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Alternative Living – The Wandering Part 2…

April 27, 2016
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As I said this subject required a second post. So for those of you yearning to travel the globe but still earn some income, here are the other options open to you.

11. This option depends on your personality and if you are willing to put in a few months research. Affiliate Marketing may be the source of income to give you your freedom.

12. Another option is selling goods online. These can be your own crafts where you set up a website or shop on a online sales outlet. There is a good deal of marketing that is required but it can work.

13. Day-Trading is another option that requires research and knowledge on the markets but again can be maintained remotely.

14. An ultimate job is to be allowed the option to work remotely thereby giving you freedom to work anywhere while still receiving a good salary.

15. Why not look after someone’s home when they are away? It can be a couple of weeks, months or even years dependent on the location and type of home.

16. Teaching is not limited to languages, how about dance classes, or yoga, or tutoring another subject as well as musical instruments.

17. For those of you with an artistic or creative personality, try joining an international traveling show, such a circus, music band, theater group or dance show.

18. If you are multilingual becoming am interpreter or translator is another way to utilize your skills to travel.

19. This is not for everyone, but online poker can reap rewards as long as you are good at the game. Remember that not all locations allow online gambling (United States) so check before you play.

20. If you are good with children there is the option of employment as an au pair.

21. If you have great skills in photography sell your images online. People love photos of exotic locations and images of life abroad.

22. Why not sell your art and crafts at local markets? There is a wealth of tourists wanting souvenirs. There are many market circuits to follow.

23. With an artistic talent there is always busking – you can dance, juggle, play an instrument or sing. Just check the legalities first.

24. Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) – although you will not be paid you will have room and board and travel. You can do good while exploring the world.

25. Peace Corps is an option but remember it is a two-year commitment. You will receive a housing and living allowance, student loan assistance and full medical and dental coverage. Working in third world locations assisting with health, agriculture and environment issues.

26. WWOOF is World Wide Organization of Organic Farms – you work 4-6 hours a day in exchange for food and housing with a host family.

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What other skills or jobs do you know of that allow you to travel?

Part One here: https://mandyevebarnett.com/2016/04/20/alternative-living-the-wandering-part-1/

 

 

 

Alternative Living – The Wandering Part 1

April 20, 2016
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The freedom to travel the globe while making money to live on (or barter for accommodation & food) can be a pipe dream for many of us. However, the question many of us ask is “how do you do that?” The list is actually longer than I expected so this post will also have a part two!

1. The most easily utilized skill is to teach English. Many places do not need you to have a teaching degree/qualification to teach, just so it is your native language. Areas looking for teachers include but are not limited to Thailand, Japan and South Korea. However, other languages are in demand such as Spanish, German, Italian, French, Arabic and Mandarin to name a few.
2. If you are a natural sales person try selling time shares in Thailand, Mexico, Greece or the Caribbean.
3. The largest job market is resorts and hotels are there is a whole subsection of opportunity:
a) Work in a resort where a variety of positions are open to you. Front desk, entertainment host, bar work or restaurant worker.
b) A little known job is editing English signs and menus – we have all seen the mistakes while abroad.
c) If your skills include beauty and hair you can offer your services to hostel guests or approach resorts that do not have these services.
d) As above you can also offer massages.
e) Another unskilled opportunity is a surfing instructor (as long as you are better than the clients)
f) This job does need certification though – scuba diving instructor. With your qualification you can teach around the world. Places such as Mexico, Australia, Hawaii, Egypt, and Thailand.
g) Again you will need to be accredited but a skiing instructor can travel extensively and follow the snow!
h) If you find a place you would like to stay in for a while, why not sign up to be a tour escort? Although the pay is low you will gain great experience.
4. Rather than constantly traveling you can work in the travel and tourism industry and find that perfect place while getting a regular paycheck.
5. Why not get a free bed in exchange for some cleaning, cooking or reception duties? Hostels are a great way to exchange or barter for a bed and food.
6. Freelancing online gives many people the ultimate freedom. Whether you are an expert in travel writing, consulting, legal work, website development or other skills that allow you to work remotely, this is a great source of income.
7. The other online opportunity open to many is blogging, it can be travel related but does not need to be. As long as you can earn an income from your blog.
8. Have you always wanted to be an actor? Well overseas movie makers send out scouts to find extras – Mumbai and Kenya are two countries that do this.
9. Many countries offer working holiday visas allowing you to work and experience new places. France, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Singapore are among the countries you can apply to.
10. For backpackers and travelers a regular source of income is fruit-picking. You will be out in the sun, making friends and enjoying some nourishment.In Australia for instance you may be paid per kilo or get room and board.

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Have you opted for any of these options? Why not share your experience?

Alternative Living – A Nomadic Life…

April 6, 2016
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The meaning of the word nomad is a group or tribe of people having no permanent abode and who travel from place to place finding fresh pasture for their livestock. Today not only do traditional tribes live this life but many ‘modern’ people decide to leave ‘normal’ settled lives and roam free. There are a number of words to describe this kind of person, traveler, migrant, rover, gypsy, Bedouin, itinerant, wanderer, roamer, drifter, tramp, vagrant,vagabond and transient. No matter the label it is a need to experience ‘freedom’ from the accustomed lifestyle so many cultures expect.

Traditional nomadic tribes roamed following the seasonally available wild game and plants, a hunting and gathering way of life. Some raised herds of animals and drove them to fresh pastures allowing the recovery of the land. It is an efficient strategy for exploiting scarce resources or for the members of the group to offer services or crafts to the places visited.

With no settled home most nomads live in tents or portable shelters of some kind and travel using animals, motor vehicles or even canoes in some instances. Most groups are based on either marriage or kinship or some kind of formal cooperation.

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Mongolian nomads move a couple of times a year, usually summer and winter and have set areas for each. These sites supply shelter for livestock in the winter and open pasture in the summer.

Gypsies or traditionally known Romani’s traveled across Europe but originated in India. Their covered wagons contained all their worldly goods and also housed whole families. In modern times there are travelers who live in much larger caravans and like the Romani’s move from place to place in groups.

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Today’s nomadic lifestyle can encompass single people, partnered couples or whole families. These people chose to forsake modern convention and travel the globe with no fixed abode. As with all types of lifestyle there are pros and cons but it is a personal choice. You can travel with all your belongings in one back pack and find casual work or create freelance opportunities that allow you to earn money as you travel.

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The most recent addition to this movement are the tiny houses on trailers, which can be sited anywhere, whether semi-permanent or not.

Does the nomadic way of life appeal to you? Which option would you choose?

 

Favorite Foods…

July 8, 2013
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Voracious – definition: great craving, or consuming large quantities of food; exceedingly eager or avid

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The best part of vacationing is the food. While I vacation in England I sample favorites, such as Cornish pasties, clotted cream, Welsh lamb and  Melton Mowbray pork pies, all of which are unavailable or extremely expensive in Canada. Although more and more outlets are catering to the English crowd.

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When we first visited Canada and discovered food courts it was totally overwhelming. There were so many culture’s to sample. Over the last five years or so we have indulged in as many as possible – its been a hard task – NOT. We have found new favorites and added them to our culinary list.

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When I visited Italy, I found my taste buds home. Everything is so fresh and the combinations of flavors are amazing. I have also sampled food in Swizerland, Menorca, Malta, France and America.

Each country has specific recipes, which I hope remain in the everything is available whether it is in season or not culture, we experience nowadays.

Do you experiment with new tastes?

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