Blogger’s Guide to Other Ways to Work Abroad
House sitters, buskers, Bollywood film extras, clinical trial volunteers and entreprenuers tell their tales. We also put general working abroad or multi subject articles here.
Making Friends with Chaos
Little did Xenia Elsaesser expect when she took her modern language year abroad in Bolivia that she would become a co-founder of an English language newspaper.
Who Needs A Comfort Zone Anyway? Building Character Abroad: The Employment Edition
A lack of certificates, references or experience and an excess of red tape all held MaryAnne Oxendale back in her native Canada, but in China her options are far greater as it is assumed she can swim when thrown in the deep end.
A Day as an Extra on the Tsunami Film, The Impossible
Though he didn’t realise it at the time, for the past ten years James Clark has been using method acting techniques for his role of sitting in front of a computer in a Hollywood film about the 2004 Boxing Day disaster.
Working Holiday Resources
Caroline Eubanks puts together a great list for those interested in a working holiday abroad.
Interview with Eniko: A Travel Ambassador and Professional Indian Wedding Crasher
There might be nothing new under the sun but we have to confess to not having heard of this one as a way to work your way around the world. Anna Phipps finds out more.
Hitting Rock Bottom
A sweary man in a gorilla suit makes Lauren feel a bit better about her own personal low when – with $4 in her bank account and three weeks away from getting paid for forcing unwanted flyers into the hands of Londoners – she spotted a barely nibbled chocolate croissant tumble out of a bin.
Making Travel Money: Burlesque in Shanghai
Swapping her hiking boots for the high heels of her beautiful Burlesque character, Alice Nettleingham is showered in drinks and pig parts – and gets paid for it – when she struts her stuff at dinner parties and on stage.
My Life as a German Movie Star
Considering some of the scrapes she’s been in since, Adventurous Kate’s brief career as a film extra in a German movie called Tourist in Danger.was prophetic.
Day in the life of Blu Man Fu the Street Performer
Paint his face blue, dress up, freak some people out, do some shows and beatbox a bit. That’s Ian’s day in a nutshell.
How To Make A Quick Buck In Bangkok
As a runaway turned backpacker, Leif can’t stop his budget and business conscious mind looking for ways to make money. In Bangkok he puts his budget and business conscious mind to work with suggestions including teaming up with tuk tuk drivers and guiding other travellers through the city’s seedy side.
Alternative Ways for Making a Living in Rome
Sharon Moran learnt the tricks of showmanship working as a vocalist in a stylish cabaret and burlesque club while paying the rent as an English romantic literature museum employee.
Beach Busking & BBQ with Bob (Again) – Kuantan, Malaysia
Emmanuel Marshall first met Bob in 2015 while bumming around on the beach playing music in Australia. Now they’ve got back together to bum around on the beach and play music in Malaysia!
Our First Experiences of House Sitting in London
Battling to keep costs down after time spent in Southeast Asia, Amy and Andrew armed themselves with a house sit on their return to the expense of London.
Living in Grenada: House Sitting and Our Need For a Home Base
Chirping birds, noisy seawater and fidgety lizards interrupt a travel blogger’s typing. And that stupid beautiful view isn’t helping either.
Wow! How $60 Got me 1500km From Alice Springs to Darwin
A fortuitous conversation in the Alice Springs hostel kitchen reminds Stephanie Parker that she can travel for AU$10 a day by relocating a vehicle for a rental company.
Leah advices potential travellers put off by a lack of funds to jump online and look at the thousands of websites containing international employment information such as Workaway or the Jobs Abroad Bulletin. We second that.
Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…
Experienced working traveller Nina Ragusa tells SEA Backpacker how an average girl from Florida is able to travel the world.
Travel Dreams: How to Make a New Life Abroad
Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? The Guardian shares the stories of inspiring travellers that have made it work in all sorts of ways.
