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13 Jobs That Allow You to Travel the U.S./World


By Patrick Galvan, Storage.com

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Have you ever wanted to earn a living while seeing other parts of the country, or even the world? You don’t have to be a movie star or a musician on tour to do so. There are some professions that involve a great deal of travel and allow you to the opportunity to work around new people in new places. Earn a living while expanding your horizons! Here’s a list of 13 travel-friendly professions.



As a travel nurse, you have the opportunity to utilize your passion of helping people in need while living and exploring other parts of the country. You’ll be able to add stamps to your passport, work for a variety of medical facilities, and maybe even find a new area to call home.

What You Need

  • Education: According to Travelnursing.org, those looking to get into the profession need to be able to think critically, plan a patient’s care based on their diagnosis, perform assessments, handle equipment, and work with physicians. Most hospitals require their traveling nurses to be educated in a Registered Nursing (RN) program, which typically lasts two years and sometimes requires a bachelor’s degree. Also, if you complete an assignment, but do not have another assignment in the near future, having the education of an RN gives you a better chance of finding employment.
  • Licensing: Most hospitals want nurses who are registered for their particular states. You might be able to get around this if you have a NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact), but it would be beneficial to be licensed in all of the states you would consider traveling to.
  • A Reputable Travel Nursing Company: In order to arrange a traveling assignment that is right for you and your skill set, you’ll want to find a reputable recruitment company that specializes in travel nursing. When choosing a travel nursing company, things to consider include: housing options, benefits, and the travel nursing company’s reputation.

Important Facts

  • Travel Potential and Considerations: When assigned to a hospital, travel nurses relocate to that city and work there, on average, 13 weeks. That means you have the potential to visit and work in four different cities within a year! Still, there are many factors you should consider when picking a city.
  • Not Every State is in Demand of Nurses: States like Alaska and Hawaii have smaller populations, fewer hospitals, and fewer nursing jobs. Travel jobs for these places fill up fast.
  • How the Pay System Works: Since the traveling nurse pay packages are rather complex, it would benefit you to know how the pay system works. Here is a breakdown of pay system and compensation such as benefits and time variables. Also check out this video for more information on nursing compensation.

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Home Business Self Storage for Traveling Professionals

Self Storage for Traveling Professionals


By Logan Livers, Storage.com

Plenty of businesses run into the same problems of running out of space to operate. Storage.com is here to help provide solutions for growing businesses, whether through unique tips or additional space.

There are plenty of professions that take people all around the world. If you have a job that always has you on the move, it can be difficult to hold on to seasonal and other non-essential items.

Instead of getting rid of these belongings altogether or going through the pain of taking them with you, there’s a simple and affordable solution for all traveling professionals—self storage.

Why Traveling Professionals Use Self Storage

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Whether you’re a traveling nurse, destination wedding photographer, archaeologist, journalist, or ESL teacher, you most likely have a lot of belongings you don’t want to get rid of. But with your line of work, it’s difficult or downright impossible to bring those things with you wherever you go, so certain items need to be left behind. Instead of throwing things away, leaving them with a friend or family member, or selling them to a pawn shop, you can keep them safe and sound in a storage unit near your permanent home.

Self storage is a great solution for traveling professionals and provides the following benefits:

  • Affordable Rates: Renting a storage unit is a far more affordable option than paying rent on an apartment you aren’t even living in (Learn how to find affordable storage).
  • Plenty of Space: You can find the exact storage unit size you need to fit your belongings, whether you’re storing just a few things or everything you own while you’re away.
  • High Levels of Security: Rest easy knowing your valuables are safe when you’re traveling for work. Many storage facilities offer great security features like video surveillance or alarmed units.
  • Climate Control: When storing sensitive items like clothing, wooden furniture, or electronics, you could get a climate-controlled storage unit to protect them from extreme temperatures and humidity. Without a climate-controlled unit, you run the risk of these sensitive materials getting damaged.
  • Vehicle Storage: If you don’t need your vehicle when you’re traveling for work, you can keep it safe at a storage facility. Most facilities have outdoor parking, but some have covered or indoor spaces.

Common Items Stored by Traveling Professionals

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Traveling professionals are better than most people at not collecting clutter since they’re often away from home for months or even years while on a job. But they do have items they can’t take on the road with them that they still want to keep for when they are back at home. Rather than leaving items in an empty home, many traveling professionals choose to store their belongings at a storage facility nearby.

For travelers who keep their apartments, condos, or houses while they’re away, they may only store important valuables, such as birth certificates, tax documents, family heirlooms, photos, jewelry, antiques, and other hard-to-replace items. But for travelers who end their rental agreements or sell their homes, a storage unit may essentially hold everything they own that they don’t need to take with them, including furniture, lawn equipment, recreational gear, clothing and accessories, home decor, vehicles, etc.

Don’t make your traveling job stressful by trying to take everything you own with you wherever you go. Instead, use self storage to securely store your belongings while you travel the world and do what you love. Then, you’ll be able to travel light, and save yourself the stress of additional packing.


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  • Jennifer Wright

    I am shocked that Denver, Colorado did not make the top 10 for best cities for travel nursing jobs.