How I’m Able to Travel

How I'm Able to Travel

Everyday we see the blogs and Instagram accounts of people who give up everything and travel the world. They make money blogging and are able to see the world because of it. While I do have a blog, that’s not how I travel. There is really one big reason why I am able to travel and another factor that helps a lot in being able to afford it. So if you are wanting to travel more, I’m sharing how I travel and more ideas on how you can see the world!

Au Pairing

This is basically the number one reason why I am able to travel as much as I do currently. I live in Europe so it’s much easier to travel to another country over the weekend. While the daily life of an au pair is not glamorous or necessarily fun, you get to live in another country for free. If you want to know more about au pairing I have a whole tab dedicated to this topic. You can read more HERE!

Teaching English Online

This is a major factor that enables me to travel. While I do live for free, at 25 I do have bills and au pairing doesn’t pay that much per month. So I decided that if I wanted to travel I needed to do something more to make that happen. Teaching online has been awesome and I love the company. It’s pretty flexible and the hours work for my schedule. If you want to know more I also have a tab dedicated to this, you can read more HERE!

Other Ideas

The two things listed above are basically the two major reasons why I am able to travel. But I do realize that a majority of people can’t do them for numerous reasons. So below I’ve listed more ideas on how you can travel based on things I’ve seen or heard of people doing based on their life.

College Students

In college I know that it is hard to travel because of time and also money. I think one of the best ways to travel and probably the easiest is to study abroad. You take classes that can count toward your major and also live in another country! I didn’t study abroad but I did go to Europe twice while in college. Both times I saved up money to go. The first time I went with EF Ultimate Break and was able to pay for the trip with monthly payments. The second time I went to Ireland for a week and the ticket was pretty cheap! Search for deals and start saving!

Families

Having a family might make it hard to travel. Not only do you have more schedules to work around, but it also costs more because you have more people. I don’t think this should stop you though! If you and your partner value traveling and want your children to experience the world then you should! I think paying off all debts or most is important so that you can focus on saving money to travel. Sell things you don’t need, downsize, and maybe pick up a second income.

Living paycheck to paycheck

I think this is pretty common for a lot of people. With student loans and maybe even just things that have happened in life, you can’t seem to save to travel. Like I said above, try to get your debt down first. Sell things you don’t need, downsize, get a second job. Take small trips or weekend trips for a while during this time. Once you are able to save enough, then you can start traveling more!

If you are anything like me, travel is a big part of my life and I want to keep it that way.

What do you do to be able to travel?

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How I Teach English Online From My Room

How I Teach English Online From My Room

Even though I am an au pair and have a job, the boys are at school and daycare for the whole day. This leaves me with a whole day free to do as I please. At first this was great, but after a while it gets a little boring. I needed something to do and I also missed teaching.

I saw multiple people talking about how they were teaching English online from their homes! How awesome is that?! At first I thought it was too good to be true and probably just a scam, but I tried it out anyways. And I’m excited to share with you!

How I Teach English Online

I actually teach English online two different ways. One is more informal with an app call Palfish. You can set your own hours and even what you want to teach. I do social conversations and just let students talk to me about whatever they would like instead of “teaching” them. I think it is a really low-risk way for non-native speakers to practice their English.

The second way, and the one I mostly use, is with a company called QKids previously Funbulous. Their Chinese name is “Jiuqu English.” Since China is 12 hours ahead of the U.S. the teaching times are in the morning or at night. The classes are only 30 minutes long and the lessons are provided for you! I honestly think this is the best and easiest job I have done before.

Qualifications

  • A degree or currently in school
  • Proficient in English
  • Outgoing personality

The Hours (EST) and Pay

Sunday through Thursday: 5:40am, 6:20am, 7am, and 7:40am

Friday and Saturday: Morning classes listed above along with: 7:40pm, 8:20pm, 9pm, 9:40pm, and 10:20pm

*These times may be different depending on time zone and dependent on daylight savings time

The classes are $8 per class and then $4 for standby if you didn’t have to teach. Each week you get a performance and an attendance bonus just for working and being on time!

Intersted? Apply!

I know, still seems too good to be true! But it’s not! If you want to know more or are interested in applying let me know! I am happy to answer any questions or give a referral. Also don’t hesitate to let them know I sent you their way 🙂

Click HERE to apply!

 

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