An easy way to volunteer for short periods while travelling using Workaway

Break up long travelling stints with a few weeks volunteering here and there with local families I’ve been using the Workaway website to find short volunteering placements since 2012. I travel for three to five months each year and find that a few two-week volunteering placements really enhance my trip. I’ve made jam with a…… Continue reading An easy way to volunteer for short periods while travelling using Workaway

Freedom Camping in New Zealand – Tor’s Traveller Tales

At the moment I’m counting the days until I leave work and start my winter travels again. I’m lucky enough to earn enough money in the summer (mainly because I live in my van and spend nothing!) so that I can travel every winter, a life I’ll never get tired of. Why? Because there’s always…… Continue reading Freedom Camping in New Zealand – Tor’s Traveller Tales

Ten days of backpacking, adventure and relaxation in Belize

Belize is completely different to the other Central American countries I’ve travelled through on this trip. It’s my 77th country (not that I’m counting!) and I was really looking forward to exploring it.   While El Salvador, Honduras,  Guatemala and Mexico all have their own distinct identities, they still have a lot in common. Belize…… Continue reading Ten days of backpacking, adventure and relaxation in Belize

Tarantulas, tayras and recycled trash – two weeks volunteering at Belize’s first Earthship

Nestled in the jungle in the southern Toledo district of Belize, an area of Mayan villages and dirt tracks, next to Lubaatun ruins, is an three storey earthship. An earthship for those who don’t know (I didn’t) is a building made from recycled waste, such as bottles and tyres. Instead of using bricks, you simply…… Continue reading Tarantulas, tayras and recycled trash – two weeks volunteering at Belize’s first Earthship