New places, new cultures, new faces, new foods, it’s all an exciting adventure. That is until you look at your bank account.

How much did that dinner cost? It was probably those drinks.

What if you traveled with someone willing to pick up the tab. What if they were willing to pay you on top?

That’s the dream, right? Travel and pay for none of it?

If you’re not tied down to your location, you could experience so much of the world. And there are companies willing to pay you to do so. Here are a few of them.

1. Delta Airlines

“But I don’t want to be a steward on an airline!” you say. And you don’t have to.

Delta Airlines needs more than mere paid servants. They need managers, business specialists, project leaders willing to travel, pilots, etc. They are a large company and they are willing to pay anyone with the right skills and the right situation for the kind of work they’re doing.

2. U.S. Department of State

Working for the government might seem like boring paper-shuffling work. But get a job with the right department, and you get to travel the world.

Do you want to see the world while helping make important foreign policy decisions? You might even get to work on some high-profile policies with some important individuals in government.

And contrary to popular belief, working for the State Department is relatively low stress.

3. Dream Vacations

This is the perfect fit for the travel geek. If you understand customer engagement like the back of your eyelids and love to ride the air in class, then this job is for you.

Dream Vacations is interested in helping you succeed at their business. They’ll give you the tools to manage a franchise if that’s your interest. Or you could work as a travel agent, vacation planner or personal cruise consultant.

4. Travel Nurses Inc.

Do you have a nursing degree? You can travel!

Nursing is in demand all over the world. And you don’t even need a nursing degree to work with them. You could be a manager, a case manager, an ultrasound tech, a nurse assistant, etc.

Travel Nurses Inc. is “nurse-owned and operated.” This means they try to create a nurturing atmosphere for their employees.

5. Bain and Company

Bain and Company is a global management consulting firm. They advise global corporations on how best to operate. A job with these guys would boost your resume and your self-esteem.

Plus, you’ll get to travel to some of the largest cities in the world.

Do you know how to solve major industry problems? Can you strategize with the best of them? You might fit in at Bain and Company.

Employees give high reviews of the company. They cite supportive managers, a strong focus on mentorship, and a fun atmosphere as some of the top reasons to work for Bain and Company.

By Ben Mattice

Benjamin Mattice is a freelance writer/editor, horror and sci-fi writer, SEO and affiliate marketing newbie, dog wrestler, cat wrangler, capoeirista, and long distance runner. He lives in the Palouse with his wife, three dogs, two cats, and two rats. Yes, that would probably be considered a mini-zoo.