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10 Best Travel Jobs for Couples Abroad (with Accommodation!)

By: Author Mitch Glass

Posted on Last updated: November 28, 2023

Imagine the freedom…

Exploring country after country on your own schedule, for as long as you want, with the person you love. 

Since you’re working along the way, you don’t worry about your savings account tanking. Heck, you don’t even pay for accommodation!

Sounds like the dream, right?

It is. And it’s not as farfetched as it seems.

So how can couples work abroad AND score a free place to stay?

Come, my friend. Let me show you the best travel jobs for couples abroad with accommodation. 

Table of Contents

1. Housesitter

3. hostel worker, 4. cruise ship worker, 5. ski chalet host, 6. international grape picker, 7. teaching english, 8. volunteering, 9. caretaking, how can couples work abroad (recap), best travel jobs for couples abroad with accommodation.

If you and your partner are wondering how couples can work abroad, look no further. Choose whichever idea looks most interesting to you. Or better yet, try them all.  

This list of travel-friendly job ideas is just the tip of the iceberg. For even more ideas, check out the internet’s most humungous list of jobs for travelers . 

drawing of travel couple housesitting

Perhaps one of the best travel jobs for couples abroad with accommodation is housesitting. 

What if you were able to stay for free in a fully furnished (and potentially luxurious) home — complete with wifi, cable, a kitchen, and everything you need to live comfortably abroad?

In exchange, all you have to do is look after someone’s house and pets while they’re away.

Housesitting is an awesome way for couples to score free accommodation abroad because it can be super easy. That means you’ll have plenty of time to explore (or catch up on your digital nomad jobs ).

It’s also flexible. You can opt for long- or short-term housesitting jobs, ranging from a few days to several months. Heck, even if you’re not traveling, it’s one of the best housing alternatives to live cheaply .

Some examples of common housesitting responsibilities can include:

✔️ Taking care of the house ✔️ Getting the mail ✔️ Cleaning ✔️ Watering plants ✔️ Feeding pets ✔️ Walking dogs and letting them out to use the bathroom

I even know of digital nomads who built their entire business while housesitting on tropical Caribbean islands. So if you’re looking for island jobs for couples with free accommodation, this could be your solution.

Housesitter pay

In most cases, there’s no pay involved. You look after the house and pet in exchange for free accommodation. If your responsibilities take an hour or so per day, this is a pretty great deal if it allows you to live in a house that would cost $100+/per night on Airbnb. 

If the assignment requires more work than average, the host may offer a daily stipend in addition to accommodation. And if it’s a long-term arrangement and you win their trust, they may even give you free access to their car as well. 

How to become a house sitter

The easiest way to find housesitting jobs is to sign up for a housesitting platform.

Some of the best worldwide sites are Trusted House Sitters , House Carers , and Mind My House . 

There are also housesitting sites that focus on specific countries, like Aussie House Sitters in Australia and Kiwi House Sitters in New Zealand.

For more tips on landing your very first assignment, check out my full guide on housesitting jobs for beginners .

drawing of a couple working as an aupair while traveling

Do you and your partner like kids? 

If so, working as an au pair is an awesome option for you.

An au pair is someone who stays with a family (often abroad). They help with childcare and other household responsibilities in exchange for a place to stay, meals, a stipend, and the cultural experience of living with natives. 

Some examples of responsibilities include: 

✔️ Laundry ✔️ Cooking ✔️ Cleaning ✔️ Babysitting ✔️ Playing with kids ✔️ Driving kids to school

Your workday depends on what the family needs help with. You might be tasked with daytime work such as babysitting children too young for school while the parents are at work. Or they also might assign you the “evening shift” after school hours, where you help with supper, cleaning, or even homework.

Working as an au pair with your partner could be a wonderful way to spend your days together as a couple. You will either stay in a room in the family’s house, or they can set you up with accommodations elsewhere. 

Keep in mind, while it’s possible to find au pair assignments for couples, there are relatively few opportunities. It’s usually a big family or one that has too much work for just one person. 

If you do find a family that accepts couples, you may not be allowed to share the same room. Make sure you discuss all these details in your contract before you sign. 

Au pair pay

The pay for an au pair is all over the board. It depends on where you are in the world, your responsibilities, and what the family is willing to pay for your services.

A rough ballpark would be $100 to $200 in “pocket money” per week, plus food and accommodation.

Here’s how it can vary from country to country:

Australia 200 – 250 AUD / week

Canada 330 CAD / week 

United States 195 USD minimum per week

United Kingdom 80 – 85 GBP per week

Spain 70 EUR minimum per week

Germany 280 EUR per month

For a complete list of country pay ranges, check out this guide by Au Pair World .

How to find work as an au pair

Most au pairs find their work through au pair job sites.

Some of the best sites are Au Pair America , EurAuPair , and Au Pair World .

You’ll usually have to create two separate profiles, one for you and one for your partner. In each of your applications, explain that you are looking for a couple-friendly position. For a higher success rate, start by searching for “au pair couple” jobs on each platform. 

drawing of a couple working hostel travel jobs

If you and your partner are interested in hospitality, hostel work could be a fun way to score free accommodation — especially if you’re a social couple that loves to meet other travelers.

Most hostels are social by nature, so introverts beware. For a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, you may be able to score work in a guest house. 

✔️ Cooking ✔️ Cleaning ✔️ Reception ✔️ Bartending ✔️ Fixing things ✔️ Running social events

Hostel work pay

Most hostels offer you only free room and board. If you’re lucky, you may get free food and drinks as well. 

If they paid you, you’d have to get a work visa. And that just complicates the situation. Most couples who work in hostels are volunteers. That said, if you find somewhere you’d like to work long-term, it may be possible to get a visa and start earning. 

We met an English guy in Cambodia who fell in love with a party hostel while traveling. He started as a volunteer, then the owner ended up promoting him to bigger and better jobs. Now he runs an entire chain of luxury bungalow resorts across Cambodia!

How to get a job at a hostel

Start by searching on Worldpackers (use code UNTETHERED for discount), Helpx , or Workaway . And if you’re ever traveling and find a destination or hostel you especially like, ask if they could use an extra hand. 

drawing of one of the best travel jobs for couples, working on a cruise ship

Working on a cruise ship can be an absolute dream for perpetual wanderlusters — at least for those who have their sea legs.

Not only that, cruise companies like Carnival even have options for couples who want to work together as a team.

Most cruises allow you to share a cabin as a couple, but others might split you up. Make sure you get all the details ahead of time so you know exactly what to expect — you wouldn’t want to end up on entirely different cruise ships! 

Cruise jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Some require experience (e.g., cruise medical staff, chef), while others don’t (e.g., entertainment team, waitstaff, bartending, cleaning).

Cruise job pay

Free accommodation, food, and possibly even free flights to and from the ship. 

Pay varies based on your position. For most entry-level jobs, you’re looking at $1,400 to $3,000 per month. Earning $3000 a month or less may not sound like much for full-time work, but since your basic living expenses are covered, most of it goes straight into your pocket.

Your earnings also depend on your experience and how luxurious your cruise ship is.

How to find work on a cruise

Decide which cruise company you’d like to work for and the destinations you’d like to see. Make sure the company allows couples to work together, then apply on their website with a polished resume. 

To find the best jobs possible and avoid common mistakes, check out this detailed guide by a cruise industry pro.

drawing of a couple working at a ski chalet

Looking for resort jobs for married couples?

Working at a ski resort may be just the job for you.

If you and your partner dream of snowy travel in the Alps or a ski town, then hosting a chalet could be your free ticket there.

A chalet is a lodge often found in ski resorts. Groups going on ski vacations rent chalets, and your job is to host them.

Your responsibilities as a chalet host are similar to jobs you’d find in a hotel: 

✔️ Cooking ✔️ Cleaning ✔️ Catering to the guests

If you choose a small chalet, you and your partner may host the entire place by yourself. In bigger chalets, you work in teams with other hosts and share responsibilities.

The best part? 

In your free time, you can hit the slopes. This makes it one of the best adventure jobs for couples.

Just keep in mind that if you and your partner are hosting a chalet on your own, you won’t have anyone to cover for you. This might make it tricky to go exploring together as a couple.

Ski chalet pay

Don’t expect much. Rates vary, but expect around $100 to $200 per week. But keep in mind, you’re also getting free accommodation, meals, ski passes (maybe), and tips from guests.

How to become a chalet host

There are two ways to become a chalet host:

1️⃣ Apply to a company directly with a great resume. The best resumes for potential chalet hosts are those that have hospitality experience. If needed, you can take courses online to spruce up your resume.   2️⃣ Search for opportunities on job sites like VIP-Chalets , Ski World , and Neilson . 

And for more details on working specifically in Canada , check out our guide on how to do a ski season in Canada .

drawing of a couple picking fruit while traveling

Does it get more romantic than working and staying at a vineyard? 

I think not.

Grape picking (or fruit picking of any kind) is a perfect travel job for married couples who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. 

If you both enjoy the outdoors and don’t want to spend your days cooped up inside, fruit picking is a unique opportunity.

Your job description is pretty much in the title — picking grapes. These grapes are then sent to winemakers. In fact, some grape picking jobs may even offer free wine.

Be warned, grape picking isn’t easy. And there will likely be some heavy lifting involved. At least you’ll be able to skip the gym!

It’s also a very social travel job. You and your partner will be picking fruit alongside plenty of other backpackers and travelers across the globe.

Fruit picking pay

Pay varies significantly depending on the country you’re working in and whether or not your job has accommodation. Since your goal is to find free accommodation, you might take a pay cut.

Don’t expect much more than minimum wage for the country you’re in. You won’t get rich, but it’s a unique way to experience a country and keep your travel fund topped up.

How to become a grape (or fruit) harvester

The two best options are:

1️⃣ Reach out directly to vineyards or farms and ask if they trade work for free (or reimbursed) accommodation. 2️⃣ Search sites like GumTree to find job listings.

Keep in mind, many countries require a work visa. The easiest way to get these is to choose countries with Working Holiday visa programs. And if you’re interested in Japan, check out this guide on how to find fruit picking jobs in Japan .

drawing of guy teaching English on a chalkboard

Are you and your partner native English speakers?

If so, you can make money from pretty much anywhere.

You can teach English online while traveling , or you can teach in person. One of the best countries to teach English is South Korea because they’re known for providing accommodation for their teachers. This makes it super easy to save money fast.

Plus, South Korea is famous for some awesome stuff , so it’s impossible to get bored.

Teaching English is a great way to see the world if your funds are limited. Teach by day, and explore on nights and weekends. 

After you complete your contract, use your savings to travel for a few weeks (or months) until you start another contract. Rinse and repeat. 

English teacher pay

Rates vary by country. 

Your wage can range anywhere from just breaking even to thousands of dollars of savings per month. Some programs even cover your travel expenses to and from the country. 

This free brochure has tons of great information about teaching in different countries. 

How to become an English teacher

Choose a country. Check out the types of teaching jobs available in that country.

As most of these jobs require a TEFL certificate, make sure to take a TEFL course. Here is the one I took and loved (save $50 on tuition with coupon code : UNTETHERED ). And here is a cheaper option , albeit less comprehensive. 

Apply to the school directly, or work with a recruiter who can help place you in programs in different countries. 

If you’re looking for location-independent jobs , you can also teach online (but you won’t get free accommodation unless you combine it with something else on this list).

Start by checking out platforms like iTalki and Cambly . Once you gain experience, shift into your own private freelance clients to increase your earning potential.

Volunteering is a great way to travel to a country you’ve been dying to explore, save money, and do some good in the world.

Your responsibilities as a volunteer are potentially endless. 

You can work outdoor jobs such as farm work, planting trees, or even caring for animals. Or you might find yourself helping out in schools, food kitchens, or construction projects. 

You could even volunteer digital services, like web design, in exchange for room and board. 

It’s all just a matter of finding places that trade couple-friendly work for accommodation.

Volunteering pay

It probably goes without saying, but it’s just accommodations and meals for this one.

How to become a volunteer

One way to find volunteer work is through an agency. For example, Plan My Gap Year has opportunities in childcare, English teaching, wildlife conservation, and community projects in places such as Bali, Vietnam, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. 

There are plenty of other organizations as well, just be careful to do your research. Some require an initial fee to join a program, which is fine, but make sure you know what you’re getting into. 

Similar to hostel work, you can also use Worldpackers, Helpx, and Workaway to search for volunteer opportunities. Before signing up for anything, make sure to read this guide on how to stay safe on Workaway .

Lastly, there are endless stories of travelers who stumble across a hotel or restaurant that needs a website, photography, or some form of marketing help. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to offer your services. You never know who might be willing to give you a place to stay in exchange for your help. 

drawing of a travel couple working as caretakers

Contrary to what many people think when they hear the word “caretaker”, it doesn’t always involve taking care of a person . 

You can also care for buildings.

Caretaking responsibilities have quite the range: 

✔️ Gardening ✔️ Cleaning ✔️ Cooking ✔️ Caring for the elderly, or anyone who needs special care ✔️ Pet sitting ✔️ House maintenance ✔️ Childcare

For example, in Colombia, many families have “fincas” (like vacation homes or cottages up in the mountains). Fincas are a lot of work, and owners hire live-in caretakers and groundskeepers to hold down the fort.

Here’s an amazing finca we stayed at. Imagine getting paid to live here. In fact, if you are experienced with farming and growing fruits and vegetables, shoot us a message. The owner is looking for some help!

Caretaking pay

Some caretaking positions just earn you accommodation and meals. Others give you a stipend as well. 

Any stipend will depend on your responsibilities and the cost of living in the country you’re traveling in.

How to become a caretaker

Search for caretaking websites that cover the region you’d like to stay in.

You may have some luck on Worldpackers, HelpX, and Workaway. You can also check out Working Couples , which caters specifically to couple-friendly positions.

Lastly, just ask around while traveling. The more people you talk to, the more opportunities you’ll find.

No, when I tell you to WWOOF, I don’t mean bark like a dog. 

WWOOFing stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It’s a volunteer program in 120+ countries that helps connect volunteers with organic farmers. In exchange for your help on the farm, you live with a host family for free.

If you and your partner enjoy the outdoors and are looking for an immersive experience in a new land, put WWOOF at the top of your list.

Some examples of responsibilities can include:

✔️ Planting ✔️ Making compost ✔️ Sowing seeds ✔️ Weeding ✔️ Cutting wood ✔️ Harvesting ✔️ Winemaking 

It’s hard work, but oftentimes it’s only for a few hours each day. After that, you’re free to explore. 

Free accommodation and meals.

