, from countries all around the world, traveling and working as they explore this great planet of ours.

Of course, there are many more ways to earn money while traveling as well, so if you have anything you’d like to add or share, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. The more opportunities we list, the more we can help each other!

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Comments 393

  1. Afzal

    Hi Derek,

    My friend is working as a travel blogger in Spain. Originally, she was from India and she has been literally travelling across the world like you and writing down the thoughts.

    Your post is the perfect bet for people like me who like to save money every single time, they undertake a trip. Now, having said that, you have just gone a step further by actually helping us to earn money while enjoying the luxuries of life. What a “wow” moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sure, it is people like you who are quite tempting me to start travelling myself by putting better use of my skills in saving money, let’s see what’s in store for me.

  2. Nikoletta

    Hello, I loved your list, if I had seen this before when I was looking for something on how to make money while traveling few years ago, it would have made it easier for me to find something suitable.
    Working on a cruise ship was always a job I wanted to try, even though its a very hard job, you get to see amazing places. Somehow I never got to try it.

    2 years ago I had come across a business opportunity which I never knew it existed and its a great way to earn money while you are on a holiday actually. It is to recommend a travel service and get incentive holidays and commissions of the turnover. It is very rewarding and give you free time you want. Its called network marketing.
    I didn’t see the type of jobs in your list so I thought I mentioned it.
    Thanks for the list again.

    1. Carol

      Hi Nicoletta, I would like to ask you more about your business opportunity. Please if you would give me the full name of the company you work with. I’d like to check it out. I find an abundance of network marketing on the internet but none like you describe.
      Thank you. Carol

  3. jim

    as I push my way through my forties and the strings that tie me down begin to decrease and my freedom from responsibilities begin to increase, the idea of a nomadic lifestyle are pulling hard on me.

    I love my job as an elementary school teacher, but the pull of adventure is much stronger. Of course the obstacle of how to fund that kind of life change is always on my mind.

    I am hoping that my skills as a beekeeper can be the ace in the hole as countries all over the world are facing a shortage of qualified apiarists. My dream is to be able to move through countries and continents and work as a beekeeper to fund my nomadic lifestyle.

    does anyone know anybody who has done this before?

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  5. Arty

    Hi Earl,
    Thank you for a great article. I quitted my job back in April and start traveling through out Europe for two and a half month now by using my saving. Came across with your article at this time is great!

    1. Kinha Guimarães

      Hi, Arty!

      By any chance did you get some kind of job in Europe…even without a working visa?
      I’ve been going back and foward the past 5 years but even if I tried some Cvs and Linkedin…I was never able to find some kind of job…
      Some of teh options listed on this post are interesting but I’m always in doubt because of the visa thing…

      How it’s been for you so far?

  6. Elda Mekonnen

    Hi Earl I am senior in high school and all my life I knew I wanted to travel. I can’t see nor stand to be in place. I need to be free and its something I’m willing to do anything for. But the thing is I’m not good at a lot of things and I still want to attend college. So if I were to do my classes online and travel I still wouldn’t know how to make good money. I see I have some choices thanks to your list but its not something I’m confident in. I want something stable but I don’t mind the struggles of hoping jobs. Your traveling experiences have really inspired me and I want to do it too. I just need a little help. Thanks.

  7. Estella

    Thanks Earl! Great list, think I have tried a lot of things over the past 5 years being on the road, but love my freelance work in several fields. My teaching career is off the list unless it is part-time. Quit full-time teaching 5y ago. But hey when you live this lifestyle you meet a lot of jealous people, who turn green. Even after recommending things to do and opportunities they are green, because many realize that they have not one single talent to make money on the road and they are also to proud to do volunteer work/hostel work etc.

    We are blessed. Thanks for the great list.

  8. Rowen

    Hi Earl! I’ve actually just started blogging, 3 months now. I don’t own the site though. I just contribute. What I would like to do is start a blogsite of my own. However, I’m still in the conceptualization phase and I’m struggling. Can you give me some advice on how to actually get started?

