If the lure of the dazzling Dalmatian coast is too much for you, then there’s no time like the present to start thinking about a trip to Croatia. So what’s stopping you? Ah yes, finances. With a heady Mediterranean climate, endless sandy beaches and a lively culture, Croatia is a popular summer hotspot… But it doesn’t come cheap. If you’re not the best at scrimping and saving, then consider working a few easy-as jobs to help you earn your bread and beer.
Native English-speakers are always in demand, plus teaching a language also lets you meet and interact with locals and really see Croatia from an insider’s perspective. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification is internationally recognized in countries such as Croatia, Thailand, Mexico and more. There are a variety of online courses to help you learn the linguistics and get you on your way. Not only will you be paid for doing something as natural as speaking English, but you’ll also pick up a few useful Croatian phrases along the way.
Become an online travel guide
If you like discovering new places (and like letting others in on the secret), then the YouPlanet Ambassador program could be the perfect way to make some cash on your travels. Simply register your details, then add your two cents’ worth on all hotels, restaurants, bars, shops etc that you visit. Form partners with local retailers and you’ll receive a commission. Instead of spending money, you could be earning it!
Set sail on a yacht
Sail Croatia might be every fun-lover’s dream, but imagine calling it your summer job as well. Companies such as sailing.hr are always looking for new recruits to help get the party started – skippers, photographers and cameramen for those with the required skills, or promoters, hosts and support crew for those who are just looking to earn their way onto the deck.
Help the dolphins
If money isn’t a problem, but you’re still looking for something a little different from your usual summer holiday, consider volunteering for a very unique programme. The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Project allows you to participate in an ongoing research study into dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll be educated on marine biology and conservation, spend your days on the picturesque island of Lošinj, and assist in any way with the dolphins. A rewarding experience that will stay with you long after your tan has faded.
So this summer, instead of coming back with an empty bank balance, let your holiday pay for itself by giving back to the community, the country and the culture.
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