How to become a WWOOFer

Head on over to the WWOOF website , choose a destination, and start reaching out to hosts

As you can see, there are many ways to work abroad and score free accommodation as a couple. 

It’s important to remember that if you want to actually get paid for the work you do abroad, you need some sort of work visa. Sure, you could work under the table, but I won’t recommend anything that could get you in trouble with the law. 

That means most jobs fall on the volunteer side of the spectrum. Fortunately, these are usually pretty easy and don’t require much time commitment. This gives you and your lover more opportunities to explore (and do other stuff that lovers do).

If none of these options appeal to you, you could also become digital nomads, like me and my wife.

This lets you earn money while you travel, without the need for a work visa (unless you want to stay in a country longer term, in which case you can head to one of these awesome countries with freelance visas ).

While you won’t score free accommodation with a digital nomad job, you can earn plenty of money to pay for it yourself. And if you don’t want to worry about planning your accommodation, you can even join organized digital nomad programs to take care of everything for you.

To get started, read my ultimate guide on how to become a digital nomad for beginners . It is literally the most comprehensive free guide on the internet (you’re welcome!).

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GoAbroad has the scoop on couple jobs abroad, and we’re here to share it

Are you part of a dynamic duo looking to travel the world and make a solid income? You (yes, both of you!) are in the right place. Couple jobs abroad maximize the bang for your experiential buck, allowing you to stock up the joint account, explore the globe, and discover new dimensions of your dream team. Love is magical, and we think you should take yours for a spin on the world stage.

If it’s early in the relationship, you may be wondering, “How soon is too soon to ask my main squeeze to go steady international-style? Is looking for jobs for couples with accommodation the equivalent of asking to move in together?” Only you and your boo can answer these questions. There’s no need to rush into things, but if your relationship can’t handle a little international work and travel, better to know that early on.

Those who’ve already tied the knot may wonder if it’s too late. But fear not, traveling jobs for married couples are as bountiful as your matrimony. Whether you find your jobs abroad for couples on a cruise ship, at a woodsy summer camp, or in the hospitality industry, this experience is sure to be the cherry on top of your life duet. 

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Why you and your boo NEED traveling jobs for couples

First things first: why are overseas jobs for couples the bees’ knees? Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get some international experience or already globetrotters looking for a way to make world travel $u$tainable, traveling jobs for couples make it all possible.

In addition to bringing home the bacon like you do back home, you’ll also get to know a new part of the world, gain international experience, and learn how to navigate new environments as a team. You’ll both be thrust into new cultures and nourished by new friendships, growing together all along the way. 

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Spoiler Alert: You will also discover new things about the apple of your eye when you start international jobs abroad for couples. Like, maybe they’re an amazing haggler; he snores (loudly) on the plane; or she’s secretly fluent in Spanish. #Surprise! Of course you already know your partner – maybe even a little too well – but there’s nothing quite like working and traveling together to take things to that next adorably cringe-worthy level of union. 

Steps to finding jobs for couples

Before you start booking tickets and saying goodbyes, you both have a “honey do” list to work through. Jobs for couples abroad aren’t rocket science, but they do require a bit of preparation. Make it fun bonding time!

  • Brainstorm where you want to go. Or make a wish list of both of your top destination and job picks! You’ll find many couples jobs abroad in Europe, as well as South America, Oceania, and Asia. With some effort, you can even get yourselves a gig in Antarctica!
  • Research, research, research. Make your way through the internet’s (or your local library’s) resources. Don’t forget to check out the handy reading materials at the bottom of this article.
  • Take stock of your respective skills and interests, and decide on a destination + jobs for couples abroad combo that suits you both.
  • Now that you know where you’re going, it’s time for a second round of research about visa requirements, travel options, accommodation, and other logistics. (It should start to feel real by this stage. You’re really going on this overseas jobs for couples adventure!).

When everything is sorted, all that’s left to do is make sure your liquid containers are checked, and hop on the plane! The best jobs for couples are calling your names.

[Save and compare jobs abroad with your boo on MyGoAbroad ]

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If you want to enjoy every sunset abroad, finding jobs for couples abroad is step one.

4 organizations that can help you find jobs for couples abroad

Ready to take this show on the road? Check out these great programs facilitating traveling jobs for couples. They’ll make your big move easy as pie.

What’s more romantic than whisking off to Rome for a weekend? Whisking off to Rome for a year together, paid! Get TEFL certified and become an English teacher in Italy with Ministry of Education certified non-profit Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational (ACLE).

  • Popular countries: Italy
  • Popular jobs: English Teachers, Camp Leaders
  • Related: Read ACLE reviews | Visit their site

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Couples who can work abroad together, stay together.

2. Cultural Vistas

Gain international work experience while traveling with the support of Cultural Vistas. You’ll have to identify and apply for a relevant position independently, but they offer pre-departure orientation, visa support, health insurance, and in-country support for students working in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.

  • Popular countries: Switzerland, Germany, United States
  • Popular jobs: Internships, Seasonal Work
  • Related: Read Cultural Vistas reviews | Visit their site

3. Good Hope Volunteers

If you want to work in Africa but aren’t quite sure how to get started, Good Hope Volunteers is a must. Choose from a wide range of job placement opportunities, and count on plenty of helping hands from the moment you sign up until after you return home.

  • Popular countries: Botswana, South Africa, Namibia
  • Popular jobs: Conservation, Childcare
  • Related: Read Good Hope Volunteers reviews | Visit their site

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4. Instituto Hemingway

Say hola to opportunities in hospitality, management, and education in stunning Southern Europe. Instituto Hemingway offers job placement, accommodation, airport pick-up, and orientation. Paella for two, please!

  • Popular countries: Spain
  • Popular jobs: Hospitality Workers, English Teachers
  • Related: Read Instituto Hemingway reviews | Visit their site

Now what? Next steps towards couple jobs abroad

You’re almost ready for take-off, but as married couples can confirm: planning is KEY.

  • Consult an expert on the best jobs for couples abroad with GoAbroad’s Online Advisor
  • Brainstorm ideas for your international travels with My/OurGoAbroad
  • Heed the MUST KNOW Do’s and Don’ts of Couple Traveling
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Teamwork makes the dream work, so divvy up the list and dive into research together. Planning as a team is the best preparation for the new challenges that will arise as a couple on the road.

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Best Travel Jobs For Couples

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  • March 28, 2023 March 28, 2023

If you and your loved one are looking for a way to spend more time together, explore the world, and make some money, consider taking on travel jobs as a couple! Many opportunities are available that cater to couples as they wander around the globe. In this post, you will find a list of some of the best travel jobs for couples who want an adventure! There are endless possibilities, from teaching English abroad and working in hospitality to becoming digital nomads. So if you’re ready to get out there, pack a bag (or two!), grab your partner-in-crime, and turn your love into income with these awesome opportunities!

  • 1 The Best Resources For Travel Jobs
  • 2 Best Travel Jobs For Couples
  • 3 Teaching English Abroad
  • 5 Tour Guide
  • 6 Cruise Ship Work
  • 7 Fruit Picking
  • 8 Hosting At A Chalet
  • 9 Explore The World With These Travel Jobs For Couples!

The Best Resources For Travel Jobs


Plenty of travel jobs are available if you’re looking to explore the world while still earning an income. From working as a digital nomad to becoming an overseas English teacher, there are several ways to start your journey around the globe and earn money. Fortunately, there are countless resources to help make your decision easier. Websites like Remote Work Hub and Escape the City offer detailed listings of remote job openings. Other organizations (such as Go Overseas and ESL Cafe) help connect applicants with teaching opportunities abroad.

Considering a unique experience such as volunteering with Volunteer Forever or Teach Away? These sites have great resources for exploring those kinds of options too! Ultimately, with some time and research, finding travel jobs that perfectly fit your skillset and interests is easy.

One thing that tends to limit individuals when it comes to taking on travel jobs is that they’re usually done solo. But why not make your journey around the world a shared adventure? Here are some of the best travel job ideas for couples looking to explore together:

Teaching English Abroad


Teaching English abroad is an experience many couples have found incredibly enriching. Not only do they have the opportunity to travel and experience new cultures, but they also get to give back by sharing important language skills with people abroad. For many couples, this unique combination of travel and service makes teaching English abroad one of the best career paths for traveling together. It allows them to explore and learn while also developing their professional credentials.

In addition, the lengthy time duration of most English teaching contracts allows them to immerse themselves in the culture and build meaningful connections with those they meet along their travels. With all these benefits, it is no wonder why so many couples find teaching English abroad fulfilling for their combined travel and learning needs.


Au pairing for a couple can serve as an amazing adventure of travel and anticipation. With the opportunity to work in different countries worldwide, au pairs can experience life in a new environment –from savoring the local cuisine to discovering ways of life distinct from their own. Working as an au pair also allows couples to immerse themselves in a new culture and develop skills that will be useful during future travels.

Not only do they experience something completely different, but they also gain rewarding first-hand experiences working with children, something that may benefit them personally and professionally in their future endeavors. As such, being an au pair is one of the best travel jobs for couples seeking something unique and inspiring.


Not only does a job as a tour guide provide an opportunity for partners to share a unique experience, but it also gives them a chance to get paid while they wander stunning landscapes and cultural centers. Tour guides receive training introducing them to new people and cultures while honing their communication skills. Guiding tourists also teaches valuable business management concepts like budgeting, scheduling, customer service, and marketing.

Moreover, the flexibility of touring allows the couple to set their schedule that works with their dynamic lifestyle – whether they wish to hit up several countries within weeks or stay in one place for long-term exploration. Ultimately, leading tours give couples an amazing way to work abroad without having to make sacrifices in terms of employment and financial stability.

Cruise Ship Work


Working on a cruise ship can be an amazing job experience for couples. The best part is that you gain the opportunity to explore exotic places while still being able to be together. Working onboard ships gives you the benefit of living and traveling simultaneously, which is often more affordable than simply taking a vacation. One way or another, you’ll get where you want to go at no cost and with zero hassle, so there are untold advantages to cruise ship work when it comes to travel.

You also don’t need prior experience for most jobs—any education, certification, or expertise related to cruise ship functioning is taught on board. Various positions, from bartenders to entertainers and engineers, are available for couples who want to work together aboard a cruise ship.

Fruit Picking


Although it is not the most glamorous job, fruit picking is an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience. Not only do you get to explore the countryside and meet new people, but you also get paid while doing it. Fruit picking requires little to no prior experience or education. So long as you have the dedication to work hard and a good eye for detail, this could be a great job opportunity for couples exploring the outdoors.

Fruit picking also allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture and learn about different ways of life. Furthermore, as the seasons change, different areas will require your service, so the opportunity to travel and explore new places is always there.

Hosting At A Chalet


Finally, getting a job as a host at a chalet can be one of the best ways to experience the great outdoors while also earning money. Hosts are responsible for caring for guests in a resort setting and ensuring an enjoyable stay. They must be attentive, friendly, and resourceful to provide excellent service. However, the benefits of this job far outweigh the drawbacks.

Being a host allows couples to explore new places, meet people worldwide, and learn valuable customer service skills that they can use in future professional endeavors. And if that isn’t enough, partners also get to take in the breathtaking views of majestic mountains and lush forests.

Explore The World With These Travel Jobs For Couples!

The beauty of travel is that it offers a variety of job opportunities for couples seeking something unique and inspiring. From teaching English to cruise ship workers and fruit pickers to chalet hosts – there are countless ways to explore the world while getting paid. Ultimately, these travel jobs for couples are a great way to make money and create lasting memories. So why not give them a try? Just remember to stay safe, be prepared and have fun!

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Traveling as a couple is exciting and sometimes you want to keep traveling – that is why we are sharing the best travel jobs for couples.

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Teach and travel

One of the best ways to learn about a foreign culture is by mixing with the locals. The good news is that you can interact with them while earning money. How?  By teaching English.  If you are a native speaker or highly proficient in the language, then you can apply for an English teaching job in many countries across the world.

It is necessary to know in advance the work requirements of the school you plan on applying to. Most institutions require a bachelor’s degree and language-teaching certifications; however, a few schools would still hire those without the credentials as long as they know fundamental teaching concepts. Also, find out if the school you’re applying to will take both of you and your partner. If only one of you wants to teach, be sure to plan alternatives for the other.

Popular locations for teaching English are Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Most Asian countries employ teachers all year round, while those in Europe hire during a specific season only (generally between November to March), ready for the start of the academic year in September.

Host a Chalet 

Working as a host in a chalet may seem romantic, especially for couples. Who wouldn’t love a stint in the snow-covered mountains of the French Alps while staying in an elegant and luxurious resort? But before you get too excited, let us get the facts straight first.  

Hosting a chalet could be more demanding and challenging than you think. The job, after all, does not only require a pleasing personality but also cooking, cleaning, and, if necessary, people skills.  You need to have an innate flair in hospitability and a profound understanding of customer service.  And, the pay may not be as high as you hope it to be.  

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Before you change your mind about the job, consider the benefits.  Most of the resort companies cover food and accommodation, pay for lift passes (which could be pretty hefty), and provide medical insurance, skiing equipment, and free ski lessons.  But probably the best perk in the package is you get to ski all you want on your spare time and discover untracked trails, runs, and brilliant shortcuts.  What’s more, you will meet lots of interesting people, from guests to other hosts to locals and avid adventure seekers.  Therefore, jobs hosting a ski chalet are good practice for forging relationships and creating human connections.

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Work on a Cruise Ship

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the world with the love of your life but just don’t have the time, means, or chance to travel? Working on a cruise ship may change all that. Cruise ships offer a wide variety of jobs, from entertainers to cooks, maintenance personnel and engineers.

Ideal and romantic as it may sound, a job on a cruise ship is not for everyone. If you and your partner plan to spend extended lengths of time in one country to fully experience its culture, then this job is not for you. You will be on a boat at sea for long periods, and if you do visit a new country, it will be to get a small taste and take a quick glimpse of the place. However, if you are the sort who wants to visit as many countries as possible without any intention of exploring, then you would love this opportunity.

Before deciding to apply to work on a cruise ship as a couple, be sure to identify the challenges that you might encounter. 

Check carefully the cruise’s policies on hiring couples.  If both of you are hired, you may not have the same free time as your partner, live in the same cabin, have the same contract period, or work on the same ship.  But if you and your significant other have the same expertise, you could work as a team.  You can work as musicians in a band, or collaborate as shopping guides, guest lecturers, or art auctioneers.  

If you have chosen this route, make sure to read up on how to get a job on a cruise ship and what to expect.

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Pick Grapes 

From the lush orchards of Italy to the abundant vineyards of New Zealand, grape picking is one of the oldest and laid-back means of earning money while travelling the world.  If you’re in for a long adventure, you can take the wine trail from Italy to New Zealand, while discovering and exploring a thousand other sights along the way.

