A Guide To Work Exchange: The Cheapest Way To Travel

 Why a work exchange is the cheapest way to travel! Including the best organizations for work exchange, and some tips for volunteering abroad.  One of the questions I encounter often among young people is "How do you afford to travel?" Others include "What is the cheapest way to travel?" or "What the heck is a …

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Work Exchange In Peru: How I Lived In Cusco For Free

My experience doing a work exchange in Peru with Worldpackers. My work exchange in Peru was a few years ago, but I never really explained how I was able to live in Cusco for free for one month. So today, I'm going to share my story! As a hardcore budget traveler, I am always looking …

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All Time Best & Worst Travel Moments

Reflecting on all my best and worst travel moments from the last few years. 2019 and the entire last decade are both coming to an end. I have to say 2019 was the wildest year of my life. I went through some crazy things this year, positive and negative. Reminiscing about these insane moments from …

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San Juan La Laguna Photo Diary

All my best photos from San Juan La Laguna, in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. For the last ten days I've been volunteering at GuateSUP, a paddle-boarding company in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. My life here revolves around paddling, yoga, playing with the dogs, and getting to know the other guests and other volunteers. GuateSUP is based in …

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Volunteering In The Wild Coast Of South Africa

My experience volunteering in the Wild Coast of South Africa, also known as the Transkei.  The “Wild Coast” of South Africa is accurately named. It’s a place where cows are more common than cars, where turquoise circular mud huts house the locals, and where kids can run free without any danger. It’s a place where …

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Transkei, South Africa: Women Power in the Nquileni Village

Today I learned about the incredible power of women in a rural South African village called Nqileni. I'm currently volunteering at the community-run tourist guesthouse called Bulungula Lodge.  It is located in the wild and remote region of South Africa's Eastern Cape known as the Transkei. Click here to read all about my entire volunteer …

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Volunteering on a Chicken Farm in East London, South Africa

For 10 days, Matt and I worked on a self-sustainable farm outside of East London, South Africa. We found this farm on Workaway, and had the educational but chilled experience we were hoping for. Volunteering with Vaughn and Pi The owners, Vaughn and Pi, bought this hearty block of land after traveling the world. They …

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Learning Permaculture in the South African Forest

My experience volunteering at a forest retreat near Knysna, South Africa.  The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of indigenous forest outside Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to …

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Farm Work In Australia: What Apple Picking Is Really Like

What farm work in Australia is really like. This is my story of working on an apple farm in Australia in hopes of getting a second-year visa. For the last 42 days, I’ve been employed as an apple picker at Snowman Orchard in Thulimbah, Queensland. And yes, I have been counting the days, as each …

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Living In Cape Tribulation, Australia

My experience living and working in the world's oldest rainforest.  For the last month, I’ve been living right in the midst of the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. The Daintree Rainforest, located in the far north of Queensland, Australia, is estimated to be over 125 million years old. All the wild nature here appears …

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