One of the best ways to travel around the world without emptying your savings account or sending your credit card limit through the roof is to take one of the many working holidays on offer.
From olive picking in the South of France to teaching English in Vietnam, there are working holidays to suit everyone, and providing you do a little groundwork and get the necessary paperwork before heading abroad, you could soon be one of the ‘lucky ones’ who get paid to work in an exotic location!
If you would like to experience a different country, culture and environment, and maybe pick-up some new skills along the way, why not head off on one of our Top 5 Working Holiday destinations, and leave the boring 9-5 to someone else for a while!
1. Whistler Ski Resort, Canada
If you fancy an alpine adventure, there are numerous working holidays available during the ski season, from hotel staff and waiting staff, to ski instructors and shop assistants.
2. Provence, France
If you are looking for fresh air, great scenery and an opportunity to brush up on your French, Olive Picking in Provence is a great place to start.
3. Lapland, Norway
Those seeking a truly unique working holiday should head on up to Lapland, and try their hand as a Husky Tour/Expedition assistant for a couple of months! Helping with the dogs and the guests, this is a great job for ‘outdoorsy’ types.
One of the most beautiful countries in Africa, Tanzania is a wonderful place to take your working holiday, and there are always opportunities available for English teachers.
The ‘home’ of the working holiday, Australia is packed with temporary job opportunities including fruit picking, tourist guiding, security staff and farm help. Getting a 12-month working visa is relatively easy, and it is a great way to see this amazing country.