Although grape harvests happen almost all year round in Italy, the best time to visit the country for fruit picking is in the fall. This season also abounds with a variety of fascinating festivals to delight in, from olive to truffles to mushroom to apple to chestnuts. There is an abundance of vineyards, so you’ll not go wanting for a variety touring Italian wineries. The vibrant Italian countryside never runs out of colorful celebrations.

In New Zealand, the picking season is reversed, occurring between February and April.  However, seasonal workers are needed from November to March and June to August for pruning, cleaning, and maintenance.  You and your partner need a working holiday visa that is valid for 12 months to get hired as seasonal workers in the country.

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Start a Travel Blog

Sunsets in Bali, glamping in the Highlands, safaris in Africa, wildlife cruise in Brazil – when you decide to explore the world as a couple, you probably already have in mind a list of destinations and a set of activities to do. Good. You have the basics needed in a travel blog.  But the requisites do not end there. 

Blogging is hard work, from picking a domain name to deciding the content to marketing your site. Neither does it pay off quickly. With the Internet saturated with thousands of stories, you need more than engaging content to get readers’ attention. You need teamwork. If one of you is the better writer, then, by all means, write.  But if the other is the artistic, tech-savvy type, be the photographer. 

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Resort Jobs for Married Couples: A Guide to Working and Traveling Together

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Getting a job in a resort is a popular travel hack for backpackers and others who want to have adventures and explore new places but don’t have the luxury of an extended vacation. Many resorts offer housing for visiting employees, and may also come with discounts on local attractions or restaurants that can help you stretch your budget even further. 

This also makes resort jobs appealing for couples who have a passion for travel. Getting work at a resort is an easy way to both live and play together, letting you explore a new place with someone you love. Many couples find working together also brings them closer together and makes their relationship even stronger. 

The most common resort jobs for married couples are in housekeeping, guest services, and food service. This is hardly surprising, considering those will be the largest departments in any resort. These aren’t the only jobs you can get as a couple, though, and doing some research to find the ideal job for each of you will set you up to have the best experience possible during your resort employment. 

Types of resort jobs available for married couples

There are a range of different roles available in a typical resort, both on the customer service and operations side of the business and behind-the-scenes employees who oversee the financial and administrative aspects of the resort. 

The easiest jobs to get in a resort are those that work directly with guests. This includes housekeeping staff who clean guest rooms and front desk and concierge agents who check guests in and answer their questions. Most resorts are full-service, meaning they have an on-site restaurant and room service, opening up food and beverage jobs like server, bartender, or chef.

Depending on the resort, there may also be other guest-facing roles related to the resort’s activities. Examples of this could be ski lift attendants and instructors at a winter resort, or surf instructors and lifeguards at a beach resort, or drivers for the property’s complimentary shuttle service. 

All of these roles listed above have a similar set of pros and cons. On the plus side, you often don’t need any prior experience or specific education to get these jobs. The downside is that the pay is often around minimum wage, though in many positions this will be supplemented by tips. Your schedule may not be ideal, either. Resorts are 24/7 businesses, and new hires and seasonal workers may be the first to be scheduled for evening, weekend, or overnight shifts, something to keep in mind if you’re working a resort job as a way to travel for cheap. 

Back office roles in a resort are a different beast. This includes positions like accounting, human resources, and sales. These positions are often not available seasonally but are instead permanent full-time positions. In addition, many will require a relevant Bachelor’s degree or several years of experience (or both). The payoff for this is that they typically come with a higher salary and a more consistent schedule, sometimes even a traditional 9-5 .

There is a third type of job in many resorts that falls in between these two categories, and these are positions in maintenance and care of the property itself. Resorts often have large, beautiful properties that need to be maintained by a team of groundskeepers and landscapers. They also employ people to repair issues within rooms, and may have security personnel who ensure the safety of guests. These roles may require specific skill sets or expertise but often don’t require a full four-year degree. In terms of pay and schedule, they tend to fall between guest-facing and back office roles. 

How to find resort job opportunities for married couples

1. consider your skills, experience, and interests. .

As you can see from the section above, there are quite a few different types of jobs you can get in resorts as a married couple, and figuring out what positions are the best fit for you will help you hone in on the best opportunity. Bear in mind this doesn’t need to align for both of you. In fact, it’s often easier for married couples to both get hired if they’re not applying in the same area of the property. 

Along with different types of roles, there are different types of resorts. The first question is what part of the world you want to be in. Are you looking for a job close to home, or is working in a resort a way to travel? Are you interested in the winter sports of a ski resort, or would you rather lounge in the sun during your free time working at a beach resort? Knowing exactly what you’re looking for (and the types of jobs you’re qualified for) before you start looking will help you find the right options more quickly.

2. Decide if you’re looking for a full-time, part-time, or seasonal position.

For couples who are travelers, seasonal work is often ideal. This is temporary employment during the resort’s peak season, and is found in lots of hospitality businesses in locations that aren’t all-year destinations. Seasonal resort jobs let you have variety in the city or countries you work in. Many seasonal employers love hiring couples, too, because they’re more likely to stick around for the full season than single travelers.

The downside of a seasonal role is that it’s almost always exclusively entry-level. If you want the possibility of advancement, or you plan to stay put in one place for longer than 6 months, a permanent position will be the way to go. 

3. Choose your country and city and look for openings. 

Even if you’re open to a variety of locales, it’s going to be easier to see what roles are available if you focus in on one location at a time. If you don’t have a specific city you want to work in, sit down with your partner and come up with a short list of ideal destinations. 

Once you know where you’re looking, it’s time to see what’s available. Along with general job marketplaces, there are some specific sites that can help speed up your job search:

  • – A listing specifically for hospitality jobs, including those at resorts, hotels, campsites, and other accommodations and travel destinations.
  • – A worldwide listing for a range of jobs suitable for couples, including many in the hospitality industry. 
  • Hcareers – This is a great site to find permanent positions, especially for those with a background and experience in hospitality who are interested in a senior or management role. You can also find some seasonal and part-time roles on the site. 
  • Hospitality Online – Job board where you can find employers and opportunities across the hospitality industry, including many vacation destinations and resorts. 
  • Wander Jobs – A job marketplace focused on travelers, this site lists seasonal opportunities from employers who offer their employees housing. 

Of course, not every job ends up on this kind of listing, so you can also go straight to the source. Once you know what city or location you’re interested in, bring it up on Google maps and search for “hotel” or “resort”. Large chain properties will most likely have their openings listed online, likely with an application portal, while you may need to call smaller, independent properties to find out whether they’re hiring and in which positions. 

Benefits of working at a resort as a married couple

The general benefits of working at a resort still apply when you’re doing it as a married couple. First among these: it’s a great way to travel and see the world without having a ton of money. You may not even have to pay for lodging if you work for a resort with staff accommodation. You also see these cities from a different perspective and open yourself up to unique experiences when you work while you travel. Some of the people you work with will be locals, and they’ll have insights about the nearby sites and highlights you probably won’t get as a tourist. 

There are other benefits to working in resorts as a couple, too, such as:

You have a built-in source of support.

 It can be lonely and stressful to start a new job, especially if you’re also traveling to a co mpletely new and unfamiliar place. Having someone you love there beside you can make things easier, letting you actually enjoy your time as a resort employee. 

More time spent together. 

Normally, time spent working is time away from your partner, but that’s not necessarily the case when you work on the same property. Even if you’re in different departments, you can ride to work or enjoy meals together, and being coworkers as well as a couple can often bring people closer together. 

It’s a way to travel as a family.

For parents, a vacation at a resort is even more expensive and complicated to arrange than it is for those without children. Working at the resort gives you the ability to travel for an extended period of time as a family (and not put yourself in debt as a result).

Challenges of working at a resort as a married couple

If working together is so great, why isn’t everybody doing it? The first thing to keep in mind: it’s not a great experience for everyone. You may find that seeing your spouse at work and around the house is a bit too much, and that can lead to stress and arguments if you’re not prepared for it. Some also find that working together means work bleeds over more into the time you’re not on the clock. This is why many married couples who work together set a “no talking about work” rule when they’re not on the job. 

Arranging your schedule can also be tricky, particularly for couples with children. If you’re working the morning shift and your partner is scheduled in the evening, that can mean less time together, not more. Requests for time off can also be more challenging since you’ll need to coordinate with two managers and departments, not just one. 

Pay can also be a concern for couples working in resorts. The salary for entry-level and seasonal resort jobs tends to be fairly low. The jobs that do pay more, like Assistant Manager or General Manager, are going to be full-time permanent roles for professionals who have already established a career in the field. Even if you have that experience, being employed as a couple can be a detriment to getting the position since many companies have rules against hourly employees being in relationships with management. This can lead to a situation where you either have to pass up an advancement opportunity or have your partner find a job elsewhere.

Making the most of your resort jobs as a couple

Any job is going to have its pros and cons, and that’s true for positions in a resort, too. Before you decide where you’re going and what you’ll do there, sit down with your partner and talk about your expectations and what each of you hopes to get out of the experience. 

If possible, you should secure at least one of your jobs before you embark on your trip. This is especially true if you’re looking for a specific position, especially one that requires specific skill sets, like a ski instructor or back office roles like bookkeeper. This is also advised if you plan to take advantage of on-site housing so you can ensure there will be lodging available for you when you arrive. Getting the jobs before you leave will also let you know how much you’ll be earning in advance so you can plan your budget accordingly. 

The bottom line is, if you and your partner want to go on an adventure, working together in a resort can be a great way to go about it. We hope the advice in this article has helped you decide how to find and choose the right roles for you. 

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Jobs for Couples: 12 Great Ways to Work With Your Significant Other

By Publisher | Last Updated June 28, 2023

Do you want to earn money by teaming up with the person you love? You absolutely can. Many jobs for couples exist, and you can even create your own opportunities. If your relationship is solid and you have common goals, a shared job can help the two of you develop an even deeper connection.

This article lists multiple career sectors that offer employment for couples. You will also learn about the challenges and rewards that romantic partners experience when they start a business together. And you'll read tips on maintaining a good working relationship without hurting your love connection.

Note: Many couples have separate jobs within the same workplace. And being coworkers with your significant other certainly has unique challenges and rewards. But this article focuses specifically on couples who are hired together for a single job opening that is designed for two people.

  • Jobs for caretakers
  • Jobs for couples who like to drive
  • Jobs for travelers
  • Job sharing: Can it work for couples?
  • Starting a business together: What you need to know
  • How to work together without driving each other crazy

Jobs for Couples: 12 Career Areas That Provide the Chance to Work Together

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While exploring your options, it helps to consider each of your work histories. After all, it's relatively rare for each person in a relationship to have exactly the same qualifications. But you may have complementary skill sets and can work well together as a team. So think about how you can present your strengths, both as individuals and as a couple.

Once you have a sense of how you want to work together, begin narrowing down your options. For inspiration, check out the following examples of jobs that are often advertised as being specifically for couples.

Caretaker Jobs

Smiling couple in an office

The exact duties of caretaker jobs for couples vary by position. Some employers simply need a couple to live on a vacation property during the off-season in order to keep an eye on things. Others expect a couple to run all aspects of a business or residence year-round. Regardless, make sure the job duties of a position are clearly outlined and that you and your partner understand who is responsible for what.

1. Apartment Managers

From handling repairs to resolving tenant disputes to screening potential renters, apartment managers have responsibilities that require a large range of skills. That's a big reason why many property owners like to hire couples. Each partner may possess a different, yet complementary, set of skills.

For example, perhaps one of you enjoys fixing things but would prefer to avoid resolving tenant disputes, while the other one has the diplomacy skills to deal with residents. If you and your partner can communicate well enough to smoothly coordinate all of the tasks involved, apartment management jobs can be a good way to work and live together. Plus, it's possible to get formal training in property or facility management in less than a year.

Many of these jobs provide an apartment as part of the compensation for caretaking couples. (Jobs can be full-time with a free apartment included as part of your compensation or involve just a few duties in return for reduced rental rates.)

2. Hotel or Motel Managers

Would you like to meet a variety of new people as part of your job? Managing a hotel, motel, or other tourist lodging facility can give you opportunities to meet people from around the globe.

Depending on the size of the hotel or motel, couples are often expected to oversee all aspects of running a facility, from taking reservations to fixing plumbing problems, so having a wide range of work experiences between you is important. As well, hotels are open around the clock, so you may be on-call frequently and expected to provide help when needed.

3. Domestic Couple

"Domestic couple" is a broad category. In general, a domestic couple is hired to look after a residential property and assist the owners with household tasks. Those tasks could include childcare, catering, event organization, gardening, driving, and other household duties. Believe it or not, some homeowners even hire couples based on an agreement that one person in the couple works as a butler.

No matter which jobs are involved, employers often have a clear division of labor in mind when they hire domestic couples. For example, one partner might work as a chef, while the other one looks after the landscaping. Or one person could be a nanny and the other one a driver. However, the couple is always hired as a team. So having complementary skill sets can help the two of you find work. (Having very similar work histories can make it harder to find domestic-couple positions.)

Sometimes, domestic couples who live with a family are provided with luxurious living quarters. After all, most employers of domestic couples are pretty well off. But remember that you'll be living there as employees, so make sure the expectations are clear with regard to both the job duties and the living situation.

4. House Parents

Do you and your partner want to help children in need? Working as house parents can be one of the more challenging jobs for couples—but also one of the most rewarding.

As house parents, you live with children in residential-care facilities and oversee their well-being, including arranging activities, meals, and any necessary medical care. You may also have to coordinate their care with other members of the children's support system, which could include their biological parents.

This job carries a lot of responsibility, so it's important that potential house parents are able to act as good role models. That's a big reason why many house-parent positions require a four-year degree in an area such as social work. In addition, house parents have to complete thorough drug testing and background checks. They also usually need to have a driver's license and basic first-aid certifications.

If you and your partner are interested in a house-parent job, be sure to have a heart-to-heart talk about each of your expectations. House parents are responsible for all aspects of the lives of children in their care, so this can be a busy job. And children placed in facilities with house parents often come from troubled pasts, so patience and a caring attitude are essential.

5. Farm Workers

Do you like being outdoors? Farming work is one of the oldest "couple jobs" out there. In fact, centuries ago, people sometimes married specifically because they needed someone to work with them on the farm. Love was just an afterthought.

The duties of couples who are hired to work on a farm can include equipment maintenance, property upkeep, irrigation needs, and crop management. On larger farms, you could also be in charge of managing staff.

