5 Great Countries to Work in While You Travel

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Travel can get pretty expensive when you add up the cost of flights, accommodation and spending money which means most of us can’t do it as much as we’d like to. There’s nothing worse than having to come home and get back to normal boring life because you’re running out of money. But you can easily get around that if you start working while you travel. It’s the easiest way to move around without ever having to come back until you’re ready. People often think that working while traveling means that they won’t be able to enjoy exploring the countries that they visit but that’s not the case. Often, you don’t need to work that many hours to earn enough money to get by on so you can still spend the rest of your time discovering some amazing countries. If you’re fed up with being stuck at home and you want to go traveling for a long while, these are the best places to work while you travel.

China

China is one of the best places to work in Asia because there are so many opportunities there. It’s so much more modernised than a lot of other Asian countries which means you’ve got a far higher chance of finding work out there. The cost of living is low as well so you’ll be able to get by fairly easily and have plenty of money to enjoy your time there. One of the most popular ways to work out there is to teach English as a foreign language; you’ll get the chance to pick between a lot of different cities, you’re not just limited to Beijing. You’ll need a qualification before you can get teaching positions but it’s not difficult (visit https://www.tefl.com/ for details).

Shanghai and Hong Kong are both busy business hubs where you can find a job working as an office assistant etc. People have a lot of reservations about China because of their human rights records and the issues with pollution but it’s definitely a country that everybody should visit at least once in their lives.

Indonesia

Indonesia is another great Asian country where you can find work quite easily. It’s recently been going through a period of rapid development which doesn’t show any signs of slowing so there are always new opportunities popping up all of the time. There are also some amazing places to stay in Indonesia (visit https://www.rumah.com/rumah-dijual/di-area-medan-idsu14/dibawah-200juta-rupiah for more details) and some amazing sights to see. Again, you can find work teaching English as a foreign language or try to get work in the business sector. The capital city of Jakarta is probably your best bet because that’s the economic centre of the country. There has also been a big spike in tourism in Indonesia as a result of the development in the country so a lot of travellers are finding work in that industry as well.

Spain

Spain is an incredible country with amazing weather, a relaxed pace of life and delicious cuisine. If you like the idea of living over there for a while, you shouldn’t have too much problem finding a job out there. Obviously, tourism is a massive industry in the country and they get a lot of English speaking people visiting the country so they’re always looking for workers that can speak the language too. If you aren’t bothered about working in the tourism industry then you could consider au pairing instead. The best cities for finding work in are Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla. There are some higher paying positions available in the business world but they’re incredibly competitive and you’ll need to learn Spanish before you can start applying for those.

Italy

After you’re done with Spain, why not head over to Italy. More beautiful food, sunshine and amazing landscapes and some great jobs to pay for your time there. Tourism is big in Italy as well and if you can learn enough of the language, you can make a decent amount of money giving tours of the tourist attractions in Rome and Venice. There are some more opportunities for au pairing out in Italy as well, especially during the summer. The summer period is also great for work at kids camps which are always looking for people. The benefit of working at a summer camp is that you’ll get your food and accommodation all paid for. People often use it as a way of saving up a big chunk of money so they can travel around afterwards. If you’ve got a particular interest in the fashion industry, you should definitely head out to Italy. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a job in some of the biggest fashion companies in the world.

Mexico

Asia is good for jobs teaching English as a foreign language but Mexico is perhaps better. They’re always looking for people to teach in schools, local communities and even businesses and most of the time, you don’t need to know how to speak Spanish. If you’re teaching older kids or adults, you’ll just speak in English the whole time anyway. If teaching doesn’t seem like your kind of thing, there are some other great job opportunities in Mexico as well. The holiday resorts are often looking for people to help organise activities for the guests and you can easily find temp jobs working behind a bar. If you are fluent in Spanish, you might even be able to land a job in the business world.

Working abroad is a great way to fund your travel and really experience living in a place, rather than just staying there for a couple of weeks. You do have to be careful though because things can easily go wrong. The first thing to do is make sure that you’ve got the necessary paperwork (visas etc.) to work legally in the country, otherwise, your trip might be cut short if you get caught. You should also check out the company before you agree to work for them to make sure that they’re legitimate and you’re going to get paid properly.