20 Questions to Ask Before You Begin Your Pet Sitting Assignment
Before you begin your house sitting assignment, take the time to ensure you’re prepared and informed enough about the needs and welfare of any pets in your charge, says Jay Artale.
Why We Quit Our Jobs In Advertising To Scrub Toilets
Don’t let the bank of gorgeous photography fool you, Chanel and Stevo’s lives are far dirtier and smellier since they left Johannesburg to became toilet cleaners, dog poop scoopers, grocery store merchandisers, and rock shovellers.
Before You Accept That House Sit
After their own worst house sit, Nat and Tim pass on a few thoughts on how to avoid a disappointing house sitting experience.
Bangkok Phil questions an old teacher colleague about his current work as an extra in Thai movies.
Crazy Cat Lady in Training: Pet Sitting on the Road
After hearing her rant about how she wanted a cat of her own, one of Richelle’s Beijing coworkers asked her to watch over a one year old fluff ball named Richard.
Cat Sitting in London
Exploring with a child in tow and house and cat sitting in an unfamiliar area, Amy and Andrew see a different side of their once home city.
I’m an International Cat Sitter
Claus usually works as a tour leader but has found a side hustle looking after kitties.
Getting Started With Housesitting: Tips We’ve Learned from 3 Years of Housesitting
Katie Matthews writes a post about all our best house sitting tips.
7 Reasons To House Sit At Christmas
Charli Moore gives a dozen and one reasons to get a festive house sit.
Our First Time Housesitting (Plus, Blogger Guides)
Told about house sitting in South America, Sam and Zab had to wait 18 months until they took their first set of keys to care for three cats and an apartment in suburban Stockholm.
How to Start Your Own Travel Magazine: An Interview With Nikki Scott From SEA Backpacker Magazine
After travelling for six months through Southeast Asia, Nikki Scott decided to turn her passion for travel into a permanent lifestyle, founding SEA Backpacker Magazine – a fun and quirky free printed mag distributed in hostels, travel agents and cafés across the region. Anna Phipps asks the questions.
How to Do a Campervan Relocation in Australia
In last week’s WotWW Nina Ragusa had scored a retail job in a surf shop and a bartending gig in Darwin. To get across Australia from Melbourne Nina worked her passage paying a dollar a day, plus fuel, to relocate a campervan.
How Can You Make Money Busking?
Anna puts the questions to Harry Vagrant to find out how he makes money busking.
12 Lucrative Jobs in Thailand For Foreigners
If you are seeking work in Thailand other than teaching, Peter offers some alternatives worth considering.
Why I Gave Up a $95,000 Job to Move to an Island and Scoop Ice Cream
If you’re constantly thinking you need a vacation, Noelle Hancock says maybe what you really need is a new life.
Has House Sitting Changed?
When Josie and Conrad first looked after a stranger’s home in Denmark in 2009 house sitting was little known but the concept has since grown immensely. How have things changed?
Where I’ve Been and What Really Happened During Our Housesit
Events spiral dramatically out of control after Jessica Dawdy and her boyfriend Brent return home to their Spanish cottage house sit to find three women and a boy have broken in and cleaned the kitchen.
The Unintentional Side Effects of Slow Travel & Housesitting
A friend points out to Lauren and Kenin Bassart they have lived the lives of completely different people while staying in each of their temporary homes.
Before You Accept That House Sit
On the heels of what turned out to be the worst house sit Nat and Tim have had so far, they pass on a few thoughts on how to avoid a disappointing house sitting experience.
House Sitting in the French Alps
Who would turn down two weeks on a beautiful lake in the French Alps taking care of three girls by the names of Rosie, Sally and Mary? Certainly not Brittany and Charlie.
Why House Sitters are Invaluable to Homeowners
Nick and Dariece thought it time to write an article for the home and pet owners out there, answering the concerns they may have regarding house sitting.
How We Saved $24,000 In Accommodation
Workers of the World regulars Nick and Dariece house sit in the Caribbean.
