5 Skills You Can Use to Travel the World

By Andira Medeiros, WorldPackers
December 20, 2016

Some people love to draw, other people like to teach. Some are good with computers, others take pictures for a living. Whatever it is you’re good at, you can save money when you travel by helping out hosts worldwide with your own special skills.

The growth of Sharing Economy is changing the way we connect with people everyday, and most importantly, the way we travel. Worldpackers offers awesome and diverse opportunities for travelers in hundreds of cities worldwide, especially if you’re looking for collaborative experiences.

These hosts – hostels, hotels, guesthouses, ecovillas, etc – look for travelers of all ages who are willing to assist in all sorts of tasks using their own special skill set.

Can you imagine how incredible and convenient it would be to use your own professional experience and/or hobbies in exchange for accommodation and meals?

So here’s a list of 5 skills you can use to travel the world:

1. Gardening


If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you’ll be of great help to any place with a garden. They’re looking for people who understands nature, knows how to handle plants with care and wants to improve their way of cultivating and growing specimens. Consider biodynamic wineries, farms, and community gardens.

2. Teaching


Nothing is more inspiring than a teacher committed to his or her job and… you could be one, applying your passion to underserved communities! You can teach languages, sports or any other subject to children and young adults, giving them a new purpose in life. As a teacher, you’ll be responsible for educating and coaching them. But we guarantee, you’ll learn a lot as well! Find more information about becoming an english language instructor

3. Hands On


Every property has something that needs fixing, is in need of repairs or desires to improve its facilities. So if you can fix things, you can pretty much volunteer anywhere you want. Unlike other positions, your schedule will be more flexible and if you’re really willing to help you will always have something to do.

4. Social Impact

village kids

From teaching languages in Thailand to rebuilding a community center in Brazil, you can make a positive impact abroad. Give back to the world and assist people in need, learn everlasting lessons about life and your inner self, and really feel like you’re making a difference.

5. Painting, Decorating, and Craft Work


If you’re a creative person and love to decorate, this might be the perfect experience for you. You’ll be able to paint, help create a new and updated look and feel for important areas, and brush up on your skills. You may even have the chance to build small pieces of furniture or other decorative items - and if you have DIY experience, your ability to save on materials will come in handy for you hosts!

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any of these skills. As long as you are curious and committed to learn how to get the job done you are welcome to apply to the available positions. It’s never too late to start a new career or even give yours an upgrade.

Remember that these are just a few of the skills you can use to travel, lots of hosts worldwide are using Worldpackers as a way to connect with travelers from different cultures to aggregate know-how from distinct areas. Sign-up and start your journey as soon as possible.

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By paul Padhariya
May 19, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Great article!!

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