I’m sure it has crossed your mind more than once, to just pack a bag, hop on a plane and see where life takes you. To go on an adventure far beyond your comfort zone, to discover new continents, foreign cultures and meet people who will inspire you and change your life forever.
I’m also pretty sure that you have told yourself that now is not the right time. Will the time ever be right to put your life on hold, and travel the world? I don’t think so, not unless you wan’t to save it for retirement. And if traveling the world is something that you have dreamt of for a long time, something that you almost feel like you need to do to be fulfilled – then you should keep reading. Below I have listed a few ways that you can travel the world on a very limited budget:
Workaway is an organisation that enables travelers willing to work as volunteers for hosts (a host can be an individual, a family or a group with a cause or an objective/goal) Volunteers or ‘workawayers’, are expected to contribute a pre-agreed amount of time per day in exchange for lodging and food provided by their host. As a traveler or language learner, volunteering with a family or for a small organization is an ideal way to get to become part of every day life in the country you are visiting, and to immerse yourself completely in a foreign language by interacting with different people on a daily basis through your work. This way you can have the security of a place to stay with welcoming people that grew up there and have knowledge and experience to share with you. The possibilities for exchanges are endless – you can use it Workaway to enable you to travel around a country for a very low cost, you can use it to practice a language you may have spent years learning but have never had an opportunity to practice with native speakers, or use it to learn new skills and meet new people. Hosts are often on the lookout for volunteers with specific skills, such a certain language or practical skill. You will be able to fill in a brief profile about yourself and what you can offer in exchange for their hospitality. For more information on Workaway visit: http://www.workaway.info/ and check out their blog to read about real life adventures and experiences: http://workawayblog.com/