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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.

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.

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.

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!

Travel photography - "Tribes and smiles" (Tamil Nadu, India)

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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.

Travel photography - "Llama Farm" (Oberösterreich, Austria)

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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!
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Travel photography - "Discovering 4000 years old megalithic construction called Nuraghe" (Sardinia, Italy)

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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!

10 essential things to pack on your Workaway trip

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Have you re-packed and re-packed your backpack, trying to squeeze one last item inside? Have you ever found yourself dazed staring at the travel aisle with all of the gear wondering what you'll actually NEED? Well, we're sort of experts on this and have a guide of things to pack on your Workaway trip to make it easier (Your shoulders will thank us)!
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Travel photography - "Nature pools are the best" (Sri Lanka)

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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!

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.

Workaway news: Stand out from the rest with your best Workaway profile

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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.
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Travel photography - "Reaching the top of KYANJING RI after 5 days trekking - 4400m" (Nepal)

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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.

Top tips on workawaying and travelling with pets

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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.

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!

Dating someone with wanderlust: What is it like to fall in love with a traveller/ a workawayer?

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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...

Travel photography - "Floating in the Dead Sea" (Israel)

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What is it like to float in the middle of the Dead Sea, or learn to drive a tractor for the first time? Explore our favourite travel photography from June 2018, and share your best travel snapshots for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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!

Travel photography - "Ella Bridge" (Ella, Sri Lanka)

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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.

Travel photography - “Catching a sunset on a slackline after a day of helping at the hostel.” (Lima, Peru)

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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.

Workaway news: Create your own Workaway map with pins

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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!

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.

Travel photography - “Manifestation against drilling next to the island” (Myre, Norway)

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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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The ultimate workaway guide to visiting & protecting the world's most amazing marine conservation sites

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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!

18 ways travellers perceive the world differently

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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.

Travel photography - "Martha is getting a cool cut" (Uganda)

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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..

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.

Travel photography - “Chamonix Run” (France)

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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.