Everyone loves to travel… It’s hard to believe, but I can relate to the frustrations of connecting flights, delays and cancellations. The hassle of driving in foreign countries, trying to find the right road, and trying to figure what the guy is saying when all you wanted was “Where is the bathroom ?”…?” Apart from all that, it’s amazing to be able to step out of your daily routine and take deep breaths. The hardest decision is whether you will eat steak or lobster. And your biggest concern is whether you have enough sunscreen. Traveling is about stepping out of our daily lives and putting ourselves in another culture. You see, breathe, eat, and dance to people from 10,000 miles away and think, “This is what you see on TV.” It’s then that it all becomes worth it… That’s what makes traveling so wonderful.
The little piece of green paper, or many of them, called MONEY is one of the biggest barriers to traveling. It doesn’t matter if you want to visit a friend or go with your wife to Bora Bora. All of these things cost money. It’s long past the days of Southwest “$49.00” fares. Even weekend getaways can put a dent into your wallet. While there are ways to save a few bucks here and there, it is still expensive to travel. Some people don’t have the luxury of a 6 or 7-figure salary that allows them to travel for 6 days or even weeks to Ibiza. Can you travel, and I mean truly travel, without getting paid? ?
Travel is a $8 TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY. Yes, that’s correct… it’s Trillion. How can you get involved, other than the airlines, hotels and luggage manufacturers?
Let’s look at how you can travel the world and make a living.
Flying attendant: This is a great way for you to see a lot of places quickly. The average flight attendant makes $37,000.00 a year, with the higher level salaries hovering in the $75,000.00-$90,000.00 range. Knowing more than one language is a plus. The daily per Diem is paid to flight attendants for meals. They also get flexible work hours, discounts on hotels, flights and travel expenses. It can be exhausting to travel to multiple cities within a 12-, 18 or 24-hour time period. The urge to see the sights or explore the city is replaced by the need to get to sleep in your bed when you have finally stopped to rest. You might be surprised to hear that you have not seen some angry, annoyed, or upset passengers on your plane. You should be ready to deal with rude customers during your 12–24 hour shift.
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