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The Whole World in Two Tiny Hands: Homeschooling with Workaway

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Kids are the best teachers of life and to teach kids is both a challenge and an adventure. We have homeschooled our children for six years. During that time we travelled a lot, exposing them to varied cultures and lifestyles, yet it was only when we started hosting Workawayers that the dynamics of our homeschooling experience has changed so much for the better.

Travel photography - “#perfectlychilled” (Baños, Ecuador)

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See the winner and all the commended shots from the workaway photo competition from November 2016. Explore more inspiring travel shots from hosts and workawayers from all over the world.

Living the simple life in a farm community in Southern France

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It’s been a whole year since we started interviewing our hosts, and what amazing people we have spoken to! This month is no exception with Geneviève and Erick from France, at their beautiful organic farm community.

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!

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.

Travel photography - “The Long Way Home” (Sapa, Vietnam)

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We are amazed by the wonderful travel pictures taken by our workawayers and hosts involved in different projects all over the world. And we hope that this month's photos can inspire your wanderlust to embark on some new adventures!

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!

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?

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.

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..

The Sharing Economy: Creating a Currency of Connection Around the World

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With the rapid growth of the travel industry, there is an app or guidebook for everything. Information is literally at our fingertips. For someone who’s dipping their toe into the sharing economy, taking an Uber to get around town might be enough of a first time experience. For more seasoned or adventurous folks, carpooling through a site like Bla Bla Car, or using Hitchwiki to help you navigate your travels might be more fun.

Travel photography - “Calm before the storm” (Cuba)

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Take a look at the latest wanderlust inducing travel photos taken by our workawayers and hosts; everything from the mesmerising Mongolian landscape to natural thermal pools and a magical Aurora in Iceland! Enter the photo competition that runs every month on workaway.info for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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.

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.

Travel photography - “Traditional costumes for tough living conditions” (Cusco, Peru)

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See the world through Workawayer & host's eyes- explore some of the best travel photos in our inspiring monthly competition gallery; from Bolivian salt flat to secret natural cave in Thailand... Share your best pictures for a chance to win the €100 prize.
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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.

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.

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!

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...

Travel photography - “Northern lights and candle lights are a pure magic” (Northwest Territories, Canada)

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See the amazing travel photography taken by workawayers and hosts in July 2016, from incredible Northern lights to dips in lakes and fun with new found friends! Enter the photo competition that runs every month on workaway.info for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

10 Easy ways you can 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.

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.

Travel photography - “Gardening in the Alps” (Switzerland)

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Winners and commended images from the photo competition in June 2016 on workaway.info - get inspired for your own journey or photography!

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...

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.

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.

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...

7 Great 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!

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...