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Thanks to Evelien and Tine, the authors of this post, who are…
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Learning New Skills One of the great aspects of…
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Happy New Year to all in the Workaway world! The first article…
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We like to hear about the different perspectives and expectations…
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Mention sailing and the chances are most of us will conjure…
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Last week we took some time out to visit a few hosts in Portugal.…
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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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This big ol' plantation-sized slice of paradise in Sri Lanka is not just a coconut estate! This month, host Tilak tells us how he created a haven of natural beauty and wildlife, while giving back to the local community and welcoming travellers to enjoy the village sustainably.
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See the world through workawayer and host's eyes - explore some of the best travel photography in March 2018's workaway photo competition, and share your best snaps for a chance to win the €100 prize!
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Whether the hosts are seeking input from artists, healers and educators, or extra hands to help with general work, one thing is sure, the focus will be local and ethical, and will involve communicating with people who are eager to share their ideas about alternative ways of guaranteeing a great future for the next seven generations.
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We've handpicked a list of Workaway hosts on exclusive locations across the globe, with amazing projects perfect for those keen to witness the beauty of the blue and play a part in marine conservation!
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Have you ever come back home after travelling to realize you just don't think the way you used to? Or noticed people giving you the crazy eye after sharing one of your travel stories? You're not alone! Call it experience, perspective, or a case of incurable wanderlust...there are just a few ways travellers perceive the world differently.
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The February 2018's travel photography taken by Workawayers and hosts, featuring this heartwarming image for this month's travel photo competition winners! Lets get inspired to start our own journeys, and explore the many ways we can give back to local communities while exploring the world..
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So, you've already checked off some Workaway adventures from your list and received some feedback from hosts you have stayed with. What's next? Well, why not highlight your amazing accomplishments to future employers by adding your Workaway adventures to you CV? 🙂
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After 52 years of employment and family life Daniel decided to sell his house, his car and all his possessions and fulfill his dream of travelling the world after retirement. Nowadays his sole possessions are in his backpack, but even after two years on the road Workawaying he has never looked back.
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From spectacular trail running views to snapshots with your workaway family - will these travel photography from January 2018's photo competition inspire you to go on your next adventure? Enter workaway's monthly photo competition for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.
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We had the pleasure of getting to know a lovely family living in the UK. Drawing on their experiences as journalists and travellers, they told us how they’re creating a new project that moves beyond recycling toward something even better. Get out some scissors and glue and tap into your inner child for this special interview!
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Travelling is all about reinventing and change of routine and lifestyle, so yes, travelling is going to be a bit more challenging when you have certain dietary restrictions, food allergies OR when you are simply a picky eater, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t visit countries where people have eating habits vastly different from yours. In fact what you may lose in choice you could gain in quality of experience.
Find out more insiders’ tips: Meet the workaway communities to get a glimpse of their #workawayadventure
See below for some more Workawayers / Hosts of the Month featured in the past
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We have the pleasure of getting to know host Musti from Morocco, who is committed to building bridges between cultures by opening his home to travellers! From diffusing cultural misconceptions to helping workawayers discover unique local experiences, Musti introduces Marrakesh to the world through language exchange, sharing amazing life stories and enjoying the benefits of argan oil!
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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!
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After a two-year Workaway at a Norwegian husky farm, Marije gladly swaps city life with the companionship of 40 huskies and discovers the joys and strength it takes to go 'back-to-basics'.
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This month we spoke to one of our many workaway hosts, who runs a family farm in Turkey, as we learn about their story of how they made a big career move from banking and pharmaceutical sales into permaculture, all because of this one magical potion for a good life - "happiness"!
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After ten months workawaying Aude is on a non-stop mission to leave a trail of inspirational murals behind her as she travels around the globe on a one way ticket. Some of her friends call her “an artwork machine“, because when she starts painting she is in the zone and there is no stopping her…!
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"We don’t want it to be just a farm with plenty of vegetables and animals [...] the future belongs to those who are innovative and courageous to go for the practice..." This month, we asked a host from a aquaponics and organic farm in Sichuan, China to share some words of wisdom about their experiences.
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Since we dare to bet that you have daydreamed about leaving your day-to-day life behind and driving off into the sunset at least once, we couldn’t wait to share Workawayers Norbert and Dóra‘s story with you. This young, adventurous architect-journalist pairing from Hungary didn’t just hit the road, they decided to do so in a mobile home that they built themselves! We caught up with the couple for a peek into their van life.
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This month, we caught up with Hester who lives on a sheep farm in South Africa with his family. His vivid description of the beautiful landscape and the history of the region are out of this world. After just a glimpse of seeing the farm through his eyes, we know you’ll be dreaming of visiting soon!
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We recently came across the story of workawayers Anna and Marcin, a Polish couple who are pretty much living the dream. They quit their jobs for a life of slow travel, cycled from their home country all the way to Greece – AND brought their dog along on their adventures! We just need to find out more about their awesome journey.
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Many people would be put off by the idea of getting into a total random stranger’s car in a foreign country, asking for a free lift.. But as told by our Workaway ambassador Charlotte, hitchhiking is not only one of the best ways to get around in Southeast Asia…it also can be an ideal way to meet new people!
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This month, we talk with Juan who helps run a guest house in Ecuador on a remote beach in Santa Marianita. Drawing on his experience hosting over 100 Workaway volunteers (!), he shared valuable wisdom and his compassion for helping others. We’re already imagining the beautiful breeze coming off the waves and know you’ll be wanting to book a flight ASAP!
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When we were planning our honeymoon, we thought we can make the best of our round-the-world trip by experiencing the rural lifestyle as a farmer via workaway, as a test to make sure we weren’t just romanticizing the idea of living on a farm (especially because we were both working office jobs in New York City)! We were also hoping that the new skill set we would gain can really carry us through our big retirement plan of living on a ranch or a farm.
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In our brand-new ‘Workaway Ambassadors’ blog series, they will share their volunteering stories, travel hacks, tips and more to inspire you. Next up is the story of Workaway Ambasssador Nina (teamed up to travel together with Giuse), a born-and-raised city girl who left the comforts of home to experience life in rural Chile. Her story truly illustrates the transformative power of travel and cultural exchange!
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"It is more than just a farm, it's a way of life :). We really love what we do. We wake up every day at 4:00 AM with a smile on our faces, ready to start a new day. We feel lucky that we have a good life." This month's Workaway "Host of the Month", a beautiful organic farm from the Jordan Valley reminds us to slow down and enjoy the view.
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Well, we felt it’s not always the things in life that you do that you sometimes regret, it’s the things that you don’t do. If there’s something that you really want to do, just take a chance! You can always go home if it doesn’t work out. It was a bit scary thinking about it and we talked about travelling for about a year before we realised that the only thing stopping us, was us.
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When we decided to embark on a 15-month-long Workaway adventure in Southeast Asia, the first concrete decision we made was to travel with nothing but our hand luggage. the swift transit from the gate to your destination and vice versa, the freedom that comes with the ability to pack up your entire life within minutes, wandering around in sweltering temperatures without too much hassle… Not to mention the money we would save on flights!