House Sitting & Pet Sitting – 10 Lessons For Free Accommodation
Travelling the world without paying accommodation doesn’t just sound like a good idea, it is actually an awesome idea, says Natalie Deduck.
House Sitting in Costa Rica
Since moving there in July 2013, Matt and Jenn have been lucky enough to have experienced eight house sits, allowing them to travel on a budget and experience the country like locals.
A Day in the Life of a House Sitter
Rachel Davis imagines her life as a 1980s photo story, complete with bubble thoughts and boxed narration.
I Have Worked in 35 Countries Around the World
Before he decided to make tourism his main way of earning money, Claus Andersen did several odd jobs around the world.
Everything You Need To Know To Plan A Working Holiday In Australia
One of the best ways to be able to fund our travel abroad is to go on a working holiday, says Kat. Here’s her advice for getting our papers in order.
The Best Way To Work Less And Travel More On Your Working Holiday
Kat shares her ways to fund our travels without committing to months stuck in one place.
5 Things I Learnt From WWOOFing
Chickens have been the biggest revelation for Kat during her WWOOFing experience.
Want to Nurse Abroad? 6 Things You Must to Know
While many nurses have found working abroad to be an enjoyable and enriching experience, others had regretted their decision when reality did not meet their expectations. To avoid disappointment, you need to do lots of research to find the best fit for you – your language and cultural background, your character and personality and your reason for wanting to work in another country.
11 Sites That Pay You for Your Photos (Up to $100 per Picture)
Are you a bit of a shutterbug? If so, you can actually make money selling your photos to stock image sites even as an amateur photographer
Travel Nursing: A Look Into The Ultimate Adventure Job
Looking for an opportunity to get into travel nursing work? Whether it’s to start your career or work part time as a retired nurse, Alicia Honeycutt presents this investigative post to satisfy your curiosity.
The Portable Polyglot
For Julie Gassmann working as a freelance translator might just be the perfect portable career.
How to Make Travel Your Career
By incorporating travel into a job we can ensure we are never tied down to one place and can make money doing something we love, says Ashlea Wheeler. But just how do we go about it?
Top 10 Practical Travel Jobs
Kach and Jonathan have taught English and worked online to finance their travels but have come up with ten other options if you don’t fancy doing either of those things.
How The Hell Do I Afford To Travel?
Amélie has used numerous ways to keep herself in the world, including teaching yoga and freelance graphic design.
How to Make a Small Fortune in the Islands
I think we all know the answer to this one. Tropical Crazy Bug sufferer Ashley Ladlie offers her advice to anyone thinking of running a business in the US Virgin Islands.
Sea Change for Healthcare Professionals
Michael Howard advises how to take your medical career out of the hospital and on to the high seas.
Why Quepos is the Ideal Place to House Sit for Travellers
Charlie and Luke live well for less up a small mountain in Costa Rica.
My Experience Housesitting In Australia as Solo Traveller
When she first heard of house sitting in Australia Michela thought it was good only for couples, but when she started digging she was inspired by stories of solo travellers house sitting around the world.
50 Cool Travel Jobs For Filipino Travellers
Kach Medina gives half a hundred ways for Filipinos to sustain their lives even while travelling..
Why We Love House Sitting And Why We Do It!
Sarah and Nathan look after a house and five dogs in Mexico.
Working Holiday Adventures From Around the World: Readers’ Tips
From fruit picking and au pairing to ant extermination and being a film extra, Guardian readers prove adept at making a dime on their travels.
In March of 2007, returned home after a year working in New Zealand, an internet search led Lauren into working as a film extra in Jacksonville, Florida. Please, never watch it, she says, and not just because all her scenes were cut.
National Geographic Documentary Making in Bangkok: the Phantom Extra
Tyler…Tanner…Turner Barr – whatever – gets paid to stand around smoking.
The Ultimate Guide to 47 Work Abroad Programs Around the World
Whether you choose to teach, work as a ski instructor, au pair, or something else entirely, you can see the world while making money at the same time, says Jeremy Scott Foster. He comes up with this cracking list of options.
