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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What I couldn’t know then was that my first Workaway solo trip would teach me important lessons that I still rely on several years, and many Workaways later. Whether you’re considering your first solo trip with Workaway or your thirtieth, I hope you’ll find them valuable too.
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This month we talk to Chloe, who's currently on her first Workaway experience in Italy. We loved talking to her and getting an insight of what it is like to do your first ever Workaway exchange, and how the experience has inspired her to venture further out of her comfort zone .
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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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Some of the varied and interesting shots taken by Workawayers. See some of the best images entered into the Workaway.info travel photos competition in March 2016
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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
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Tips & advice about ways to travel the world including websites and other ways of saving or stretching your hard earned cash
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Be a good guest by following some of the advice here to make your Workaway stay an enjoyable and productive one where both hosts and volunteers benefit
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Thanks to Workaway this year I was fortunate enough to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine: experiencing life in a farflung and remote place like Greenland (as well as seeing icebergs and glaciers up close and in person)
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At Workaway we are avid travellers, worldwide wanderers and open road addicts, but there is definitely a right time to start to travel the world!
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November's Host of the Month comes from Chiang Mai, Thailand - a lodge with elephants that touched our hearts with a recent video they shared
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She is taking the term travelling light to a whole new level - how Susan manages to travel with a bag weighing just 5 kilos