Posts tagged with: "workaway"

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Getting Over The Post-Travel Blues: Readjusting to life back home

Coming home from a trip is hard, and even more so when it is unexpectedly cut short — let’s not beat around the bush. We’re all going through the same, and we all wish we knew how to cure those post-travel blues…

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Travel photography - "Farm life in Mongolia" (Mongolia)

Discover your next Workaway destination to add to your bucket list! While you're at it, you can also spread the wanderlust by entering our monthly photo competition (and get a chance to win our cash prize)!

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Travel photography - "Tea picking" (Hatton, Sri Lanka)

Browse through the wanderlust-inducing travel photography by hosts and workawayers, featuring exciting Workaway adventures around the world! Enter our monthly photo competition to share your travels & win our cash prize.

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Travel photography - "Diving in the clear waters of Brazil" (Goiás, Brazil)

Where will you Workaway adventures take you this year? From Brazil's dazzling waterfalls to Poland's snowy peaks, take a look at the endless possibilities offered in January 2020's travel photo competition, and get inspired to start your own too!

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Travel photography - "Guitar, fire, hut: workaway evenings." (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)

There's so many ways to explore the world - start through the lens of our Workawayers & hosts for a peek into the possibilities! Here are some of our favourite travel photos for the December 2019 photo competition of workaway.info to get you inspired.

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Travel photography - "Northern lights viewing" (Hakkstabben, Norway)

Get lost in our favourite Workaway experiences, from petting goats and picking fruit, to seeing the northern lights! Enter our monthly photo competition for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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Five questions to ask yourself before your first Workaway experience!

Looking to see the northern lights in Finland or Machu Picchu in Peru? Deciding on the country we want to go to might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s also very important to keep in mind what you’re looking for long-term! Let us help with the main questions you might have before heading out to your first Workaway experience…

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Travel photography - "Binding Light" (Costa Rica)

Here are some of our most wanderlust-inducing photos of October 2019, taken by our travel community. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize!

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Travel photography - "Villa Shardana" (Pula, Italy)

September 2019's travel photography is filled with vibrant moments out in nature to capture the last moments of summer! Where have you been exploring this month? Enter next month's photo competition for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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Travel photography - "Natural SPA" (Iceland)

Have you dipped your toes into any new adventures this month? August 2019's travel photography features all the amazing scenery and experiences you can add to your bucket list. Get inspired and make sure to share your photos with us!

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Travel photography - "Farmlove" (Skagafjörður, Iceland)

From cuddling horses to exploring rainforests - will July 2019's travel photography inspire your next Workaway adventure? Enter workaway's monthly photo competition for a chance to win our cash prize!

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Travel photography - "A trip with the kids. India." (Mussoorie, India)

Browse through June 2019's inspiring travel photography showing a sneak peek into all the special volunteering moments around the world. Enter our next photo competition for a chance to share your travels and win a cash prize!

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Travel photography - "Sleeping Buddha" (Montaren-et-Saint-Médiers, France)

We loved May 2019's whimsical travel snapshots and unique Workaway experiences captured by our community! Explore some of the best images this month and enter the next competition for your chance to win our €100 prize.

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Dix avantages inatendus d’avoir des workawayers à la maison

Près plus de 15 ans comme hôte Workaway, je dois dire qu’il y a eu de nombreux avantages inattendus – des avantages auxquels je n’aurais jamais pensé. Voici comment les workawayers nous ont touché et, dans certains cas, ont eu un impact durable dans notre vie, de 10 des plus belles manières.

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Diez Ventajas Inesperadas de Ser un Anfitrión en Workaway

Todos sabemos que es genial tener otro par de manos cerca, y como anfitriones a veces pensamos que tenemos una idea clara de en qué nos gustaría que nos ayudaran nuestros workawayers. Pero, tras 15 años como anfitriona en Workaway, ¡ha habido muchas ventajas inesperadas que nunca hubiera previsto!

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10 unexpected perks of being a Workaway host

We all know how great it is to have an extra pair of hands around, and as hosts we often think we have a clear idea of what we’d like our volunteers to help us with. BUT, having been a Workaway host for over 15 years, there have been many unexpected benefits which I could never have envisaged!

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We have some Appy news for Workawayers! 😊

*Drumroll*…our new mobile phone app is now available for Workawayers! Check out the latest features, and download the app today to start discovering and connecting.

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Travel photography - "Waterfall day with our English students" (Cianjur, Indonesia)

See the world through Workawayer & host's lens - from splashing under the waterfall with your students to climbing coconut trees! Share your travel photography for a chance to win our €100 cash prize.