Awesome Work Abroad Experiences From Around the World
If you have dreamt of having an amazing work abroad experience that allows you to explore the world, get to know a foreign culture, meet locals and learn a new language while still making a decent amount of money, Agness shares 23 stories of people who made that dream a reality.
How to Travel the World as a Personal Trainer
Partly inspired by The Working Traveller, Andy Smith eventually ended up in Australia working for a personal training academy. Here he shares his advice on things to be ready for and the types of jobs available to the travelling personal trainer.
8 Tips to Guarantee You Land The Perfect Pet-Sitting Job
Don’t let your telephone interview stress you out, say Dariece and Nick, who offer these eight tips to win over home owners and land your dream pet sitting job.
When to Say No to a Housesitting Job
Despite increased competition for house sitting assignments Tracy and Rob have learned how not asking the right questions can make a house sit an unpleasant experience. They now know there are things every house sitter should insist on having before accepting any housesitting job.
Living The Dream: No Fixed Address, Permanently House-Sitting
Nat and Jodie house-sit permanently, spending their life living in free accommodation, looking after other people’s pets and just travelling. They tell their story to Travel With Bender’s Erin and Josh.
How to Become a House Sitter and Travel the World for Longer
If we were to throw a ball randomly into a coffee shop filled with travel bloggers there’s a fair chance we would hit one writing a post about house sitting. Read this one though as Charlie and Luke know their home-cooked onions on the subject.
What I’m Talking About When I Talk About China
MaryAnne is asked to write a guide to a city she spent an afternoon in several years ago.
The 8 Unexpected Rules Of Business That No One Teaches But Everyone Should Know
Despite staying in over 150 hostels in 30 countries when it came to opening his own in Texas Brent Underwood had to learn the hostel business the hard way.
Creative Ways To Make Money While Travelling
What skill can you use to make money while on the road? Nienke Krook invites us to look at her creative ideas.
Financial Case Study: Tricia Krohn – Seasonal Work
Nora Dunn speaks to Tricia Krohn, editor of The Adventure List (see below), who believes that financially sustainable full time travel is possible.
The Spanish Challenge: Being a Journalist in Colombia
Going to Medellin was always supposed to be the final push on Flora’s Spanish skill levels. She would live and work in the Colombian city for four months, emerging with not just an introduction to journalism under her belt, but also with an easy fluency in the Spanish language. Yeah, about that.
Guide for Prospective Medical Volunteers
Pre health students, aspiring medical professionals, working physicians and those who have already retired are all able to gain experience and take part in bringing first rate healthcare to people who typically are unable to see a doctor any other way.
12 Expat Jobs That Will Help You Travel The World
Sonja believes there is more than one way to satisfy your dream of travelling the world and suggests 12 travel jobs that are our ticket to working and travelling abroad.
12 Tips for Successful House Sitting in Australia
Though it was hard to get started without references, when home owners were looking for a single, mature, reliable cat loving house sitter Michela was lucky to be in the right place, at the right moment.
How to Get Your First Housesit
Emily Luxton goes through the steps to increase the chances of getting a house sit with Trusted Housesitters.
What is House Sitting in Costa Rica Really Like?
Though more expensive than other countries in the region Charlie and Luke spent most of their year in Central America in Costa Rica because of the plethora of house sitting work they found there.
Our First Experiences of House Sitting in London
Amy and Andrew revisit their former home town and, knowing how expensive the city is, decide to save money by house sitting.
House Sitting Abroad: Free Accommodation Guide for Digital Nomads & Travelers
Denise believes house sitting is massively underrated because it is such a fantastic way to find accommodation while travelling.
Lustleigh, Fingle and Hunters Tor
Devon resident Tigger the cat is looked after by Jo and Jon.
Guide for Prospective Medical Volunteers
A look at the benefits of medical volunteer work and key areas in need. There’s plenty of resources too for getting yourself into the field.
