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Teaching English in Japan

An Expat’s Advice on Teaching English in Japan

From preparing for the move abroad and choosing the right type of visa to becoming a qualified language teacher and applying for jobs, Shaun, a British expat working as an Assistant Language Teacher, offers his advice and useful tips to help us decide which route is best for becoming a language teacher in Japan.Read More
Teaching English in China

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in China

We've turned over The Working Traveller once again to Cez and Agness of eTramping, asking them to share their first hand expertise on teaching English in China.Read More
Penguins at the Polar Ice Caps

Polar Ice Caps Melting! How to Plan Your Cool Trip

With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!Read More
Digital Nomad Volunteering

The Volunteering Entrepreneur

Nelson Santos discovered a passion for volunteering in his mid-20’s but financial reality brought his plans to a halt until he figured out how to travel the world without saving up first.Read More
Help Exchanges in Iceland

Save Money on Travelling in Iceland Through Help Exchanges and Volunteering

Despite Iceland’s reputation as an expensive country preceding it, with a little planning and a willingness to trade some of your spare time it is possible to visit this staggeringly beautiful country without emptying your bank account. We examine realistic options for saving money by taking a volunteer role in Iceland, or even making some with a paid one.Read More
HelpStay Work Exchanges

You Owe it to Yourself to ‘Find Your Calling’

Shay Gleesom found his purpose after spending six months travelling, working on farms, helping in back packer hostels and volunteering teaching, exchanging a few hours’ help for accommodation and board. Those experiences gained and people encountered guided him to his future path and into something that he genuinely wanted to do with his life.Read More
Travel photos and the Prisma app

Around the World With Prisma

One of the first apps we downloaded on our new iPod Touch is Prisma. This app that turns your photos into works of art and we have been doing exactly that with some of our own. Here are 24 of our favourites.Read More
Hostel Volunteer Work in Albania

Expecting the Unexpected as a Hostel Volunteer

Volunteering in exchange for a bed and food has become a common means for young people to travel the world on a budget, the two dominant trends being in agriculture (WWOOFing) and hostel work (Helpx and Workaway), which are constantly in need of cheap young labor. My experience revolves around the latter sector.Read More
Save Money Travelling

14 Great HelpStays Around the World to Save Money While Travelling

HelpStay connects small projects looking for a hand with independent travellers looking to save money on accommodation. For travellers there is also the opportunity to add purpose to their wanderings, get a local insight into the area, and learn new skills as well as passing on their own. We've selected 14 of our favourite current projects around the globe, offering a mix of helping in schools, hostels, eco projects, animal rescue centres and NGOs.Read More
Apps for Working Abroad

10 Apps You Need When Working Abroad

So you have just accepted a position at a company in Singapore and people are congratulating you and asking when the big move is. Your stomach drops. This is actually happening. You will actually be living in another country. Inevitably, even the most seasoned traveller is going to have an initial stomach drop at the prospect of setting up home in a land completely alien to them, however, you can breathe a sigh of relief as those tech-savvy dynamos who magic-up mobile phone apps have created 10 gems to help those living as expats, and working in foreign countries, have a hassle-free experience. Read More