Whether it is finishing off a project during a weekend away or going mobile on a year-long cross-country journey, people are changing how and where they work. One of the best things about incorporating work into a road trip is that it eliminates the excuse that you can't travel because you have to work.
Personalize your space
An RV provides all the comforts of home and everything you need to conduct business. The mobility and self-sufficiency of an RV also helps make them great office spaces. With an RV, a quiet place to work or find inspiration is no more than a short drive away. Waking up to the sunrise over the mountains, desert plains, lakes or oceans are all possibilities. With a great start to the day like that, work is much easier to do. In fact, the environment can help make the entire workday far more enjoyable and productive.
Live where you want
If your home base happens to be in a harsh climate, an RV also allows you to take your office and work to a place where you will be physically much more comfortable. You can easily escape cloudy, cold, snowy or exceptionally hot and humid areas for places that are sunny and pleasant.
As the weather shifts throughout the year, you can move with it, always keeping yourself in your comfort zone. Being more comfortable will be less stressful and allow you to be more productive. You know the best part about Canadian winters is watching them from Florida or Arizona!
Do work you are interested in
Deciding to work and travel in an RV brings a sense of freedom made possible by how easy it is to stay connected. There is no doubt that modern technology is changing the way we work. Anyone can find a job that will allow them to travel, work remotely and earn enough to sustain them on an ongoing basis. Almost any traditional job can be adapted to travel though these are some of the top ways people are earning money from the road:
Creative professionals include graphic designers, writers, web developers, computer programmers, UX/UI designers and more. Remote jobs work best where the product you create is easily transferred electronically. They are also jobs where communication with your fellow teammates or coworkers is easily handled by cell phone, email or through cloud-based software. These jobs are increasing as employers understand the benefits of remote workers for their businesses and quite frankly creatives are deciding to choose work on their terms.
Remote teaching positions offer an excellent opportunity for work while traveling. These positions can be broken down into two general categories. Jobs which require a teaching certificate and those that do not. While these positions all tend to pay good, those requiring a teaching certificate will trend toward the higher end of the pay spectrum. Teaching certificates can be difficult to attain for remote jobs even for seasoned educators. A better option for most will be to go with remote jobs that don't require the certificate. Working with foreign students over the internet on their English language skills, teachers receive training and hourly compensation.
Therapy jobs are another great opportunity for remote work while traveling. There are two ways physical, occupational and speech therapists can work while traveling. Traveling therapy positions involve being placed at a specific physical facility where you work a contract of a pre-determined length, typically 13 weeks (3 months). The benefits of this arrangement are that you get to travel to different locations and spend just enough time there to really get a good feel for the area before moving on. The downside is that it does tie you down to a more traditional work environment.
Alternatively, there are truly remote positions available for all three therapy disciplines. Working as a tele-therapist or remote therapist has many benefits. In many cases, you can adjust your schedule around your traveling lifestyle. You will also not be bound to be in any specific location to see your patients as you are while working as a traditional traveling therapist. On the downside, these jobs tend to pay less than their traditional traveling therapy counterparts. The pay is still very good for a remote job, but may not be what you are accustomed to in a traditional therapy setting.
These are just three of the many remote job opportunities for travelers. All of these pay well enough to sustain a full-time travel lifestyle while providing the flexibility to get the most out of traveling. There are many other opportunities out there. If you are willing to do some research and make the leap into one of these positions then the dream of full-time travel is well within reach in whatever way works for you.