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Travel photography - "Bottle walls making" (Tekirdağ, Turkey)

Have a glimpse into all the meaningful Workaway projects around the world with March 2019's travel photography and get inspired for your next adventure! Be sure to enter our monthly photo competition for a chance to win the €100 prize.

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Top budgeting tips on how to afford and plan your big trip

The ultimate dream for most travellers; to be able to afford to travel all around the world, one country at a time, without a worry in the world. Do you think you’ll never be able to afford it? Do you even have a clue where to start?

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5 ways to make your Workaway profile stand out

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!

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Travel photography - "Krabi Rock Cliff" (Krabi, Thailand)

Way to see the world from a different point of view! February 2019's photo competition showcases all the incredible scenery and people you can encounter while on the road... what will you discover on your next adventure?

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Travel photography - "Camping in the desert" (Namibia)

What kind of adventure would you like to start the year with? From camping in the African desert, to harvesting pumpkins with your Workaway host's hobby farm... get inspired by this month's travel photography and start your own journey too!

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12 Amazing bucket list travel experiences to have around the world

We only live once, so lets choose to do the most meaningful things in the most phenomenal places in the world! We’ve highlighted a few items on our loooong bucket list of the most wonderful experiences around the world. Are any of these on your list too?

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Travel fit with these great practical tips from a full time nomad

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!

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Travel photography - "Christmas tree" (California, USA)

What's the most memorable adventures you've had in 2018? Discover our favourite travel photography showcasing the wonderful Workaway moments around the world, and share yours for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

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Travel photography – “Tribes and smiles” (Tamil Nadu, India)

There’s so much magic around the world, and so many ways for us to explore it! Start through the lens of our workawayers & hosts, and get inspired by our favourite travel photography of November 2018.

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Workaway news: Plan your travels and explore new places with a travel buddy

Whether you are craving some companionship after a solo soul-searching journey, or you prefer to explore the world alongside somebody else…this is the perfect tool for you. Perhaps you want to find a buddy to visit hosts together with, or just to explore the local area during your days off? Either way, we hope you can find wonderful friendships through Workaway that will go beyond Workaway!

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Travel photography – “Llama Farm” (Oberösterreich, Austria)

See the world through Workawayer & host’s eyes – discover our favourite travel photography showcasing the wonderful Workaway adventure moments around the world, and share yours for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

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

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.

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“Discovering 4000 years old megalithic construction called Nuraghe” (Sardinia, Italy)

Explore the wonders of the world through our community! Here are some of the best travel photography in September 2018’s workaway photo competition – get some inspiration and and showcase your photography to win some travel funds too!

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10 essential things to pack on your Workaway trip

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)!

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Travel photography – “Nature pools are the best” (Sri Lanka)

Where would you like your Workaway adventures to take you? From tropical paradise in Sri Lanka to the edges of Ecuador, take a look at the endless possibilities offered in August 2018’s travel photo competition, and get inspired to start your own too!

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Workaway news: Stand out from the rest with your best Workaway profile

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.

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Travel photography – “Reaching the top of KYANJING RI after 5 days trekking – 4400m” (Nepal)

A celebration of July 2018’s travel photography and achievements of the Workaway community, from reaching new heights in Nepal to milking a cow for the first time! Get inspired to start your own globetrotting adventure!

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Top tips on workawaying and travelling with pets

Travelling with dogs or other pets can be easier than you think- especially for us Workawayers! Here are a few lessons we’ve learnt from Workawaying with Tarzan, our three year old Siberian Husky.

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Travel photography – “Floating in the Dead Sea” (Israel)

What is it like to float in the middle of the Dead Sea, or learn to drive a tractor for the first time? Explore our favourite travel photography from June 2018, and share your best travel snapshots for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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The couple who caught the Workaway bug BIG TIME: 14 hosts in 13 months and not ready to stop!

This couple Miguel and Mariana had been living together for 6-7 years when they suddenly decided to leave their beloved homeland behind to find a home away from home everywhere they went. Read about the epic story of how they make the transition from quitting their 9-5 jobs lives to become full-time Workawaying nomads doing a wide range of cool projects as a mean to explore the world!

