Travelling around the world and do it for free. It seems too good to be true right? Well, it’s not. You can actually travel to the ends of the world without digging deep into your pocket – or actually forget digging deep, you might not need a cent to do it. Here are some of the jobs that you can consider if want to travel for free.

Teach English abroad
If you’re looking for a more secure job while abroad, this is probably one of the most rewarding work/travel opportunities out there. If you’re a native speaker, you might want to consider taking up an online short course or you even find countries which won’t require any certificate because some offer the course after you’ve accepted the job. Having completed a TEFL course is a plus as well.

Work as a Tour Guide 
This adventure is for the extrovert, bubbly and communicative, who have the patience to deal with people from different countries all day long. So if you’re up for being a human navigator, this can be a fun way to do it.

Taking up this job is one of the best ways of exploring the world, getting paid, and have no expenses. Be open minded to meet new people everyday, as each day will be an adventure. Some tour companies specialize in adventure travel, budget travel and holiday specials – you’ll find something that relates to you if you search for it. For more information of how to train to be a tour guide, check out Downhill Adventures. 

 Work on a cruise liner

A few times a year, majority of cruise liners around the world recruit people from all walks of life. So if you want to set sail across the world, get a CV ready and check for hiring dates. The nice thingabout this job is that you will have time off when the liner docks at a certain port. You can sight-see or shop till you drop!

Google is your friend, a quick search should tell you which cruise lines suit you better, check routes you’d like to do, and more details about your new adventure. On some sites there are also forums where you can ask questions from people who worked on cruise lines before.  Here’s a good place to start looking a cruise line, CruiseJobFinder

If you love kids and is passionate about routine and rules, you might want to consider au pairing. Before you think it’s too boring and stressful, consider the fact that you’re getting paid, getting meals and you don’t have rent to pay.

On your off days you will have more than enough time to explore your new surroundings without worrying about costs. Find an au-pair agency that best suit you, sign your name up on the site and get ready to hit the road. 

Volunteer for a cause

Are you passionate, energetic and keen on making a difference? This one is definitely for you. Whether it’s volunteering for a humanitarian cause or an initiative to ‘save the planet’, it’s a viable way you can earn money or experience and travel to various places for free. You can easily find a cause worthy of you time and one that you passionate about and join their volunteer groups and your good to go. Try volunteering at the Amnesty Intentional  to make a change.

Become a House Sitter
Are you open to taking care of someone’s home – or even their pet — while on vacation? You might have a free place to stay for offering your services. With just a click of a button you can earn money, have free accommodation and have fun while you’re at it.
If you are keen, it does come with the responsibility of doing the housework: laundry washing, dishwashing, gardening, dusting and vacuuming, polishing furniture and feeding dear old Fido.  If you need a little bit of experience before you leave try Sitters4u 
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