Category Archives: "Global travel"

Sunset over Bagan temples in Myanmar
14 May, 2016

Asia a ‘rich budget travel’ experience

Last year our first student intern Ellie said farewell to our office on completing her internship determined to experience budget travel, ideally to try house-sitting and to see more of the world. All our housesitting assignments and travelers’ tales had given her a taste for travel. Twelve months later she has sent us a blog […]

View of the Sydney harbour bridge from Milsons Point Sydney
18 Feb, 2016

Sydney, Australia – Spectacular Spectacular!

There is so much to absorb on a first visit to Sydney, Australia – the views, the sunshine, the food, the stunning architecture. Fortunately, even on a short visit you can enjoy the city from many angles for free!  Many residents and visitors often complain about how expensive it is to live in Sydney, so […]

Infinity pool at the villa in Costa Rica
12 Feb, 2016

House-sitting in Costa Rica

House-sitting Costa Rica was one possible option discovered by accident when searching online that became a reality for a young American couple. After a strenuous commercial period in running a business Tim and Kristie decide to take time out to enjoy a belated honeymoon in a tropical paradise. Housesitting seemed like a great idea. Here’s […]

9 Feb, 2016

Traveling Australia: Melbourne, city of the senses

When Traveling Australia, Melbourne offers a fabulous first taste, in fact the entertainments and delights hit all the senses. The city boasts sophisticated skylines, lush botanical gardens, and a range of museums and galleries, with easy access to beaches and delectable restaurants. It is a thoroughly enjoyable distillation of the Australian experience.  Recently we were fortunate […]

Iconic view of Sydney Opera House and the Central Business District from the ferry in the harbour
3 Feb, 2016

Traveling Australia for the first time!

Traveling Australia is a long term dream for many – we were lucky enough to win a business competition for HouseSitMatch recently which enabled us to do just that. Thanks to Kia Motors (UK) Ltd and the Guardian newspaper Small Business Network  my partner David and I were fortunate enough to win a prize in the name […]

housesitting with the dogs, makes the best travel possible
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

Travel and house-sitting I’ve been travelling the world for a very long time now with my Mum, and one thing I really love is when we house-sit, especially the long ones, because it makes me feel like home.  We have seen so many places and amazing things.  I love to travel. I love looking after […]

Two suitcases containing all portable possessions of a housesitter
23 Dec, 2015

The bearable lightness of being stuff-free

A new perspective on being stuff-free It has become something of a cliche to bemoan the modern Western predilection for accumulating stuff. As Tyler Durden so eloquently puts it in Fight Club, ‘The things you own end up owning you’. We are destined to wake up one day and realise that we have a house crammed full […]

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this […]

Making friends in a coffee shop in Kiev
13 Dec, 2015

Making friends while housesitting

Making friends on a long term housesit For a number of years now I have chosen to look after property and pets (as a cost saving way) to travel the world. I’ve found that being a short term single visitor to a new country it can be a challenge when making friends, and therein lies […]

13 Nov, 2015

Economics of Housesitting in the Ukraine

On accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment and what the economics of the trip might mean to you. You know you will live rent free although you may be asked to pay for utilities. Think also of the basic food supplies you want […]