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Travel photography – “Ella Bridge” (Ella, Sri Lanka)

Get lost in our favourite Workaway destinations, from the Ella Bridge to the arctic! Enter the photo competition that runs every month on workaway.info for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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“Catching a sunset on a slackline after a day of helping at the hostel.” (Lima, Peru)

We loved April 2018’s travel photography taken by workawayers and hosts on various adventures around the world! Explore some of the best images this month and enter the next competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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Workaway news: Create your own Workaway map with pins

Whether you’re wanderlusting over a whole bunch of countries on your “to go” list at the same time, or already finalising your travels and ready to hop on the next flight, set your plans in motion by creating your own Workaway map with pins of your travel destinations!

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Experience a sustainable lifestyle in Sri Lanka amongst natural wildlife and local community

This big ol’ plantation-sized slice of paradise in Sri Lanka is not just a coconut estate! This month, host Tilak tells us how he created a haven of natural beauty and wildlife, while giving back to the local community and welcoming travellers to enjoy the village sustainably.

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Travel photography – “Manifestation against drilling next to the island” (Myre, Norway)

See the world through workawayer and host’s eyes – explore some of the best travel photography in March 2018’s workaway photo competition, and share your best snaps for a chance to win the €100 prize!

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Going green on your Workaway: Permaculture living – Part Two

Whether the hosts are seeking input from artists, healers and educators, or extra hands to help with general work, one thing is sure, the focus will be local and ethical, and will involve communicating with people who are eager to share their ideas about alternative ways of guaranteeing a great future for the next seven generations.

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The ultimate guide to visiting & protecting the world’s most amazing marine conservation sites

We’ve handpicked a list of Workaway hosts on exclusive locations across the globe, with amazing projects perfect for those keen to witness the beauty of the blue and play a part in marine conservation!

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Travel photography – “Martha is getting a cool cut” (Uganda)

The February 2018’s travel photography taken by Workawayers and hosts, featuring this heartwarming image for this month’s winner! Is there a better way to explore the world while giving back to local communities?

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Workaway news: highlight your accomplishments in your official Workaway reference letter

So, you’ve already checked off some Workaway adventures from your list and received some feedback from hosts you have stayed with. What’s next? Well, why not highlight your amazing accomplishments to future employers by adding your Workaway adventures to you CV? 🙂

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Meet the workawayer who swapped retirement for a lifetime of travel adventures!

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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Travel photography – “Chamonix Run” (France)

From spectacular trail running views to snapshots with your workaway family – will these wanderlust inducing travel photos inspire you to go on your own adventure? Enter our monthly photo competition for a chance to win a cash prize.

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The workawayer who ran away from city life to live with huskies

After a two-year Workaway at a Norwegian husky farm, Marije gladly swaps city life with the companionship of 40 huskies and discovers the joys and strength it takes to go ‘back-to-basics’.

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“Workaweyers team / climbing the mountain after work” (Mount Roraima, Venezuela)

Browse through the beautiful travel photos submitted by workawayers and hosts in December 2017; from epic volunteer teams to magnificent waterfalls! Enter the competition that runs every month for a chance to showcase your travel photos across our social

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Workaway news: Experience worldwide exchanges with Workaway TV

Happy 2018 from Workaway! Would this be the year of husky training in a Canadian cabin? Or would it be the year you build your first straw bale house with a community of earth-loving volunteers around the world? Check out our Workaway TV page to get a glimpse of what your own new year might look like, and see how you can get involved in our referral scheme to extend your subscription for free by sharing your adventures with friends!

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Travel photography – “Workaway in The Himalayas” (Sangla, India)

See the latest amazing travel photos taken by workawayers and hosts in November 2017; from the majestic Himalayan ranges to new workaway families! Enter the photo competition that runs every month on workaway.info for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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8 ways travelling on a budget can improve your trip

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.

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Travel photography – “We looked for the concrete, we found the unreal” (Laguna Pirquinco, Chile)

Here are some of the varied and interesting shots taken by workawayers and hosts. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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8 inspirational Workaway locations which nurture the artist in us!

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!

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Travel photography – “Follow your Dreams” (Bali, Indonesia)

Get lost in the most amazing Workaway destinations on earth, from the Balinese paradise to the incredibly beautiful Cenote and cow cuddles in an idyllic farm! Enter our photo competition that runs every month for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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Travel photography – “Someone Loves the Pom Pom” (Greenland)

Winners and commended images from the photo competition in August 2017 on workaway.info – get inspired for your own journey or travel photography!

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Going green on your Workaway: Permaculture living – Part One

Workaway is a great place to find and connect to permaculture practitioners. Whether you are a permaculture practitioner seeking more experience or a curious traveller wanting to find out more, there is an incredibly diverse list of hosts waiting for your help.