New Trend in House Sitting: The Ultra-Short Assignment
A house sitting obsessed Josie Schneider originally thought short assignments were nonsense to her, but the more she thought about it, the more logic she found, especially for noobs.
Why We Probably Won’t Housesit Again Any Time Soon
Sam and Zeb have successfully looked after five cats in the Netherlands and Sweden but had problems with a possibly homophobic cleaner after dog sitting in Malaysia.
How Peru Inspired Three 23-Year Old Backpackers To Start a Socially-Conscious Business!
A pattern on a pair of shoes leads three French backpackers to bring the design to Europe.
Earning Abroad: Owning a Photography Business in the Cayman Islands
After years of hopping around the globe doing dive and photography work, Heather Holt honed in on the Cayman Islands as the perfect place to launch her own business.
On House-Sitting and Adaptability
No house-sit has been one hundred percent perfect, a truth learned by Pete and Dalene Heck from three weeks in Paris rampaging about the bedroom each night in their underwear killing mosquitoes.
The Unconventional Cubicles of a New Zealand Working Holiday
Lauren apologises to New Zealand for sometimes forgetting she lived there for a year, when she worked in a government office in Auckland and as a recruiter for clinical drug trials in Christchurch.
11 Honest Reasons to be a House Sitter
The Travelling Weasels ask why wouldn’t you want free accommodation?
You’ve Gotta Do House Sitting!
Lash writes from a luxurious home in an upscale residential neighbourhood on Australia’s glorious Sunshine Coast.
Get Paid To Travel: 101 Travel Jobs That Let You Travel & Work Abroad
Hannah inspires us with her list of 101 best travel jobs and shows us how we can make the dream of working and travelling overseas a reality.
Making Connections: “It’s Not What You Know…”
Ian Usher believes it is important to register with some of the main house sitting websites, especially when starting out on your adventures. However he says that this probably isn’t the only way. Networking and word of mouth will also produce interesting possibilities as you expand your horizons.
International Housesitting & How to Get House Sitting Jobs
Daehder provides us with a comprehensive and detailed guide to house sitting.
House Sitting in London for Free Accommodation!
Finding Beyond tell us how they stayed in London for a whole month free of charge and also got to look after some cute dogs.
Travel Nursing: A Look Into The Ultimate Adventure Job
Alicia firmly believes that as long as you pick the right agency to work with and the right assignments for your skills, travel nursing gets you around the country and the world.
The Crazy Time We Were Working For Gypsies!
After answering a Gumtree advert, Tom and Will build dodgy driveways for prizefighting Roma in Christchurch.
The American’s Guide to Working Holiday Visas
Young Americans can work in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Korea and Singapore. Here’s how.
The Easiest Countries to Get a Work Visa
If you want to secure a work visa easily and experience an amazing culture off the beaten path, Agness suggests you give Cambodia a try.
Beginner’s Guide to Housesitting: Why Housesit?
The benefits of housesitting are numerous and lend themselves to many more. Jessica Korteman provides her top seven.
The House Hunters International Experience
Lucky, Penelope and Diana Edelman are followed by a camera crew as they look for an apartment in Chiang Mai.
How to Apply For Unemployment as a Foreigner in Spain
Who qualifies, where to go and what to bring if you’ve lost your job in Spain.
What is it like Solo Housesitting in Australia
Reading blogs by house sitters – just like you are doing now – was how Michaela Fantinel got into looking after someone else’s home and pets.
House Sitting Websites Compared
If you are new to house sitting or pet sitting, then you’ve probably discovered that you’ll need to subscribe to a website to get access to assignments. But which one?
How to Land the Best House Sitting Jobs?
House sitting is a great way to travel slowly and save on accommodation costs. A lot of people try this new form of travel and struggle to land the best house sitting jobs. Naomi helps us with some tips to land our first house sitting job.
