One summer, from 9am to 6pm each day, I stood outside a shop front on the main street of my hometown – by myself – and desperately brandished a basket in the unsuspecting faces of passersby, trying to get punters to pluck a voucher from the ‘raffle’, hand over a €15 deposit and book a
Budget travel has a kind of romanticism to it – the idea of being on the road with only a trusty pack for company, enjoying hospitality where you can get it and getting to know the locals. Unfortunately, for many travellers these days, “budget” involves staying in crowded, smelly, bed bug-infested hostel dormitories for weeks
As of summer 2016, Irish students who want to participate in the J-1 Work & Travel programme will have to have a vetted seasonal job before their summer visa is approved. These new requirements mean that the J-1 visa – for many, a hallmark of Irish student life – will be more challenging than ever
On a cambio the hassle of finding your way around a new city is sorted, as the locals you stay with know your destination inside and out. Unfortunately some anxieties remain – like packing your suitcase before you depart. Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to pack everything and the kitchen sink… Image
GoCambio takes safety very seriously, and while the likelihood of things going wrong is low, we want to make sure that all of our guests are prepared in case something does happen. Here are some tips to ensure that both you and your host feel secure during the cambio so that you can focus on spending quality time
Something incredible is underway that is transforming the way in which we do business on a scale unparalleled. It’s breaking down borders and building global communities by connecting people from all over the world. It’s helping to breathe life back into discarded objects and spaces. It’s environmentally-friendly, it’s cost-effective (sometimes even free) and it’s expanding
Cambioing is all about authentic travel experiences and we are firm believers in off the beaten track, one-of-a-kind encounters that you won’t find in a typical tourist guidebook. While we love cities like Dublin, Krakow, Rome and Paris, it’s when staying in the smaller cities and towns that you will find the local experiences that
A cambio is all about having fun with learning. From going jetskiing to dining out, visiting a museum to simply hanging out with a group of friends, there’s so many things that you can do with your Guest. Your time spent socialising can also be part of your skills exchange, as we encourage our Guests to make learning fun! The activities you choose will depend on what you Guest is interested in and what there is to do in your local area. Here are a few of our suggestions:
At GoCambio, we encourage our Guests and Hosts to share their experiences by leaving a review once their cambio is finished. Leaving a review for your Host will help other Guests learn more about what it’s really like to cambio with them.
You’re ready to leave on your cambio and you can’t wait to meet your host and visit a new city…but at the same time you can’t help feeling nervous because, let’s face it, you might not have ever taught anything before!