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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.

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?

This Workawayer Beautifully Photographed her Travels in Scotland

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Can you believe it’s been over a year since we first started interviewing Workawayers from around the globe. What a beautiful experience to be a part of! And without further a do let’s jump into this months, and Celeste a photographer who has just returned from Scotland!

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...

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.

This host's whale watching camp is a dream come true for workawayers!

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"There's always a funny or heartfelt story each and every day. We often get to witness people experience whale watching or catching fish for the first time!"

Life Lessons From Travelling & Workawaying Around the World

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We all travel for different reasons; maybe we even travel for…
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A gap year can leave you smiling when searching for a job

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How travelling can be put to good use when looking for a job. Use the skills you developed to your advantage when writing a CV and in work interviews.

Helping – Like a Ranch Hand

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I am staying at the home of a lovely couple who, in exchange for a helping hand around the ranch, provide me with room and board. In all honesty they are providing me with so much more than that – great conversation, years of wisdom, an amazing experience, a very comfortable bed and room, and the most delicious and nutritious food.

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.

Workaway is not just for students and gap years

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Many people who have had a fulfilling career and learnt many useful skills are taking the opportunity to do now what they wish they had done when younger but for whatever reason did not. That being... to see the world and travel!