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Europe and the EU

What is it like being an au pair in Italy? My experience living and working with kids in Milan

Wondering what it’s really like being an au pair in italy? Here’s my personal experience joining the ranks of temp nannies on the Med.  This isn’t the typical au pair in Italy blog about lavish beach holidays with a jetsetting family, but could help you find solid work abroad! Of course, I can’t speak for other au pair experiences, but I’ll sprinkle in some handy tips on finding a good host family. Finding the right au pair job in Italy So here’s the  ...

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Europe and the EU

How I found EVS Vacancies – A Year in Europe All Expenses Paid? Here’s How!

* OK, for this to work this free year in Europe to work you’ll need to be living in certain countries, and under 30. All good? Keep reading! Love the idea of getting involved and seeing Europe, but can’t manage a year’s commitment? Scroll down for details of short term funded trips for weekend youth seminars and other events. A few summers ago I rocked up in a tiny town on the border between the Czech Republic (in central Europe) and Poland. Myself and a band of EU  ...

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Europe and the EU

How to Make Money While Traveling the World

  Moving to Spain just a few short years ago was a daunting prospect, the country was belly-up with economic trouble and I had a sinking feeling I might not find work. I was pretty scared, wondering how to make money while traveling rather than return home in a cloud of embarassment.  Here are the routes I took to find flexible work, starting in Madrid and Barcelona for 1 year, and then other European countries. One of my biggest pet peeves with these types of posts is the lack of  ...

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Europe and the EU

Work away programs: Secrets to Score Free Bed and Board Across the Globe

If you had all that set up for free and 2 thirds of the day left to do exactly as you please, perhaps even free transport at your destination, how long could you afford to keep travelling? Free bed and board are essentials for any traveller. and the Workaway Program (plus other versions such as HelpX and WWOOFing) can make that a reality! What’s your greatest expense travelling? Somewhere to chuck your head down and meals in your belly! I spent a blissful 2 seasons- the warmer ones  ...

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