  9. Katie

    Hi, I just finished my first year at a community college and have no idea of what i want to study for a career. I have considered being a travel blogger, but i don’t know if am a good enough writer. Also i don’t want to disappoint my parents if it doesn’t work out because they are paying for my education. I also want to travel the world instead of being stuck in a classroom or office all day, but i want to continue my education. Do you know of any way to travel and still learn? and do you know how to balance both?

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Katie – The good news is that there is so much to learn out there and once you figure out what you would like to focus on, you’ll be able to find classes, courses, retreats, and more to help you gain the knowledge you want. But the key is figuring out what you want to learn first and then you can start to narrow it down in order to find the destination most suitable for learning that subject.

  10. Amber Latimer

    Hey Earl!

    Thank you so so much for putting together such great content. I am currently an au pair in Australia and am deciding which route I want to take after my visa expires here. I now have 40+ options to chose from thanks to you haha. Safe to say I’ll be doing lots of research the coming months. Thanks for starting your blog way back when and for keeping up with it so regularly. Love you writing and reading about your adventures. Cheers!

    – Amber

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  12. Jami

    I have a unique situation. My hub and I have 3 sons(11,13,15) and we all want to work and learn together. We are worldschoolers. We would love to do something like where we could meet others, learn skills, help, etc. However, we need money to get us from place to place and to explore a bit. We are educated and have skills.

    My hub worked 20 years in IT. We both have TEFL certs. We just returned from teaching in China for a year. I have a degree in holistic nutrition and certs in yoga, reflexology, personal training, Pilates and life coaching.

    We’ve created 2 all natural products that we could sell.

    My question to you is: What would you see as the best, most stable course of income for a family of 5 to travel around for cultural experience. We don’t want a 9-5 but are absolutely willing to work..

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  14. Ty Chopp

    Good stuff man! I appreciate your content you put out. I’m currently traveling the US in a van and have been living off my savings for the past two and a half months that has dwindled down to not a whole lot but just wanted to say that this was the right post to come across at the right time. Launching my blog in the very near future. Looking forward to possibly connecting with you!

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  16. ashruta patel

    Hey earl ,
    First of all thank you so much ..!!
    Great & inspired article , I’m 22 year younger girl . i have 1 year experience in travel industry ,i’m fed up of working in desk job , i wish to traveling around the world in free of cost , I loved traveling , take a travel photographs & meet a different people , i’m professional photographer . I want to become a tour escort and also want to become a financially strong & help the ones around me who are struggling in life . please kindly assist me with your export guidance.
    Thanks dear.

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  19. justin fernandez

    Hey Earl,
    I’m fed up of working in a BPO and in night shifts for the past 15 years. I wish to go to a foreign country, I love teaching, I teach English currently just as a past time, i know a bit of french too. I want to develop these and move to any foreign country and earn well. I really want to do something useful with my life, I want to become financially strong and help the ones around me who are struggling in life. Kindly assist me with your expert guidance earl. Thanks

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Justin – You’ll find plenty of info on the blog to get started my friend. Teaching English overseas, especially since you already have experience, would be your best bet to get going and that can lead to all sorts of opportunities. It’s all about taking the first step and seeing where it leads!

  20. Dan Gennaro

    Hey Earl- great, creative article. I’m turning 27 yrs old, wanderlust dreams for years of traveling! lol so true that where does time go? Been in my small rural town in PA for too long- I just finally took a few road trips that have been on my heart… drove to Mid-West (seen Colorado and South Dakota) then I flew in Los Angeles, drive to San Diego, San Francisco and Venice CA- the Pacific Coast Highway is enthrallinggg! so beautiful! anywho, I love this article cause I think myself and most ppl get stuck on the ‘money’ aspect, but more so, the decision to quit that ‘secure’ safe job of 9 to 5 and steady income and actually go into the unknown. I love the philosophy of “Leap and the net will appear.”

