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Formerly restricted to backpackers and older walkers, the idea of a tour is now a more familiar one to the holidaying population.
“Find a job you love” says Confucius, “and you never have to do a days work in your life.”
When I tell people what I do for living their reaction is almost always the same. “You’re so lucky” they say, or “you’ve got my dream job”.
One of the attractions of working as a tour guide is the lack of routine. No two days will ever be the same: You work in different cities or countries, visit various sights, eat in new restaurants and stay in unfamiliar hotels.
To become a tour guide, you’ll first need to figure out if this career is right for you. If you’re looking for a career where you can spend all day in a cubicle, then this career probably won’t be your first choice.
I knew it was going to be hard. I knew it was going to be a lot of work. I just didn’t realize how much work or how stressful it would turn out to be.
When people say “I wish I could travel for a living!” I start talking about the sheer number of opportunities out there.