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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.

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)!

8 ways travelling on a budget can improve your trip

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Let’s face it- there’s something romantic and almost nostalgic about being poor. Think about all of the crazy adventures that begin by trying to save a little cash. Penny pinching may not sound glamorous, but the memories made while travelling on a shoestring budget will definitely be worth retelling. If you’re not convinced, here are 8 ways travelling on a budget can improve your trip and definitely earn you some backpacker badges of honour.
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How travelling & workawaying taught me to be happy living with less

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I was in my mid twenties, living in a hip part of the city in a comfortable, one bedroom apartment with a backyard and a front porch. I had a respectable job – one that paid well and helped others. I was right on track, doing everything I was supposed to be doing. Yet, I had a growing sense of emptiness, an unshakable anxiety that told me there was more to life than this.

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!

Sustainable travel: 10 simple tips to become a responsible traveller

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There’s no doubt that travelling can be good for the mind, body, and soul. We don’t have to convince you of its many personal benefits, but is it as good for the environment? Not always. The good news is that there are many ways to practice sustainable travel. With intention and a little preparation, following even a few of these steps can go a long way in helping preserve the treasures we seek around the world.

Packing tips & hacks: How to Workaway out of a backpack in Southeast Asia

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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!

8 Awesome types of accommodation that you could be staying in on your next Workaway

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While living and travelling around the world we’ve been fortunate enough to see some amazing places, amazing people and amazing food. But when it comes to accommodation we are shocked daily by the sheer amount of damn right awesome places there are to stay in the world. And some of them are even right here on Workaway ready and waiting for people like YOU to stay in. Here are 8 that have caught our eye recently..

Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

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So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent...

Travelling on a shoestring: workawaying v.s. backpacking

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With really little savings, we started researching all the possible options we had to be able to travel on a shoestring budget, and finally we came across one of those ‘Ways To Travel For Free’ articles online...

What is it like doing your first Workaway exchange?

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This month we talk to Chloe, who's currently on her first Workaway experience in Italy. We loved talking to her and getting an insight of what it is like to do your first ever Workaway exchange, and how the experience has inspired her to venture further out of her comfort zone.

The Truth Behind Those Stories of "I Quit My Job to Travel the World"

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At Workaway we are avid travellers, worldwide wanderers and open road addicts, but there is definitely a right time to start to travel the world!
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Advice for Solo Travellers: Chicken Bus Ride in Guatemala

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Should I even be taking this chicken bus alone? What if I got robbed? What was I getting myself into? The list of things you should be afraid of goes on...
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The workawayer who fell in love with the world

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This month we talk to Workawayer Kat from Australia who has not only found friendship and enrichment through Workaway, but also love...
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How Pokemon Ruined Backpacking

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Looking at how modern day backpacking can sometimes forget the basics, always remember to take some time and smell the roses!
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Finding a new way of life through Workaway

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“I am not ‘travelling’ – I’m just choosing to be alive somewhere else.” September's workawayer of the month features Trisha, a digital nomad working around the world, one Workaway project at a time!

The best way to explore the world is through hands-on exchanges!

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"I personally don't want to just see the world, observe it, I want to participate in it." Jamie, first workawayer of the month, shares his unique way of travelling - by fully immersing in local experiences and making the most out of them!