Loving and Leaving the Schengen Zone

Nostalgic Lisbon had been a sun-dappled dream, but my 90 Schengen Zone days were rapidly coming to an end. I couldn’t bear the thought of parting with my morning pingado and pastel de nata, but as a non-EU citizen without a long-term visa, the rules in place allowed me only 3 months of basking in the European lifestyle. But unwilling to accept defeat, I did … Continue reading Loving and Leaving the Schengen Zone

A day in the life of a Workaway volunteer

I realized that even though I’ve highly recommended the Workaway program several times on this blog (and many times to everyone I know), I haven’t actually detailed any of my experiences as a volunteer. So without further ado, I now present to you: A day in the life of a Workaway volunteer… What: Young couple renovating old villa to create an agritourism B&B Where: Small town on central … Continue reading A day in the life of a Workaway volunteer

Can you volunteer abroad for FREE?

How many times have you searched for volunteer programs abroad and discovered that they were charging YOU at least $1,000 to travel all that way and help for free? Sounds kind of strange right? However, a few months ago, I had a conversation with someone who worked at a volunteer coordination center in NYC, and he explained that if you are going into a disadvantaged … Continue reading Can you volunteer abroad for FREE?