Workaway.info, The Travel Website That’s Modernizing Going Abroad
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to France and receiving free food and accommodation, like tasty French meals and a personal bedroom with ensuite shower-room, all in exchange for helping a French family simply take care of their home and children? Well look no further, because of your dream, and many others similar to it, can be a reality all thanks to Workaway.info, an online website working to not just make you a tourist, but a cultured traveler by pairing you and locals in a new kind of way to experience the world.
As their website states, “Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travelers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.”
Created in 2002, Workaway.info centers on providing experiences that promote cultural understanding, budget friendly travels, exchanges between nationalities, and enabling language learners. Although Workaway.info does not provide paid jobs, currently the site contains a database of over 15,000 active host families, individuals, or non-profit organizations in more than 130 countries such as Iceland, Denmark, India, Sweden, Germany, and Morocco. By signing up online, you can gain access to volunteer opportunities ranging from sustaining organic farms, taking care of children, and helping run B&Bs, to restoring homes and teaching in primary schools. You can travel to their website to see a myriad of other interesting and unique opportunities.
On the site, you will find each host’s personal page, where they share what type of help is needed, languages spoken, accommodations provided, photos, and volunteering hours expected. In case you’re wondering how safe the whole process is, often previous “workawayers” leave reviews under each host’s listing. Furthermore, Workaway.info offers a “meet-up feature,” which searches for nearby previous “workawayers” for interested travelers to meet up and chat with. Workaway.info dedicates a specific page on safety under their information tab for further tips and suggestions.
Workaway.info also offers opportunities to help local charities through their Workaway Foundation, where donations can be given to finance educational and environmental projects. Workaway.info team members usually visit each site, verifying the project’s development. Some completed projects include: education programs in Mexico City, creating a school library in Morocco, and sustaining a children’s home in Nepal.
Over 60,000 people have already experienced the amazing opportunities Workaway.info presents. Most traveling to dream locations at only the cost of airfare, plenty experiencing new and unique lifestyles directly from staying with a local, and a myriad establishing newfound cross-cultural friendships. As a website that functions to provide fair exchange between travel enthusiasts and help seekers, Workaway.info promises to offer an experience that’ll transcend all others. There’s no way you won’t find an opportunity you love.