Category Archives: "Top Tips – Travel"

a man punting on the River Cam in Cambridge
23 May, 2024

Housesitting in Cambridge for Cats and Guinea Pigs

Every chance I get I escape the bounds of my office to become a housesitter, usually choosing a new location for the experience. Housesitting in Cambridge last week offered some fantastic delights that I was surprised and delighted by. Read on to learn more about my experience in Cambridgeshire petsitting for four cats and six […]

house sitting on the Gold Coast
15 Dec, 2023

10 Awesome Tips for House Sitters on the Gold Coast

Native Australian Jill Shelton (with her partner Gavin Merritt) shares her top tips as house sitters on the Gold Coast of Australia. Read on to learn more about their house and pet sitting adventures on the Gold Coast on the HouseSitMatch blog. 10 Tips for House Sitters on the Gold Coast By Jill Shelton Having […]

30 Nov, 2023

House-sitting in England Makes Peak Season Affordable!

Summer is the most expensive time to visit the UK. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my family could afford to travel throughout England for more than a month during peak season! But, we did because of house sitting. We arrived the Last week in May to start house sitting in England, the beginning […]

London travel bargains
6 Aug, 2023

35 Best London Travel Bargains, Part II

London house sitter and culture vulture Kelly Hayes-Raitt shares her favorite London travel bargains while house sitting! By Kelly Hayes-Raitt In Part I of this blog, I described 12 of my favorite London travel bargains that I’ve experienced during my many house sitting assignments there.  Here, I expand on some of the London vacation ideas […]

London travel bargain
6 Aug, 2023

35 Best London Travel Bargains, Part I

Long-time house sitter Kelly Hayes-Raitt calls London her second home since she’s housesat there so many times. Here are some of her tips for enjoying the very best London travel bargains. By Kelly Hayes-Raitt This American’s first overseas house sit was for 6 weeks in London during the 2012 Olympics. It was love at first […]

affordable gap year
12 May, 2023

Affordable gap year destinations

If you are a keen traveller and looking for affordable gap year destinations then read on. In this article we offer a range of fascinating places around the world where you might want to visit on your gap year between school, college and work. We offer opportunities to save money like choosing countries with a […]

electric cars
20 Mar, 2023

Electric cars – The pros and cons

Many of our members on Housesit Match are green or conscious of sustainability. Hence their involvement with the sharing economy and reducing their carbon footprint in travel though housesitting. If you are buying a new car and considering your options read this article on the pros and cons of electric cars. We offer you a […]

View of the Sydney harbour bridge from Milsons Point Sydney
18 Feb, 2023

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 […]

elegant decor
9 Feb, 2023

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.  A while ago we were fortunate enough to win a holiday to Australia […]