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Vanlife Jobs: Ways to Make Money Whilst Traveling

Once upon a time, there were many people who believed that the only way to make a decent living and prepare for their future was to work in an office. Day after day, they’d sit and stare at their computer monitors (or paper-strewn desks, back in the old days), desperately wishing that they could escape but just not quite knowing how to. They knew that there were jobs out there for them, but the process seemed so arcane and difficult to grasp.

Now, we have the Internet, an invention which has simultaneously made things a million times easier and much more difficult. On the one hand, a huge amount of information is available at your fingertips; you can easily search anything you could possibly want to know and find the answer pretty much immediately. On the other hand, those looking for (as an example) a change of career might not know where to start, since the vastness of the information available is staggering.

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We’re currently on a roadtrip around Europe in our van (much more on that coming soon!), and we’re so lucky that we can work from anywhere in the world doing SEO and Google Ads. If you don’t know digital marketing, and that’s not your jam, don’t worry. Your dream of working on the move isn’t over. This is a list of just a few of the jobs you could do if you love to travel:

Trading

Trading has been around as a job for many, many years, but it’s never been easier to do it than today. Effectively, trading involves keeping an eye on trends within certain markets and predicting them using various strategies and your own knowhow. It’s demanding, mathematics-heavy and risky work, but it pays dividends if you know what you’re doing.

There are various kinds of trading, including Forex trading (foreign exchange currency trading) and stocks and shares trading. Choosing an excellent trading platform with smartphone capabilities is key – All of them can be done on the move, as long as you have access to decent tech and a good Internet connection. If you’ve got decent capital to start with, you can make serious money trading.

Pilot or air steward

If you love to travel, then there are few jobs better suited to you than being on a plane all day, right? Obviously, in order to become a pilot you’re going to need some serious expertise; there are courses and qualifications aplenty which you’ll need to complete before you’re allowed behind the controls of a plane.

If the idea of controlling the plane itself leaves you queasy, then perhaps you’d be better suited to being an air steward. As a steward, you’ll tend to your passengers’ needs, explain safety procedures and perform general maintenance of the plane; you’ll get to travel to various countries each day depending on which company you work for and what shifts you’re put on.

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International aid volunteer

There are a huge amount of organisations constantly looking for people to help with food and medical aid in less-developed countries. Charities like the VSO, UK-based ICS and Challenges Worldwide offer many and varied positions, so there’s almost no chance that your skill set won’t be useful in some way as an international volunteer. If you’re looking for work that’s rewarding, challenging, and varied, then you’ll struggle to find something more satisfying than volunteering abroad.

Don’t expect this to be easy; many of the countries you’ll be working in are likely to be fairly far from home, and you might be needed for extended periods of time. This also isn’t strictly speaking a “job”, in that it won’t pay in the conventional sense. It will, however, be excellent for your CV.

Blogger

Do you like to write in your spare time? Have a specific subject about which you know more than anyone else? Want to get paid to write about it? You could even become a travel blogger. Well, it’s…not quite that simple. Building up an audience to justify getting paid to blog is a long, difficult and arduous process – nobody’s going to pretend it isn’t. You’ll have to put a lot of work into a blog as a side venture before it becomes big enough to quit your full-time job.

With that said, blogging is one of the most creatively fulfilling jobs you can possibly have. If you work hard enough (and luck out a little bit), then you’ll have a job where you have full creative control over your content, as well as how it’s distributed and who you partner with. If you’re lucky enough to have an in-demand blog, the world is your oyster, and – better yet – you can easily blog on the go with laptops and even tablets.

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Bartending

We’ve spoken to some people among whom bartending has a very unfairly low reputation. “Isn’t it just pouring drinks?” say they. Our reply to this is always the following: do you remember the best cocktail you ever had? Where did it come from? How about that bartender who got into a fiery debate with you about some issue or other, and the conversation went on sporadically as they served customers?

Bartending is an incredibly difficult job to do well; it requires great people skills, excellent manual co-ordination, and the patience of several saints. You’ll never be prouder than when you serve that perfect mojito or that ideal Long Island iced tea, though. Bartenders are in high demand all around the world, so getting gigs in different countries shouldn’t be too arduous for you.

2018-10-04T12:18:54+00:00 October 4, 2018|Van Life|

3 Tips to Feeling Sexy & Instagram-Ready When on an Adventure

Everyday life can be great in its own way, but it also gets seriously dull after a while. We all basically know the solution to this dilemma. Pack your bags, book a holiday in the sun, and head off. Or, at the very least, get out of the house for a while and do something fun, exciting, and unusual to let your spirit free.

