Travel Stories

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What is it like to volunteer at a Chocolate Farm in Costa Rica?

As chocolate addicts, we've sunk our teeth into the discovery of every step in the chocolate process during our Workaway adventure in the Costa Rican jungle!

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Five solo female travellers to inspire your next adventure!

Imagine giving up your normal routine and taking a chance at something new? What about travelling around the world for two years straight? Here are some amazing women who inspire us all to take that jump and make our travel dreams come true!

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What is it like to fall in love through Workaway?

“Workaway might not be designed as a “matchmaker” business, but it certainly worked wonders for me!“ Read all about this couple who met through Workaway and have been exploring the world and volunteering together ever since!

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Go for your passions like Alice and see how life surprises you!

Going for your dreams or something you’re passionate about is not always that simple or easy – but nowadays with such a big world and lots places to see, there’s more opportunity than ever to take that leap of faith and go for your dreams! Alice shares with us how she took this leap for herself by following her passion, that eventually led her to finding true love…

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

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.

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Discovering Real Food and Olive Oil in Puglia with Workaway

Workawayers from the USA learning about food culture, harvesting olives and making olive oil the traditional way in the boot of Italy. Yum!

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Ecotourism: lessons from our Thai jungle adventure

Workawayer Anna & Andrea’s agreement with their host was to create a website and a marketing campaign for their Ecotourism project in exchange for a place to sleep, food, and the possibility to try out the attractions they organise. They started trekking in the jungle then across the waterfalls and bamboo rafting; then the time came for camping at the mountain top, for a sunrise bath in the hot spring and, best of all, for a trip to Ratchaprapha dam, one of the most beautiful places in the world…

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How Workaway Enriched My Solo Trip to France

What I couldn’t know then was that my first Workaway solo trip would teach me important lessons that I still rely on several years, and many Workaways later. Whether you’re considering your first solo trip with Workaway or your thirtieth, I hope you’ll find them valuable too.

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Maori Workaway on Waiheke – Wandering and also Wondering

Read about Workawayers Carissa and Danielle’s experience helping out and integrating in a Maori household and community on Waiheke in New Zealand.

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Chris’ 5,000 Miles and 8 Months on Foot and Bicycle

Read about an epic trip by bicycle the length of New Zealand and a hike along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in the USA with the ambition to use no motorised vehicles.

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