10 Best Places To Travel Nurse
Nursing is by far one of the most versatile professions out there, combining a solid and fulfilling career with the chance to live and work abroad. Here is Nurse Buff’s hand picked list of the best places for travel nurses to consider.
House Sitting & Pet Sitting – 10 Lessons For Free Accommodation
Love & Road believe that house sitting is a great experience. Not only do you save money but you make friends and live like a local.
International Jobs for All Seasons
Having herself chosen to work in Alaska rather than Starbuck’s, Betsy McCausland passes on five unique seasonal opportunities to work your way around the world.
The Ultimate Manifesto for Eternal Happiness and How to Find Work Overseas
Turner Barr stops playing hard to get and gives the low down on how to find amazing jobs and experiences overseas.
Alternative Ways To Make Money While Traveling
Meg Jerrard provides a few suggestions for working your way around the world.
Surprising Ways to Pay for Your Dream Trip Abroad
Natalie Jesionka investigates ways to make international travel a reality on any budget.
How to Find Work Abroad Jobs Online & Travel The World
Christine West and Adam Maire present their guide on how to locate and contact jobs that will help you have more immersive, unique travel experiences while exploring your next favourite destination on a budget.
How to Work and Travel Around the World
In 2012, Stephanie Be bought a one way ticket to Australia to take a gap year, then travelled around the world working remotely in marketing before starting her own business. She draws on her own experiences and those of her friends to present this guide to working abroad.
24 Jobs to Do While Traveling the World
Jema from Half the Clothes tell us that the mindset needed to get the best travel jobs is illustrated perfectly by this quote: “Making money while travelling takes a bit of work, some creativity, maybe a little unconventional thinking and of course, the willingness to go out there and make it happen.” She comes up with two dozen suggestions for jobs that require a location commitment and jobs that can be done from almost anywhere.
23 Companies That Will Help You Travel The World For Free (And Maybe Even Pay You To Do It)
From earning your keep helping Spanish students with their English to birthright programmes, Laura Begley Bloom gives these ideas for covering your travel costs.
How To Boost Your Travel Savings: The Best Jobs For Saving Money!
If you need to add a few noughts to your travel savings account Nina provides a list of second jobs that can earn you an extra chunk of money to add to your travel fund.
A Beginners Guide to Finding Jobs Around The World
There are many different ways in which you can travel and work, says Anny, who goes on to list a fair number of them here – including plenty of links to potential employers.
Travel and Live Abroad Opportunities for Americans That Nobody Talks About
Nina Ragusa tells her fellow Americans they can travel more, live and work abroad. There are so many opportunities if you know where to look and don’t spend money on stupid shit when you could be saving.
How to Find Work as a Backpacker in Australia
Kat is Travelling lists some of the most common jobs people do on a Working Holiday Visa and tells us how we go about getting them.
42 Ways You Can Make Money and Travel the World
Wandering Earl thinks up three and a half dozen ways to work your way around the world.
A Day in the Life: Digital Strategist
Edna Zhou managed the social media marketing for a supermodel reality tv show in Singapore.
Dream Travel Job: How Edna Got a Gig at the Olympics
After gaining experience by volunteering for other sports events, Edna Zhou earns herself a paid job at the London Olympics.
How to Afford Long-Term World Travel pt 2 – How I Do It
Lash explains how she has been able to afford 14 years of world travels.
How To Afford Long-Term World Travel pt 3 – How Other Long-Term Travelers Do It
In part 2 of this series Lash told us how she has worked abroad. This time she focuses on how other travellers do it.
How to Land Jobs Along the Way While you Travel
Nora Dunn chats with Deborah Benbrook on running hostels in Chile and Thailand and getting around work visa regulations to pick fruit in New Zealand.
25 Ways to Make Money While You Travel
From web design and palm reading to au pairing and teaching, Global Goose think up over two dozen ideas to keep you on the road.
