How To Keep Your Wallet Full While Traveling

Use your knowledge

If you’re the type that’s happiest doing research, put your knowledge to good use while you’re away and get a job as a guide. It can be as formal as getting a job at a local museum or tour agency, or as simple as making yourself a website and offering small group tours around the city. If you use social media to your advantage, it’s easy to spread the word and get customers. By offering a few different types of tours, you can build up a large customer base, and eventually offer custom tours for different groups.

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Teach English

This is a really popular job, especially with young people. There are plenty of different agencies that can help you find a placement, but most jobs will require TESOL, TESL, or TEFL certification. Many of these agencies use placement advisors who will help you narrow down your country of choice and find a job, for a fee of course.

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Work on a farm

If you enjoy being outdoors and have lots of energy for physical work, then WWOOFing might be for you. WWOOF stands for Worldwide Working on Organic Farms, and it’s a hub where people can advertise for help on their farms during peak season. If you’re interested in traveling and don’t mind working for your room and board, then WWOOFing can be a perfect fit. All you have to do is join the WWOOF organization in your country (or countries!) of choice, and search a farm that sounds appealing. Pick fruit or veggies, sort and pack food for sale, or even work in the on-site farm store — there’s a job for every skill level.

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The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!