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Wedding Makeup Do’s & Don’ts You Need To Know

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Wedding beauty is about so much more than the dress that your Mom and sisters cried over during the fitting. Many brides choose to bring in makeup artists to get their makeup done professionally before their ceremony, with their bridesmaids being done up, as well. Understanding that you can do your own makeup if you wish is important, as you may want full control over your look for your day. The good news is that you can have a say in your wedding look, even if you’re not the one doing your face.

Makeup is important for your wedding photos more than anything, so even if you’re not into the latest makeup trends, you should wear a minimal layer of makeup to allow for the light to reflect right for your photos. You can even go as far as natural whitening strips for your teeth so that your natural makeup look pops the way that you want. So, with all that in mind, what are some of the best wedding makeup do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of?

Do:

  • Start a thorough skincare routine. Once you get that ring on your finger, this is when your skincare routine needs to start. Not only will you manage to get the right balance with the PH levels in your skin, you’ll be able to ensure that your wedding makeup doesn’t go sliding off your face on the day.
  • Book your wedding trial a month in advance. You need to know what colour your skin will end up for the actual day. You should ensure that you go out into natural light, as well. You could look amazing in the church but the second the natural light hits your skin, you could look like a tangerine.
  • Wear the right colour clothes for your makeup trial. If your dress is ivory or cream, wear a cream t-shirt for the trial. You’ll be able to see how the colours on your face offset the colour of your dress this way and it’ll help you to make good decisions about your look.

Don’t:

  • Be bullied about the look that you have your big day. A makeup artist may be quite the expert, but that doesn’t mean that they know you. You don’t have to look like a clown or have a heavy look and if you’re not sure on it, speak up!
  • Be afraid to go brighter with your lipstick. Neutral shades may be nice for a night out, but you can look washed out in photos. Embrace a pink or red!
  • Forget your neck. You may think you look radiant, but if your neck is a different shade to your face you haven’t blended correctly. Make sure that you create a uniform look across your face and neck to make everything look like effortless.

Wedding makeup only happens once for most people, as do wedding photographs. It’s important to get it right the first time so you’re a blushing bride, not an embarrassed one!

 

Saving Money on Wedding Essentials

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Anyone who is or has been a bride-to-be will tell you how expensive weddings can be. You can try to fight it for the most part, but the truth is – it’s still going to cost you a fortune. That being said, there are still ways you can come under budget, and still have the perfect wedding.

Some of the easiest ways to make savings are actually on some of the biggest wedding essentials. Think you’re up to the bridal money-saving challenge? Here are some tips to help you save money on your wedding.

Haggle with your venue

Your chosen wedding venue will most likely have a set price for set days of the week, with the weekends proving to be the most expensive. Do you really need to get married on a Saturday? In the grand scheme of things, it won’t matter what day you get married, so opting for a weekday could be an easy way to save thousands overall. Get a full overview of costs from your wedding venue to see if any haggling can be done. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Save on your dress

Having the perfect dress is up there on the list of wedding essentials. Sometimes, however, having the perfect dress can ruin your wedding budget. Wedding dresses are expensive, but if you approach dress shopping with a more logical head, you can make some significant savings. Finding out what time of year the sample stales kick-in is a good way to score a bargain, or you could shop around different dress shops to see if your dress is cheaper elsewhere. Some stores might even offer you a discount for paying in full on the day,

If you know your measurements, you can also order online as a way to save money on your wedding dress. Discount codes are easy to come across, and well-known retailers like David’s Bridal or Kleinfeld often do discount days where you can score a big saving. Don’t rush to buy the first dress you see, take your time to help you get it right.

Design your own wedding invites

You might not expect wedding invites to cost much money, but they can run into hundreds of dollars by the time you get them designed, printed and pay for postage. It’s easy to design your own wedding invitations with Canva, and you can do what many modern couples do and send them online to save money (and the environment!). Keep invites simple to save you having multiple sheets of paper, and consider having a wedding website that you can point people to for more information.

Your wedding day will be one of the most special of your life, but it shouldn’t leave you bankrupt or in debt. If you want to save on costs, why not consider a minimalist wedding? It’s easy to lose what your wedding is about between the planning an expense, so keep the focus on the fact that you’re marrying the person you love and the rest will fall into place.