If you think the carrot has mystery, (though not so much that flowers are essentially tarts; prostitutes for the bees), then we have five help exchanges – ranging from stately homes to alternative lifestyles - for green fingered volunteers.
Working for your keep in a hostel is a good way of cutting down on expensive accommodation costs and circumventing local employment visa requirements. Though it can be a grey area many hostels are willing to provide unpaid work in countries where avenues for paid employment are closed.
Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.
Typically more comfortable than buses and with far less of the increasing hassle it costs to fly, train travel is rated by anyone sensible as the best way to get around.
Samantha Milner lives the dream life with her husband Dominic and son Kyle as expats in southern Portugal. She talks to us about her life in the Algarve.