The following is a guest post by Professor G. Michael Schneider.

Over the past 30 years I have worked overseas more than a dozen times, for periods from 5 weeks to 7 months, from Australia to Zimbabwe, Mauritius to Mongolia, never once giving up my day job and always earning enough to cover my travel expenses.

As I gained experience working overseas, friends and colleagues began asking questions about how I pulled off these exotic adventures so I would explain how they could plan their own trips to their own dream destinations, That is how my blog and travel book, On The Other Guy’s Dime: A Professional’s Guide To Traveling Without Paying was born.

Many people are unaware that skilled professionals such as doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, business specialists, scientists, artists, and government officials are in great demand overseas, and international institutions will happily pay you to join them.

A souvenir salesman who appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the Gobi Desert.

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