Trip Doctor: Get Paid to Travel
Nearly every Ask an Editor Day, you’ve asked us the same question: How can I get paid to travel? Here’s a new way to make it happen: Worksurfers. The recently launched startup aims to connect creative professionals with short-term freelance assignments around the world, allowing them to hop the globe—or prolong an existing vacation—while broadening their portfolio. Simply sign up and input the type of work you’d be looking for (and where) and you’ll be e-mailed job leads as they’re made available.
But don’t book flights just yet: the service is brand new, and its scope is still limited to certain trades (architects, marketers, and designers, for example). Plus, as with any startup, the site will need time to develop a larger user base—in this case, all around the world—to successfully carry out its mission.
Nikki Ekstein is an Editorial Assistant at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her at on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.