Some people are happy to holiday close to their home town, while other people want to spend their lives travelling the world and experiencing new cultures. If you can relate to a career whereby you experience all the World has to offer then it is very likely that you would enjoy a career in the travel industry that comes with great travel opportunities - but what careers can you choose from?

Here are the top five jobs with travel opportunities across the globe. Simply find the right career for you and get your passport!

Teaching English

One of the most versatile jobs with travel opportunities is teaching English abroad as a second language. Lots of different countries are looking for people who will teach English, from Thailand and Singapore to China, so there are lots of different places for you to choose from - and you don't need to worry if you don't speak a second language. Many people who teach English abroad only speak English, and this isn't a problem, as the students already know basic English.

For this job, you will need to have a bachelor's degree and a qualification that allows you to teach English abroad, such as a TEFL qualification.

Tour guide

If there is a specific place that you want to travel to, such as Italy or Spain, you could consider working as a tour guide in a popular area. Many tourism companies are always looking to hire English speaking tour guides. You will just need to show that you are knowledgeable and passionate about the area!

Working on a cruise ship

Cruise ships travel around the world with thousands of passengers, and those passengers require a lot of staff! You can find a wide variety of jobs on a cruise ship, from cooks, cleaners, singers and dancers. If you have a hospitality or entertainment qualification, it is likely that you will be able to find a cruise ship to work on, and this will give you the opportunity to see lots of new countries and cultures.

Freelance translator

If you speak a second language, you could consider working as a freelance translator. There are lots of opportunities in most countries to work as a freelance translator, and the work tends to be fairly well paid, as it requires a specific skill, so if you are fluent you could stand to make a lot of money!

Civil servant

You can work for your government while seeing the world, if you are happy to work as a civil servant. Most governments have hundreds of positions abroad for people who want to represent the UK, but you will need to have a relevant skill, such as engineering, healthcare, management, accounting or security.

It is worth noting that this type of position is only open to people with a completely clean record, so if you haven't paid your taxes for a while or if you have a criminal record, this won't be a career option for you. Of course, if you have a clean record, this could be the perfect job opportunity for you!

There are many opportunities to fully experience travel within your employment and if this is indeed what you want then these opportunities will lead to a fulfilled working life.