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Top 5: Unusual Jobs That Pay for Your Travel Habit

by Susan Finch

Apr 6, 2020

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Even with the most creative travel reward hacking and budget strategies, wanderlust typically comes with a price tag. Fund your travel habit with these five unusual jobs that put a flexible and fun income in your pocket for exploring.


High-End Lemonade Stand Worker
When Joshua Lange started a street-side lemonade stand, he was looking to make some money and work for himself. Eventually, Lange began working the festival route and has built Just Squeezed into a million-dollar empire. His sought-after, premium lemonades retail for nearly $10 a cup.


Circus Staff
Have you ever dreamed of running away to the circus? Now you can by browsing jobs on Circus Talk for performance, administrative, tech support and more. Choose from areas around the world or look for traveling jobs that take you to a different location every few weeks.


Baker in Antarctica
Love to bake? Head to Antarctica and bake for the 1,000 to 5,000 people who live at the science stations at any given time. Other Antarctica jobs include beverage specialists, drivers and recreation coordinators. You get to live in one of the most remote corners of the world and soak up views few travelers get to experience.


Human Statue
Did you know you can stand around and act like a statue for big money? Being a human statue can earn up to $100 an hour at festivals and other events. You can also pitch your services to weddings, fundraisers and fairs across the country to take your human statue gig on the road.


Dog Surfing Instructor
Combine your love of dogs and surfing into a dog surfing instructor gig. Spots like Good Kharma Surf Instruction in Huntington Beach and Salty Dog Paddle in South Florida help dogs enjoy the water and conquer their dreams.


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