MDN featured in The Wall Street Journal: ‘So You Want to Start a Travel Business in Retirement’

We’re thrilled to learn that Modern-Day Nomads was featured in ‘So You Want to Start a Travel Business in Retirement‘ article in the Wall Street Journal’s online + print editions, along with some of our other favorite work-to-travel resources!


If you’re thinking about starting a business in retirement, travel or otherwise, start with the basics: The Small Business Administration has a number of valuable resources, as does the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, AARP and SCORE. For travel in particular, the Travel Institute, based in Framingham, Mass., offers a good list of industry associations and publications where you can begin to educate yourself about travel jobs.

Interestingly, many of the retirees we have talked to about this topic haven’t started their own business; rather, they work for groups or in settings that allow them to travel for little or no cost. (And in some instances, they get paid.) Among them:

CoolWorks says it helps people find jobs in “national parks, ski resorts, dude ranches, retreat centers and everything in between.” (In particular, under “Resources,” see the site’s “Older and Bolder” page.) Modern-Day Nomads is for “creative professionals” who want to travel the world. Transitions Abroad helps connect job seekers with opportunities overseas. And Workamper News advertises job openings, primarily for “RVers,” in recreation, travel and tourism.

Read the article in its entirety on WSJ here, or click this link for a free, viewable .pdf version.

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