September 28, 2016
Thailand here we are! :D
After working hard for the last year and very hard over the summer we have...
The best and one of the most exciting parts of our nomadic working life is that the seasonal jobs are more often than not found in locations of exceptional beauty, expensive holiday destinations that we wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise or places we have never heard of before. It was definitely a selling point for us when we decided to move out of our flat, sell most of our belongings and just see what’s going to happen.
We figured we could stay and work at home in the UK, save up and go on 2 weeks holidays and long weekend breaks OR we could save up to travel 2 months at a time while already living in a travel destination for a few months (which we naively thought would feel like we are travelling all the time :)
The second option seemed much more suitable to us, and as much as it definitely doesn’t feel like we are on full-time holidays, we get to wash up our dishes looking at Alpine winter wonderland through the window, on a day off we go canoeing through the crystal clear waters of the river Tarn, go for a photography stroll in the National Park just outside our door, or surf in the Atlantic ocean which is 10 min form our house. Of course the time and energy for enjoying the destination we are in is limited due to our long working hours, but by living here rather than just visiting for a few days we get the chance to soak in the place slowly. Pick the best days, best weather, have time to get insider knowledge about where to go and what to do.
And after all, like one of our chalet guests who lived and worked for a few years in New York said, ‘Sure, you get good days and bad days like you do anywhere else, but when you’re having a bad day – you’re having a bad day in New York’
So far we had our good and bad days living in:
Working winter season in a ski resort is hard work, there is no doubt about it, but the great news is that practically anyone can do it! There is a whole array of different jobs for different skill sets, form bar work, driving, cleaning, chalet hosting to being a resort manager, private chalet chef or a ski instructor. The level of job you can get will depend on your experience, skills and expectations – but if you dream of snowy peaks and skiing 5 months a year there is no better way than making it happen. It’s 100% doable :D