    Pretty funny about the starring in Bollywood films lol thats awesome! For now, the biggest obstacle for me is deciding on the title of my blog.. cant decide if I want my name in it or something more general.. How has your name worked for you? have you considered changing it since you started? Thanks for the articles and thoughtful info

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Dan – I wouldn’t think too much about it. The main thing is that it’s catchy and it gives some indication of what the site is about although, these days, that second part isn’t as important. You just want to make sure that it’s easy for people to remember.

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  23. Mark

    Hey Earl, What would you suggest for a tall, healthy, fit 56 year old man? This scares the heck out of me but I’d like to give it a go. My skills are in healthcare management but no degree. I’ve recently been let go from my job and am having trouble finding another. I have about 100k saved but don’t want to blow through it.

    Thanks in advance for your response.


    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Mark – My advice is generally to create a long list of every skill, piece of knowledge, ability, hobby and interest that you have. Then, you can examine that list more closely and slowly try to determine which items on the list can translate to jobs overseas or opportunities that would allow you to work, travel and earn money. That’s always the best method in my opinion because there isn’t any official ‘go to’ opportunity that anyone can just jump on to get started, apart from teaching English. With your background though, I’m sure you’ll be able to find ways to put it to good use and create the lifestyle you’re looking for!

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  28. jacob

    hey earl,
    i am at a cool place called kerala.. always wanted to explore my own backyard and maybe find a route, with some adventure, but havent started on it… just happpened on your article and page.. both super charged!! and i feel like this urge in me must be follwed thru..

    am going to start this !and hope to keep checking with you for advice and guidance!!!
    man you are really living the life i keep dreaming of!

    merrry christmas to you Earl!

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  30. Harriet Coutinho

    Dear Earl,

    First of all, thank you for being so honest in your article. If you don’t have an open mind to do things while you travel, then one can only travel for leisure. I will be 29 years old soon and all I wanted to do was to travel the world and work along. But instead, I am stuck in a desk job. I am getting into Scuba Certification soon and will complete the Master Dive followed by that.
    Are there any other suggestion you can give me to which other certifications I can do while traveling the world where I am doing a decent job and earning enough.

    Best regards,
    Harriet Coutinho

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Harriet – The thing is, I would first look at what you’re interested in. If you get a scuba certification for example and you realize that you don’t enjoy it, then you won’t be happy. Same with a TEFL certificate or sky-diving certification or any other kind. So once you figure out what you’re actually interested in doing while traveling, then you can look at ways to make it happen!

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  33. Petra

    Hello Earl,
    thank for interesting article.

    I have a question please help me:D When you freelance, the webdesign for example, how do you make the “bill”? Like, do you have a business set in your name in your home country? So when you travel like this, you probably need to have a “company” in your name in your home country and then you also pay taxes in this country while moving around the world?
    I would love to do this but I am just a bit confused how to pay taxes and make the invoices. Thank you so much:)

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Petra – That really depends on your home country and the rules you must follow in terms of taxes. Every country has different rules for people who work online or spend a lot of time overseas. But in general, yes, setting up your work as a self-employed business and paying taxes to your home country is something that is necessary.

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  35. UWAK

    u are really a great traveller, thanks for your advice .Earl I really want to appreciate u because u have really make some of us to appreciate and have the right mind to travel. in my own case,I have never travel out of my country but I have really been thinking of how I will travel out ,I don’t even have an international passport, I don’t even know where to start, pls I will love u to fixe me has been my dream to also visit and work outside my country but don’t even know where to start pls do something about it,I have experience in different fields, thank u

  36. Yoan Tremblay

    Hello !

    Thanks for those advice ! But I would need some advice from you. There goes my little story :

    I’ve always wanted to travel. I live in a little town in Québec and I never went far away from where I live(like 5 hours is the top). Where I need advice is that since I know I can probably work from place to place in different kind of things, I would like to know how would it be. Cause I’ve got a back surgery in the past and I can’t do everything.