The Easiest 5 Jobs to Travel The World With
Jonny Blair picks five jobs he considers are easy to get, easy to do and you earn good money.
Street Performers for Two Weeks (Slovenia to Poland Without Money)
Jamie puts some questions to two unusually dressed guys juggling, playing ukeleles, and performing on a slack line.
Why Don’t You Just Get a Real Job?
Because the one I’ve got is so much more fulfilling, says Charli Moore.
Make Money Traveling – Earn Anywhere
Wil examines the ways he can boost his travels funds.
Starting a Business in Norway
Settled in Norway, Andrea shares some information on her new business launch.
Selling Sugar Cane in Ethiopia
For an initial investment of 50 cents Leif starts a sugar cane business in the tourist filled village of Lalibella.
Singapore for Grads and the Working Holiday Pass
Serial expat Edna Zhou’s guide for anyone who may be thinking about moving to Singapore to find work is especially relevant to new graduates.
How I Made Money While Travelling
Vicky Philpott is currently the editor of the Hostelbookers blog and has written for many publications but in the past she has worked at English immersion camps in Spain and summer camps in America.
How I Can Still Afford My Life Of Constant Travel
How Wandering Earl’s income earning activities have evolved from teaching English in a park in Thailand and working on a cruise ship.
Housesitting in Europe
More advice from experienced house sitters Dalene and Peter Heck.
An Insight Into Inn Sitting
Skott and Shawna looked after a soon to be opened hotel in the highlands of Panama.
Top 10 Reasons To “Sit” Through Retirement
Angela Laws points older travellers in the direction of house sitting.
Expert House-sitting Advice from Author Teresa Roberts
The Jet Set Citizen interviews the author of Finding the Gypsy In Me – Tales of An International House Sitter.
Regularly quizzed about how they go about getting housesitting gigs, Dalene and Pete provide some answers.
More excellent advice on living rent free in someone else’s home.
The Manor – in Photos (part 2)
The Hecks are temporarily to the manor born.
A Week in the Life – Day 1 – Travel and Work
This time the Hecks shoot some video of their housesitting gig in Brussels.
Where to Stay – For Free Around the World
Erin of Never Ending Voyage relates her, and husband Simon’s, experiences of cadging free accommodation across the globe.
Trust and Travel (and House-Sitting)
Dalene and Pete Heck are given a stranger’s car and house keys.
How to Travel the World and NOT Pay for Hotels
We’ve featured quite a few house sitting posts by Dalene and Peter Heck. Here’s another.
My Housesitting Guide
Talon has looked after homes in a few countries now. This is part one of his guide.
All About House Sitting
Regulars of this column, the Hecks, put together a big Pinterest board of house sitting articles.
How to Become a House Sitter and Never Pay for Accommodation
Dalene and Pete Heck spread the house sitting word via Nomadic Matt’s site.
House Sitting in New Zealand: Borrowing a Kiwi Burrow
Charli and Ben have looked after eleven homes since leaving the UK, including this one on the other side of the world.
Adventures in Housesitting
After some 450 days taking care of other people’s properties, Dalene and Pete Heck share some of the crazy situations they’ve gotten into while housesitting.
Housesit on Your Next Vacation
Just back from her latest house sitting gig in one of America’s most expensive cities, Maggie Wells presents her etiquette tips for house sitters.
10 Tips for Landing the Perfect House-Sitting Gig
A some-time Caribbean island resident thanks to house sitting, Nora Dunn follows up on her Wisebread colleague Maggie Wells’ advice by suggesting ways you can get your own house sitting gig.
Living For Free In Paradise
As a seasoned aficionado of house sitting porn I swear I recognise Zeus and Zara, the German Shepherd dogs Meg and Tony looked after in Koh Samui.
Free Accommodation? Where Do I Sign Up!
Some words and useful links on literally getting your foot in someone’s door.
How to Get Free Accommodations (and Paid Jobs) on Boats
Nora Dunn lived and sailed on five boats in two months. In return for helping out with business ventures, cooking meals or just providing an extra set of helping hands she got a bed and fed.
