Articles on working and volunteering worldwide

Workers of the World #13

Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world

Various & General Working Abroad
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.

A Day in My Life in Ketchikan, AK
Susan Shain’s day as a (floating) office manager for a sea kayaking company in Alaska.

It Could Have Been Worse (Way, Way Worse)
Woo hoo! Nobody deliberately crapped in a drain.

Pushing the Boat Out: Our Guide to Becoming a Yacht Chef
What qualities does it take to work in a small, confined space hundreds of miles away from home for months at a time? Sam Boland answers the questons.

Yacht Stews Must Be Prepared for Anything Demanding Guests Request (or Might Request)
Julie and her fellow stewards went overboard to make sure the billionaire guests on a megayacht chartered for the Monaco Grand Prix had all their requests met – even when the stews were caught off guard.

Confessions of a Hotel Insider
Jacob Tomsky shares some secrets from his ten years working in hotels.

Cabin Crew at 18- Too Young?
An 18 year old cabin crew member answers questions.

Teaching English
Are Foreigners as Language Teachers in Japan Damaging?
Despite being part of it herself, George argues the Japanese system is flawed and made worse by importing hundreds of foreign English speaking teachers.

Why Hong Kong Needs English Teachers
Jonny Blair gives five reasons why Hong Kong needs native English speaking teachers.

Mike and Ashley are living and working in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Should You Teach English in Korea? A 10 Question Quiz to Help You Find Out
Your entire lifestyle will change if deciding to head to Korea to work as a teacher. To see if you’re ready for those changes – and to see if you’re cut out for this line of work – take this quiz.

Teaching English in China: 5 Things You Need to Know
The where, what, why and how of teaching in China.

Learning on the Job – Schools in Russia
Some interesting tid bits about the secondary education system in Russia.

Why You Should Teach Even If You Don’t Like Children
Lauren would never have taken the leap into TEFL work if unconditional love for children as a species was a requirement.

Busking & Street Performance
Be Brave and Busk!
Amberly Young plays the ukulele and bounces her voice down the alleyways.

TV Production
Working Crew on Survivor TV Show: pt 2- Life on Crew
Lash works hard and tries new cocktails.

Au Pairs & Nannies
Are These the Best Jobs in Travel?
Four ski nannies talk about their work.

Writing, Blogging & Photography
Editing On The Road with Rachel Kowalczyk
Editing a book manuscript, managing a blog on experiential travel in Central America, and overseeing company communications for a resort are among the jobs that have taken Rachel from Chicago to Panama.

Travel Blogging Today: It’s Complicated
The New York Times investigates the relationship between travel bloggers and sponsors.

How to Be a Successful Full-Time Blogger in 6 Months
Catherine Alford’s blog started as a hobby and has grown into a legitimate business that has the potential to support her full time.

My Irrational Fear of Digital Nomads or What I Learned About Myself at BlogHouse
Laura and Lance like their jobs and house and, because they weren’t willing to give both up, weren’t sure they could call themselves travel bloggers.

My First Year of Travel Blogging
The initial 365 online days of a Kiwi abroad.

How I Became a Travel Writer
Matt Gibson path to travel writing began aged ten with a story about a cat.

Travel Expert for Think Places
Jonny Blair discusses one of his side projects.

Sell Your Photos
So you’ve got loads of great photos that you think you should be able to sell and make some money from? But where do I start Deborah Benbrook hears you cry?

Sod, Sod, and More Sod – Archaeology in the Alaskan Tundra
Jess writes from Quinhagak, Alaska – a beautifully preserved pre-contact Yu’pik Eskimo village.

Volunteering & Gap Year
Wildlife Volunteering at the Safari Park Open Zoo in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Jennifer volunteered to improve the lives of animals living in the Safari Park Open Zoo in Kanchanaburi.

The Reality of Tiger Temple: My Final Thoughts on my Volunteering Experiment
Mixed emotions push Turner Barr to move on from volunteering at the often controversial Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi.

Why Volunteering Is An Invaluable Part of Travel
Backpacker Becki argues volunteering is for (travel) life, not just a one off experience to tick off your bucket list.

Habitat for Humanity Review Zacapa Global Village Trip April 2013
Mig finds a meaningful experience and a cultural immersion on his volunteer vacation in Guatemala.

Day 2 in China
Shachaamah Brown volunteers with pandas.

Volunteering with Dogs in Thailand
Dale and Franca care for dogs in Chiang Mai.

You Can Be A Cleaner Too: Working for Accommodation in a Hostel
Forest Parks tells us it is possible to stay in a nice hostel without it costing a penny.

Does ‘Voluntourism’ do More Harm Than Good?
Orphan huggers create a market for orphans and well builders take work from locals, argues Richard Stupart.

What is Responsible Volunteer Tourism?
Richard Brownsdon wonders why Siem Reap, a town of 100,000 people, has 35 orphanages and steers us towards matching our skills with the real needs of the local community.

Monk Chats in Chiang Mai
Travellers can help young Monks get better at speaking English.

Days Going By…
Genine Spicer’s first week volunteering in Cambodia.

The Pros and Cons of Work Exchanges
Is participating in work exchanges a viable way of travelling cheaply? Jess, Wanderlust’s Blogger of the Week, shares her experiences.

Volunteering in India with Children
Alaina McGregor, of Jandals and a Backpack, volunteered for two months at The Educators Trust, a children’s charity in Goa, India that provides an education to slum and street children.

House Sitting & Home Exchange
House Sitting Can Help Snowbirds Head South for the Winter
A snowbird is someone, traditionally a retiree, from the Northern USA or Canada who spends the winter months in a warmer location.

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