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5 Fascinating things travel does to your brain

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There’s a feeling that you get when you arrive in a new place: the adrenaline buzzes through your body, and everyday things that usually pass you by suddenly seem to be full of potential. We know that travel opens your eyes to the minutiae of life, and studies suggest that it opens up your brain as well. So what exactly is it about ‘travel’ that gets the cogs in our head turning?

Be a more confident traveler: How to pick up a new language in no time

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As Nelson Mandela reminds us, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” But how does one go about learning a new language while travelling, exactly?

Living the simple life in a farm community in Southern France

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It’s been a whole year since we started interviewing our hosts, and what amazing people we have spoken to! This month is no exception with Geneviève and Erick from France, at their beautiful organic farm community.

How hosting travellers can benefit your kids

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This month may be one of our favourite interviews so far. We sent 2 of our team members Shirley and James to Vietnam to discover hosts away from their laptops. Little did they expect to meet such an amazing 12-year old girl and our youngest ever host-- ok, her family are the one that are actually hosting, but she loves Workaway so much we just had to interview her!

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...

How travel teaches us tolerance and understanding

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With “eyes to serve and and hands to learn”. We travel because it opens our eyes, changes our perspective and teaches us tolerance.

Workaway Host of the Month: The Host that Saves Elephants

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November's Host of the Month comes from Chiang Mai, Thailand -  a lodge with elephants that touched our hearts with a recent video they shared...
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Why Travel-Volunteering is Every Language Learner's Dream

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How does volunteering help language learning? We asked Cambridge University examiner, language school owner and Workaway host Jane from U.K. for her opinion.
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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...