Update, Looking Back, and Living and Working in New Zealand
Along with his own online ventures, Backpacking Matt is involved in running a web start up promoting mountain biking in New Zealand.
My Life as a German Movie Star
Adventurous Kate dances, dances and dances some more in Thailand for German movie Tourist in Danger.
SWF in Syria: Torn Between Two Husbands
From American backpacker to British aristocrat in one take.
Backpackers to Bollywood Actors: An Interesting Day in Mumbai, India
Nicole and Cameron Wears break into Bollywood.
How to Pay for Your Travels by Busking
Linda and Craig Martin talk to professional busker Annie Chambers and her partner Colin Callanan about their experiences busking to finance their travels.
Essential Packing List for Musicians
Guitarist Lachie McLeod suggests a list of items for travelling tunemeisters.
Nomadic Interviews: Kirsty the Nerdy Nomad
Kirsty Henderson makes her living by selling advertising on her numerous websites.
Wife-Hunting: How to Marry a Brazilian Model
Four hour week dude Tim Ferriss interviews Jeremiah Thompson, a photographer of Brazilian bikini models.
An Interview With Susan Griffith
It is no exaggeration to say that this blog would never had existed had Susan Griffith not written the magnificent Work Your Way Around the World.
Be Brave and Busk!
Amberly Young plays the ukulele and bounces her voice down the alleyways.
Working Crew on Survivor TV Show: pt 2- Life on Crew
Lash works hard and tries new cocktails.
Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 3 – Second Week in the Amazon
The continuing adventures of Lash’s job in the Brazilian Amazon.
Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 4 – My Job on the Dream Team
Once again we join Lash in the Brazilian Amazon.
Sod, Sod, and More Sod – Archaeology in the Alaskan Tundra
Jess writes from Quinhagak, Alaska – a beautifully preserved pre-contact Yu’pik Eskimo village.
Backpacker Jobs How-to
Having already answered why they are willing spending a month of their lives shovelling horse poo, the Coastguard Couple provide information on how they found work in Australia.
How I Fund Our Family Travel
Talon Windwalker, who left the USA with his son and $900 in savings, explains how he is still on the road.
Life on a Moroccan Oasis
Talon Windwalker shares a slice of his house sitting life in a remote location.
How to Make Money Traveling & Living Abroad: Being Location Independent to Volunteering (Part II)
The second part of Christine Ka’aloa’s guide (the first now appears to be unavailable) to adding or keeping dollars, pounds or shekels in your pocket while moving around the planet considers location independence and volunteering.
Working With Race Horses Sounded Cool…
The reality though is “working with horses” is code in the industry for “showing up to work at 3.45am to shovel horse poop.”
This is the Ideal Travel Work Skill Set
Wade Sheppard says you will find yourself financially bulletproof anywhere in the world if you have experience in three professions, at least one continuous stream of online income, and something that you can do in the streets.
The Jobs We’ve Had Working Around the World
Caz and Craig Makepeace get inundated with emails and questions asking how someone can travel around the world. Their answer, gained from their own experience, is always make it a working holiday.
9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)
Yara Coelho found ways to move around despite her lack of money and presents some ways you can too.
Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas for Canadians?
Kelly Dunning shares information with fellow Canucks that have dreamed of working abroad.
Reader Story: How Jessica and Her Boyfriend Worked Their Way Around the World
Nomadic Matt talks to Jessica and Brent on how they work odd jobs overseas to pay for their travels.
My Housesitting Guide
Talon Windwalker puts together a…
My Housesitting Guide, Part 2
…two part guide to living rent free in someone else’s home.
Flight Attendant to Nomad Caretaker: How One Woman is Creating Her Dream Travel Lifestyle
Alethea Smartt LaRowe got the travel bug early and made sure her career enabled her to travel. When she left her job with an airline she took on the role of a property caretaker in Portland.
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