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See below for the latest posts published on the Workaway blog

A Workaway Experience Video

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Video all about how workaway works, made by a volunteer from Spain and her experience in Turkey with a host.

Be a Workawayer: An Affordable Travel Option

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While reading an outdated Sunset New Zealand Travel Guide, I came across the suggestion of staying with host families, which would not only reduce the cost, but offer the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Kiwi culture. Green light!

Live Small, Dream Big's Workaway post

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Workaway - it’s a simple concept that brings together those that need a little help with travellers looking to immerse themselves in a new culture.

Michelle's Secret for Low Cost and Relaxing Traveling

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Tips on travelling on a budget, the sacrifices that sometimes have to be made before leaving and some good tactics once on the road.

Falling in Love with Workaway

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Being part of Workaway means that you already have something in common, be it a love for travel, a passion to live an alternative lifestyle or a general interest in other cultures and ways of life.

Volunteering at a Chocolate Farm in Costa Rica

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The fact that we ourselves as real chocolate addicts have sunk our teeth into the discovery of every step in the chocolate process, is obvious.

Looking to fire your imagination or galvanise yourself into travel action?

Get your wanderlust fix with more travel stories, and motivational reads from us

Journey with less: Woman who never travels with more than 5kg

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She is taking the term travelling light to a whole new level - how Susan manages to travel with a bag weighing just 5 kilos...

How to Travel the World Without Winning the Lottery

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Tips & advice about ways to travel the world including websites and other ways of saving or stretching your hard earned cash.

This couple from Brazil truly captures the beauty of "A World Without Walls"

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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.

Volunteering & Working Opportunities: Crew / sail around the world for free

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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!

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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5 ways to make your Workaway profile stand out

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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!

A Paradise for Nature and Animal Lovers: Farm living in Ottawa, Canada

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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!

Workaway news: Inspire the world with your travels & photography skills

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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.

A solo travellers guide to an alternative Valentine's Day abroad

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If you are like us and every day is your own individual Valentine’s day with the world, you’ll already be spreading your love as we speak. But what’s a solo, single traveller to do on Valentine’s day? We’ve got some fun things to do that aren’t going out for dinner or crying alone in your pj’s.
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12 Amazing bucket list travel experiences to have around the world

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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?

Travel fit with these great practical tips from a full time nomad

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Travelling gets us out of our routine (which is usually the point) but it can also make some of our healthier habits more challenging. So here are some practical tips for how to stay fit and active and still have an amazing time during your adventures abroad!

10 things to do right now to achieve your travel goals next year

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Wait up, where did that year go? How are we about to enter a new one already? We weren’t quite ready… we kind of, ok definitely, didn’t tick off all our bucket list items this year. So we are setting a no-brainer way to tick them all off next year. Here’s how we, and you, can do right now to make sure you get to where you want to be in 2K19!

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

How this Workawayer built his freelance career while travelling the world

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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.

Uncover paths to paradise on the stunning Mamma Mia Greek island of Skopelos

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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!

What is the Flyway Effect? A travelling couple charts their journey around the world

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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.

This host in Morocco is building bridges between cultures and creating a home for world travellers

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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!

The couple who caught the Workaway bug BIG TIME: 14 hosts in the past 13 months and are not ready to stop any time soon!

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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!

Experience a sustainable lifestyle in Sri Lanka amongst natural wildlife and local community

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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.

Meet the workawayer who swapped retirement for a lifetime of travel adventures!

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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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How this creative family is using their recycled art to inspire the community to reuse & recycle

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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!

The workawayer who ran away from city life to live with huskies

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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'.

Farm of happiness: How this host in Turkey discovered a better way of life through permaculture

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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"!

The workawayer who discovered a passion for painting en-route and now can't stop!

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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…!

Discover the courage to grow and create at this innovative workaway farm in Sichuan, China

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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.

Van life: Meet the nomadic couple who built their own mobile home

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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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Stay on a sheep farm in South Africa “Where the land meets the sky”

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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!

Meet the couple who are travelling the world by bike with their dog

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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.

What is it like to hitchhike through Southeast Asia??

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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!