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Preparing For A See-The-World Trip

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Aug 27th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Preparing For A See-The-World Trip

Hi All,

I am a very active 22 year old male who has always wanted to travel the world. I've taken a few small backpacking trips, and until I turn 26 can fly very cheaply thanks to my dad's work, as long as I maintain some kind of student status. Long background short, I've averaged 80 hours a week this year as a roughneck saving up for this, along with volunteering with 1st graders and scrambling to maintain a 4.0 (2 years engineering, 2 business. Odd degree). I love teaching, and consider seeing/working in diverse places to be my personal holistic education in things worth passing on.

I'm in an awesome position financially/resume wise, but very, very tired. I have big ambitions, but need a way to rest first. What is a good way to do this? A part time job and cheap bed, where I can sleep lots, eat well, and lift properly again is my idea. (Maybe I can work out a flexible schedule that will allow lots of time for travel). I know I can figure the travel out later, where I can see lots of places, surf, and volunteer in places like Afghanistan where my church goes. But resting is very hard for me-days off are often more stressful than 20 hour shifts or finals. Anyone who's worked 100+ hr weeks and stayed up to finish a final I'm sure knows how that feels.

Any suggestions, stories, job ideas? Restaurant server, etc. I also like the idea of working holidays-teaching abroad, surf/snowboard instructor, laborer, etc.

Thanks very much!
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Aug 27th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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You will find more people with experience that matches yours at Lonely Planet's thorntree.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Ok thanks
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Aug 28th, 2012, 01:40 AM
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What exactly are you seeking information for? you have done some travelling, do you want to go on long vacations and work during your stays or what? your post is kind of vague actually
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Aug 28th, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Sure, restaurant work is always a good skill to have, and which has flexible hours, possibility to travel and work in new places, etc.
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