The only problem with following your adventures around the world — especially if you’re the type who loves disappearing into the rainforest or the Australian outback, or up a mountain somewhere with a breathtaking view — is that it can be a real trick knowing how to stay sexy when you’re away from, have limited bag space, and can’t get ready at a dressing table.

I’ve learnt a lot on how to tackle greasy hair and looking like I’ve just rolled out of bed, whilst living in a small van traveling around Europe. Here are a few straightforward tips for staying sexy on an adventure.

3 Tips to Feeling Sexy & Instagram-Ready When on an Adventure | UK Lifestyle Blog

Let your jewellery do the talking

Jewellery is your best friend when you’re travelling light and doing exciting, active things with your time. The reason for this is really simple — jewellery is (usually) really light, really easy to transport, and unless you’re going way overboard, often won’t get in the way of whatever you might be doing on the day.

A stylish pair of silver tragus piercings will allow you to add a bit of glamour and style to any look or outfit, without getting on a tree branch like your biggest pair of hoop earrings like. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t pack your hoop earrings, too. Just pick the right occasion for putting them on.

Design and discover your action-ready adventure-girl look

If you’re travelling somewhere exotic, to do the kinds of physically demanding sporty activity that your existing wardrobe isn’t well-adapted for, it might be a great occasion for making some choice additions to that wardrobe.

Everyone can think of an “action girl” from film or TV. A lady Indiana Jones, or Lara Croft, if you will. And there’s definitely something cool about being able to go from “sultry vixen in an evening dress” to “adventure-chick” at the drop of a hat, depending on your mood.

Spend a while thinking of outfit choices that will be both practical and also appeal to your stylistic preferences. Think of it as a way of letting your inner action movie heroine out.

Put in your gym-time

Alright, so this is a longer-term strategy, but if you’ve been skipping your gym sessions, the desire to look your best in any situation — even halfway up a mountain — should be a good motivating factor for getting you back down to your Zumba classes.

There isn’t one perfect physical look or build that applies to everyone, but you can be pretty sure that, when it comes to looking your best in any situation, getting yourself into the best possible shape will only help to make that a reality, whatever your dimensions end up being.

Developing a bit of muscle in the right places, and keeping your weight within your ideal range, will help to ensure that you wear every outfit with style.

2018-10-01T13:14:48+00:00 October 1, 2018|Van Life|

Are you ready to hit the road and travel this summer? 🚐🌞

The long awaited action, spy film, ‘Fallout’, will finally be released later this month. The film is basically about people who go out on a mission with good intentions but the mission goes terribly wrong thus causing a fallout (spoilers!! 😉). But hey, when it comes to your van or car, you could also Fallout of your own mission, if you are not careful. People snap up a van and think they’re ready to hit the road, but there’s more to it than that. Many of them do not service and maintain them regularly – just assuming everything is fine so long as its moving. 

Having a van from the 90’s, we know this isn’t the case! It is especially important to service and carry out maintenance on your vehicle before going on a long trip, because this would be the worst time for something to go wrong. A long trip tests your vehicle to the maximum and even a small fault could cause you lots of trouble. Below are some things you can do a few days before the long trip to ensure that your motor is in tip-top condition:

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Checkup

This should be done by a professional so that all faults can be identified. The professional test drives the vehicle and listens for noises, watches the gauges for any trouble signs, and identifies any shakes. 

Service

After identifying the faults, your van should be serviced. This involves fixing and replacing faulty or worn-out parts. The oil and other fluids should also be checked. If they are low, they should be refilled and if they are finished, they should be replaced. 

Tyres

Van tyres contribute greatly to fuel efficiency, comfort, and safety. Their pressure should therefore be checked and the tread of all wheels examined to ensure that they are not worn out or unevenly worn. 

General Maintenance

Ensure that general maintenance of the van is carried out to prevent failure of any of the systems. Maintenance includes tuning the engine, checking the condition of the battery, and rotating and balancing the wheels. The steering, braking, lighting, fuel, and exhaust systems should also be attended to. 

The consequences of neglecting your van are many. It can lead to accidents that endanger your life and that of others. When on a long trip, you could end up being stranded in the middle of nowhere. Neglect makes replacement and maintenance costs high. In addition, driving a faulty van does not give you the peace of mind you deserve. 

The importance of servicing and maintaining your car or van regularly cannot be overemphasised. 
It is therefore advisable to be proactive rather than being reactive. You could visit Fife Autocentre for car batteries and many other car services in Dundee.

2018-07-13T16:10:11+00:00 July 13, 2018|Van Life|
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