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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
WWOOF | Volunteer help exchange on organic farms in 100+ countries | Official global hub | Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO)
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WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms has a database of organic farms that span 50 countries. You get to learn about farming, gardening and sustainable living and get hands-on experience. This is straight-up barter with no currency exchange: your time, energy and enthusiasm for room, board and plenty of learning. You can bet on great meals, fresh air, good conversation and a new perspective on life.

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Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe

Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
volunteer work in exchange for free accommodation and food on farms, backpacker hostels, lodges, horse stables and even sailing boats
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Want to really integrate with local culture while you travel? Workaway and HelpX connects travelers with locals all over the world. Locals open their homes and lives to you in exchange for your help with their gardens, children, educational programs or even help running their surf shops or paragliding businesses!

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Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise

Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Banks charge a lot for overseas transfers. We don't. Transfer money abroad easily and quickly with our low cost money transfers.
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The Bold Art of the European Tour Bus

The Bold Art of the European Tour Bus | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Remember your trip on one of these European tour buses? Perhaps rolling through Paris without a care in the world? Well photographer Taylor Holland has captured the bits outside the bus while you were sitting inside.

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25 Awesome Castles You Should See

25 Awesome Castles You Should See | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Anyone who has done even a little bit of traveling knows the drill – if the place you are visiting has a castle, taking an overpriced tour that ends...
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Best Travel Pictures of 2011 Named

Best Travel Pictures of 2011 Named | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Playful wolves, an iceberg climber, and a curious beluga are highlights of the 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year competition.

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Help Train 300 Destitute Kenyan Girls For Self-Reliance

Help Train 300 Destitute Kenyan Girls For Self-Reliance | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Want to make a real difference this holiday season? 
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Fastest Time to Travel to Every Country in the World

Fastest Time to Travel to Every Country in the World | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Benny Prasad has been to every country in the world and he has the world record for achieving it in the shortest amount of time: 6 years, 6 months and...
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Cowbird for the multimedia traveller

Cowbird for the multimedia traveller | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Multi-textured and easy to use, I can see Cowbird making life easier for documentarians on the road looking to spend more time shooting and less time hacking away on the computer. Use this social media tool to keep a diary of your life and help document the major sagas shaping the world.

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Touring USA? Get extra cash with Gigwalk

Touring USA? Get extra cash with Gigwalk | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Gigwalk announces that 1.5 million tasks have now been completed using a skilled, mobile workforce of 100,000+ strong. For each task completed, you can expect to make anywhere from $3 to $100. Note though fellow travellers, Gigwalk is only active in eight cities - Chicago, South Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle - so not very useful for those of us going further afield.

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The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide

The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
It's never been easier to compare travel and accommodation prices using sites like Hipmunk, Kayak, or Google Flights, but a little extra legwork can save hundreds on airfare, hotels, and attractions.
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Korean Air cancels tickets because of fare error

Korean Air cancels tickets because of fare error | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Here’s a case that’s been keeping me up at night. It’s not just because this one’s about errors — one of my favorite topics. It’s also because it raises several difficult questions about ethics, journalism and consumer advocacy.
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A Travel Blogger's Guide to Sponsorship

A Travel Blogger's Guide to Sponsorship | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Finding a sponsor for your travel blog is an important part of achieving success in your field.
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Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad.

Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad. | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
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Seasonal Ski & Summer Jobs | TEFL | Gap Year abroad

Seasonal Ski & Summer Jobs | TEFL | Gap Year abroad | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Season Workers.com - The award winning Season Workers website makes finding seasonal and temp jobs, outdoor sports courses and work, TEFL opportunities and holiday work easy and fun.
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X1.1 Brian the 3leggedthing

X1.1 Brian the 3leggedthing | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

 

 

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Reminder to self: go three legged on your next epic photo trip. There's nothing to stop me with this super lightweight gear which packs the punch of a pro system.

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The 25 Most Dangerous Cities On Earth

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities On Earth | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Every country has its cities and every city has its slums but as we will see in a moment, not all cities are created equal.
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Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees

Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
The country of Burma (currently known as Myanmar) has been going through a civil war that has lasted over 60 years.
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The 45 Places to Go in 2012

The 45 Places to Go in 2012 | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
London, Havana, Lhasa and, yes, even the final frontier. A year’s worth of reasons to pack your bags and take off. (The 45 Places to Go in 2012.

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China's Fake Disneyland: The Park That Never Was

China's Fake Disneyland: The Park That Never Was | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Like a a faded ghost of the classic American Dream, an unfinished Disney-like castle rises into the cloudy China sky.
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How to fund your travel videos

How to fund your travel videos | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Chris recommends utilizing three ways to fund your travel media; fund raising, trading video for services, and advertising.


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Sustainable Post by Travellers

Sustainable Post by Travellers | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Lightfoot Sustainable Post is a collection of postboxes set all over the world where people can drop off their addressed letters and travelers transport the letters to the person, in person. Hitchhiking for letters, how cool is that!

 

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Walk in the clouds - literally

Walk in the clouds - literally | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

A Glass Walkway 4000 feet high gives spectacular views below visitors' feet in China's Tianmen Mountain National Park. Floating far above the ground, tacked to the side of a sheer rock wall, the glass walkway has been compared to the Grand Canyon's Skywalk. The questions is: dare you take up the challenge?

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Why Fliers Must Turn Off Devices

Why Fliers Must Turn Off Devices | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

There is no evidence proving electronic signals from mobile devices actually interfere with the operation of aircraft. So why is it that airlines insist that we put down our laptops, tablets, e-readers and handsets? - no reason.  

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Surf incognito: Ctrl+Shift+P

Surf incognito: Ctrl+Shift+P | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Yep, we're talking web surfin'. In a public network, your data is at risk - anywhere, not just abroad. So, here are simple tips to put your mind at rest and keep the hackers at bay. Afterall, you want to keep what is private, well exactly that, private.

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