Regardless of your answer, today’s podcast is very informative about an avenue of travel I knew nothing about! Amanda tells us some of the tips and tricks of living on a Cruise ship, the best way to get a job, which Cruise lines to consider, salary ranges, perks, and even some of the downsides to working at sea.
You may remember us mentioning our friend the U.S. Diplomat who managed to wrangle our laptop back from India’s customs officials in our latest Travel Mishaps episode.
That U.S. Diplomat is our good friend Nick Hersh, whom I have known for over 20 years from back when all we cared about was learning how to talk to girls and getting our merit badges.
Who knew he’d turn out to become the most traveled of my friends and a U.S. Diplomat? And so useful to boot?!
Today Nick joins us to talk about his experiences joining the Foreign Service and traveling the world as a U.S. Diplomat. He discusses some of the red tape involved in becoming a Diplomat, the different fields that lend themselves to the job, what types of benefits and vacation time one can expect as a Diplomat, and (our favorite) some of his greatest travel experiences & mishaps.
If you have any questions for Nick please feel free to leave them in the comments and we’ll pass them along!
Nick is joining me this week because you guys have e-mailed me to ask about other jobs that take you internationally but that aren’t really nomadic. If YOU have someone you think I should interview or a path you’d like us to pursue please e-mail Trav@ExtraPackofPeanuts.com and I’ll do my best!