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So you’ve been chomped by the travel bug. You have an extreme craving for something new. You, as artist Melody Truong once put it, are enamored with places you’ve never been to and individuals you’ve never met.

You don’t need to bind your vacations to the standard two weeks time. Now like never before, it’s actually possible to make a living traveling the world. Regardless of whether it’s working for yourself as an independent photographer or working at different branches of a worldwide lodging network, here are 11 jobs where traveling really pays off.

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1. Roadie

Roadies have the responsibility to go through everything that a band needs to conduct successful concerts. Although it’s a bit exhausting, it hugely pays off. Lots of new bands are made every day and some of them are really great. So keep an eye on new and potential bands. So what are the actual responsibilities?

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From audio mixing to the design of lighting system, roadies accompany bands on local and global tours and manage the shows behind the scenes. It’s typically not a job for the faint of heart or weak people, with long nights on the road and lots of heavy lifting, but you get the best seat in the house.

2. Importer/exporter

This type of entrepreneurship is widely underrated but with a little determination, you can easily become an importer/exporter for the right market. You just gotta figure out the things you’re interested in. The second step would be to pick out potential buyers of those products.

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Cargo isn’t the only thing that can cross oceans in this field. Buying homemade arts & crafts directly from local artists and shipping them to potential customers means you get to travel and shop for a living.

3. Archaeologist

Archaeology is a widely underrated profession. It demands you to dig up old fossils and study them.

But this one requires more of a commitment, which is, you guessed it right. Grad school. But if you really like spending your time studying history, working outdoors, and uncovering ancient ruins, it probably doesn’t get much better than this as you have the power to make a new scientific breakthrough that can be revolutionary.

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4. English teacher

Being an English teacher is easy as it sounds. Except for the annoying kids though. But look at the perks shall we? If you got a good grasp on your English you can literally choose any destination in the world and start looking for jobs there.

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As you already know there’s a global demand for knowledge of the English language, so you can get a job just about anywhere, and spend a year absorbing your new location and its culture. And the best part? SUMMER VACATIONS

5. Nurse

People get sick all the time and need good medical care no matter where they are in the world. Nursing never goes out of style you just gotta have the patience to deal with the patients. You can even start up your own private nursing business anywhere in the world. Nurses get paid in huge numbers. And even if they aren’t in some places. The satisfaction level of this career is the highest.

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