From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travel dates

    30/06/2018 - 15/08/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Hi I'm Irish and American. I retired in June 2018 and spent two months in Portugal where I did two Workaway jobs with horses. I used the opportunity to research the possibility of moving to Portugal permanently. I moved in May 2019.
    Before this I lived in New Mexico, USA for several years. Before that I have lived in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Australia.
    I've had a career as a journalist and I love traveling, meeting people from different countries and learning new languages.
    I visited Portugal a few years ago and I have been wanting to return. I spent time in Lisbon and loved the way people in the city welcomed tourists.
    In 2015, I walked the Camino de Santiago and stayed in hostels in France, Spain and later in Ireland.
    I'm adaptable, energetic, enjoy organizing events and pretty good at using social media, (Facebook/Twitter etc). I've done multi-day cycling tours, can do basic bicycle maintenance. I love Latin dancing. I'm learning Portuguese and I have a dream of being able to come and live in Portugal.

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • What skills do you have?

    I have general office and computer skills. I manage a Facebook page for a travel group.
    I interact well with people from different countries.
    Horse riding, care of horses, dogs, cats. Cycling and basic bicycle maintenance.
    Painting, minor household repairs and gardening.
    Cooking and growing things.
    I speak French, Spanish, Norwegian and am learning Portuguese.

  • Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Norwegian, a little Portuguese

  • Age


  • Nationality

    US and Irish

  • What else ...

    I'm retiring from a career as a journalist which means I'm used to meeting all kinds of people, being flexible and working fast on deadline. I'm an enthusiastic cyclist and hiker. I walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela in 2015, so I am familiar with the hostel scene. I've been an Uber driver for 10 months so I am used to interacting with all kinds of people and giving good customer service. . I like to keep busy and I enjoy people with a good sense of humor.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements


Hiking in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Aug. 2017
Roncesvalles, at the start of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, 2015
Sailing on the coast of Norway, Oct. 2016