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La Página Del Viajero - Traveller's Page

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Workaway is all about experiencing different cultures and languages, so we love it when we find articles written about us from far off places.

How to Use the Workaway Program

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Tips by workawayers Eric and Chantalle on how to use the Workaway website and get a unique travel experience.

Help for single parents and working people

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An interesting, perhaps unexpected development of the workaway scheme is how helpful it is proving to be to single or working parents.

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

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

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The Best Ways To Find Ridiculously Cheap Flights

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Travelling the world is an exciting experience that brings us life in a more vibrant way, but getting to your destination isn’t always that affordable! We know there are many age-old tips and tricks to finding cheap flight deals, but for you, we’ve gathered some of the smartest ways to find the BEST flight.

Go for your passions like Alice and see how life surprises you!

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Going for your dreams or something you’re passionate about is not always that simple or easy - but nowadays with such a big world and lots places to see, there’s more opportunity than ever to take that leap of faith and go for your dreams! Alice shares with us how she took this leap for herself by following her passion, that eventually led her to finding true love...

Handy tips and advice for the solo female traveller

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Suggestions and tips for women voyaging or volunteering on their own from a female who has done so. Be prepared, be ready, go!
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8 reasons why house sitting is the way to see the world

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Want to stay in an idyllic house for free at your dream destination? Grab all these wins with one of the many house sitting projects on Workaway. Explore the special spots of your travel destination and enjoy your home away from home.

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!
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8 Workaway Projects for a Meaningful Gap Year Abroad

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Call it whatever you want. Take it whenever you hear the call. Here are some of our favorite ideas for how to make your gap year abroad the most memorable and meaningful year (or two or three) yet.

Dix avantages inatendus d’avoir des workawayers à la maison

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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.

Diez Ventajas Inesperadas de Ser un Anfitrión en Workaway

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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!

10 unexpected perks of being a Workaway host

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We all know how great it is to have an extra pair of hands around, and as hosts we often think we have a clear idea of what we’d like our volunteers to help us with. BUT, having been a Workaway host for over 15 years, there have been many unexpected benefits which I could never have envisaged!

We have some Appy news for Workawayers! 😊

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*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.

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...

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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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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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.

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.

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!

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!