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Travel Jobs: Working for Free Travel

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Sure, traveling is a worthwhile way to spend your money. But what if you could earn some money or free lodging to help offset the expense of being on the road?

Just a couple of years ago, Australia changed its visa restrictions to allow Americans ages 18 to 30 to work Down Under for up to a year.

That can include bartending, picking fruit, construction, or even working on as a dive instructor or yacht operator if you’re qualified.

If you’re fan of the organic lifestyle, check out World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms or “WWOOF.”

Participants work four to six hours a day on a farm in exchange for free room and board.

They organization has been around since 1971 and can place you in farms in more than 20 countries around the world.

If that’s not your thing, try the Workaway program. In exchange for a $20 annual fee and five hours of work per day, you’ll receive free room and board, plus, the chance to learn new skills and the local language.

And if you’re just looking for a place to stay, check out Caretaker.org and Housecarers.com, which connects locals with potential house-sitters.

Trust me, if you have the time and flexibility to work on the road, your bank account will thank you when you get home.

For more options, check out our Road Work: Unusual Jobs Abroad or see Cheap Travel: Work-Stay Programs Worldwide.

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