Jobs for Couples Who Like to Drive

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6. Long-Haul Truck Drivers

Eager to hit the open road together? Truck drivers play an essential role in America's economy. But the current driver shortage is raising prices and forcing companies to get more creative in their hiring practices. For many companies, one solution is to hire more couples.

What advantages do couples offer? Simply put, they're efficient. Laws restrict the number of hours that a trucker can drive within a set time period. But if you share driving duties with a partner, he or she can drive while you sleep or rest, so the truck can keep moving. That means you and your partner can make more money than a solo driver would make.

Another perk to driving as a couple is having companionship and support. After all, the long-distance nature of transportation work can set some solo truckers up for emotional and physical problems. So having a partner helps drivers experience greater well-being. Plus, you don't have to worry about maintaining a long-distance relationship while out on the road together.

Of course, you may find that your relationship becomes a little too close since you'll be working in very close quarters over long periods of time. So you really need to enjoy each other's company if you want to drive a truck together.

7. Mobile Health-Screening Technicians

These professionals drive to various workplaces in order to conduct tests on workers' health. Sometimes they drive a mobile testing unit to each site. In other cases, companies provide their own testing equipment and couples drive their own vehicles.

The kind of health screening performed depends on the type of company you work for. For instance, some technicians test blood pressure and other signs of cardiovascular health, whereas others perform hearing tests (often for industrial workers to ensure that safety standards are being upheld).

It's useful, but not always necessary, to have a commercial driver's license and/or a background in medical technology.

Jobs for Travelers

Couple ready to travel

Traveling jobs for couples are popular among those who've retired but aren't ready to settle down. And there's often no age limit for this type of work. Young or old, couples at all stages of life can enjoy the benefits of exploring other regions while on the job.

However, your relationship should be stable before you head off on your adventures. Traveling can be challenging enough without learning about a partner's "quirks" for the first time when you're in unfamiliar territory. In fact, some employers look for proof that couples are in a committed, long-term relationship in order to avoid any potential awkwardness if they break up. (Determining the strength of a partnership is often done through an interview.)

8. Sports-Tourism Workers

Do you love sports and the outdoors? If your partner shares your passion, you could both help others enjoy your favorite activities. Many of these jobs involve living at a recreational destination such as a resort or ski hill.

For example, during the winter, owners of ski cabins look for couples to perform the various duties involved in keeping their guests happy. One person in a couple might take care of the meals, while the other one performs building maintenance or guides ski tours.

If you prefer warmer destinations, some seaside resorts hire couples to coordinate tourists' scuba-diving activities, with one person overseeing the operations and the other one taking care of the actual diving instruction. So if you or your partner are certified to teach scuba diving and you both dream of working on a tropical island, jobs for couples at resorts with diving facilities are worth investigating.

9. Work Campers

Do you enjoy camping? Do you own an RV? Work camping (often shortened to "workamping") is growing more and more popular.

So, what exactly is workamping? Simply put, workampers live in RVs and get hired for a wide range of jobs that are often seasonal. They don't all work outdoors, although many do. Workamping is frequently defined by its RV lifestyle rather than specific job duties.

Keep in mind that you probably won't get rich as a workamper. The goal of workamping should be to fund your travel adventures instead of building up your retirement savings. That's why this is a popular option for couples who have already retired or are getting close to retirement. (According to Today , the median age of workampers is 53, but many younger people also enjoy this lifestyle.)

A lot of work camping jobs for couples offer FHU, which means "full hook up" (water, electric, and sewer). FHU is commonly a large component (and sometimes the only component) of what working campers earn in exchange for doing work.

Work campers are often involved in tasks like:

  • Landscaping work at a campground
  • Maintaining campground equipment
  • Ensuring that other campers follow the rules
  • Coordinating and running activities, including kids' activities
  • Assisting with campground check-ins and payment processing
  • Cleaning bathrooms and other shared facilities

In addition, several job-specific programs exist for couples with RVs. For example, KOA campgrounds have a Work Kamper program in which couples who love camping can do seasonal work in exchange for a camping spot and some monetary compensation.

10. Gate Guards

Gate guarding is similar to workamping in that you live in an RV. But instead of residing at a campground, gate guards are hired by oil companies to monitor who goes in and out of oil-field facilities.

Most companies that hire gate guards look for couples who own an RV. Free hookups are sometimes provided as part of the compensation. However, sites in isolated locations may not be able to provide hookups.

Some positions require a security license, and drug testing and criminal record checks are common steps in the application process.

Because of the nature of gate-guarding work, someone always has to be at the gate. That means only one of you is able to leave the site at any given time. In other words, you won't be able to have off-site dinner dates.

As a couple, you're on duty 24/7, so your sleep can get interrupted if someone goes through the gate late at night. On the other hand, you still get paid for quiet times when you may be relaxing in your RV.

11. English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers

Teaching English overseas is another way to travel while making money. Several countries around the world offer great opportunities for teachers.

In order to find jobs, you and your partner both need the necessary qualifications to teach in your chosen country. So make sure you learn the requirements for teaching English in countries around the globe .

Some teaching jobs provide living accommodations for teachers. (But if you're not legally married, you should be aware that some countries won't permit unmarried couples to live together.)

As well, some schools are reluctant to hire couples because they worry that if one person in a couple doesn't like a placement, both will leave. However, other organizations recognize the advantages of hiring two people who can support each other as both adjust to life in a new country. So when you apply, emphasize that you're together for the long haul and that each of you is eager for adventure.

12. Peace Corps Volunteers

Do both of you want to see the world while working together to make it a better place? About one percent of Peace Corps volunteers are married. But you may have to do some research in order to find couple-friendly postings that match both of your skill sets. Couples' placements can also take longer to obtain than individual placements.

To serve in the Peace Corps as a couple, you need to be in a committed relationship that has lasted at least a year. You don't have to be legally married. But in addition to completing individual interviews, you must complete a couple's interview together in which you demonstrate proof of your commitment to each other.

You each need to apply separately and indicate when you apply that you want to serve with your partner. But it's also a good idea to know about all of the other aspects of the Peace Corps application process .

Many Peace Corps positions require a four-year degree, but not all of them do. You should also be aware that Peace Corps volunteers don't receive a salary. However, they do get paid a stipend in order to cover the basic costs of living in the area in which they are placed.

Each person in a couple receives the living allowance, so volunteer couples often find that their allowances go further than they do for individual volunteers. (There's some truth behind the phrase "Two can live as cheaply as one.") Plus, when you finish your time in the Peace Corps, you receive a readjustment allowance to help you transition back to North American life.

Living conditions in Peace Corps placements can be rustic. (Keep this mind: One of the Peace Corps' core expectations is that, as a volunteer, you will "serve where the Peace Corps asks you to go, under conditions of hardship if necessary.") On the other hand, having a partner to help you navigate a new world can help you cope with hardships—if your relationship is strong. And you'll have the satisfaction of working together for a common goal.

Similar volunteer opportunities are offered through the United Nations .

As well, the WWOOF program provides opportunities for people to work on organic farms in exchange for food and accommodations. WWOOF farms can be found in over 100 countries, and many farms accept couples.

Job Sharing: Can It Work for Couples?

Couple on a couch working from home

Job-sharing arrangements commonly involve two people dividing up the workweek. For example, one person may work Monday and Tuesday, and the other one may work Wednesday through Friday.

If you want to work as a couple, an obvious drawback to a job-share arrangement is that you don't work together. In fact, you may not see each other very often at all since you have different days off. As well, you are only paid for one position. But job sharing can be a good option for working couples with kids since someone will always be available for childcare.

Job-sharing arrangements can be difficult for couples to arrange. That's largely because you both need to have similar qualifications in the same field in order to do the same job. And sometimes employers are reluctant to try job sharing because they worry that administrating a job-sharing position will be too complicated. But human resources professionals say that job sharers are often more productive than other workers.

The keys to successful job sharing are similar to those for a successful relationship: Open communication, clear expectations, and a willingness to adapt. So if you've succeeded so far as a couple, you may have the skills to successfully share a job.

To learn more about job-sharing possibilities, start by talking to the human resources department of the company you work for or want to apply at. Emphasize how well you communicate together and create a written plan of how the job duties will be split up. If the employer is reluctant, suggest a trial period to see whether a job share will work out.

Starting a Business Together: What You Need to Know

Happy couple cooking together

In fact, a surprising number of extremely successful businesses have been started by couples, including:

  • Eventbrite: Ticket and events platform supporting millions of events every year in 180 countries
  • Fitness Blender: Online workout platform with over five million YouTube subscribers
  • Marvell Technology Group: Semiconductor company with a net worth of over $13 billion
  • Pinch of Yum: Healthy-cooking blog that earns over $100,000 a month
  • Houzz: Interior design platform with over 40 million monthly users worldwide

But couple entrepreneurship is not without risks. Before taking the plunge, consider these points:

  • When determining the viability of a business idea, you should each do separate research . That's because you don't want one partner's enthusiasm to influence the other's discoveries. Ideally, you should each arrive independently at the conclusion that your business idea is a sound one.
  • A common piece of relationship advice is to never have a baby with the hope that it will improve your marriage. The same can be said for starting a business. In other words, entrepreneurship is not going to save a bad relationship . No matter how great your business idea is, the two of you will face some tough decisions, and you might not always agree. So it's best to start with a solid foundation.
  • From the onset, you should have clear agreements on the division of labor and the balance of power . After all, one study found that women's careers are slower to advance if they start a business with a spouse. In part, this is because, when dividing duties between husband and wife, jobs with more responsibility and higher status tend to go to the male, while the woman is often responsible for domestic duties such as childcare. Although this pattern isn't inevitable when dividing up a business' various jobs, for married couples, it helps to be aware of the risk of falling into gender-stereotype traps.
  • Divide and conquer . You may have started a business with an idyllic vision of the two of you working in tandem, but in reality, dividing up tasks by your area of expertise is the best approach. Focus on each of your strengths when it's time to decide who will do what. This division might mean giving up control in some areas, but the business will be more successful (and you'll avoid confusion) if you each have distinct responsibilities.
  • Make sure you have some emergency funds available . Entrepreneurship can be unpredictable, and the stakes can feel even higher when you and your partner are undertaking the challenge together. So expect the unexpected and put some back-up money aside before you start.
  • Recognize that divorce happens. Nobody likes to think that it will happen to them, but it's always a good idea to have a plan for the business if your marriage fails . To make sure nothing is overlooked, talk to a lawyer about making a contingency plan.

How to Work Together Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Couple working from home office

The key word is "supportive." If your relationship isn't one in which you support each other, working together can lead to tensions that are hard to escape. Every couple is different, and many have their own unique ways of dealing with conflicts (for better or worse). But the following tips can help the two of you successfully mix love with work:

1. Aim for balance. It can be difficult to separate work from your personal life during the best of times. So working with a significant other can be a true test of your work-life boundaries. That's why many relationship experts recommend having clear expectations when it comes to the hours you work and the space you work in.

Sometimes this balance requires careful time management. Couple jobs abroad or jobs where you both live at the workplace present extra challenges. After all, it might feel as if you are always at work. Setting aside time for breaks and respecting each other's need for occasional time away from work can help you both recharge.

2. Be patient. The need to be understanding and patient might seem obvious. After all, relationship expert John Gottman's studies found that 69 percent of relationship problems are never solved due to fundamental personality differences. So accepting that you're not going to change the other person can lead to more harmonious work environments.

3. Stay professional. When you're on the job, be careful about saying things to your romantic partner that you wouldn't say to another coworker. (That includes anything positive or negative.) Don't be overly romantic in a work environment, but don't lose your temper and insult your partner either. (Sometimes people don't censor themselves as much with romantic partners because they're more comfortable around them. But your partner deserves the same respect as anyone else you work with.)

4. Don't take work arguments home—or vice versa. For example, maybe your partner didn't complete his or her budgeting spreadsheet. That's completely unrelated to the dishes not being put away at home the night before, so limit any workplace discussions to what's happening at work. Do your best not to get personal when things don't work out as planned. (That doesn't mean you can't express yourself if something is bothering you. Just maintain a clear distinction so that the things that bother you at home stay at home.)

5. Plan for alone time. When you work with your significant other, especially in a job that involves living at your workplace, you may be together all the time. Although this might feel like paradise in the beginning, odds are high that you'll eventually crave a bit of solitude. And that's perfectly OK. Wanting some time apart doesn't mean the relationship is experiencing difficulties. It's normal and healthy to have some of your own interests. And both people in a relationship need something—apart from work—that brings them fulfillment besides the other person. It's all part of a well-rounded life. Besides, having some separate interests gives you something to talk about aside from your job.

6. Remember that the relationship comes first. When you're both feeling overwhelmed, it may be tough to remember why you wanted to work together in the first place. But making sure to schedule work-free time helps you remember the value of the relationship. Whether that means arranging weekly date nights or having nightly dinners where "work talk" is forbidden, the main point is to acknowledge that you're important to each other no matter what happens at work.

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Traveling as a Couple 101: How to Travel as a Couple (2024)

Have you DREAMED of couples travel but aren’t sure exactly where to start? 

Let me guess: you want the loved up romance, days spend lounging with drinks in hand, and steamy couple massages on exotic beaches, right?

Welllll, while traveling with your partner can have some of those deliciously dreamy days, the reality is a whole lot messier than cute Insta pics. 

When my ex and I travelled as a couple, I ended up ending literally every night in tears whilst 8000+ miles away from home.

…not exactly IG worthy if you ask me. 

And even now that I’m traveling with the love of my life, there’s still the 12 hour bus rides. The getting stuck in a dank room waiting for the worst storm of the year to pass. Ah yes, and the food poisoning at 15,400 ft…

Despite all that, I’m about to give you a full blown article on why you should travel as a couple !

Am I crazy?! Perhaps 😉

But traveling as a couple will bring you closer together and make those sluggish travel burnout days just a little easier to manage. With the right person, it will always beat solo travel in my eyes.

So without further ado, here’s how to get the most out of traveling as a couple … without killing each other!

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Why Travel as a Couple?

How to get the most out of travelling as a couple, what to do when traveling as a couple gets rough, let’s end with a bang 😉, final thoughts on traveling as a couple.

Because how else can you make *romantic* love in the world’s most beautiful places? Ok, ok, the perks of traveling as a couple go a lot further than just bedroom fun… But let’s be real, it is essential to mention!

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Traveling as a couple will test AND strengthen your relationship like no other, especially when it comes to backpacking, van life, and camping.

But on the other hand, traveling with my partner has led to some of the most amazing moments of my life, hands down. From climbing to a 15,400 ft alpine lake to taking on a 1000 km motorbike road trip; trust me when I say that shit is sweeet when done with the right person. 

