American guy and British girl - how and where to work and travel together?
August 2, 2009 7:43 AM Subscribe
American guy and British girl - how and where to work and travel together? Looking for advice / tales of experience
posted by crayz to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I met while traveling but for the past few months have been living together in her home town in England. We'd now like to go out and see the world again. Ideally we'd like to spend 3-6 months in a given place, working and living there and exploring the nearby area, and then move somewhere new and repeat. We're open to most places where the temporary work/live situation would be profitable and the place is itself is interesting / located near other places of interest
Starting to do the job search now, a big problem seems to be that as a UK/EU citizen she can feasibly obtain work visas to quite a few more countries than I can. This isn't necessarily a problem - I still have savings left and can possibly make more money doing freelance work (I'm good with computers/web programming). However, many/most of the ideal temp jobs seem to involve working/living in the same place(e.g. ski lodge, water sports camp, etc.). The problem is I wouldn't be allowed to work(and therefore live) anywhere paying "above the table" because of the visa issue
She doesn't really want to spend all the time working bar jobs - so we're looking for a situation where she can do some sort of interesting/engaging but largely unskilled work(she has sales/administrative skills, but it seems unlikely to find relevant jobs that would want temp workers), and I can either live with her in cheap accommodations or "onsite" in provided lodging, working under the table or not working
Other than that, anywhere (reasonably safe) in the world is OK - we're doing this for the experience
Too much to ask in the midst of a global recession?