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  1. Very timely post! Every college grad should be reading this. Sometimes, people think it’s far too hard to travel but really it’s a matter of good planning. Thanks for the inspiration! What are the wages and costs of living in Spain or where you are now? And how do you normally go about finding jobs / what kind of jobs do you look for?

    1. Spain has an unemployment rate of 24% right now(highest in the western world and twice that of Places like Iran) Good luck getting a job!

  2. Nice article, Linda! One of the main things I like about the work you do here is spreading the word that the regular 9-5 of work and 2 weeks of holiday a year is not the only option, and this did a good job of outlining the various alternatives.

    Just wanted to point out a small factual error, however. You said: “Europeans can work in other Schengen states”, while in fact the case is that all European Union citizens can work in any other country which is a member of the European Union without a visa. There are countries that are part of the EU but have not signed the Schengen Agreement (UK, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus), and others which are part of Schengen, but not the EU (Switzerland and Norway). What we need is a nice Venn diagram showing the overlap between the EU, Schengen and Eurozone, as these three things so often get confused and conflated!

    For example: http://www.stufftotweet.com/tweetthis/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b0ab3_5509980924_8227fac906_b.jpg

  3. I am a big fan of volunteering whilst you are abroad. I have found that I get more from the experience than the people that I am helping – and at the same time there is minimal expense (if you chose the right volunteering opportunity!)

  4. Working while travelling is without a doubt the best way to keep yourself travelling for longer. You don’t need to save up so much to get away, and you get to work as part of a team to do something and so make stronger friendships along the way. Thanks for the tips.