There are also financial benefits to traveling as a couple. For example, splitting private rooms will likely be cheaper than hostel dorms beds. And while solo female travel is empowering as hell and usually very safe, traveling with your partner is undeniably easier.

As long as your partner isn’t a dickweed, you get emotional support, a logistics manager, AND a cutie with a bootie.

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Benefits of Traveling With Your Significant Other

Besides being able to bang like rabbits without fear of STDs or frightening “hooking up on the road” debacles, you can have the best love and sex on the road experiences.

No but really, traveling as a couple has PLENTY of legit benefits.

A couple posing for a selfie in front of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy

This is especially true if you’ll be dabbling in offbeat travel , where having someone around makes many things a whole lot easier.

I could go on for days about the benefits of being a traveling couple. But, I think these are the 3 main ones:

1. You get to share life-changing moments with someone you love.

Man, if this isn’t your main motivation for backpacking as a couple, you might need to re-think your relationship. Just sayin’. 

But on a real note, what makes traveling with someone you love so special is being able to have life-changing experiences together. Multiday treks that push you to your limit , camping under millions of stars, getting just a little too loose after a bit of drug tourism…

No one will be able to appreciate or understand these adventures better than someone who was there in the thick of them with you!

2. You get to save a little coin .

Traveling as a couple will for sure help you out in the budget travel department. Regardless of your arrangement with your partner, finding your travel buddy makes it a whole lot cheaper. 

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You can chill out in comfy private rooms on the low, share meals, the costs of drivers, tours, and other epic travel experiences. 

3. There’s safety in numbers .

Staying safe while traveling is easier as a couple. There’s strength in numbers, for one. And for two – no matter how much I don’t want this to be true – traveling with at least one guy makes for safer travels.

Plus, nothing beats having someone to hold your hair back after some type of water poisoning or a night of too much local moonshine!

Backpacking Solo VS. Backpacking as a Couple

Solo budget backpacking and budget backpacking as a couple are two completely different experiences. I’ve done both: there are definitely pros and cons. 

But in the end, traveling with someone I love has been fulfilling in ways that solo travel lacks. As empowered as I’ve felt traipsing through cities solo, heading on a motorbike trip through a remote region of Pakistan with my boyfriend certainly had more cheesy “I’ll remember this forever” moments.

girl staring at passu cones while traveling in pakistan

To be able to share a passion for travel with a partner, make sure your passion is matched. I once tried traveling with someone who, after 4 countries together, realised he didn’t even like traveling. You can imagine all the fun that led to while spending months on the road together.

Rule #1 of traveling as a couple: No travel destination will fix an already failed relationship.

But if y’all have some real love going on, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime .

Not all types of couples’ travel are the same. Meaning, you’ll want to really know what you’re getting into before heading out on your trip. That way you can get the most out of the adventure of a lifetime together!

Backpacking as a Couple

Ahh, backpacking the world as a couple. From my experience, it is a travel style that is blissful – if done right. Food poisoning, culture shock, and haggling in new cities are but some of what you can expect to experience on a long-term adventure.

Then there’s also exploring the markets of a new city and showing your partner all the kooky things you find! There are the sunrises made that much sweeter by sharing them. Backpacking as a couple will provide both of you with some of the most epic moments of your lives.

couple wearing red jackets eating in a garden

I’ve seen what goes right and what goes wrong when you’re backpacking as a couple. I dated the toxic guy, and then later, fallen head over heels for the right man. I’ve travelled solo, too. So you can say I’ve had a full spectrum of backpacking as a couple experiences!

Now time to spill the tea you’re here for! Where do I go and how do I prepare to travel the world with the person I love?

Planning a Couples Trip

First up: where to go?

ASIA, ASIA, ASIA. Full stop.

There is nowhere else on this planet that makes backpacking as worthwhile as Southeast and South Asia.

Of course, there are some other prime backpacking destinations out there. But none really compare to what you can find in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, and Pakistan.

backpacking couple kissing as girl holds a map while traveling

Friendly locals, rich cultures, and banging street food exist in every one of these countries – in abundance! I mean, I still think about this bowl of marinated octopus I had from a street food stall in Thailand for less than $2.

Tasty eats aside, let’s get into accommodation. Backpacking in popular destinations will likely mean time spent in hostels. But what is a hostel , and why are they good for traveling couples?

They’re only a little piece of magic, that is! Hostels are backpackers’ Mecca and you shouldn’t go backpacking as a couple without staying in them.

They’re where you and your boo can meet other cool people and travel couples. Party until the sun rises. Most importantly, you can be your true selves .

But while many hostels are trendy as hell these days, at some point y’all will want to escape into nature. When you are ready to leave the comfort of hostels behind, it’s time to look at camping as a couple!

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Camping as a Couple

I can’t stress this enough: it is important it is to invest in quality gear. When you’ve packed quality adventure gear together, you have a better experience.

Camping for couples is something you’ll likely experience as a backpacker. But is, of course, its own type of travel too. Along with getting to rise and sleep with nature, cheap places to travel for couples don’t get much cheaper than this.

While I assume veteran campers know this, newbies need to understand that camping isn’t exactly a sexy scene. True camping also means doing your business outside, and showers aren’t really a thing unless you happen to camp near a river of some sort. 

Needless to say, camping as a couple isn’t exactly romantic. Well, it is feral and wild, and that’s a special kind of romance.

two people sitting in a green hammock while camping as a couple

Camping Equipment for Couples

Aside from the lack of showers, getting it on in a tent isn’t exactly the most comfortable. But you can definitely make it work in a spacious 3 person tent . 😉

While I’m sure you’ll enjoy every moment spent secluded with your partner on snowy basecamps and lakeside scenes, my best advice is to start slow .

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I’m talking a one-night trip kind of slow .

But now let’s assume you’ve both popped your camping cherry. You want to take your adventures under the stars to another level. Three words: comfy sleeping pad .

I didn’t think I would be able to enjoy camping until I found an amazing sleeping mattress that feels like a bed.

Another key for a happy twilight amongst the trees? Bring good food!

This is especially important for long hikes. I recently got some intense sunstroke symptoms while crossing a glacier due to a lack of camping nutrition.

Whoops! I won’t be making that mistake again.

And with the number of portable travel stoves available these days, nothing is impossible, even at 14,000 feet.

But to really survive camping as a couple, you have got to accept that the unexpected is BOUND to happen. Sometimes you get caught in a lightning storm and are forced into an expensive hotel. You could get hit with food poisoning, or perhaps just a shit ton of mosquitos.

It happens. Not every couple’s camping trip (or any camping trip for that matter) is going to be perfect, and that’s ok! It’s about the journey, after all.

What’s a hardcore couples’ camping trip REALLY like?

Hear what  Indi  shares about her 8-week couples camping and vanlife adventure:

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Back before The Great Breakup, my ex and I shared some truly special times.

We decided to go for a trip together and blend a little vanlife with a lot of multiday hikes across the South Island of New Zealand. My ex would laugh at me bundled in 4 jumpers, 2 beanies, and a buff, ipso facto, everything I needed to survive our morning coffee in New Zealand’s winter!

And when we were hiking for days on end out in the austere backcountry, the best thing was having someone to laugh with when I fell on my butt into an almost-frozen lake!

The potentially shitty times became endlessly comical and so insignificant compared to the great times when you’re sharing life with someone. No, it wasn’t all laughing at each other falling down snow slopes and having cute morning coffees.

We got bogged and the van broke down several times. We got stuck in a tiny shelter on the top of a mountains as a storm passed over us. We spent all day every day together for  8 weeks straight.

Of course, we bickered a little. But I wouldn’t trade that adventure in for all the badass solo trips in the world.

Despite the way our relationship has ended up, nothing can take away sharing the best of New Zealand with someone I cared for deeply.

Vanlife as a Couple

No type of travel REALLY forces you to get to know your significant other quite like living the van life does.

Backpacking is hard. But spending 24/7 with your partner in an often cramped van takes things to a whole new level. 

…especially in the US where public facilities aren’t as van-life friendly as in Europe or Australia. 

how to survive van life couple in van

Couples’ van life also means ultimate freedom and the ability to fully design your own home on wheels. And if you’re planning to build your van yourselves, you and your lover will be able to develop your cooperation and problem-solving skills before you hit the road. 

Despite its challenges, and surreal moments and landscapes, it will (hopefully) only help y’all grow together and as individuals.

Couple Travel Tips to Survive Vanlife

Vanlife is a working progress, but here are my top tips to help the road be a little smoother.

vanlife couple on a road

  • Have a solid design. I’m not saying you should go out and buy a sprinter van, but you need to make sure your van is ready for the road. Breaking down is stressful, EXPENSIVE, and leads to unnecessary tension. Of course, you can’t prevent all mechanical mishaps, but starting off on solid footing is always a good move.
  • Communicate! This is a general tip too but it’s being mentioned twice because it’s that important. Especially when sharing a van, you need to talk things out. Tensions burst easily in confined space!
  • Stay organized. A messy living situation can drive relationship tensions to a breaking point. A small, unorganized van is not going to bode well. If you and your partner have wildly different opinions on cleanliness, this should definitely be discussed before the vehicle is even picked up.
  • Get out of the van! The whole point of vanlife is to explore the world is it not? Spend your days outside soaking in nature and that vitamin D. You want the van to feel like a respite and not a metal prison.

Hitchhiking as a Couple

Traveling by hitchhiking is one of the coolest types of couples travel you can go for. It will undoubtedly lead to some wild memories!

Sometimes it’s 6+ hours waiting for a lift, finding yourself in the car with a wild driver, or being forced on a bus by authorities. And sometimes it’s sharing a cup of chai with a family who become your dear friends.

It’s all just part of the experience – one that is definitely worth having. Especially in a beautiful, far-flung land.

Two people hitchhiking in the back of a pick up truck in Southeast Asia.

Here’s how you can survive (and love!) hitchhiking as a couple:

  • Be patient . Don’t expect a ride within a few minutes. Although it happens, it’s not the norm.
  • Start early . This is ESPECIALLY important in remote regions that don’t have a lot of transport to begin with. Since you’ll need room for two, finding a ride will be slightly more difficult.
  • Trust your instincts . Even when traveling as a couple, you’ll still want to steer clear of seedy vibes.
  • Listen to your partner . If they’re not feeling it, be understanding. Hitchhiking ain’t always easy, and it can take some getting used to.

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Digital Nomad Life and Working Jobs as a Couple

Living the digital nomad life is a dream in many ways. And doing it with your significant other? Even better.

Of course, like with all other types of couples travel, the foundation of your relationship before you hit the road is even more important than your finances.

…which, btw, might be a bit trying at times as you make your way into online entrepreneurship. 

But on the bright side, having your person there to support you and motivate you is unmatched.

Working online isn’t the only type of job that traveling couples can get, though. Teaching English abroad is an easy way for couples to travel and make money abroad together. 

Everywhere from Thailand to Oman has options for teaching English, and for a pretty penny too!

Hostels in various parts of the world (notably the iconic Southeast Asia) are also great places to find couple travel jobs. Many are keen to hire foreigners in exchange for accommodation, meals, and sometimes a little cash. 

guy working at a hostel bar

Classic volunteer organizations like WWOOF offer farming work to traveling couples, where you can work in everything from sharecropping to direct animal care.

Workaway is another top option for couples’ travel jobs in general and has been a trusted name in the industry for years. They also have a wider variety of jobs available than WWOOF.

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Backpacking and traveling as a couple isn’t always easy. And even for couples in solid, loving relationships, there absolutely WILL be days where you’re pretty far from “having fun.”

Whether y’all are a long-term pair, LGBTQ+ travelers , or even if y’all married, rough moments are inevitable. But at the end of the day, it’s the unreal meals shared, a nice hit of hash from the top of a glorious viewpoint. It’s those other souls you and your partner meet along the way that will stick with you forever.

Now let’s get into some must-knows about traveling the world as a couple.

How to Deal With Fights on the Road

Fighting on the road is NOT easy. But it’s especially rough when fighting morphs into abuse. It happens, and it happens (unfortunately) often.

And those are fights you shouldn’t ignore . Do something: be strong, like I wish I could have been sooner.

But, not all fights are the be-all end-all. Some are typical petty, driven by lack of sleep, too many bottles of beer on a Thai island, or far too many hours on a non-AC train in India.

After you discern which type of fight you’re dealing with, then you can decide what to do next. Take some time to chill out and pause, and hopefully, y’all can get back to baseline. If it was just a disagreement, my best advice is to talk and apologize.

couple standing apart under orange sunset

But if a systematic pattern of belittling occurs, or if the fighting becomes less about the shitty situation and more about picking out each others’ flaws, this is nasty.

If you’re being emotionally or mentally abused, or if things get physical: LEAVE . Reach out for help with domestic abuse from professionals, friends, or family.

If you’re only with someone because you’re afraid you can’t travel alone, let me assure you that you CAN. I thought I would never be able to travel to my favorite countries alone, which was part of the reason I stayed in an unhealthy relationship.

I tried to ignore the deeper problems between me and my ex. But you can’t out-travel a bad relationship .

Traveling as a couple is supposed to be about love. And if you’re doing more fighting than loving, you probably shouldn’t be traveling as a couple.

I finally took my own advice. I left the relationship and did what I thought was impossible: solo travel.

How to Deal With a Break-Up While on the Road 

Breaking up while abroad is never fun. Sometimes it happens on the road, sometimes it happens at home and then you’re thrust into the world of solo travel. 

For a long time, I did not think I could travel alone and it was part of the reason (among many others) that I stayed in a toxic relationship. 

But guess what?

After I decided I could and would travel alone, I literally came to travel in Pakistan solo. It is now my favorite country in the world.

Spoiler alert: it ended up being the best decision I have EVER made.

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So, what to do after a break up abroad?

Get into what YOU love.

If that’s traveling, keep at it. You don’t need to go home just because a relationship went south. Not when there are 7+ billion other people to meet.  

But if things are presently not working out, i.e. if you’re arguing every day, if you’re experiencing emotional abuse etc. don’t stay for the sake of travel.

Travel solo, or go home to re-group. Love the beach? Maybe go find some beaches while backpacking in Bali or something.

On a serious note, remember there IS someone else out there. You WILL find someone to travel with again, if that’s your concern. Things always seem to improve when you leave toxic people behind.