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How travelling & workawaying taught me to be happy living with less

I was in my mid twenties, living in a hip part of the city in a comfortable, one bedroom apartment with a backyard and a front porch. I had a respectable job – one that paid well and helped others. I was right on track, doing everything I was supposed to be doing. Yet, I had a growing sense of emptiness, an unshakable anxiety that told me there was more to life than this.

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Travel photography – “Post Work Ritual” (Strängnäs, Sweden)

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

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Do we let technology define the way we travel?

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…

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7 Workaway adventures to make your Summer unforgettable

Summertime is officially here, calling us to let the most wild and free versions of ourselves shine. It invites us to take a step back from our normal routines to discover something different. Embrace your most wild and brave self and let these Workaway adventures inspire your own. (And buy that plane ticket, already)!

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What is it like to hitchhike through Southeast Asia??

Many people would be put off by the idea of getting into a total random stranger’s car in a foreign country, asking for a free lift.. But as told by our Workaway ambassador Charlotte, hitchhiking is not only one of the best ways to get around in Southeast Asia…it also can be an ideal way to meet new people!

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Travel photography – “Milky Way Above Jetty” (New South Wales, Australia)

Totally in awe with the beauty of the universe! Check out our favourite snapshots of June 2017’s travel photo competition, get inspired to start your own workaway adventure and capture your journeys for a chance to win the €100 prize.

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Dance and kitesurf with locals at one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador

This month, we talk with Juan who helps run a guest house in Ecuador on a remote beach in Santa Marianita. Drawing on his experience hosting over 100 Workaway volunteers (!), he shared valuable wisdom and his compassion for helping others. We’re already imagining the beautiful breeze coming off the waves and know you’ll be wanting to book a flight ASAP!

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10 Hacks to get the most from your first Workaway adventure

It can be intimidating if you’re new to it (or need to reassure your parents). Here are a few tips for your first Workaway that I’m sure will give you the confidence to go for it and have one of the best adventures of your life.

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Travel photography – “All volunteers are sitting in one boat” (Talara, Peru)

There’s so many ways to explore the world – start through the lens of our Workawayers & hosts! Here are some of our favourite travel photos for the May 2017 photo competition of workaway.info

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

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.

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Travel photography – “Sunrise at Pulpit Rock” (Forsand, Norway)

Explore spectacular spots and volunteer adventures through April 2017’s Workaway travel photo competition – and get inspired to embark on your own!

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Travel photography – “Traveling from one host to another” (Portugal)

Here are some of the varied and interesting shots taken by workawayers and hosts. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway.info travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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Voluntourism: selfless or selfish?

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?

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Travel photography – “Arctic Sky” (Alta, Norway)

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

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Travel photography – “Give time, receive happiness” (Hsipaw, Burma)

See the latest amazing travel photos taken by workawayers and hosts; everything from the Northern Lights to natural thermal pools and a sunset on a desert! Enter our photo competition that runs every month for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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Worried about travelling with kids? Use these top tips!

Travelling with kids or “en famille” is the perfect opportunity for you to leave behind the routine and responsibilities of work and school and spend some “quality time” together. A great idea in principal, but it is sometimes difficult to meet the expectations of all family members and really make the most of your time together.

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The highs and lows of long term travel

Welcome to the age of millennial where nomads call the world their home and have no plans on returning back to ‘real life’. Everything we could possibly need is at the touch of our fingertips, travel is cheaper than ever, and we are reminded everyday of others travelling the world. There’s an influx of us travelling the world for extended periods of time. But what are the effects of this kind of lifestyle?

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Travel photography – “Walking on magic” (Ausangate, Peru)

Here are some of the varied and wonderful shots taken by workawayers and hosts during their travels. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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The story of the workawayer who travelled the world with almost no money

Travelling the world with almost no money might sounds like an impossible dream to many, but Workawayer Michael has tackled the challenge with only $15 left to his name, and he’s here to share his inspiring stories with us..

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Travel photography – “#perfectlychilled” (Baños, Ecuador)

See the winner and all the commended shots from the workaway photo competition from November 2016. Explore more inspiring travel shots from hosts and workawayers from all over the world.

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Top 5 Excuses not to travel and how to overcome them

It’s the twenty first century, travel is the new movement, everyone is doing it, but we know that some of you are still out there constantly daydreaming about travelling the world one day, yet seem to find every excuse going. So we’re here to squash 5 of those excuses for you!

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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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Travel photography – “The Long Way Home” (Sapa, Vietnam)

We are amazed by the wonderful travel pictures taken by our workawayers and hosts involved in different projects all over the world. And we hope that this month’s photos can inspire your wanderlust to embark on some new adventures!

