This is where the joys of being a professional traveller really become clear, because the truth is that despite the challenges, there is no greater feeling than having complete freedom to go where you want, when you want, and make an income doing it.
The rewards of travelling for a job are endless, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll find yourself getting constantly excited about every new destination you hear a traveller talk about.
The benefit that is most obvious is that you have the chance to explore a whole range of different places, opening up your eyes to unique cultures, fascinating histories and mind-blowing landscapes.
Also, the more you travel, the larger variety of places you’ll end up seeing, as you seek to visit a place you haven’t been before. When you go on your first overseas vacation, New Zealand, Indonesia or the USA might be at the top of your list. But when you’re pushing close to 50 countries, you start to get curious about some of the lesser-known spots. Next thing you know you’re backpacking through West Africa, or on a trekking expedition in Central Asia.
Perhaps the greatest reward of travelling for a living is that, as cliche as it sounds, you become ‘worldly’. You develop a greater understanding of how people live, have constant interactions with foreign cultures, and discover the true value of time and money. This, in turn, makes you appreciate what you have in life so much more.