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Shoestring Travel

The Ways and Woes of Shoestring Travelling

Keeping yourself on a tight budget means you can travel longer. Because of its limitations you take different opportunities, meet people you wouldn’t find otherwise, and generally see a world those travelling with lined-pockets can’t. It only goes to say that the shoestring way is the better one right? So says Andrew Fraieli, author of this week’s guest post.Read More
Driving Jobs

7 Jobs Abroad Where Drivers Have an Edge

We trawl through our boards and, looking beyond the more obvious driving jobs such as transfer rep or overland truck driver, explore seven positions where being able to drive will give you the edge over your rivals for a job.Read More
Working and Living Abroad

Kathryn Smith: From The Peace Corps to Teaching English Online

We’ve recently joined up with VIPKID to offer the readers of our Jobs Abroad Bulletin the opportunity to make a roving living teaching English online to children in China. Part of the reason we did so was thanks to Kathryn Smith, our guest writer today. Though she has found a number of interesting roles to finance her travels, from teaching in Korea to working on a private yacht, she describes working for VIPKID as “hitting the jackpot.”Read More
Get TEFL Certified in Chiang Mai with SEE TEFL

Get TEFL Certified in Chiang Mai with SEE TEFL

Recently we compared the services of six organisations offering TEFL teaching internships in Thailand. Of the choices available SEE TEFL is the only one that focuses solely on Thailand and we often see them praised in forums and groups. We asked John Quinn, director of SEE TEFL, to give us a little background to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and why Chiang Mai is such a great place to begin your career as a travelling teacher.Read More
Thailand TEFL Internships

Thailand TEFL Teaching Internships Compared

If you are new to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a TEFL internship in Thailand is a great way to experience life in an exotic yet easy going country. Several companies offer the opportunity to get TEFL certified and quickly placed in a job with a Thai school, while providing the support that can be the difference between deciding to go or backing out and staying at home.Read More
Teaching English in Japan

An Expat’s Advice on Teaching English in Japan

From preparing for the move abroad and choosing the right type of visa to becoming a qualified language teacher and applying for jobs, Shaun, a British expat working as an Assistant Language Teacher, offers his advice and useful tips to help us decide which route is best for becoming a language teacher in Japan.Read More
Teaching English in China

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in China

We've turned over The Working Traveller once again to Cez and Agness of eTramping, asking them to share their first hand expertise on teaching English in China.Read More
Penguins at the Polar Ice Caps

Polar Ice Caps Melting! How to Plan Your Cool Trip

With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!Read More
Digital Nomad Volunteering

The Volunteering Entrepreneur

Nelson Santos discovered a passion for volunteering in his mid-20’s but financial reality brought his plans to a halt until he figured out how to travel the world without saving up first.Read More
Help Exchanges in Iceland

Save Money on Travelling in Iceland Through Help Exchanges and Volunteering

Despite Iceland’s reputation as an expensive country preceding it, with a little planning and a willingness to trade some of your spare time it is possible to visit this staggeringly beautiful country without emptying your bank account. We examine realistic options for saving money by taking a volunteer role in Iceland, or even making some with a paid one.Read More