Category Archives: "Global travel"

sustainable travel
19 Oct, 2021

Sustainable travel – Electric vehicles are the future

We all dream of sustainable travel in the future, for ourselves and our children.  Whether as homeowners or housesitters the idea of being able to move around, travel and go places with minimal impact on the planet is a dream we can help to transform into reality. We can all make choices every day that […]

plans to travel
30 Sep, 2021

Plans to travel? Top tips to keep in mind

Whether you are a housesitter considering going further afield or an inveterate traveller lockdown has made us all dream. If your dreams have helped you make plans to travel then do some research before you set off. Check out these top tips ahead of setting out. Source Location – CC0 Licence Top tips for your […]

housesitting inspain
26 Aug, 2021

Travelling and housesitting in Spain – Here’s what I love

From time to time we invite one of our housesitters to offer a blog about their experience of housesitting and travel. Tiera St Claire has been a housesitter with Housesitmatch for a few years how and always seems to deliver a wonderful blog enriched by her love of the location. In this article there is […]

12 Nov, 2019

International Housesitting and Tourist Visas – By Gobsmacked at Gatwick (Prt 2)

Housesitters often ask us about the need for housesitting visas or tourist visas when committing to international housesit assignments. We explain that there are no such things as ‘housesitting visas’. Instead we say they must always check with their destination country visa office regarding their entry and requirements for tourist visas. There will always be […]

housesitting Algarve
6 Aug, 2018

Top 10 things to do when Housesitting Algarve properties

Housesitting Algarve properties affords the housesitter a great opportunity to enjoy a unique European destination. The Algarve has both an ancient and modern cultural heritage which you can enjoy while paying little or nothing for accommodation if you housesit. In recent years, the Algarve has received significant attention after a long period of recession. It’s […]

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 […]