Working while travelling seems impossible to many, but we’re here to tell you: it’s totally possible. We all dream about writing, photographing, leading groups or teaching English in tropical countries and foreign cities, but we never consider it as a real possibility. Working and travelling simultaneously is totally do-able if you’re willing to put in the work and leave your life here behind – now, all you have to do is decide what kind of job you’re interested in. We’ve laid out some options for you below.
Scroll down, find your sign, and see what Contiki has rigged up for you based on your Zodiac sign.
Psssttt…. Contiki is always hiring, so check out their website for more travelling opportunities!
Aries: Trip Leader
Aries, you are optimistic and enthusiastic – the perfect group leader! Whether you’re going on a hike or you’re leading a tour (perhaps even a Contiki trip?!), you are confident in your abilities to lead a group in the right direction. Consider going overseas and leading people through historical sites, cascading waterfalls or wide-open fields that lead right to the ocean – sounds pretty sweet, right?
Taurus: Au Pair
Being an au pair allows you to travel to another country, live in someone else’s home and help them with childcare, all while learning the language, the culture and experiencing something new. Taurus, you are reliable, grounded and realistic, making you the perfect babysitter no matter what country you choose to live in.
Gemini: Travel Agent
Oh Gemini, you are the smarty-pants of the group! Using your intelligence and organization for good, let’s add ‘travel agent’ to your resume. You already love planning trips with all your friends and family, so why not get paid for it too?
Cancer: Travel Writer
Cancer, you are in tune with your emotions, my friend. Whether sharing your hike from last weekend or your trip across the world, you know how to tell a story. Travel writers captivate their audience with an exciting story about a must-see destination – does this sound like you? Grab your journal, laptop or voice recorder and start noting each and everything you see, feel, love and experience.
Leo: Cruise Staff
Ok, so who wouldn’t want to work on a cruise ship?! But here’s why Leos are made for it; extroverted, dramatic and confident, Leos love to be the centre of attention, and where better to do so than a cruise ship stage when everyone is excited to be there? The fast-paced lifestyle and variety of positions available suit your personality to a ‘T.’
Virgo: Farm Worker
Virgo, your dream job awaits. Methodical, hardworking and analytical, you love a job that makes you think. Why not travel the world while also showcasing your unmatched work ethic?! Virgos are connected with nature and this type of work brings them one step closer, so jump on this opportunity while you can, whether you choose to explore Hawaii, India or Japan.
Libra: English Teacher
If you’re reading this article, you’ve already got half of this job covered. Libras, you are easy-going and sociable, so that takes care of the ‘teacher’ portion. Teaching abroad allows you to share what you do best with others who are truly interested in learning English, all while immersing yourself in a new culture. What are you waiting for, high-tail it to somewhere cool and share your natural abilities with others!
Scorpio: Adventure Sports Instructor
Now this job isn’t for the faint-hearted, but you’re ok with that, right Scorpio?! Scorpios tend to be smart, passionate and intense – the perfect combination for those seeking thrilling, adrenaline-fueled activities in new countries. Outgoing and adventurous, this is the perfect way for you to enjoy new terrain while also challenging your and other’s comfort levels.
Sagittarius: Hostel Volunteer
Sagittarius, you are curious, travel-oriented and hate being tied down. Presenting you with your perfect job: a hostel volunteer. Plenty of hostels have numerous locations, allowing you to move around regularly. Let that wanderlust take over and explore the world without being stuck in one spot – sounds alright to us!
Now, who couldn’t love mixing up drinks and fun concoctions regardless of where you are in the world?! Capricorns thrive off achievement, so working with people is a great choice. Whether you’re interested in the big city vibe or small village feel, someone always needs a good bartender. People will love what you bring to the table, so pick a destination, and go for it!
Aquarius: Yoga Teacher
Detail-oriented and natural humanitarians, Aquarius love to help others. People all over the world search for that perfect yoga session, so take your training to ensure that you have work you’ll love wherever you go. Better yet, why not travel somewhere far away to complete your training, experiencing a new culture while also saving some $$$?!
Let your inner artist shine free, Pisces. Wherever you go, there will be mountains and temples, castles and rivers, oceans and trees for you to capture, whichever way you choose. Paint, draw, photograph, write – share your art with the world as you capture new memories and record them in your own unique style.
Well, who else is ready to quit their job and run away to a foreign country?! If this is too big of a leap for you, start the travel process slowly. Contiki always has great trips planned, whether you’re a last-minute or months-in-advance type of traveller.
Check out Contiki’s current travel offerings here.
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.