Top Tips for Couples Travelling Together

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  • Compromise: This, this AND this. Compromising is the single most important practice while traveling as a couple. Take into account what you both prefer, and make sure your backpacking itinerary does too.
  • Be kind: Traveling as a couple, especially long term travel, can be rough. Move on from fights easily (unless there’s some cheating or abuse or something- then you need to GTFO), because at the end of the day you want the best for each other.
  • Start off strong: Especially when long term travel is concerned, make sure your relationship is on stable ground before taking off. Even the most beautiful places in the world won’t fix a failed relationship.
  • Communicate: It sounds basic but it’s the truth. As with successful relationships in general, successful travel relationships work because of communication. Angry about something your partner did? Need a break? Talk to them! Holding things in serves nobody and does exactly nothing to solve the problem.
  • Be patient: Remember that y’all are in a new country, might be experiencing culture shock, home sickness, over-stimulation or a combination of the bunch. And even if you’re chillin’ in a new place, your partner might not be.
  • Trust your gut: If you feel like things aren’t going well, and I mean really not going well, know that you can leave. It doesn’t matter how long the trip was supposed to be or what you had already booked. Red flags are there for a reason.
  • Get insurance! Sounds dorky but hear me out!

Why Wandering Couples Should ALWAYS Have Travel Insurance! 

Yeah, traveling as a couple means you always have someone to take care of you on less-than-fun days on the road. But sometimes you need a bit more than emotional support.

Medical shiz in foreign countries can get expensive quick, and you deff don’t want to have to worry about finances when your health is at stake.

Also, in the worst-case scenario that you and your boo call it quits on the road, you DEFINITELY want to be insured as a solo traveler. This is why you should ALWAYS consider getting travel insurance before any trip. 

The Broke Backpacker recommends  SAFETYWING everytime. They’re easy to use and have comprehensive coverage.

You can get a quote straight off the bat! Getting an estimate from SafetyWing is simple— just click the button or image below, fill out the necessary info, and you’re on your way!

ALWAYS sort out your backpacker insurance before your trip. There’s plenty to choose from in that department, but a good place to start is Safety Wing .

They offer month-to-month payments, no lock-in contracts, and require absolutely no itineraries: that’s the exact kind of insurance long-term travellers and digital nomads need.

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SafetyWing is cheap, easy, and admin-free: just sign up lickety-split so you can get back to it!

Click the button below to learn more about SafetyWing’s setup or read our insider review for the full tasty scoop.

I couldn’t help but mention the sexy times! Because what’s traveling as a couple without some crazy sex in hostels stories?

Banging like rabbits, rolling the night away on MDMA on a mountainous lakeside, confessing your deepest feelings under fire-streaked skies… Yea, it’s all possible!

As far as drugs go, know that there will be drugs on the road. If you’re experimenting for the first time or you are trying a new drug, start slow.

Don’t take things too far too quickly. Shit can get crazy quickly – especially in popular backpacking destinations.

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And as far as sex goes, let me remind you to get a PRIVATE ROOM. It’s just basic etiquette after all, amirite?

Unless you and your partner are happily platonic, sex is obviously going to be a part of traveling as a couple. And honestly, it should be if you want to be happy in your relationship and your trip.

Just remember to close the door, you dirty bastards! 😉

Yass, now you know how to travel as a couple and not kill each other! Yay!

Traveling as a couple is different than roaming with a travel buddy because, duh, LOVE. 

It truly is the most intense force in this universe. When you combine it with some of the world’s most beautiful places, you’re in for one hell of a ride.

The most important thing to remember is that to be in love in a foreign country, you need to first be in love at home . A rocky relationship will only capsize once the challenges of road life are thrown at it. 

But, assuming the love is there and so is the desire for travel, be kind. Take time for understanding, supportiveness and PATIENCE. 

Travel is important, but even more so is human connection and true love. Don’t let petty fights and exhausting travel days dull your drive. Know what it means to be a backpacker before heading out on your trip, and always make sure a whole lot of love is shared each and every day.

Because isn’t the best part of traveling as a couple being able to share awe-inspiring moments with the one you love?

I sure think so 🙂

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9 Jobs That Can Be Done While Traveling

Posted: December 24, 2023 | Last updated: December 24, 2023

<p>In a world of high-speed living and remote jobs, earning money anywhere is possible. Travel isn’t cheap. It costs a lot of money, and working in an office does not leave much time for leisure. If you are on vacation and have seen all there is to be seen, you may look for something else to pass the time.</p> <p>Remote jobs don’t have to be boring. In fact, many of them are great options for earning free or discounted travel. You just have to know how to choose which of these <a href="">travel</a> jobs is right for you.</p>

In a world of high-speed living and remote jobs, earning money anywhere is possible. Travel isn’t cheap. It costs a lot of money, and working in an office does not leave much time for leisure. If you are on vacation and have seen all there is to be seen, you may look for something else to pass the time.

Remote jobs don’t have to be boring. In fact, many of them are great options for earning free or discounted travel. You just have to know how to choose which of these travel jobs is right for you.

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1. Blogging

Blogging while traveling is a great way to earn some money. Your office is wherever your laptop is, so you are never tied down to one place. This can help you travel the world with just a laptop and a bit of data, which you can always find in local cafes or restaurants . It’s even better if you do travel writing, so you can combine firsthand experience with creative writing that helps others plan their travels.

<p><span>The rise of Mukbang videos, where people eat insane amounts of food while sometimes conversing with the camera, is weirdly intriguing to many and simultaneously perplexing. While it attracts massive audiences, the fascination with watching someone devour excessive quantities of food remains a mystery. Moreover, this trend raises concerns about promoting unhealthy eating habits and overindulgence.</span></p>

2. Vlogging

Similar to blogging, video blogging, also called “ vlogging ,” is a visual form of content. You can write blogs for your website but also work as a freelancer for other people’s websites. When it comes to vlogging, however, people usually vlog for their own channels. It takes more time to succeed but can also be more rewarding monetarily. All you need is a smartphone with a nice camera, or if you want to be fancy, a laptop with some video editing software like Adobe PremierePro or DaVinci Resolve.

<p>Interestingly, it seems like millennials have a better understanding of technology. Gen Z grew up with tech, but millennials have more experience with the inner workings, like troubleshooting a computer or building an HTML code. I would think the opposite would be true, but tech has become too easy for Gen Z in some ways.</p>

3. Video Commercials

This one is both fun and rewarding. If you have a smartphone with a decent camera and invest in an excellent DJI drone, you can earn some nice money on your travels. Combine this with an investment in a decent laptop and a video editing course, and you have a recipe for success. When I was on vacation in Corfu , I discovered an opportunity with their beautiful beachfront Tavernas. I packed my drone, visited a few of them on foot, and offered them my services. I scored two jobs for filming a video ad and one logo redesign job, which made me a nice profit for less than a full day of work.

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4. Singing and Playing an Instrument

Singing or playing an instrument is another excellent way to earn some surprisingly good money. If you are a good singer and can play an instrument, you can always play in the city center or other popular spots. Many great talents have been discovered performing in public this way. You can also offer your skills to local restaurants or lounges if they are in need of live music or other entertainment.

<p>If you know how to cut hair, another great way to earn money is to offer free haircuts and keep profits from their tips if they decide to give you one. You only need hair clippers for this one, so you can be flexible and earn well in countries where haircuts are expensive. <em>Pro tip</em>: You can combine this with vlogging and use this as your content on your vlog to increase exposure.</p>

5. Haircuts for Tips

If you know how to cut hair, another great way to earn money is to offer free haircuts and keep profits from their tips if they decide to give you one. You only need hair clippers for this one, so you can be flexible and earn well in countries where haircuts are expensive. Pro tip : You can combine this with vlogging and use this as your content on your vlog to increase exposure.

<p><span>In a tabloid or on a gossip website, if a celebrity looks to be posing in a staged photo, they most certainly are. Stars view it as a cooperative effort that benefits all parties, and fans frequently aren’t aware that the “candid” photos were expertly staged before being made public.</span></p>

6. Exposure for Businesses

This travel job is for those with a well-developed online business. If you already have a travel blog , you can always ask restaurant owners, bar owners, hotels, and others who provide services in tourism if they would like to collaborate on a promotion on your website. The business will get exposure to your audience, and you can negotiate payment or exchanges for that promotion, like a one-night hotel stay or a free meal.

<p>This unique locale lets guests taste wine from three family-owned micro-wineries: Blacksmith Cellars, Sunset Cellars, and King Andrew Vineyard. Staff at the tasting room are wine producers and grape growers, providing expert knowledge on the local wines and the Suisun Valley wine region. The tasting list changes weekly. And guess what — you can bring picnics or snacks (but no outside drinks). Stop by La Barista Espresso for deli sandwiches on your way to the <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener">Suisun Valley Wine Co-op</a>.</p><ul> <li><strong>Blacksmith Cellars:</strong> Founded in 2003, winemaker Matt Smith crafts complex wines, distinctive varietal-driven and blended wines.</li> <li><strong>Sunset Cellars:</strong> Starting in 1997 in the garage of the Inner Sunset neighborhood in <a href="">San Francisco</a>, Sunset Cellars has a minimalist winemaking style and respects the grower’s efforts in the vineyards.</li> <li><strong>King Andrew Vineyard:</strong> After growing grapes in their own vineyard, Roger King and his wife Carol brought their bottled wine from small lot production to the winery. The fresh and vibrant wines are bottled with limited intervention.</li> </ul><p>Reservations are not required, but they are recommended.</p>

7. Bartending

A good barista is always a much-needed part of the crew. If you know how to mix drinks or make a killer espresso, you can always offer your services to nightclubs or cafes and earn a decent wage, plus tips.

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8. Temporary Tattoos or Hair Styling

Unlike the classic tattoo industry, where laws and regulations can tie up employment approval, temporary tattoos can be done anytime, anywhere, and do not fall under any laws and regulations. There is a low risk of infection with temporary tattoos or paints, unlike classic tattoos that are created by piercing the skin. Hair braiding or wrapping is popular at beach destinations and can also be done anytime, anywhere.

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9. Working on a Cruise Ship

Working on a cruise ship is more permanent, but it still fits within the scope of travel jobs. There are numerous jobs that you can do on a cruise ship, and each of those offers some nice wages. Understandably, a captain makes much more than a cabin steward, but all employees receive benefits and gratuity. You can use the time between shifts to discover beautiful cities wherever you stop. 

<p>Discussions about places to visit in Montenegro tend to begin with Kotor, and it is easy to see why. Kotor packs plenty into its relatively small borders, with a proud maritime history allied to modern cafes, restaurants, and bars, plus some of the most alluring churches in this part of the world. Stop for a romantic courtyard lunch at Pržun before taking the arduous walk up to the fortress walls, where the ultimate view of the Bay of Kotor awaits.</p>

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They said her husband drowned snorkeling, but she saw him walk to shore. What happened?

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A Michigan woman and her family are suing a Maui resort , the Hawaiian Tourism Authority, and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau after her husband died while snorkeling . She doesn’t believe it was a drowning. 

Patricia and Ray Johnson, along with four friends, arrived at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui on the evening of Feb. 23, 2022, with plans to visit multiple islands over several weeks. This was the couple’s sixth time in Hawaii, and they had snorkeled the Hawaiian waters many times in the past, Patricia told USA TODAY. 

On the morning of Feb. 25, some of the travelers, including Ray, went snorkeling around Wailea Beach, which fronts the resort, while Patricia opted to walk a trail that overlooks the beach. “I looked out, and I saw my husband and my friends or people out there,” she told USA TODAY. “I’m waving at him, and it hits me.” Patricia saw what looked like other snorkelers helping Ray. 

She hurried down to the beach, but “things deteriorated quickly.” At first, Ray had his head above water and was returning to the beach, but then the 64-year-old fell onto his back with his head “snapped back at one point” and had to be pulled in. “I knew he was gone,” she said. 9-1-1 was called, but medical professionals failed to resuscitate Ray. 

The autopsy report called Ray’s death an accidental drowning, which Patricia doesn’t believe. 

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“I was watching him come in, how could he be drowning?” According to her friends who were snorkeling with him, Ray was talking and also diving down under the water. At one point, he came up and said, “You gotta help me, I’m having trouble breathing,” and that’s when he decided to head back to shore. “I don’t think when people are drowning in a conditional manner, you’re going to be conversing,” she said.

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By a landslide, the leading cause of death for Hawaii tourists is drowning. And of ocean drownings for residents and visitors, the majority occur when snorkeling. While the ocean is powerful and unpredictable, some advocates, including the Johnsons, are trying to bring attention to a lesser-known medical condition that specifically poses risks to snorkelers and hasn’t gotten much attention over the years: Rapid Onset Pulmonary Edema (ROPE). 

The Johnson family believes ROPE is the real cause of Ray’s death, and the lawsuit alleges that Hawaii travel entities have failed to educate the public on ROPE, resulting in “an important public health concern,” according to the complaint filed in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit in the State of Hawaii in February 2024. The case should begin the fact-discovery process this week.

The Hawaiian Tourism Authority, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Fairmont Kea Lani declined to comment on the lawsuit. 

“I would like to see warnings out there,” Patricia told USA TODAY. “I truly believe my husband would still be here if we’d been warned.” 

How is snorkeling dangerous?

Breathing through a snorkel tube is similar to pinching your nose and breathing in through your mouth. The resistance is immediate. ROPE occurs when the negative pressure on the lungs ends up sucking bodily fluids out of the capillaries and into the airways, according to Dr. Raj Dasgupta , a California-based pulmonologist. 

“That snorkel resistance to airflow,” he said. “They want to breathe in but they have to breathe through that straw.”

Once fluid is in the lungs, it becomes difficult to breathe and people can experience hypoxia, or a lack of sufficient oxygen. “You slowly become weak then into a loss of consciousness,” Dasgupta said. Underlying health conditions such as heart and lung disease also increase someone’s predisposed risk for ROPE, he said.

If a person begins to feel shortness of breath, they may panic, causing more exertion, which can be life-threatening if they’re already suffering from a lack of oxygen, Dasgupta said. 

Drowning by ROPE is “fundamentally different” than typical drowning when people are aspirating water or submerged and often showing signs of distress, the complaint said.

A lack of public awareness

In October 2017, after California woman – and avid swimmer and snorkeler – Nancy Peacock died while snorkeling in calm waters off the coast of Hawaii Island in a full-face mask and no signs of struggle, the Hawaii State Department created the Snorkeling Safety Sub-Committee to “address public concern about snorkel-related drownings.”

In a Snorkeling Safety Study led by the sub-committee, 50 different snorkels were tested, and the experts examined nonfatal and fatal drownings. The interim report released in July 2020 concluded that “ROPE-induced hypoxia is a factor in fatal and nonfatal snorkel drownings.” The study also had a survey conducted at Oahu’s most popular snorkeling spot, Hanauma Bay, but only 36 participants – mostly locals – were interviewed due to the islands being closed to travel during the pandemic. 

