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See below for the latest posts published on the Workaway blog

Helping – Like a Ranch Hand

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I am staying at the home of a lovely couple who, in exchange for a helping hand around the ranch, provide me with room and board. In all honesty they are providing me with so much more than that – great conversation, years of wisdom, an amazing experience, a very comfortable bed and room, and the most delicious and nutritious food.

Wilderness Dweller

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This blog came to our attention recently and illustrates perfectly how the Workaway site can allow you to experience lifestyles that would be completely out of reach normally.

How Workaway Made Me a Better Traveler

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Jessica, who has been using Workaway for some time, wrote to us explaining the influence that the site has had on her attitude to travelling and the way that difficulties she encountered have actually improved her as a person.

Workawaying in Argentina

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Nick and Lora's Workaway adventure at El Bolson, Argentina.

10 Reasons Why Volunteering & Travelling Work

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Almost every one of us dream of traveling the world for a number of different reasons, but what really separates a volunteer traveler from a conventional traveler is a mindset; a daring, adventurous type, and more essentially the ever-wondering desire to explore the utmost of each unknown.

Using Workaway to Travel with Children

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Is it possible for travellers with children to use Workaway? Here's a story from story from a Workawaying family who ended up in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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What is it like to fall in love through Workaway?

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“Workaway might not be designed as a “matchmaker” business, but it certainly worked wonders for me!“ Read all about this couple who met through Workaway and have been exploring the world and volunteering together ever since!

What is a Workaway Ambassador?

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Ambassadors are Workawayers like you and me, they are helping to build the community by showing that responsible and ethical travel has the ability to genuinley make a difference to the communities they visit through..Let these world travellers show you how travelling whilst volunteering through cultural exchange is not impossible, but in fact has the potential to define your life!

Why taking a gap year is the best investment you'll make in your life

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Not sure about taking the risk of going on a gap year? Think gap years are only for college students, or teenagers with no goal in life? Here are 7 perfect reasons for you to start packing and embark on a year-long adventure 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 2020!

6 Magical Workaway places to experience the festive season abroad

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“There’s no place like home for the Holidays” but… have you ever wondered what Christmas is like in Prague? Or heard of the Sankta Lucia festival in Sweden? If you’re itching to celebrate the holidays in a different corner of the world this year, we’ve got the perfect recommendations! From sunny beaches to winter wonderlands, here are our top places to spend the holidays abroad with Workaway.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Travel Lover!

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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!
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Five questions to ask yourself before your first Workaway experience!

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Looking to see the northern lights in Finland or Machu Picchu in Peru? Deciding on the country we want to go to might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s also very important to keep in mind what you’re looking for long-term! Let us help with the main questions you might have before heading out to your first Workaway experience...
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Career skills I learned during my Workaways that changed my life!

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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!
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Delicious and simple recipes for travellers around the world

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Cooking while travelling is not just a great way to save money, but it also connects us to those around us! So join us as we explore some of the most delicious, simple, and culturally relevant meals and treats. Let's get cooking!
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Marine conservation, sea sculptures and coastal cleanup in Norway!

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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.

Why Travelling Brings True Happiness Not Buying Things

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Ever wondered why when you first see something new and shiny, it’s all you could’ve ever wanted...until it’s not? The more we buy, the more we want, whereas experiences become memories we’ll almost always get to keep. Memories that stay with us over the years, and age with us as we grow! Often giving us a brighter outlook on life and the stories we tell when we’re older.

10 Best Destinations For Solo Female Travellers

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Just you and the ‘open road’ and there’s nothing quite like it! Being in a new country all by yourself may seem daunting at first- but it'll be worthwhile when you get to meet new people and make life-long memories. Here are some of our favourite safe countries for solo-female travel so you can start planning your trip!

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!

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.

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.

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!