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Stop counting countries: Travel slow and travel further

Why do we travel? To meet people, to see amazing sights, to learn new languages, or purely just to get out there to see the world? Whatever the reason we travel, have you noticed how we have become obsessed with counting countries?! Uploading the most Instagrams and trying to conquer every continent? Why do we travel with so much urgency now?

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8 Awesome types of accommodation that you could be staying in on your next Workaway

While living and travelling around the world we’ve been fortunate enough to see some amazing places, amazing people and amazing food. But when it comes to accommodation we are shocked daily by the sheer amount of damn right awesome places there are to stay in the world. And some of them are even right here on Workaway ready and waiting for people like YOU to stay in. Here are 8 that have caught our eye recently..

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

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.

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Travel photography – “Calm before the storm” (Cuba)

Take a look at the latest wanderlust inducing travel photos taken by our workawayers and hosts; everything from the mesmerising Mongolian landscape to natural thermal pools and a magical Aurora in Iceland!

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Travel photography – “Traditional costumes for tough living conditions” (Cusco, Peru)

See the world through Workawayer & host’s eyes- explore some of the best travel photos in our inspiring monthly competition gallery; from Bolivian salt flat to secret natural cave in Thailand… Share your best pictures for a chance to win the €100 prize.

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

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.

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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent…

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“Northern lights and candle lights are a pure magic” (Northwest Territories, Canada)

See the amazing travel photography taken by workawayers and hosts in July 2016, from incredible Northern lights to dips in lakes and fun with new found friends! Enter our monthly photo competition for a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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The travel blogger & global citizen who’s volunteered across 3 continents

What does it mean to be a global citizen? Originally from the depths of rural Dorset, England, Workawayer Katie is now out in the big world exploring one country at a time.

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10 steps to being a great Workaway host

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…

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7 Tips to travel like a local and avoid tourist traps

There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a tourist trap. Sometimes fighting off crowds or forking out half your spending money to see a sight just isn’t worth the hype, but with these tips, you may be able to still see the sights just minus the tourists, or get some better ideas on alternatives.

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How Workaway helped this couple’s long distance relationship

After years of long distance relationship and short-term travels together, we wanted to be in the same place again. Finding work abroad can be difficult though, and we were too broke to just travel long-term…

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Travel photography – “Tribute Life” (Tanna, Vanuatu)

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.

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How to travel long term as a couple without killing each other

Travelling as a couple is wonderful, inspiring and romantic fun but it can also be stressful and overwhelming when you’re on a long term trip with your partner! Why can’t we all learn to be a little selfish and take the chance to spend some time apart?

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Living in a Surf Camp in Costa Rica

After flying to Costa Rica and searching for the optimal land to putting this dream into reality, all the answers were found in this little piece of jungle in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. While building the camp, and surfing together every day, we began to feel something special was on its way.

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5 Reasons to do a Workaway when you are retired

Travel and volunteering have no expiry date, so here are 5 little reasons why you should consider using Workaway when you are living in the ‘golden years’ after you’ve retired.

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Taking a gap year in your 50’s

Not young enough for workaway? Never! Read about our “Workawayer of the month”, Sue and Adrian’s adventure, who are in their 50’s and finally fulfilling their dream of travelling and volunteering around the world…

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How I got ‘rich’ from travelling around the world

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.

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

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’!

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Travel photography – “Freedom! Three little girls at school in Africa” (Togo)

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

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Travel photography – “Counting Stars” (Qeshm, Iran)

See the world through Workawayer & host’s eyes – explore some of the best travel photography in January 2016, share your best travel snapshots for a chance to win the €100 prize.

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An Epic Workaway Trip to Greenland that will Inspire Your Inner Adventurer

Thanks to Workaway this year I was fortunate enough to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine: experiencing life in a far-flung and remote place like Greenland (as well as seeing icebergs and glaciers up close and in person)!

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Travel photography – “The Li river at sunset” (Yangshuo, China)

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.

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“Taking a Short Break from Volunteer Work to Give DeeDee a Bath” (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Here are some of the varied and interesting shots taken by workawayers and hosts. Explore some of the best images and entered into the Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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Travel photography – “Moving and beautiful Patagonia” (Torres de Paine, Chile)

Winners and commended images from the photo competition in September 2015 on workaway.info – get inspired for your own journey or travel photography!

