BMT 005 : Volunteering Abroad's Best Kept Secret – Workaway

This episode of The Budget Minded Traveler podcast is all about one of the traveling world’s best kept secrets: Workaway. Find out how the program provides volunteer abroad and cultural exchange opportunities for travelers and hosts worldwide. Easy on the wallet, rich on the experience. If you’re interested in budget travel, you must find out about the Workaway opportunity.


Episode 5 Show Notes

You can browse hosts and register to set up your own Workaway opportunity at
Read about our experience in Mexico: Volunteering Abroad in Mexico via Workaway
Read FAQ: Is Workaway Safe?
Read FAQ: Is it hard to become part of Workaway without any references?
Update 5/19/14– Our final trip expenses have been tallied! Drum roll please… we were hoping to make it 6 weeks in Mexico and only spend around $1,500 total between the two of us, and guess what! Our total comes to $1,440. Yes, plane tickets, food, drinks, fun, everything included. And Workaway made that possible. Booyah.

Photos From My Workaway Experiences

Italy 2009: Managing a yoga retreat in the hills of Lazio for two months.

Sabina Pool
Pool and lawn that Nate took care of
Guest Dining Table
Guest dining table, ready for lunch
Cooking in the kitchen
Cooking in the kitchen!
Current Workaway in Baja, Mexico.
Guest house
Guest house where we are staying
My workspace
My office 🙂
mexico sunset
Sunset over our front yard
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