    Second thing, I think that what stop me from doing it is that I’m scare to fail. Like I’ve just finished college I have my degree, but I got my school debt to pay back AND I got a car rent to pay per week. So is it possible to travel and to pay for those things and everything else?

    Last thing, Is that better to go with my car, or on foot. Like take a backpack, and go for it?

    Thanks for answer !

    1. Alex

      Hello Yoan
      Go for it!
      Take your car.
      And get bicycle.
      Make connections in places before you go there.
      Be positive
      Alexander Your buddy

  37. laura

    Hi there Earl,
    do you have any advice for someone who is 19 I want to travel and the thing is i don’t have a specialty in my working career unless you count fast food! I know you learn when you are abroad but in all honesty I need some kind of advice… how did you start it all and what do you recon I should do?
    kind regards
    laura 🙂

  38. Sambo

    What about selling plasma in Europe? I know a few people here in the US that sell their plasma for a little extra cash. I was just wondering if US citizens are allowed to donate across the pond? If so how much do donors recieve on average?

    1. Ile

      Can’t talk for whole europe but in finland you can donate blood or stem cells for free and around 50-150€ respectively. Country of origin doesn’t matter but they will ask you about earlier donations or transfusions and travel at malaria-rsk zones etc

  39. Charles Leahy

    Hi Earl,

    Looks like your doing it right! Hoping to do the same once finished uni.

    Just a few questions having trouble finding an answer to….by the way I will probably go down the route of improving peoples websites.

    1. How do you go about the visa? E.g. do you have to come in and out of the country once a month for a new visit visa?

    2. What sort of deals do you get along the route? E.g. A hotel says do our website for $300 and 2 weeks stay?


    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Charles – The visa situation is different for every single country. You need to look up the rules as it pertains to you (as per your nationality) when heading to a new country. Some countries allow you to just show up and stay for 30 days, some for 90 days, some for longer. Some countries require you to get a visa online before you arrive or you might have to get a visa from an Embassy or Consulate first. You need to do some research to figure out the visa rules of each country.

      As for deals, there’s no standard. You simply can try to offer whatever skills you have in exchange for whatever you and the hotel thinks is fair!

  40. Chira

    Hi Earl,

    I just got addicted to traveling after spending my last bunch of saving to traveled to Bali & Penang. Basically to get myself recovered from mental trauma. It was not really working well but it was worth it. I found myself enjoying and craving for next exploration, as I have been an experience seeker my whole life.
    Back to your topic though. Do your think earning sufficient money to travel at low cost sounds easy when you are native English speaker? I have seen many travel blogger talking about teaching English as way to earn or exchange with accommodation/food. I am good at English comparing to most of people in my country (yes, I’m from Thailand). But Is it that enough for teaching in foreign countries? Do I need a certificate or verification in order to take this path as one income streams? I used to be an English language tutor to (Thai) elementary schoolers for 5 years and now working as a client service manager in design and advertising company. Trying to arm myself with blogging and some digital marketing skills is also my plan for letting earn while traveling, too.

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Chira – That’s hard for me to say. You would simply have to apply and see how it goes. But most likely, you would need some kind of certification if English isn’t your native language.

    2. Ian

      You usually need to be a native speaker to teach abroad and also have a degree. Those are for your work visa. In some places you may be able to find something, but it really depends on the country and the school. And as Earl mentioned sometimes they require TEFL certification too.

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  45. fayrouz

    hello Earl
    I have planned to travel Beirut in august 2015 so I need a help to make program in 7 days and how much will cost probably ?

  46. Rahul Kumar Jha

    Hi Earl, I have graduated from commerce, living in Rajasthan state of India and I am 23 now, and I want to spend rest of life travel every peace of land on earth. Biggest problem with me is I am not earning anything. I am looking for a job which can allow me accomplish my dreams. Please guide me on this.

  47. Kay

    This article is great! Will certainly be looking into some of these. It’s always put me off a bit not having a travel buddy! I’ve been travelling around America and Canada for the past three months and it really does cost a lot! I’m hoping the tips here will help me to continue to see the world. Thanks!

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