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How Workaway Enriched My Solo Trip to France

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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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What is it like doing your first Workaway exchange?

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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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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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Workaway Travel Photos from March 2016

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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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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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Freedom! 3 little girls at school in Africa - Photo Competition

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See the winner and all the commended shots from the Workaway.info photo competition from Feb 2016, some inspiring shots from all over the world
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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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How To Be A Good Workaway Guest and Always Get Invited Back

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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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An Epic Workaway Trip to Greenland that will Inspire Your Inner Adventurer

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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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The Truth Behind Those Stories of "I Quit My Job to Travel the World"

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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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Workaway Host of the Month: The Host that Saves Elephants

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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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Journey with less: Woman who never travels with more than 5kg

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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
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The Couple Who Travelled The World on a 16 Month Honeymoon

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Romance is alive and well and travelling around the world! Read about a newly-wed couple who have just completed a 16 month worldwide honeymoon
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Christmas Gifts for Every Travel Lover!

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Without a doubt we're the hardest people on earth to buy Christmas gifts for. We’ve found the best of the more affordable options for all you adventurers...
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10 Festivals Around the World That Will Give You Wanderlust and Make You Smile

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Everyone smiles in the same language! There are hundreds of festivals set up all around the world for that exact reason; to make you SMILE!
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Why Travel-Volunteering is Every Language Learner's Dream

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How does volunteering help language learning? We asked Cambridge University examiner, language school owner and Workaway host Jane from U.K. for her opinion
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Workaway Host of the Month, Oct2015- Whale Watching Camp

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There's always a funny or heartfelt story each and every day. We often get to witness people experience whale watching or catching fish for the first time
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Advice for Solo Travellers: Chicken Bus Ride in Guatemala

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Should I even be taking this chicken bus alone? What if I got robbed? What was I getting myself into? The list of things you should be afraid of goes on...
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Workawayer of the Month, October 2015

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This month we talk to Workawayer Kat from Australia who has not only found friendship and enrichment through Workaway, but also love
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10 of the most AMAZING Workaway experiences!

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Earlier in the year we showed you ‘5 of the most fantastical…
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How Pokemon Ruined Backpacking

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Looking at how modern day backpacking can sometimes forget the basics, always remember to take some time and smell the roses!