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The ultimate travellers' dream: what is it really like to run a hostel?

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Hosting backpackers helps keep the spirit of travel alive in our community, as well as connecting people from all over the world. And I’m happy now I get to share my valuable travel experience with all my volunteers.
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7 Tips to travel like a local and avoid tourist traps

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There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a tourist trap. Sometimes fighting off crowds or forking out half your spending money to see a sight just isn’t worth the hype, but with these tips, you may be able to still see the sights just minus the tourists, or get some better ideas on alternatives.
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Travelling on a shoestring: workawaying v.s. backpacking

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With really little savings, we started researching all the possible options we had to be able to travel on a shoestring budget, and finally we came across one of those ‘Ways To Travel For Free’ articles online...
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Top tips for surviving the dreaded airport long haul layover

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We’ve all done it; booked the cheapest plane ticket with the longest layover possible in an airport you can’t even pronounce, just to save a few pennies. Here's some tips on how to get through unscathed!
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How Workaway helped this couple's long distance relationship

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After years of long distance relationship and short-term travels together, we wanted to be in the same place again. Finding work abroad can be difficult though, and we were too broke to just travel long-term...
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Meet Up with Workawayers - Save your favourites in a new list

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With our 'Meet Up' feature you can see Workawayers local to you on a map. Save them in your favourites list and contact like minded travellers.

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How travel teaches us tolerance and understanding

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With “eyes to serve and and hands to learn”. We travel because it opens our eyes, changes our perspective and teaches us tolerance.
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Travel Photos - Workaway Competition May 2016

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See the world through Workawayer & host's eyes - look at some of the best travel photos entered into our monthly competition, choose your best shot and win

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How to travel long term as a couple without killing each other

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Travelling as a couple is wonderful, inspiring and romantic fun but it can also be stressful and overwhelming when you’re on a long term trip with your partner! Why can't we all learn to be a little selfish and take the chance to spend some time apart?
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Discovering Real Food and Olive Oil in Puglia with Workaway

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Workawayers from the USA learning about food culture, harvesting olives and making olive oil the traditional way in the boot of Italy. Yum!
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Living in a Surf Camp in Costa Rica

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After flying to Costa Rica and searching for the optimal land to putting this dream into reality, all the answers were found in this little piece of jungle in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. While building the camp, and surfing together every day, we began to feel something special was on its way.
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5 Reasons to do a Workaway when you are retired

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Travel and volunteering have no expiry date, so here are 5 little reasons why you should consider using Workaway when you are living in the ‘golden years’ after you've retired.
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Taking a gap year in your 50's

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Not young enough for workaway? Never! Read about our "Workawayer of the month", Sue and Adrian's adventure, who are in their 50's and finally fulfilling their dream of travelling and volunteering around the world...
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Feel the fear...and do it anyway: a traveller's take on life

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While travelling alone, I began wondering, what was the difference between rational and irrational fear? How do you overcome fear and step outside of your comfort zone?
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How I got ‘rich’ from travelling around the world

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We’ve heard it all before – ‘I quit my job to travel the world’, but what is it really like when you are actually doing it? When you stop earning a guaranteed salary and start travelling without a wage? We decided to ask someone that knows all too well on how to really live off pennies, and the rewards that come with doing Workaway exchange.
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Travel Photo Competition Winners - April 2016

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See the latest travel photos taken by Workawayers and hosts and entered into the competition that runs every month on workaway.info , everything from the Northern Lights to a chicken bus and a rainbow in the mountains!
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Ecotourism: lessons from our Thai jungle adventure

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Workawayer Anna & Andrea's agreement with their host was to create a website and a marketing campaign for their Ecotourism project in exchange for a place to sleep, food, and the possibility to try out the attractions they organise. They started trekking in the jungle then across the waterfalls and bamboo rafting; then the time came for camping at the mountain top, for a sunrise bath in the hot spring and, best of all, for a trip to Ratchaprapha dam, one of the most beautiful places in the world...
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5 Workaway experiences to give back to the world

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You all know by now how Workaway works and the benefits of volunteering compared to aimless travel, so we won’t go on about that again, but sometimes it’s just nice to highlight some of the 21,000+ hosts we now have online – especially the ones that are really making a difference to our planet and are giving back to the local communities.
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How to Maintain Your Long Distance Relationship & Friendships

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One of the best and perhaps worst parts of travelling is falling in love, but we all know that “it is not goodbye, but see you soon”. Here are some tips to help you with your long distance relationship & friendships!
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Workawayers help rescue farm and transform it into a community

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Family owned for almost 600 years, the farm was traditional up to the 70s. Neglected after a community finished around 2000, it now has love provided by Devi & Ezra the youngest generation of their family : With the volunteers we found a sustainable way to keep our project going.
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Solo Travel: 5 ways to overcome loneliness

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Solo travel has countless benefits, BUT let’s not beat around the bush – it can be lonely. So rather than ignore it we’ve come up with some ideas to tackle it.
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How 19-year-old's life changing Workaway trip gave him purpose

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We talk to 19-year-old Jake who has just returned from his first life changing Workaway project in Guatemala. We loved talking to him and admire his courage and motivation! He really proves; ‘No Matter Your Age, Travel Has No Limit’!
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Maori Workaway on Waiheke - Wandering and also Wondering

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Read about Workawayers Carissa and Danielle's experience helping out and integrating in a Maori household and community on Waiheke in New Zealand
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No Matter Your Age, Travel Has No Limit

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The only limits you have are the limits you believe! These travellers will show you why you can travel the world no matter your age or ability.
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Chris' 5,000 Miles and 8 Months on Foot and Bicycle

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Read about an epic trip by bicycle the length of New Zealand and a hike along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in the USA with the ambition to use no motorised vehicles
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Colombia Language School: Connecting Travellers to Locals

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Read all about an alternative Spanish language school in Medellin, Colombia, where the goal is to teach Spanish by connecting students with the locals, which for them is one of the most important aspects of meaningful travel.
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Tips for Travelling Like a Local and Blending In

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Like it or not you will be identified as a newcomer when visiting a new place, but there are some tricks and tips to make you appear like a local...
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Be A Guest Writer for Workaway

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Be a guest writer for workawayblog.com, share your experience or expertise and promote yourself too. We're looking for people with stories to tell!
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This Solo Female Workawayer Bought a 1 Way Ticket to Argentina

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This month we talk to a solo female traveller, Daniela from Czech Republic who quit her job after realising she wasn’t doing what made her happy, then bought a ONE WAY TICKET to Argentina to do a Workaway project all by herself!
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Getting Over The Post-Travel Blues: Readjusting after your big trip.

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Coming home from a trip is hard, let’s not beat around the bush. We’ve all been there, and we all wish we knew how to cure those post-travel blues...
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A Globetrotting Couple's Story with Workaway

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Meet a couple who are busy globetrotting their way around the planet using Workaway as a way to stay with locals and connect with other cultures
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New Features on Workaway.info - Message Icon

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To make it easier to see when new messages have arrived we've added a symbol to the top of the page for logged in users
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Bring Out Your Inner Child - Workaway at a Play Lounge on Skiathos

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Finding out more about a Workaway host on Skiathos where volunteers help with a children's play lounge and bring the world to their door