Three Fun Travel Jobs for Super Adventurous People
If you've got an adventurous spirit that is so strong it's considered by those who know you to be your defining personality characteristic, you may be struggling to find a job that satisfies your urge to challenge yourself while having fun at the same time. Travel related jobs generally aren't difficult to get, but many are simply boring, such as driving a tour bus, especially after the newness has worn off and the job becomes repetitive. However, if you're willing to put yourself out there and take risks, you can fund your travel bug with honest work.
Following are three ways that you can have a blast while making money while you travel.
Give Skydiving Lessons
Skydiving is one of the most adventurous activities out there, and if you take skydiving lessons and become an expert, you can probably find work as a skydiving instructor to pay for your adventures. Skydiving is a popular sport in some of the world's most beautiful places, such as Hawaii, Key West, Nepal, New Zealand, and Zambia. Some areas offer skydiving on a year-round basis, while it's a seasonal adventure in others.
Ask your local skydiving company what you'll need to do in order to become a certified instructor to teach skydiving classes. If being an instructor isn't your style, consider becoming a jump photographer instead.
Whitewater Rafting Guide
Another great way for adventurous types to make money while traveling is to become a certified whitewater rafting guide. Whitewater rafting trips last anywhere from half a day to two weeks, so you've got the option of doing a lot of sleeping under the stars if you decide to go this route. Because whitewater rafting is a seasonal sport that's specific to summer and sometimes early autumn, you could follow the work to the Southern Hemisphere when autumn falls in North America and vice versa. This would be an ideal way of life for those who don't care for winter.
Cruise Ship Companion
If you're male and between the ages of 40 and 68 who has good social skills and enjoys dancing, you might be able to get a job as a gentleman host on a cruise ship. Although the pay is low, it's a legitimate opportunity. The key word in gentleman hosts is gentleman -- your job will be to provide platonic companionship only to single women over 50. Because women tend to live longer than men, they outnumber them on cruise ships.