Category Archives: "Top Tips – Travel"

London house sitting
12 Oct, 2021

London house sitting – London calling!

Many long term housesitters and petsitters will tell you they love either rural housesits or city housesits. London house sitting can have a remarkable draw for both types of housesitter. Housesitting in London offers a fantastic diversity of experiences, including and most importantly pet care, for animal lovers, and an exciting urban setting. Read on […]

London
13 Sep, 2019

Top 10 Affordable Things to Do in London

London is one of the most interesting, vibrant, cosmopolitan and eclectic cities in the world. There is so many things to do in London it can be hard to choose. As a Pet and House Sitter you may have limited time and possibly budgets to see the sites. And depending on feeding routines for your […]

family housesitting
3 Sep, 2019

Family housesitting in Spain – Top Tips

Family housesitting, for those unfamiliar with this lifestyle, may seem a challenge to negotiate in any season let alone at the height of the Summer season. Not so! We find that many homeowners are actually happy to welcome families. There are many advantages not least of which is the children’s adoration and care for the […]

Top 10 things to see in Malaga Playa de Malaguetta
31 May, 2019

Top 10 things to do in Malaga when housesitting and traveling

The opportunity for traveling or housesitting in Malaga affords the visitor a great opportunity to enjoy a unique European destination with a rich ancient and modern cultural heritage. In recent years, Malaga has received significant investment toward the city’s infrastructure redevelopment, enabling the city to benefit from an efficient infrastructure reborn with new motorways, and […]

House-sitting in Paris
6 May, 2019

Top Tips for House-Sitting in Paris

An opportunity came up for house-sitting in Paris, so I dug up one of my favourite books. I have in front of me a a curling paperback edition of an old Paris guidebook, and even though it is pretty old (1986!) I still hold onto it and dip into the pages to explore the tourist […]

21 Mar, 2019

A Cat-sitting Tourist Sees London for Free!

A few years ago a friend who is a journalist asked me to do a spot of cat-sitting in London. She wanted me to cat sit, to stay in her flat for a week to look after things while she popped off to the Washington to report on a brewing political story. The one condition […]

poolside scene in a Mediterranean villa housesitting
6 Mar, 2019

Now we are ‘HouseSitMatch house-sitting’

If you have considered trying housesitting either as a housesitter or a homeowner try HouseSitMatch house-sitting. You wont regret it! We check everyone for safety, we can help you to optimise your profile and sometimes, if you ask nicely we even help you to learn how to use the site. Check out our house sitting […]

Repositioning cruise and sunset view from deck
23 Jul, 2016

Repositioning cruise: travels best secret

The secret of traveling the seven seas is not as many think the location of Atlantis, but the routes and access to the best repositioning cruise! What’s a repositioning cruise..? Well may you ask! It’s a way that some clever travelers find to travel across the major oceans at a fraction of the standard price of […]

16 Jul, 2016

Poland Affordable Travel

If you’re a keen traveler and always looking for new affordable travel experiences, housesitting, pet-sitting or otherwise, blogs drawn from real life travel can become a great source of inspiration and timely information. At HouseSitMatch we are keen to share great travel finds with our network, and we were delighted when Celine our student intern […]

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 […]