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Getting paid to travel: the sports coach
You might not dominate the tennis court like Rafael Nadal or swing a nine iron as lethally as Tiger Woods but with a merely human endowment of sporting prowess you could still work as a sports instructor overseas. Holiday companies such as Club Med need seasonal sports coaches all over the world.
If you're the patient and nurturing kind, a job as a roving sports coach could be for you.
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