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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Travel photography - "The Li river at sunset" (Yangshuo, China)

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Taken under subtle lighting at dusk, the photo has undoubtedly succeeded in capturing Yanzhou’s stunning beauty at its best. We love the picture for being so much more than merely a postcard of the oriental landscape.

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.

Travel photography - “Taking a Short Break from Volunteer Work to Give DeeDee a Bath” (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Here are some of the varied and interesting shots taken by workawayers and hosts. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.
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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!

Travel photography - “Moving and beautiful Patagonia” (Torres de Paine, Chile)

Winners and commended images from the photo competition in September 2015 on workaway.info - get inspired for your own journey or travel photography!
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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.

This host's whale watching camp is a dream come true for workawayers!

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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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The workawayer who fell in love with the world

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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...

10 of the most AMAZING Workaway experiences!

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These ones come from all over the globe, maybe some destinations you hadn’t even heard of, and definitely some workaway experiences you didn't know existed.

The 125-year-old mansion that transformed into a beautiful home for family and travellers

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"The home has gone from an eyesore to a majestic beauty"... September's host of the month looks at the magic behind their home restoration project.
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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!

Family Travel with Workaway

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“The magic happens once you step outside the comfort zone” ! Here's why it’s worth the effort to take your family off on an adventure of a life-time...
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Finding a new way of life through Workaway

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“I am not ‘travelling’ – I’m just choosing to be alive somewhere else.” September's workawayer of the month features Trisha, a digital nomad working around the world, one Workaway project at a time!

Travel photography - “Canada Wildlife” (Waterton, Canada)

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Check out this spectacular image of Canadian wildlife, and more stunning images of August 2015's Workaway photo competition! Share your Workaway adventures with us and get a chance to be featured in our next post.

Travel photography - "Kids dancing in the street" (Kariba, Zimbabwe)

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The right moment and perfect framing - here are some of our favourite shots taken by workawayers and hosts during their travels. Explore the snapshots of July 2015's Workaway travel photos competition and find out how you can win the €100 prize!

10 Tips and Resources to Meet People While Travelling Solo

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Ironic as it may sound, to travel solo rarely means to travel alone. And you’ve been told that before right? So let us help you take that first step...

Unleash your creativity at this arthouse and B&B in Italy

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"I adore how networks like Workaway allow us to find mutually-beneficial relationships, which allow us to thrive creatively and culturally. Of course it saves travellers money, and it also allows them to really get immersed in the lifestyle of another culture, rather than just peering in at it from the outside!"

Falling In Love While Travelling

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Love and travel go hand in hand, in fact TRAVEL IS LOVE. Travel means falling in love with new places, new languages, new foods and new surroundings. And for a lot of us falling in love with a person. But is love found on the road true love? Is it sincere and will it last the test of time? Or will it be swept away like the footprints in the sand only to be replaced over and over again?

The best way to explore the world is through hands-on exchanges!

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"I personally don't want to just see the world, observe it, I want to participate in it." Jamie, first workawayer of the month, shares his unique way of travelling - by fully immersing in local experiences and making the most out of them!

Bringing the world to your classroom: English school in Tatal, Chile

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Our first ‘Workaway host of the month’ goes to an English school in Taltal Chile, who has hosted more than 50 Workawayers in the last 2 years!

Travel photography - "Niños" (Peru)

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The winner of June 2015's photo competition on workaway.info goes to the cutest photo of all time!! Share your best travel snapshots and get a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

Best Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

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In this crazy world full of technology, there's still one form of innocent freedom we can run to in order to escape it all - travel books.

Is Workaway right for you?

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"The organisation Workaway connects potential volunteers with host families across the world for a meaningful travel, work and cultural exchange. However, before embarking on a Workaway exchange, it is important to consider whether this type of travel is right for you."

Travel photography - "Geothermal springs at the top of the Copland track New Zealand" (New Zealand)

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Browse through the beautiful travel photos submitted by workawayers and hosts in May 2015! Our travel photo competition runs every month on workaway.info; get a chance to showcase your photography across our social profiles, and to win some travel funds!

Life Lessons From Travelling & Workawaying Around the World

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We all travel for different reasons; maybe we even travel for…

Travel photography - "Sandboarding in Peru" (Peru)

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See our favourite Workaway snapshots taken by volunteers and hosts in April 2015; share your best travel photos for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

Travel photography - “Concert for cows”

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Winners and commended images from the photo competition in March 2015 on workaway.info - get inspired for your own journey or travel photography!

How Workawayers Are Being 'Teachers' to the Unschooled

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Unschooled certainly does not mean uneducated, in fact the proponents of this type of teaching would say that the education is far more relevant!