Teaching Dogs to Surf and Other Strange Travel Jobs

Offbeat, Travel News — By chippernicodemus on July 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Although working in travel keeps us pretty busy, NileGuide employees can’t hold a candle to some of the quirkiest travel-industry jobs out there. Travel and Leisure posted a list of 12 of the strangest travel jobs, and here are a few of the highlights.

The Altitude Adjuster in Hotel Madeline Telluride, CO

The mile high city got your back ajar? Just head on over to the Hotel Madeline in Colorado and get adjusted by one of the two designated therapists at the new spa resort.

Dog Surfing Coach in Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, San Diego

Have a local surfer and dog owner, Teevan McManus, teach your favorite four legged friend to cruise the waves. Surfs up pooch!

Image: rikkis_refuge/Flickr

Urban Beekeeper in InterContinental, Boston

You hear that buzz? That’s more that 40,000 bees that you would be in charge of at the InterContinental in Boston. A modern day Winnie the Pooh of the hospitality industry.

Airport Hunters in Zürich Airport, Switzerland

Lions, tigers and bears, O MY! Don’t worry about shoe bombers or people that park in the loading zone with this airport security job. As the Airport Hunter you will be in charge of hunting the pesky birds, rabbits and wild boars with your trusty hound dog in tow.

Duck Master in Peabody Hotel, Memphis

Sweet long red coat with gold trim? Check! Brass-duck-headed cane? Check! Shooting live decoys in Memphis? Check! Greet and guide the daily duck hunting tour. Finally your hours on the Nintendo might pay off.

LEGO Professional Gluer in LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad, CA

Strange job or just childhood dream come true? If spending all day putting together massive Lego creations sounds like your cup of tea, then send in your application, or get recruited from the Adult Fans of LEGOs or better known as AFOL. Design, assemble and glue together massive LEGO creations like a jumbo Einstein head.

Image: Kent Wang/Flickr

Sewer Guide in Paris

Factoid 1: There is a Museum of the Sewers in Paris. Factoid 2: There is a job as a Sewer Guide and can take groups of people around underground, with English interpreters, to see pipes emptying from their corresponding homes into the sewer. Factoid 3: Gross

Manners Police in Venice

Mrs. Manners has some serious competition in Venice. This job isn’t for pay, but you walk around St. Mark’s Square telling flashers and pigeon feeders to knock it off. If you catch some flack from the tourists you have the authority to flag down a real life traffic cop to ticket the unholy offender.

Image: Rob Young/Flickr

Have you encountered a strange or odd job on your travels? Let us know in the comments!

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