Travel jobs!

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    Jan 18, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    whats up guys-

    I've been spending 10-12 hours/ day in a cubicle, so one of my top goals is to find a job that will allow me to travel extensively. I'm 29 and single, time to see the world while I'm still (somewhat) young!

    Business degree, 5 years in finance and real estate, entrepreneurial streak, hablo Espanol.

    Any ideas?icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Look into medical equipment sales. They do A LOT of extensive traveling but honestly, do you know what's involved in these travel jobs? You practically live in airports and hotels at least 5 days a week. You also live off your suitcase. If that's what you're really interested in, awesome! But keep in mind that when you travel to a different city, you're there for work and not as a tourist. Good luck to you!
  • He_Man

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    Jan 18, 2013 10:41 AM GMT
    Rubio saidwhats up guys-

    I've been spending 10-12 hours/ day in a cubicle, so one of my top goals is to find a job that will allow me to travel extensively. I'm 29 and single, time to see the world while I'm still (somewhat) young!

    Business degree, 5 years in finance and real estate, entrepreneurial streak, hablo Espanol.

    Any ideas?icon_biggrin.gif



    A flight attendant.
    A cruise ship worker.
    Or the old fashion route, join the navy.

    With your business degree and experience, I would say that you could become a buyer/purchaser for a large company that deals with international accounts in India, China, Japan, Mexico, or Middle Eastern countries, etc. It would allow you to travel plus still be within your chosen field.

    You could also use your real estate and entrepreneurial experience to sell American real estate to rich Germans, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, Mexicans, etc. You could travel the world looking for prospective buyers for American real estate, or you could get into the international real estate market.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Jan 18, 2013 3:51 PM GMT

    Go for it....I spent my 20's in I-banking/venture capital and living to work rather than working to live. There are numerous options out there outside of the traditional airline/cruise ship venue that did not exist ten years ago. Like Erik said, you will be living out of a suitcase in strange hotel rooms. You WILL miss birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Major holidays like Christmas, NY, Easter, etc. will become 'just another day' Long as you embrace that reality, vagabond lifestyle and perpetual jetlag.
  • hockeydude12

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    Jan 18, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidLook into medical equipment sales. They do A LOT of extensive traveling but honestly, do you know what's involved in these travel jobs? You practically live in airports and hotels at least 5 days a week. You also live off your suitcase. If that's what you're really interested in, awesome! But keep in mind that when you travel to a different city, you're there for work and not as a tourist. Good luck to you!


    I used to be a Project Manager and would travel to various locations to run projects. Its fun at the start, but it does start to take a toll on you. Living in a hotel for a few months, bouncing between airports and not knowing where you want to go next is very difficult in the long run. That said, some people thrive in that type of environment. If you are looking for something more short term, check out cruises or flight attendant jobs.
  • hawkeye7

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    Jan 18, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    I am 43 and thinking of becoming a flight attendant.
    It just sounds like fun and the benefits are awesome.
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Thanks for the ideas guys.

    The vagabond lifestyle would actually be a welcomed adventure right now.

    Whether its a short term "bridge" job or a long-term career opportunity, I'm committed to giving it a shot, I think it'll be good on a personal level as well. The search is on!icon_cool.gif

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Anything sales or consultant will get you there for the most part. You have to be ready to take in the greatness of Chicago, San Francisco, and London with the likes of cities in Idaho, Nebraska and New Mexico mixed in. But you'll travel for sure.

    When you search on job sites look for "regional," "national," "passport," "drivers license" and those should lead you to jobs that are more travel intensive. Good luck.