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It’s nearly Christmas! For the travellers among of us that would rather receive a plane ticket than any sort of gift you will find online, let’s be a tad realistic here, not everyone can afford to buy that ticket.. so we’ve come up with some great Christmas gift ideas and have found the best of the more affordable options for all you adventurers out there!
We chat with Milton who’s been curious about the world since a young age. He eventually packed up his bags, quit his job and started travelling the world! Through Workaway he picked up quite a few new skills, including some that got him his current job in Italy. We’re excited to see what other journey’s he’ll be taking!
A free-diving instructor, a sailor, a sculpture and a farmer – Børje is the host of a sculpture Workaway experience that works to save the environment! Whether by raising awareness with creative sculptures or actively removing marine pollution off the coast of Norway, he aims to make a real difference.
Chester from Singapore started out from going on short hiking trips while working for an ad agency, to creating a life between traveling, writing and hiking full time! We got to hear more about his journey so far around the world, the connections he had made through Workaway, and the new lifestyle he has found for himself.
This month we talk to host Heather from the Skopelos and share a slice of magical Greek island. Come uncover the beautiful well-trodden paths of the past, while enjoying the spectacular natural backdrop of Mamma Mia’s romantic island!
Près plus de 15 ans comme hôte Workaway, je dois dire qu’il y a eu de nombreux avantages inattendus – des avantages auxquels je n’aurais jamais pensé. Voici comment les workawayers nous ont touché et, dans certains cas, ont eu un impact durable dans notre vie, de 10 des plus belles manières.
Todos sabemos que es genial tener otro par de manos cerca, y como anfitriones a veces pensamos que tenemos una idea clara de en qué nos gustaría que nos ayudaran nuestros workawayers. Pero, tras 15 años como anfitriona en Workaway, ¡ha habido muchas ventajas inesperadas que nunca hubiera previsto!
*Drumroll*…our new mobile phone app is now available for Workawayers! Check out the latest features, and download the app today to start discovering and connecting.
Renata and Aline are a Workaway couple who’ve been travelling together since 2017. With their project, “a world without walls”, the duo is on a mission to inspire your next trip and challenge your perception of the world.
Mention sailing and the chances are most of us will conjure up romantic images of wind in the hair freedom on the waves. If you are eager to discover the sailing / boating way of life– we think a grand adventure is about to begin!
Let’s face it, these days it seems like we’re filling out online profiles for everything. From dating apps to career networks, it can be a bit overwhelming to find one more way to describe yourself. However, your Workaway profile can be different and we’re here to help! Follow our best tips for how to create a unique profile that will unlock countless opportunities. Adventure awaits!
Han’s idyllic hobby farm in Ottawa, Canada offers an unique opportunity for travellers to experience countryside life, from caring for rescued dogs and horses, enjoying the dynamic Canadian weather, to sharing life stories and having deep conversations over delicious home-cooked meals. This is definitely a paradise for nature and animal lovers!
Huge thanks to hosts and Workawayers that has shared their adventures through their lens! These amazing snapshots are the ultimate travel inspiration that feed our wanderlust and keeps us excited for new journeys.
We only live once, so lets choose to do the most meaningful things in the most phenomenal places in the world! We’ve highlighted a few items on our loooong bucket list of the most wonderful experiences around the world. Are any of these on your list too?
There’s so much magic around the world, and so many ways for us to explore it! Start through the lens of our workawayers & hosts, and get inspired by our favourite travel photography of November 2018.
Whether you are craving some companionship after a solo soul-searching journey, or you prefer to explore the world alongside somebody else…this is the perfect tool for you. Perhaps you want to find a buddy to visit hosts together with, or just to explore the local area during your days off? Either way, we hope you can find wonderful friendships through Workaway that will go beyond Workaway!
See the world through Workawayer & host’s eyes – discover our favourite travel photography showcasing the wonderful Workaway adventure moments around the world, and share yours for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!
Explore the wonders of the world through our community! Here are some of the best travel photography in September 2018’s workaway photo competition – get some inspiration and and showcase your photography to win some travel funds too!
Where would you like your Workaway adventures to take you? From tropical paradise in Sri Lanka to the edges of Ecuador, take a look at the endless possibilities offered in August 2018’s travel photo competition, and get inspired to start your own too!
Brendon and Karson are a young travelling couple from the heart of the United States who both grew up in small towns with families who never dreamed of traveling anywhere beyond the U.S. So how did their families react when they decided to quit their jobs and adventure around the world for an entire year? They share their perspective on defying expectations and having experiences that last a lifetime.
If a photo can speak a thousand words, then a video can do more! So give a bit of personality by uploading a personal video to your workaway profile, and show off all your achievements on the site with our new badges too.
A celebration of July 2018’s travel photography and achievements of the Workaway community, from reaching new heights in Nepal to milking a cow for the first time! Get inspired for your own globetrotting adventure and get a chance to win the €100 cash prize.
Travelling with dogs or other pets can be easier than you think- especially for us Workawayers! Here are a few lessons we’ve learnt from Workawaying with Tarzan, our three year old Siberian Husky.
The moment you realise you’ve fallen in love with a long term traveller and workawayer, you know it’s going to be nothing like the typical relationship you already know all too well…
This couple Miguel and Mariana had been living together for 6-7 years when they suddenly decided to leave their beloved homeland behind to find a home away from home everywhere they went. Read about the epic story of how they make the transition from quitting their 9-5 jobs lives to become full-time Workawaying nomads doing a wide range of cool projects as a mean to explore the world!
Get lost in our favourite Workaway destinations, from the Ella Bridge to the arctic! Enter the photo competition that runs every month on workaway.info for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.
Workawayers Anna and Marcin reinvent the meaning of Greek cuisine and learn the secrets behind its magic – olive oil and herbs fresh from the doorstep! Share a taste of their adventures with this simple recipe of some wonderfully comforting Gigantes Plaki.
We loved April 2018’s travel photography taken by workawayers and hosts on various adventures around the world! Explore some of the best images this month and enter the next competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.
Whether you’re wanderlusting over a whole bunch of countries on your “to go” list at the same time, or already finalising your travels and ready to hop on the next flight, set your plans in motion by creating your own Workaway map with pins of your travel destinations!
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