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Top 5 Excuses not to travel and how to overcome them

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It’s the twenty first century, travel is the new movement, everyone is doing it, but we know that some of you are still out there constantly daydreaming about travelling the world one day, yet seem to find every excuse going. So we’re here to squash 5 of those excuses for you!
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They Call Me Obruni- Finding a Sense of Belonging While Travelling

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I stand out. Like a sore thumb. Like a neon glow stick against a moonless midnight sky. Will I ever truly belong? Can I ever truly belong? I have been a foreigner many times. Yet, this is the first time being a foreigner has been so obvious to me and everyone else, too. It’s the first time I’ve felt an unshakeable sense of vulnerability and loss of anonymity.
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This Workawayer Beautifully Photographed her Travels in Scotland

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Can you believe it’s been over a year since we first started interviewing Workawayers from around the globe. What a beautiful experience to be a part of! And without further a do let’s jump into this months, and Celeste a photographer who has just returned from Scotland!
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Stop counting countries: Travel slow and travel further

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Why do we travel? To meet people, to see amazing sights, to learn new languages, or purely just to get out there to see the world? Whatever the reason we travel, have you noticed how we have become obsessed with counting countries?! Uploading the most Instagrams and trying to conquer every continent? Why do we travel with so much urgency now?
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Should I sign up as a host on workaway?

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Am I too old to host on workaway? Or too young? Who would want to come to my area? What if I don’t speak English that well? Too much of this, not enough of that? Here's a short list of potential self-doubts or preconceptions a new host might have with solutions to overcome them.
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8 Awesome types of accommodation that you could be staying in on your next Workaway

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While living and travelling around the world we’ve been fortunate enough to see some amazing places, amazing people and amazing food. But when it comes to accommodation we are shocked daily by the sheer amount of damn right awesome places there are to stay in the world. And some of them are even right here on Workaway ready and waiting for people like YOU to stay in. Here are 8 that have caught our eye recently..
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5 Ways Workaway Helped me find my purpose

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I knew my purpose in life from a very young age. Or so I thought. Three years into my field and mid-way through my twenties, I realized I had lost my original sense of purpose, and myself in the meantime. I knew I had to make a change..and these are some of the lessons I learned about re-discovering my purpose after a year of volunteering with Workaway.
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Workawayer of the month: a solo female traveller's adventures

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As a solo female traveller and workawayer, you’re entirely thrown out of your comfort zone, and are a little awkward and vulnerable. Everything's all on you and you alone to figure out; but that’s what stretches you and makes you grow.
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How this workaway family is taking a gap year travelling the world

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Does family travel with young kids seem unrealistic to you? Have a look at the story of the Durand family, who left their home to pursue their dreams with Workaway, travelling across Asia harvesting the knowledge required to be able to build a self-sustaining farm when they get back.
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Voyager en famille au bout du monde et réaliser ses rêves

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Partir au bout du monde en famille avec des enfants en bas âge vous paraît irréaliste ? C’est pourtant l’aventure que vit en ce moment la famille Durand, partie réaliser ses rêves avec Workaway à travers l’Asie, pour récolter en chemin les connaissances nécessaires à la construction d’une ferme autosuffisante à leur retour.
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Top budgeting tips on how to afford and plan your big trip

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The ultimate dream for most travellers; to be able to afford to travel all around the world, one country at a time, without a worry in the world. Do you think you’ll never be able to afford it? Do you even have a clue where to start?
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What is a Workaway Ambassador?

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Ambassadors are Workawayers like you and me, they are helping to build the community by showing that responsible and ethical travel has the ability to genuinley make a difference to the communities they visit through..Let these world travellers show you how travelling whilst volunteering through cultural exchange is not impossible, but in fact has the potential to define your life!
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5 Workaway myths that stop you from travelling long term on a budget

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The travellers’ circuit changes almost daily..through all your travelling stories and photos, we're inspired to debunk some myths we've heard about Workaway to help you all understand exactly what we are all about.
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How hosting travellers can benefit your kids

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This month may be one of our favourite interviews so far. We sent 2 of our team members Shirley and James to Vietnam to discover hosts away from their laptops. Little did they expect to meet such an amazing 12-year old girl and our youngest ever host-- ok, her family are the one that are actually hosting, but she loves Workaway so much we just had to interview her!
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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

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So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent...
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10 Ways to Connect With Locals

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What makes these ordinary moments extraordinary? Connection. To the people, the place, the culture. More than checking off a bucket list, collecting mementos, or visiting museums, connecting with locals is the best way to not only catch a glimpse into the daily life of another culture, but to become part of that daily life.
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The travel blogger & global citizen who's volunteered across 3 continents

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What does it mean to be a global citizen? Originally from the depths of rural Dorset, England, Workawayer Katie is now out in the big world exploring one country at a time.
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10 steps to being a great Workaway host

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Before even embarking on the experience a host needs to be prepared mentally and practically for a visitor- it’s not always easy sharing your space or adapting to someone else’s. Here we've got a 10 point step-by-step guide to help you get the most of out of your experience as a host...
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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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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.