The high altitude from air travel impacting someone’s lungs may be a contributing factor, but there wasn’t enough evidence in the study to confirm this. Since getting to Hawaii requires at least a five-hour flight, it’s possible that fatigue and stress from flying could play a role in someone’s risk of drowning by ROPE. 

The Hawaiian Tourism Authority funded the study to “develop appropriate safety messages.” However, as of April 2024, there have not been any public-facing messages on any of the official Hawaii tourism websites. Information cards have been passed out to most Kauai and Oahu tour boat operators, the subcommittee said. Although the study is preliminary and not robust in terms of participants and even calls for further investigation, it is the only one to explore ROPE in snorkelers so far.

“Why aren’t we in Hawaii letting people know?” said Jay Stuemke, an Oahu-based attorney who filed the complaint on the Johnsons’ behalf. “Pamphlets in rooms, apps, websites, in-room videos, all types of mechanisms to warn people. It’s an easy enough thing to do. We believe had they done that, Ray would still be alive today as well as many other people.” 

Snorkeling safety tips

◾ Always snorkel with a buddy, and if you can’t swim, don’t snorkel.

◾ Choose a snorkel with a wide opening and no constrictions in the mouthpiece.

◾ Learn to use the snorkel device before venturing out into water that’s too deep to stand in.

◾ If you feel shortness of breath, stay calm, remove the snorkel and get out of the water immediately, Dasgupta said.

Kathleen Wong is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Hawaii. You can reach her at [email protected] .

Longtime Lansing military surplus and camping goods retailer to retire, close business

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LANSING — Foxhole PX Store, a military surplus retailer that's been a mainstay in the Lansing area for more than a century, will permanently close its doors this weekend.

Owners Kelly and Tim Carpenter decided to retire and close the longtime business at 3128 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about a month ago.

The store sells military uniforms, clothing, helmets, flags, hats, gloves, books, and camping and hunting gear. Many of the thousands of items sold are from past conflicts, including World War I and WWII, and the Vietnam War.

Foxhole PX Store first opened in East Lansing on Saginaw Street in 1923, Tim Carpenter said. The Grand Ledge couple has owned it for 35 years. They purchased it from a previous owner, Dennis Dudley, in the late 1980s. At one time the business included five retail sites in the Lansing area, Tim Carpenter said.

The store is one of about a half dozen military surplus stores still operating in Michigan, he said. Its last day of business is Saturday.

'We hate to do it...'

Kelly Carpenter, 63, said running the business has been "a great thing" for their family. Both the couple's children and several of their grandchildren have worked there over the years, she said.

But Tim Carpenter, 73, said health issues he's been dealing with for several years prompted the decision to close the store.

"I've been here for 35 years so I'd like to go on vacation, enjoy life for a little bit," he said. "You've got to live a little bit of life before you pass on."

The decision to close wasn't an easy one.

"We hate to do it because every day my customers and friends say, 'Oh my God, I'm glad you're here,'" he said.

Tim Carpenter will miss the store's regular customers, many of whom have been shopping there the entire time the couple has owned it.

The couple has been manning the store together since reopening after the COVID pandemic forced a brief closure. They often bought items for the shelves from military auctions, thrift stores, and retired members of the military who came into the store looking to sell items.

Many of the store's customers are active service members, veterans and survivalists, Tim Carpenter said.

A family-run business

Running the store for more than three decades meant adapting to customer needs and wants, Tim Carpenter said.

"You try to get the stuff at the best cost possible," he said. "You can see if a customer wants to deal or not, so we wheel and deal quite a bit."

Running a small retail business became more challenging as larger retail chains opened locations in the Lansing area, Kelly Carpenter said.

"Also, every time one of those things opened up we had to kind of change our niche a little bit," she said.

The store used to sell name brands like Levi Strauss & Co., but stopped when it was clear those items were sold for much less at chains like Target and Walmart, she said.

Owning the store gave the couple's family flexibility, Kelly Carpenter said.

"We could usually kind of make our own schedule," she said. "The kids have worked there, the grandkids, my cousins. We've had customers that have been there from day one."

The Carpenters said they're looking forward to travel and taking walks after it closes.

For the next several days items on the shelves at Foxhole PX Store will be deeply discounted. The last day of business is Saturday, and the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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40 Facts About Elektrostal

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Modified & Updated: 02 Mar 2024

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Elektrostal is a vibrant city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia. With a rich history, stunning architecture, and a thriving community, Elektrostal is a city that has much to offer. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply curious about different cultures, Elektrostal is sure to captivate you.

This article will provide you with 40 fascinating facts about Elektrostal, giving you a better understanding of why this city is worth exploring. From its origins as an industrial hub to its modern-day charm, we will delve into the various aspects that make Elektrostal a unique and must-visit destination.

So, join us as we uncover the hidden treasures of Elektrostal and discover what makes this city a true gem in the heart of Russia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elektrostal, known as the “Motor City of Russia,” is a vibrant and growing city with a rich industrial history, offering diverse cultural experiences and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • With its convenient location near Moscow, Elektrostal provides a picturesque landscape, vibrant nightlife, and a range of recreational activities, making it an ideal destination for residents and visitors alike.

Known as the “Motor City of Russia.”

Elektrostal, a city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia, earned the nickname “Motor City” due to its significant involvement in the automotive industry.

Home to the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Elektrostal is renowned for its metallurgical plant, which has been producing high-quality steel and alloys since its establishment in 1916.

Boasts a rich industrial heritage.

Elektrostal has a long history of industrial development, contributing to the growth and progress of the region.

Founded in 1916.

The city of Elektrostal was founded in 1916 as a result of the construction of the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Located approximately 50 kilometers east of Moscow.

Elektrostal is situated in close proximity to the Russian capital, making it easily accessible for both residents and visitors.

Known for its vibrant cultural scene.

Elektrostal is home to several cultural institutions, including museums, theaters, and art galleries that showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.

A popular destination for nature lovers.

Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and forests, Elektrostal offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

Hosts the annual Elektrostal City Day celebrations.

Every year, Elektrostal organizes festive events and activities to celebrate its founding, bringing together residents and visitors in a spirit of unity and joy.

Has a population of approximately 160,000 people.

Elektrostal is home to a diverse and vibrant community of around 160,000 residents, contributing to its dynamic atmosphere.

Boasts excellent education facilities.

The city is known for its well-established educational institutions, providing quality education to students of all ages.

A center for scientific research and innovation.

Elektrostal serves as an important hub for scientific research, particularly in the fields of metallurgy, materials science, and engineering.

Surrounded by picturesque lakes.

The city is blessed with numerous beautiful lakes, offering scenic views and recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Well-connected transportation system.

Elektrostal benefits from an efficient transportation network, including highways, railways, and public transportation options, ensuring convenient travel within and beyond the city.

Famous for its traditional Russian cuisine.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in authentic Russian dishes at numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout Elektrostal.

Home to notable architectural landmarks.

Elektrostal boasts impressive architecture, including the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Elektrostal Palace of Culture.

Offers a wide range of recreational facilities.

Residents and visitors can enjoy various recreational activities, such as sports complexes, swimming pools, and fitness centers, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Provides a high standard of healthcare.

Elektrostal is equipped with modern medical facilities, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services.

Home to the Elektrostal History Museum.

The Elektrostal History Museum showcases the city’s fascinating past through exhibitions and displays.

A hub for sports enthusiasts.

Elektrostal is passionate about sports, with numerous stadiums, arenas, and sports clubs offering opportunities for athletes and spectators.

Celebrates diverse cultural festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal hosts a variety of cultural festivals, celebrating different ethnicities, traditions, and art forms.

Electric power played a significant role in its early development.

Elektrostal owes its name and initial growth to the establishment of electric power stations and the utilization of electricity in the industrial sector.

Boasts a thriving economy.

The city’s strong industrial base, coupled with its strategic location near Moscow, has contributed to Elektrostal’s prosperous economic status.

Houses the Elektrostal Drama Theater.

The Elektrostal Drama Theater is a cultural centerpiece, attracting theater enthusiasts from far and wide.

Popular destination for winter sports.

Elektrostal’s proximity to ski resorts and winter sport facilities makes it a favorite destination for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Promotes environmental sustainability.

Elektrostal prioritizes environmental protection and sustainability, implementing initiatives to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources.

Home to renowned educational institutions.

Elektrostal is known for its prestigious schools and universities, offering a wide range of academic programs to students.

Committed to cultural preservation.

The city values its cultural heritage and takes active steps to preserve and promote traditional customs, crafts, and arts.

Hosts an annual International Film Festival.

The Elektrostal International Film Festival attracts filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of films.

Encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Elektrostal supports aspiring entrepreneurs and fosters a culture of innovation, providing opportunities for startups and business development.

Offers a range of housing options.

Elektrostal provides diverse housing options, including apartments, houses, and residential complexes, catering to different lifestyles and budgets.

Home to notable sports teams.

Elektrostal is proud of its sports legacy, with several successful sports teams competing at regional and national levels.

Boasts a vibrant nightlife scene.

Residents and visitors can enjoy a lively nightlife in Elektrostal, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.

Promotes cultural exchange and international relations.

Elektrostal actively engages in international partnerships, cultural exchanges, and diplomatic collaborations to foster global connections.

Surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.

Nearby nature reserves, such as the Barybino Forest and Luchinskoye Lake, offer opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore and appreciate the region’s biodiversity.

Commemorates historical events.

The city pays tribute to significant historical events through memorials, monuments, and exhibitions, ensuring the preservation of collective memory.

Promotes sports and youth development.

Elektrostal invests in sports infrastructure and programs to encourage youth participation, health, and physical fitness.

Hosts annual cultural and artistic festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal celebrates its cultural diversity through festivals dedicated to music, dance, art, and theater.

Provides a picturesque landscape for photography enthusiasts.

The city’s scenic beauty, architectural landmarks, and natural surroundings make it a paradise for photographers.

Connects to Moscow via a direct train line.

The convenient train connection between Elektrostal and Moscow makes commuting between the two cities effortless.

A city with a bright future.

Elektrostal continues to grow and develop, aiming to become a model city in terms of infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life for its residents.

In conclusion, Elektrostal is a fascinating city with a rich history and a vibrant present. From its origins as a center of steel production to its modern-day status as a hub for education and industry, Elektrostal has plenty to offer both residents and visitors. With its beautiful parks, cultural attractions, and proximity to Moscow, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this dynamic city. Whether you’re interested in exploring its historical landmarks, enjoying outdoor activities, or immersing yourself in the local culture, Elektrostal has something for everyone. So, next time you find yourself in the Moscow region, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Elektrostal.

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Tuxedo-Clad Golden Retriever Named Pancakes Nails His Job as Couple's Wedding Ring Bearer — See the Video!

The canine ran down the aisle with the couple's rings attached to a ribbon tied around his neck

A golden retriever stole the show on his owners' big day!

The dog, named Pancakes, served as the ring bearer in his owners' wedding in England in early April, and he took his role very seriously.

As soon as the officiant of the ceremony cued him with "Who has the rings?" the canine ran down the aisle of the church on his mission, refusing to be distracted by calls of "good boy" and a few pets from guests.

Pancakes wore what appeared to be a black-and-white tuxedo jacket in the video as he scampered down the aisle, only pausing when he got to the altar, where his owners were waiting for him.

After giving Pancakes some love for a job nearly complete, the bride could be seen removing the rings from a ribbon tied around the animal's neck.

The canine isn't the first golden retriever to play an important role in its family's nuptials.

In January, a dog named Cece was able to make her owners' union official by signing their marriage license with her paw print.

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Bride and groom Kristy Biro and Eric Gaidis wed in Colorado, a state that allows couples to self-solemnize, or self-unite, their marriage. The couple's photographer, Felicia TeKolste , shared a sweet video on TikTok showing the golden retriever/Great Pyrenees mix stamping her paw print on the license.

"We always knew we wanted Cece to be a part of our wedding,” Biro told PEOPLE. “And now we have our marriage certificate with her paw print to treasure forever.”

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Pilot's hiring spree equals the number of people employed by TVA, University of Tennessee

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Pilot Company's summer hiring plans include adding as many workers as the University of Tennessee at Knoxville employs, putting into perspective the continental sprawl of the Knoxville-based travel center and trucking giant.

That's 10,000 employees, also about the same number Tennessee Valley Authority employs. If Pilot's new hires formed their own Knoxville company, it would be the region's third-largest employer .

Of course, not all new hires will be in the Knoxville area, where Pilot employs around 2,500 people.

Pilot, a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway , employs about 30,000 people across a vast fuel trucking and travel center network with more than 870 locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. The company includes travel center brands Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network.

Hires will include travel center managers, experienced truck drivers and hourly food and retail service workers, the company said in a May 2 news release. Pilot especially needs a larger workforce in California, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Virginia, where summer travel demand is high.

“We are searching for talented and hard-working individuals to join our dynamic workforce,” Julius Cox, Pilot's executive vice president and chief people officer, said in a news release. “We pride ourselves on creating an environment where everyone feels they belong and has the opportunity to have a voice, contribute, learn and grow."

Pilot Company's travel center job openings across the United States

Knoxville is among the top areas for Pilot's new job openings, thanks largely to the headquarters stationed here.

The company will hire 80 team members in Knoxville, Pilot's recruiting program manager Erin Tanner told Knox News via email. Those jobs would be split 55-25 between the corporate office and local stores.

The top regions for new hires are:

  • Columbia, Florence and Charleston, South Carolina: 155 total team members
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, stores and corporate office: 80 team members
  • Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding area: 55 team members
  • Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding area: 50 team members
  • Louisville, Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky; and Cincinnati, Ohio: 50 team members
  • Ehrenberg, Arizona, and surrounding Phoenix area: 45 team members
  • San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding area: 45 team members
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, and surrounding area: 40 team members
  • Central Florida region: 35 team members
  • Cleveland, Tennessee, and surrounding area: 25 team members
  • Macon, Georgia, and surrounding middle Georgia area: 25 team members
  • Bakersfield, California, and surrounding area: 20 team members

Whether people want a seasonal summer job or something permanent is up to them, Tanner said.

"We are hiring for full-time and part-time roles and do our best to accommodate our team members and their scheduling needs," Tanner said. "Whether an applicant is looking for a permanent role or something short-term, we offer a variety of roles with opportunity for future growth at Pilot."

Openings are listed at .

Benefits and rewards help recruit to Pilot Company travel centers

Pilot has a benefits package that includes fuel discounts, weekly paychecks, paid parental leave in the U.S., low-cost healthcare plans and tuition assistance.

