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5 ways to make your Workaway profile stand out

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Let's face it, these days it seems like we're filling out online profiles for everything. From dating apps to career networks, it can be a bit overwhelming to find one more way to describe yourself. However, your Workaway profile can be different and we're here to help! Follow our best tips for how to create a unique profile that will unlock countless opportunities. Adventure awaits!

How to make the most of your trip while travelling with dietary restrictions

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Travelling is all about reinventing and change of routine and lifestyle, so yes, travelling is going to be a bit more challenging when you have certain dietary restrictions, food allergies OR when you are simply a picky eater, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t visit countries where people have eating habits vastly different from yours. In fact what you may lose in choice you could gain in quality of experience.

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!

5 Universal life lessons you'll learn from your Workaways

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A while ago we introduced you to Workawayers of the month, Shahnaz & Francois, a husband-and-wife duo who volunteered their way around the globe. Adventures like theirs aren’t just gonna become memories that will last a lifetime, but are also the best way to learn. And luckily for us, Shahnaz is willing to pass on some of the wisdom she has accumulated on her travels.

This honeymoon couple quit their office jobs to live their dream of living off the land

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When we were planning our honeymoon, we thought we can make the best of our round-the-world trip by experiencing the rural lifestyle as a farmer via workaway, as a test to make sure we weren’t just romanticizing the idea of living on a farm (especially because we were both working office jobs in New York City)! We were also hoping that the new skill set we would gain can really carry us through our big retirement plan of living on a ranch or a farm.

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?

Volunteering on a farm: A city girl's learning experience

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In our brand-new ‘Workaway Ambassadors’ blog series, they will share their volunteering stories, travel hacks, tips and more to inspire you. Next up is the story of Workaway Ambasssador Nina (teamed up to travel together with Giuse), a born-and-raised city girl who left the comforts of home to experience life in rural Chile. Her story truly illustrates the transformative power of travel and cultural exchange!

Voluntourism: selfless or selfish?

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Is it better to stay home rather than participate in voluntourism? Was I making a positive impact by volunteering abroad? Or was I simply hurting the very people I was trying to help? Was my presence an act of neo-colonialism?

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?

Feel the fear...and do it anyway: a traveller's take on life

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While travelling alone, I began wondering, what was the difference between rational and irrational fear? How do you overcome fear and step outside of your comfort zone?

How I got ‘rich’ from travelling around the world

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We’ve heard it all before – ‘I quit my job to travel the world’, but what is it really like when you are actually doing it? When you stop earning a guaranteed salary and start travelling without a wage? We decided to ask someone that knows all too well on how to really live off pennies, and the rewards that come with doing Workaway exchange.

Bring Out Your Inner Child - Workaway at a Play Lounge on Skiathos

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Finding out more about a Workaway host on Skiathos where volunteers help with a children's play lounge and bring the world to their door!

The 125-year-old mansion that transformed into a beautiful home for family and travellers

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"The home has gone from an eyesore to a majestic beauty"... September's host of the month looks at the magic behind their home restoration project.

Unleash your creativity at this arthouse and B&B in Italy

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"I adore how networks like Workaway allow us to find mutually-beneficial relationships, which allow us to thrive creatively and culturally. Of course it saves travellers money, and it also allows them to really get immersed in the lifestyle of another culture, rather than just peering in at it from the outside!"

How Workawayers Are Being 'Teachers' to the Unschooled

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Unschooled certainly does not mean uneducated, in fact the proponents of this type of teaching would say that the education is far more relevant!

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.

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.