travel thoughts

Reality Czech: A Rural Workaway Experience

When I decided I needed to put my "tourist card" to use for the last few weeks I had in Europe I started looking into Workaway opportunities in a variety of countries. A few days after I started my search I had myself set up with a Workaway host in rural eastern Czech where I'd be helping out on a small homestead. I wasn't sure of all the details and didn't ask a ton of questions -- I think the overwhelmingly positive experience I had with Chalet Martin had me dropping my guard a bit. Luckily it all worked out great...here is the full story, as I wrote it with pen + paper in my bunk in my downtime during my stay at David + Anna's small farm. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
travel thoughts

Playing Tourist

I have spent the last seven weeks settling into life at Chalet Martin in a small town in the Swiss Alps. I’ve slept in the same bed, cooked in the same kitchen, stashed my shoes on the same shelf + shopped at the same market for almost two months. It’s like I’ve been legitimately living in a tiny mountain town in Switzerland...exactly the experience I planned for when I left the States. It's been nice. It's gotten comfortable. It's time to change. Yea, I know. Why fix what's not broken...but I'm almost out of time to wander Europe so rather than stick to the comfortable I'm headed beyond the borders of Switzerland. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago