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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!

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.

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.

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.
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Things I wish somebody told me before my first solo trip

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Throughout my travel adventures, I learned a lot. But I always credit my first solo trip for giving me the courage to follow my dreams. I want to pass some of that courage on to you, too. Here’s what I’ve learned and advice I wish somebody told me before my first solo trip.

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!

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.

8 inspirational Workaway locations which nurture the artist in us!

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From circus and theatre, to decorative painting, sculpture, music and dance - check out our hosts which offer creative opportunities across the world and nurture your inner artist!

6 fun ways to take risks while travelling

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Will you answer the call? Will you say yes to adventure? Will you dive head first into the deep waters of discovery? Here are six ways you can answer YES and take a risk while traveling. Read on if you’re ready to throw caution to the wind and learn to soar!

Let your tastebuds travel: How to make Hummus - the authentic way

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Let’s be real, one of the most enjoyable things about travelling (and life!) is all the new food you get to try. But what’s even better is to learn how to make traditional dishes from locals, so you can relive those amazing travel memories bite by bite once home. In our new ‘Workaway Foodie’ blog series, food-loving Workawayers will share how they have learnt about foreign cultures and communities through their food.

Do we let technology define the way we travel?

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Just how much has technology changed travel? Here in the Workaway office we were recently discussing how it was to travel back in the “old” days...

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?

Family travel tips: on the go with kids in tow

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The prospect of international travel with kids may seem a bit daunting — especially when they’re still very young — but let us reassure you that you don’t have to give up your nomadic lifestyle as a parent. Travelling with kids in tow just means that you’ve got to plan your trips a little differently! Read these useful advice and hacks on how to make your kids' travel experience as satisfying and memorable as your own.

Food travel: Workaway and eat your way around the world

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Food is such a huge part of travel. It doesn’t only teach us about the country and its culture, but also its people and traditions. Recently we’ve met the foodie workwawayer Malou, who previously worked as the Deputy Editor for Jamie Oliver HQ in London for nearly 5 years. And it only seems to us that there’s no better timing to get serious about your food travel!

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?

They Call Me Obruni- Finding a Sense of Belonging While Travelling

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I stand out. Like a sore thumb. Like a neon glow stick against a moonless midnight sky. Will I ever truly belong? Can I ever truly belong? I have been a foreigner many times. Yet, this is the first time being a foreigner has been so obvious to me and everyone else, too. It’s the first time I’ve felt an unshakeable sense of vulnerability and loss of anonymity.

The Sharing Economy: Creating a Currency of Connection Around the World

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With the rapid growth of the travel industry, there is an app or guidebook for everything. Information is literally at our fingertips. For someone who’s dipping their toe into the sharing economy, taking an Uber to get around town might be enough of a first time experience. For more seasoned or adventurous folks, carpooling through a site like Bla Bla Car, or using Hitchwiki to help you navigate your travels might be more fun.

What is a Workaway Ambassador?

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Ambassadors are Workawayers like you and me, they are helping to build the community by showing that responsible and ethical travel has the ability to genuinley make a difference to the communities they visit through..Let these world travellers show you how travelling whilst volunteering through cultural exchange is not impossible, but in fact has the potential to define your life!

5 Workaway myths that stop you from travelling long term on a budget

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The travellers’ circuit changes almost daily..through all your travelling stories and photos, we're inspired to debunk some myths we've heard about Workaway to help you all understand exactly what we are all about.

10 Easy ways you can connect with locals

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What makes these ordinary moments extraordinary? Connection. To the people, the place, the culture. More than checking off a bucket list, collecting mementos, or visiting museums, connecting with locals is the best way to not only catch a glimpse into the daily life of another culture, but to become part of that daily life.
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Meet Up with Workawayers - Save your favourites in a new list

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With our 'Meet Up' feature you can see Workawayers local to you on a map. Save them in your favourites list and contact like minded travellers.

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.

Travel photography - "Tribute Life" (Tanna, Vanuatu)

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See the world through Workawayer & host's eyes- explore some of the best travel photos in our monthly competition gallery, share your best pictures for a chance to win the €100 prize.

Travel photography - "On My Bike" (Nepal)

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See the latest travel photos taken by Workawayers and hosts and entered into the competition that runs every month on workaway.info , everything from the Northern Lights to a chicken bus and a rainbow in the mountains!

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.

How to Maintain Your Long Distance Relationship & Friendships

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One of the best and perhaps worst parts of travelling is falling in love, but we all know that “it is not goodbye, but see you soon”. Here are some tips to help you with your long distance relationship & friendships!
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No Matter Your Age, Travel Has No Limit

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The only limits you have are the limits you believe! These travellers will show you why you can travel the world no matter your age or ability.
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Travel photography - "Freedom! Three little girls at school in Africa" (Togo)

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See the winner and all the commended shots from the Workaway.info photo competition from Feb 2016, some inspiring shots from all over the world

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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Travel photography - "The Li river at sunset" (Yangshuo, China)

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Taken under subtle lighting at dusk, the photo has undoubtedly succeeded in capturing Yanzhou’s stunning beauty at its best. We love the picture for being so much more than merely a postcard of the oriental landscape.