In 2023, the company launched the Fueling Recognition program, which lets managers reward team members with in-app points that can buy items like electronics, gift cards and concert tickets.

Its own employees seem to think Pilot is a good employer, too.

Pilot won first place in the large company category of the 2022 Top Workplaces awards, a partnership between Knox News and survey firm Energage . The awards are based on employee surveys, and Pilot has landed on the list six times in seven years. The company has taken the top spot twice.

Under Warren Buffet, Pilot Company continues to remodel stores

In 2022, Pilot launched a $1 billion initiative to remodel 400 of its travel centers and truck stops. The company has remodeled more than 100 stores, including one in Knoxville.

The initiative includes donations to support educational technology in school districts across the U.S. Pilot donated $20,000 to Knox County Schools when it reopened its newly designed Lovell Road center in West Knoxville on April 16.

Pilot serves an average of 1.3 million customers per day and sells around 15 billion gallons of fuel per year. The company caught the eye of legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett in 2017 when his holding company Berkshire Hathaway bought its first stake in Pilot.

In a series of billion-dollar sales, Berkshire Hathaway bought all of Pilot from the founding Haslam family . The final sale price for Pilot was $13.56 billion, split into three payments:

  • 38.6% stake for $2.76 billion in 2017
  • 41.4% stake for $8.2 billion in 2023
  • 20% stake for $2.6 billion in 2024

Since Buffett gained a controlling 80% stake in 2023, he has installed several longtime Berkshire managers into Pilot leadership positions, including CEO Adam Wright, CFO Joe Lillo and Pilot Energy President Gary Hoogeveen. .

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If you get orders to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, but your spouse has orders to Hawaii, there’s good news: the Marines’ new dual-military monitor may be able to help.

The new post, expected to be operational before summer, will exist to make it easier for the more than 4,300 enlisted Marines married to another active-duty service member to meet career goals and manage permanent change of station moves in a mutually beneficial way, according to Maj. Christopher Dippel, deputy section chief for the Corps’ enlisted assignments branch. The move is part of a broader effort by the Marine Corps to be responsive to the needs of dual-military couples, signaling that they are not just an afterthought or on their own while navigating a complex and decentralized bureaucracy.

Marine leaders also hope the new role will support retention at a well-known pain point.

“PCS is a large driver for potential departure from the service,” he told a panel at the March quarterly meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

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It’s a bigger deal for the Marine Corps than for the other services. Nearly 60% of married female Marines are in a dual-military marriage, compared to a Defense Department-wide average of 45.3%, according to Dippel’s presentation.

A 2021 survey of active-duty service members with a military spouse showed that 88% of Marines lived with their spouse while not deployed, the lowest of any service except for the Army at 86%, according to data from the Pentagon’s Office of Personnel Analytics. The Marine Corps also had the highest proportion of respondents, 14%, who said they lived in a separate home from their spouse, double the Defense Department average of 7%.

Policies and protocols related to co-locating military couples are “critical for personal and professional longevity,” Dippel’s presentation stated.

According to Manpower and Reserve Affairs spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Eason, the dual-military monitor is a staff sergeant who is now in training to execute the first-of-its-kind role.

Once officially on the job, the monitor will help dual-military Marine couples report their marriages to administrative centers, submit co-location requests and navigate separation waivers, Eason said. The monitor can also offer career options to couples looking to co-locate, advise on timelines and educate Marines on programs that can help them, she said.

Without a dedicated monitor, Marines in dual-military marriages have had to navigate the Corps’ decentralized system of 75 different assignment monitors and manage the liaising and communication around aligning two different career tracks, Dippel said. The new monitor role will take on much of the responsibility of managing communication, both across units within the Marine Corps, and, in the case of couples with a spouse in another military branch, across service lines as well.

“We envision that [such Marines] will have liaisons within our sister service’s monitor and detailer networks,” Dippel said. And with all the planners in communication, “we can target and find the right billet for both of those service members at the right time.”

This move to better meet the needs of dual-military couples is part of a larger shift within Manpower and Reserve Affairs, according to Dippel’s presentation.

A system modernization effort underway, he said, will reframe the way orders for dual-military couples are processed, making it more akin to the system in place for troops in the exceptional family member program. Under that program, serving military families with special-needs members, the orders process includes a review to ensure the post receiving the service member has access to the medical or educational services the family requires.

“We envision that building this into our next systems architecture will ensure that any time a set of orders for a dual active-service couple is written, that will automatically get sent directly to the dual active-service monitor,” Dippel said. “That gives that monitor the opportunity to ensure that policies are being met, and that the needs of both of those service members are being met with that set of PCS orders.”

This is not always easily done, particularly with more senior couples for whom the available billets for a new assignment might be limited. Dippel said the Corps will work with couples to meet co-location needs while also ensuring the needs of the service are met. He said one solution in more complex situations could be an exception to policy that allows for a tour shorter than the standard 36 months, for example, to keep the couple together as much as possible.

“The Marine Corps firmly does believe that geographic stability does encourage retention,’” he said.

Later in 2024, Dippel said, the Marine Corps plans to publicize the changes in a “strategic narrative” video messaging campaign so that both dual-military Marine couples and their leaders understand how the system is supposed to work.

Across the Defense Department, retention of military talent has increasingly been a focal point for the services, particularly in light of historic recruiting challenges. Efforts like the recent bipartisan Quality of Life panel and accompanying congressional hearing emphasized the connection between living conditions and military career satisfaction.

The Marine Corps is not the first to try to ease the way for dual-military couples: the Married Army Couples Program allows dual families to establish a recognized “joint domicile” to support co-location.

Air Force and Navy leaders have said they work to give dual military couples special basing consideration, although without a dedicated liaison for the purpose.

Hope Hodge Seck is an award-winning investigative and enterprise reporter covering the U.S. military and national defense. The former managing editor of, her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Politico Magazine, USA Today and Popular Mechanics.

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An American couple built a $1 million portfolio and retired in their 40s. Here's how they did it.

  • Jim White retired at 43 with his wife after years of saving with a net worth of over $1 million.
  • White said he wanted to spend more time with his family and valued having more freedom in life.
  • The family moved to Panama and then traveled around the US while homeschooling their daughter.

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Jim White started dreaming about retiring early when his daughter was born in 2010. Like many new fathers in the US , he took just a week off from his office job to spend time with his newborn.

"My heart broke," he told Business Insider. "I wanted to be with her as she grew up and felt like work was in the way."

White, who worked as an engineering manager for an IT company in Ohio, told BI he couldn't see how he'd be able to quit his job without being "filthy rich."

He came across a blog by Joe Udo called " Retire by 40 " in 2014. Udo, who was around the same age as White, detailed how he planned to retire early by aggressively saving and investing his 9-to-5 salary. If Udo could do it, White thought, maybe he could too.

They saved and invested better

White started researching the FIRE movement — Financial Independence, Retire Early — and pitched his plan to his wife, Lisa, who worked for a nonprofit.

The couple had already been saving but decided to ramp up their savings and investments. White was making $107,000 a year in 2014.

The couple had a net worth of $813,000 but started following the 4% rule , which says you should only retire early if you can live off 4% of your savings each year.

If they could build a portfolio of $1 million, they'd be able to use $40,000 a year on living expenses.

The couple built a portfolio of over $1 million

White said the main change he made was adjusting his investments.

"Although I had been socking away a lot of money into the 401(k) plan at work, I had just picked random mutual funds that seemed good because they showed some good performance in prior years," he added.

Analyzing his plan, he discovered one fund he was investing in was "very high cost" and switched from mutual funds to lower-cost index funds. By tweaking the funds he included in his plan, he told BI he saved around $65,000.

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The hardest part was waiting, White said. Once they'd cut their expenses and changed their investments, they had to wait for their savings to accumulate. They also started saving 60% of his pay and living off the rest.

They retired and moved to Panama

By 2018, they had investments, assets, and savings worth over $1 million, according to financial documents BI has viewed.

They sold their house for $267,800 in 2018 and rented a nearby apartment for a few months. White retired at the end of the year aged 43 — Lisa had already left her job.

With their newfound freedom, the couple decided to relocate to Boquete, a small town in Panama, because of its warmer climate. "I've lived in Ohio pretty much my whole life, and I can't stand the winters," White said. "We moved to the mountains of Panama, and it was 75 degrees every day of the year."

They sold their car and most of their belongings and packed the rest into a storage unit. The family moved with their daughter, then nine, in July 2019. They rented a three-bedroom house in a gated community for $1,100 a month and didn't need a car. "We'd walk every day," he said.

They started homeschooling their daughter, intending to place her in an international school later. But, they ended up homeschooling her for the three years they lived in Panama, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They lived off around $50,000 a year, slightly higher than anticipated.

The couple moved back to the US to travel in an RV

They moved back to the US in April 2022. Since October, the family has been traveling around Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, and Arizona in an RV, which they bought but plan to sell after their trip.

"We've been spending incredible amounts of time as a family, just like I wanted, ever since," he said. "It's really been a dream come true."

When they're finished with their travels, they plan to move back to Ohio to give their daughter, who is now 14, some stability. "We've had our quality time together, and now she wants to spend more time with her friends," White told BI.

Lisa wants to live near family again and plans to return to work part-time.

For now, White is content to spend his time on hobbies like coding, learning Spanish, and writing his blog, "Route to Retire."

"Just because we're not working right now doesn't mean we don't plan to ever work again," White said. "It's just that we have that choice."

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Biden lauds new Microsoft center on the same site where Trump’s Foxconn project failed

STURTEVANT, Wisc. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday laced into Donald Trump over  a failed project  in the previous administration that was supposed to bring thousands of new jobs into southeastern Wisconsin and trumpeted new economic investments under his watch that are coming to the same spot.

That location in the battleground state will now be the site of a new data center from Microsoft, whose president credited the Biden administration’s economic policies for paving the way for the new investments. For Biden, it offered another point of contrast between him and Trump, who had promised a $10 billion investment by the Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn that never came.

“In fact, he came here with your senator, Ron Johnson, literally holding a golden shovel, promising to build the eighth wonder of the world. You kidding me?” Biden told the crowd of about 300 people, who clapped and cheered loudly as he spoke. “They dug a hole with those golden shovels, and then they fell into it.”

Noting that 100 homes were destroyed to make way for the project, which wasted hundreds of millions of dollars, Biden added a jab: “Foxconn turned out to be just that — a con. Go figure.”

Biden was in Sturtevant, in Racine County, to promote the $3.3 billion Microsoft data center, which the Democratic president said will employ about 2,300 union construction workers to build it and then 2,000 permanent employees to staff it.

Microsoft’s president Brad Smith  said in an interview with The Associated Press that Microsoft had a “steadfast commitment to under-promising and over-delivering” and praised the Biden administration and the state’s Democratic governor, Tony Evers, for economic policies that set the stage for the developments announced Wednesday.

But Biden was eager to take the credit and use the opportunity to repeatedly take swings at Trump, arguing that his presumptive Republican challenger embraced the same type of “trickle-down economics” that Biden abhors and failed to revive domestic manufacturing during his four years in the White House.

“Folks, during the previous administration, my predecessor made promises, which he broke more than kept, left a lot of people behind in communities like Racine,” Biden said. “On my watch, we make promises, and we keep promises.”

Trump’s campaign didn’t address Foxconn, but the Republican former president often says the economy was in a much better position when he was in office and will be again should he win in 2024. Republican National Committee chairman Michael Whatley said Biden’s trip was an attempt to “save face in Racine County as Wisconsinites feel the pain of Bidenomics.”

“Manufacturing has stalled, family farms are shuttering, and costs are up for everything from electricity and gas to food and housing,” Whatley said. “It’s no wonder why Biden is losing in Wisconsin and battleground states across the country: his policies have failed and people want President Trump back in office.”

Foxconn, meanwhile, said its current Wisconsin operation “greatly contributes” to the company, which has invested roughly $1 billion in the state and now employs more than 1,000 people at Foxconn Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republican U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents the district where Biden was visiting Wednesday, said the Microsoft announcement was good for workers. But Steil said Biden is using it to hide his record on failing to control rising inflation and said Biden was taking credit for private-sector work in the region that began a decade ago, much of it for the Foxconn project.

As for Trump, he was back in Florida on his day off from  his New York hush money trial  on Wednesday, meeting at his Mar-a-Lago club with people who, as part of a promotion, bought digital trading card NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to publicly discuss it. The “MugShot Edition” NFTs featured images of Trump as a cowboy, with lightning coming out of his hands, walking by the U.S. Capitol and taking the place of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.

Biden after his speech in Sturtevant, was making a campaign stop to speak with Black voters about the stakes of the November election.

Racine County is a critical location. All but five of the past 33 winning presidential candidates carried it. Trump is one of the five. He won Racine County but lost the election. Biden was the first Democrat since 1976 to win Wisconsin without carrying Racine County.

The race is expected to be close in Wisconsin, where four of the past six presidential elections have been decided by less than a percentage point. Biden won by just under 21,000 votes in 2020. A recent Marquette University poll showed that Republican voters in Wisconsin are somewhat more enthusiastic about the election than Democrats.

Biden’s trip to Wisconsin, his fourth of the year and 11th as president, came as his reelection also sharpened its outreach to minority voters on the airwaves. It announced the launch of a new, $14 million digital and television blitz that follows the $30 million effort that began after  his State of the Union address  in early March.

One of the new ads in the latest ad campaign focuses on Trump’s failed yet determined push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A significant portion of the $14 million campaign starting Wednesday will go into Black and Hispanic media, as well as Asian American print and radio, according to the campaign.

By the end of May, Biden’s reelection effort will have more than 200 offices and roughly 500 staff members in place, according to Dan Kanninen, the campaign’s battleground director. Those figures include offices in areas that traditionally haven’t seen investments by Democrats in pockets of Michigan, Arizona and North Carolina.

While Microsoft has been ramping up artificial intelligence-driven data center construction around the world, “this one is more important than many because there is more land and ultimately access to power available,” said Smith, who as a child lived in the area where the center is being built.

Once in operation, however, even the most powerful data centers typically employ a relatively small group of full-time employees to oversee them. Microsoft will have about 500, pulling from highly skilled workers in the corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago, Smith said.

However, he argued that the bigger impact for the region would be in the technology itself and broader investments in preparing the Upper Midwest for its impacts.

“This is about the competitiveness of manufacturing in places like Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Ohio,” Smith said.

Kim reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Michelle L. Price in New York, Scott Bauer in Wisconsin and Matt O’Brien in Providence, Rhode Island, contributed to this report.

Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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