House Sitting at Home

House Sitting

I’ve just completed a two-week house sitting stint at my old family home, but because my family still live there I was, essentially, house sitting at home… Exotic. Here’s how to win when house sitting for family. Act Like King or Queen of the Manor If your family home is five times the size (or even just a bit bigger) than you current abode, make the most of it by spreading out, strutting your stuff, and lording it over your imaginary subjects. Really go to…

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Looking Back on 2016

Huge Palm in Nerja, Spain

What a year it’s been! From an insane amount of celebrity deaths, Brexit and even Donald Trump becoming president of the United States, I think most people would agree that 2016 has been nothing short of crazy. However… 2016 has been a pretty good year for me. With the exception of the passing of my Nan in July – yes, many ‘normal’ people have passed away this year too, not just celebrities – I’ve had a life-changing, adventurous year, filled with travel and new experiences.…

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The Lowdown On My First House Sit

House sitting had made it onto my list of potential ways to travel more often/for longer/forever. The basic idea is that in exchange for looking after someone’s property and pets, you get free accommodation. In theory, it’s a win-win situation for travelling pet-lovers; you get to visit and stay in some amazing places rent-free, all while taking care of some lovely animals! There are tons of resources available on the internet, detailing everything from how to write a great online profile, to finding the best…

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