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Why Travel-Volunteering is Every Language Learner’s Dream

How does volunteering help language learning? We asked Cambridge University examiner, language school owner and Workaway host Jane from U.K. for her opinion.

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

“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!”

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10 of the most AMAZING Workaway experiences!

These ones come from all over the globe, maybe some destinations you hadn’t even heard of, and definitely some workaway experiences you didn’t know existed.

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

“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.

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Travel photography – “Canada Wildlife” (Waterton, Canada)

Check out this spectacular image of Canadian wildlife, and more stunning images of August 2015’s Workaway photo competition! Share your Workaway adventures with us and get a chance to be featured in our next post.

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Travel photography – “Kids dancing in the street” (Kariba, Zimbabwe)

The right moment and perfect framing – here are some of our favourite shots taken by workawayers and hosts during their travels. Explore the snapshots of July 2015’s Workaway travel photos competition and find out how you can win the €100 prize!

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

“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!”

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Falling In Love While Travelling

Love and travel go hand in hand, in fact TRAVEL IS LOVE. Travel means falling in love with new places, new languages, new foods and new surroundings. And for a lot of us falling in love with a person. But is love found on the road true love? Is it sincere and will it last the test of time? Or will it be swept away like the footprints in the sand only to be replaced over and over again?

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Bringing the world to your classroom: English school in Tatal, Chile

Our first ‘Workaway host of the month’ goes to an English school in Taltal Chile, who has hosted more than 50 Workawayers in the last 2 years!

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Travel photography – “Niños” (Peru)

The winner of June 2015’s photo competition on workaway.info goes to the cutest photo of all time!! Share your best travel snapshots and get a chance to win the €100 cash prize.

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Travel photography – “Geothermal springs at the top of the Copland track New Zealand” (New Zealand)

Browse through the beautiful travel photos submitted by workawayers and hosts in May 2015! Our travel photo competition runs every month on workaway.info; get a chance to showcase your photography across our social profiles, and to win some travel funds!

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Travel photography – “Sandboarding in Peru” (Peru)

See our favourite Workaway snapshots taken by volunteers and hosts in April 2015; share your best travel photos for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

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Travel photography – “Concert for cows”

Winners and commended images from the photo competition in March 2015 on workaway.info – get inspired for your own journey or travel photography!

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Travel photography – “Cows on the beach”

Superb shots taken by Workawayers and hosts! See some of the best images entered into the Workaway.info travel photos competition in February 2015.

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Travel photography – “Who or What Guards?” (Croatia)

This is what it’s like to enjoy every moment of your life, the “Workaway” way! Check out the best shots of our travel photo competition in January 2015 and get inspired to embark on some new adventures.

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Travel photography – “Swingers in Penang” (Malaysia)

Here are some of the varied and wonderful shots taken by workawayers and hosts during their travels! Take a look at our favourite Workaway travel photos of December 2014 and see how you can get a chance to win the €100 prize.

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Travel photography – “Happy horse exercising” (BC, Canada)

There’s so many ways to experience the world – start through the lens of our Workawayers & hosts! Here are some of our picks for the November 2014 photo competition of workaway.info

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Travel photography – “Sitting on the edge of the world, Norwegian style” (Norway)

With courage and wanderlust, the whole world is yours to explore! Check out these wonderful images from October 2014’s travel photo competition for some inspiration to start your own Workaway journey.

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Travel photography – “Working hard” (Spain)

The great places you end up at on a Workaway exchange – have a sneak peak through the winners and commended images from September 2014’s travel photo competition! Showcase your photography across our social profiles, find out how to win the grand prize.

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Travel photography – “Workawayers in Sweden” (Sweden)

Happy volunteers and hosts for the win! Here are some of the varied and interesting shots taken by our community; explore some of the best images and entered into August 2014’s Workaway travel photos competition for your chance to win the €100 prize.

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Travel photography – “Future heavyweight champion”

Check out our favourite Workaway snapshots taken by volunteers and hosts in July 2014; get ready to start your own adventure and share your best travel photos for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

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Travel Photo Competition Winners – May 2014

Take a look at the wanderlust-inducing travel photos from this month's competition taken by our workawayers and hosts; there’s nothing like a good photo that captures the happiness of travelling and meeting new friends all over the world!

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Travel photography – “Alice Spring sunset from Anzac hill” (Australia)

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

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Travel photography – “A day off from my Workaway in Ecuador” (Ecuador)

The first Workaway travel photo competition winners! We all love a good snapshot that celebrates your favourite travel moments – check out our picks for March 2014 and find out how to share your adventures to win the grand prize.

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