Category Archives: "Travel"

House sitters who oversee staff
5 Sep, 2023

9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff

Veteran house sitter Jill Shelton spills her secrets for when house sitters oversee staff. Read her fascinating blog drawn from extensive personal experience to learn her top tips for other housesitters. 9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff One of the more unique experiences I’ve had house sitting during the last 12 years, is where […]

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 […]

grey gap year
10 Jun, 2023

‘Grey gap year’ – House sitting over 50

We are often asked at HouseSit Match what are the chances of being selected as house sitters if your house sitting over 50, some even declare they are trying a grey gap year! We always say the chances of securing a house sit are very good indeed, this is true. Not only is the trend […]

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 […]

how to travel on a budget
1 Oct, 2022

How to travel on a budget – A housesitter’s tips

If you love travel but fear the cost, consider our tips on budget travel. In this article we offer you a housesitter’s tips on how to travel on a budget, even in these straightened times. Our author visits Hungary one of the former Easter European low budget travel countries. If you’re thinking I want to […]

1 Jul, 2022

Homesitting in London – Visit London on a shoestring!

“My first international housesit was in London for six weeks – during the 2012 Olympics”, writes Kelly Hayes-Raitt in her latest blog for Housesit Match. In this blog entry, Hayes-Raitt gives you some tips on what to do while homesitting in London on a budget. With her tips you can visit London on a shoestring. […]