June 2015

WWOOFing 101: The Complete Guide

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New to WWOOFing? Here is my four-part guide to getting started! Part 1: WWOOF vs. HelpX vs. Workaway A brief description of WWOOFing and a comparison of the three major sites for this kind of work. Part 2: Making a Profile and Finding a Host Everything from choosing a good profile picture to contacting hosts […]

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WWOOFing 101: Reviewing Hosts and Staying Safe

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This is the 4th and final part of my WWOOFing 101 Guide. So far I’ve given a comparison of WWOOFing sites, told you how to set up a profile and find a host, and provided a pack list and tips for being a great WWOOFer. When you’re all done with your WWOOFing job, it’s time […]

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WWOOFing 101: How to Be a Great, Prepared WWOOFer

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This is part three of my WWOOFing 101 Guide. Okay, so you picked a website to use and you got your first WWOOFing gig! Congrats! Now what? Pack List Every WWOOF job is a little different, but it’s always good to be prepared with the basics. Here’s a list of things you’ll almost definitely need. –Good, sturdy […]

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WWOOFing 101: Making a Profile and Finding a Host

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This is part two of my WWOOFing 101 Guide. In part one, I laid out the differences between WWOOF, Helpx, and Workaway. These are the three major farm/help exchange websites, and you should choose at least one to start with. For me, the first site was HelpX. While I’m now a member of all three, I’m […]

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Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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I’ve spent most of my life in the Chicago area, so I was surprised to discover there was a national park just 6 hours away in Ohio. When I first started traveling, I decided to head towards my friend’s house in Norfolk, VA. Cuyahoga Valley National Park was my first stop on the way. It’s […]

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Land of the Double Rainbow

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I have over 8 months of travel to impart, but as they say, there’s no time like the present. So let me bring you up to speed and tell you where I’ve found myself this very month. As the crow flies, I’m about 10 miles from Yosemite National Park, though the actual drive around mountains […]

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