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Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Travel Lover!

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It’s nearly Christmas! For the travellers among of us that would rather receive a plane ticket than any sort of gift you will find online, let’s be a tad realistic here, not everyone can afford to buy that ticket.. so we’ve come up with some great Christmas gift ideas and have found the best of the more affordable options for all you adventurers out there!

We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give!

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We want to spread the word further, to show everyone why becoming a volunteer is so rewarding. Here are 10 reasons why volunteering is the BEST FEELING in the world.

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)!

Dating someone with wanderlust: What is it like to fall in love with a traveller/ a workawayer?

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The moment you realise you've fallen in love with a long term traveller and workawayer, you know it's going to be nothing like the typical relationship you already know all too well...

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.

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams of travelling the world

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Well, we felt it’s not always the things in life that you do that you sometimes regret, it’s the things that you don’t do. If there’s something that you really want to do, just take a chance! You can always go home if it doesn’t work out. It was a bit scary thinking about it and we talked about travelling for about a year before we realised that the only thing stopping us, was us.

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!

10 steps to being a great Workaway host

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Before even embarking on the experience, a host needs to be prepared mentally and practically for a visitor - it’s not always easy sharing your space or adapting to someone else’s. Here we've got a 10 point step-by-step guide to help you get the most of out of your experience as a host...

The ultimate travellers' dream: what is it really like to run a hostel?

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Hosting backpackers helps keep the spirit of travel alive in our community, as well as connecting people from all over the world. And I’m happy now I get to share my valuable travel experience with all my volunteers.
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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.

Travel Photo Competition Winners – March 2016

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Some of the varied and interesting shots taken by Workawayers. See some of the best images entered into the Workaway.info travel photos competition in March 2016

Workawayers help rescue farm and transform it into a community

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Family owned for almost 600 years, the farm was traditional up to the 70s. Neglected after a community finished around 2000, it now has love provided by Devi & Ezra the youngest generation of their family : With the volunteers we found a sustainable way to keep our project going.

How 19-year-old's life changing Workaway trip gave him purpose

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We talk to 19-year-old Jake who has just returned from his first life changing Workaway project in Guatemala. We loved talking to him and admire his courage and motivation! He really proves; ‘No Matter Your Age, Travel Has No Limit’!

A Globetrotting Couple's Story with Workaway

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Meet a couple who are busy globetrotting their way around the planet using Workaway as a way to stay with locals and connect with other cultures!

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 Couple Who Travelled The World on a 16 Month Honeymoon

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Romance is alive and well and travelling around the world! Read about a newly-wed couple who have just completed a 16 month worldwide honeymoon.

Soleitaliano's European Tour Awards

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We loved the food orientated nature of Jacqui's blog post about…

How to Use the Workaway Program

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Tips by workawayers Eric and Chantalle on how to use the Workaway website and get a unique travel experience.