DreamJobbing – the web site for dream jobs in TV, Travel and Adventure

DreamJobbing

This is no ordinary employment agency. Want to be a contestant on The Voice, DJ at Club Med or Skipper in Croatia? Founded by three creatives – with a long list of incredible adventures around the world to their credit. With backgrounds in TV, marketing and tech – they decided to pay forward their collective knowledge and contacts to give us all a chance at some dream jobs. You never know what you’ll find on DreamJobbing – and these jobs are for real. Continue reading

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Cary Tennis – Musings on the Writer’s Life & Moving to Italy

Cary Tennis Florence

How do you survive as a creative in a world seemingly stacked against it? I had the chance to talk to Cary Tennis, author and columnist, about finding your way in life as a creative. I first met Cary via Salon.com. As an advice columnist, he spent 12 years advising millions of readers on love and life – thoughtfully, and through the lens of a creative. Continue reading

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How to Live Full Time on the Road and Be A Happy Nomad

RVlove.com

Marc and Julie Bennett decided their life needed a change – a big one. So they sold their home, bought an RV and now live life full time on the road. They like to say they moved into an RV to travel, work and live a more meaningful life – rich with experiences instead of things. After a little over a year, they have no regrets. Now, after surviving the ups and downs, they’ve settled in as location independent professionals.

Marc Julie Mini Point Bio

Their mission is to travel, love and be happy. They believe there is always a way to create the life you truly want.

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Find Work You Love – Lessons Learned from Roadtrip Nation

RoadTrip Nation

Find work you love –  everyone wants it. But how do  you figure out who you are, what you love and how to make your dreams reality?

Roadtrip Nation started in 2001 when three friends fresh out of college weren’t sure what to do with their lives. Their solution? Continue reading

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My Journey to Expat Life in Mexico

Mexico Beach

Recently, I met an inspiring woman who followed her dreams to a new life in Mexico. Kerry Baker bypassed all the naysayers and let her true desires guide her. Here’s her story. Be inspired!

My Journey to the Expat Life
by Kerry Baker

When you are naturally meant to do something, green lights will flash in front of you, telling you to “Go!..(for god’s sake) Go!” You may stare blankly at those lights at first, but once you do start moving, everything you do becomes almost effortless. Barriers drop or seem inconsequential. Continue reading

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Top 10 Things I Forget Every Time I Travel Out of the Country

Chiang Mai Thailand

For the first time in awhile I went on a long vacation to a developing country – Thailand. I was so looking forward to two weeks somewhere very unlike America.

Loads of new things were just waiting to be discovered. I could break out my rusty bargaining skills and pore over maps of unfamiliar landscapes -get lost in a completely new culture. So ready!

It was an amazing break and I loved every minute – even the not so great ones. But, here are the things I need to remember every time I travel to a new country.

 

  1. Guidebooks just ain’t what they used to be

I don’t know if I’ve become more jaded over time or if my previous bible for travel, Lonely Planet, has really gone downhill. Every year, the guidebooks for each country just get bigger and bigger – they may be getting paid by the word now. To me, most if what’s in guidebooks is essentially useless. Every place, no matter how random or “off-the-beaten-path” is now worthy of a chapter. Unless you’re living somewhere for years and need to know the minutia of every city, guesthouse and site, guidebooks are only useful for plotting a general course and maybe a place to stay – and even that is usually a crapshoot. On this trip, a friend got advice from a local of where to stay. The guidebook listed it as barely worth noting – it turned out to be a piece of paradise – that leads me to my point number 2.

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Hopes, Dreams & Reality – Where Will They Take You?

Halong Bay Vietnam

What are your hopes and dreams? Do you often find reality crashing those hopes and dreams? I think many of us often wonder as we live our lives – what exactly is the distinction between hopes, dreams and reality – but finally – does it really matter? Each word comes loaded with its own heavy meaning depending on your reality. Hope might be the most ethereal, rising or falling depending on the day. Dreams are stronger. They’re the things you want so badly that you won’t even admit them to anyone for fear of diminishing that dream. You hold onto them tightly. And reality, it can often be what’s standing right in front of you, seemingly unavoidable obstacles that try and derail your hopes and dreams.

I heard a quote from a physicist working for many years on what has been and, for now, continues to be, an unsolvable riddle about the universe. He saidContinue reading

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Life in a Resort Town – Starting a Business in Breckenridge, Worthy & Bond of The Bivvi

Breckenridge Colorado

What’s it take to start a business in a resort town? How about a hostel in Breckenridge Colorado? The Bivvi, located at 9,603 feet above sea level, was started by two world travelers who wanted to design a hostel “crafted for the adventurers, ramblers, and the mountain gurus of this world.” With a skyline that includes several fourteeners, Breckenridge was forged by miner’s who came to seek their fortunes about 150 years ago. Evidence of those days still line Main Street today. You won’t find cookie cutter faux anything here – where even the Starbucks serves up drinks in an old yellow cottage. This small town aims to keep its own special friendly vibe by preserving its historic architecture and keeping the locals nearby with a hopping downtown full of restaurants, bars and shopping – and even an art’s district – the kind where real people go and the rest try to blend in as locals.

Worthy McCormick and Bond Camp decided to make this place home after Continue reading

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Summer Jobs at US National Parks / Working for Xanterra

Rocky Mountains

What are you doing this summer? While I’m busy trying to camp and hike in as much of the wilderness as possible on weekends, some people are getting paid to live in the most beautiful national parks around the US. Jonas decided to do just that – working at Rocky Mountain National Park for his university summer break. Rocky Mountain National Park signXanterra is the concessionaire for several of the most famous National Parks, offering both summer and year-round jobs at national and state parks. While they don’t have jobs in all of the US National Parks, they cover the biggies like Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the like. While the pay might be low for summer service jobs, the experience is rich and the reward is the opportunity to have the time to thoroughly explore a season in paradise. They also offer a way for international applicants to apply as well, working with agencies that can help you obtain a J-1 visa (necessary for non US citizens). And don’t think you have to be a student for these national park jobs either – pretty much anyone over 18 can apply. Xanterra also happens to have jobs on a cruise line and as a tour leader (some are international). On my latest visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, which is practically located in my backyard, I asked Jonas, a cashier at the Park, some questions about his experience. Continue reading

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How to Design Your Own Career & Travel With Purpose / Tori Hogan

Machu Picchu Salkantay Trail, Peru

Why not design your own career? The sky’s the limit! Dream big and aim high. Tori Hogan did just that – talking her way into numerous adventures around the world – leaving herself open to opportunity as well as seeking it out with fierce determination. Tori has spent the past decade circumnavigating the globe in search of insights and what she likes to call – Travel With Purpose. Over the years, Tori has immersed herself in the developing world as an aid worker, volunteer, researcher, filmmaker, and specialist on the topic of aid effectiveness. As an avid traveler, Tori’s endless curiosity about the world has taken her to every continent and more than seventy-five countries.

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