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The journey spurred through land, sea, and air are captivating decades of memories – Sean Abraham

Total disregard for a mediocre career. The notion to land travel jobs and commit to ever-changing contracts has been a series of my past 7 years of my life.

1. Optimizing Current Situation Matters

The job you choose will determine the amount of travel you can do in a given year. Some may have read the book 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferriss and understand that remote work can be a path to long term freedom to travel. Reading the book can give you the knowledge that can change the way of thinking will help start a pattern geared towards attaining the desire to be rich in time.

2. Earning Abroad Through Work

Options to attain work abroad can be daunting but if you do your homework and finish the assignment completely through navigating the hurdles of relocation the options are limitless. The option you may choose may even improve your current situation. Some may move to a slower-paced life to avoid the stresses of life and some may move to the bustling city life to tame the need for a fast-paced life. The third option could be something in between to get the best of both worlds.

3. Networking

The majority of people feel more confident when they know that there is a support system that can support your travels or relocation needs. Such groups can be great either through paid organizations or joining a network through social media. The outcome may be a bit slower but once the process is started the trend can continue as many professionals choose to relocate from country to country where the work is in demand.

4. Friends & Family

Connecting through friends and family might be the easiest way of supporting your travel and relocation. This option is widely used for many variations. They can help you navigate the new place. Assist in finding a place to stay, work and possibly help each other. Friends and family provide versatility and help you dawdle into finding your way to your new-found home.

5. Travel Jobs

Take on a travel job without having to relocate. These jobs can be lucrative if the right amount of research gets placed. As many young individuals may have applied to be flight attendants, seafarers, TEFL teachers, Scuba Diving Instructors, and other tourism and adventure-related occupations. These can be great with some previous background in tourism or just the right amount of research.

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The state of euphoria will last longer if you let your senses guide you – Sean Abraham

Feelings on-board the ship overlooking the sea on a calm day can captivate memories that yearn to be repeated. During the time overlooking at the sea, thoughts run through the mind creating reasons to stay in the middle of the ocean as long as possible without the possibility of becoming stale or tired of the views and sounds of the waves.

One sunny day after a productive day at work some crew go out into the open deck to contemplate at all the reasons they have chosen this profession. We can forget about anything that’s happened in the past and paves a way to continue the journey.

From port to port visiting the most interesting sights. We reminisce during our time away from the dark blue ocean and clear pristine waters that we visit. We forget that we didn’t get a day off, just some time off, erratic schedules depleting our energy, safety drills that seem like we just had one. Most of us feel the same grind as we make our way to the cabins to rest. As sleep is a commodity not many of us experience. We stay up and look for ways to squeeze in the time for a movie, a drink with a friend, a tea or a coffee with some special friends.

Nevertheless, the new friendships that we make, the new ports that we visit, the parties that we attend, the dinners that we have and the excursions that we take are all worth the hard work. There is definitely more reasons to come back for the most part than not. The reasons could be to work with a friend again, a boss that looks up and pats you in the back for absolutely no real reason other than what you are supposed to do because as they know that being away can be tough for some. Coming back for more adventure and sporadic events that keep the mind occupied with different scenarios.

Digesting all this and particularly creating memories that will last a lifetime and possibly outgrow you is worth the time wandering at sea.

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Sailors are armed with stamina, alcohol, and erratic behavior. Exploring land & sea to tame the nomad inside of them to avoid insanity – Sean Abraham

The passenger cruise ship industry is a big family. There is no lack of positions to be filled in, once you are in the industry there is a yearning that attracts you to pursue the career. The ship staff and crew become part of your family, you see people leave as the end of their contract, or you are saying goodbye to your onboard family.

As the season passes your surroundings become more familiar. You confide in your onboard family to be there for you to get you through the long months at sea. A contract typically ranges from 6-8 months depending on the department you choose to work in.

Large passenger ships have rankings from Officers, Staff & Crew. All ships have the basic life-saving equipment and a layout that you become to understand and safety training becomes important as emergencies can arise at any moment, a rare occurrence but nonetheless a terrifying experience.

Ports of calls, food parties, movie gatherings, a reason to organize an event to keep the crew morale onboard. Also, libraries, learning centers, and crew bars are among some of the things that large passenger ship companies provide as a way to wind down.

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