Category Archives: "Travel"

Illustration of girl with megaphone housesitting
25 Sep, 2015

Blog Competition – HouseSit Match

Enter our New HouseSit Match Blog Competition! We love hearing stories of how house-sitting has enabled your green or sustainable travel. Enter our Blog Competition and send us your story in a WORD Document with at least 2 relevant photos. The photos for your Blog Competition entry can be of the pets your cared for, […]

Three members of the HouseSitMatch team pose for a selfie at the World Travel Market
7 Jul, 2015

House-sitting Intern Discovers Affordable Travel

House-sitting as a means of Affordable Travel I have travelled the world as a student, camping, back-packing and youth hosteling, latterly discovering house-sitting as a green and affordable way to travel.Then in my final year at Uni I joined HouseSitMatch.com a new ‘start-up’ as their first intern, and that’s when I really began to discover […]

17 May, 2015

House-Sitting and Sustainable Travel

If like us you love travel and experiencing new cultures and geographies read on to learn about sustainable travel. If like us you have missed travel during the recent pandemic because of global travel restrictions this may be a chance to refocus your travel ambitions. There are so many green travel options to consider today […]

5 Dec, 2014

Sam and Pete need long term house sitters – But why..?

Need long term petsitters because you are travelling away from home or because you are volunteering abroad? Why not find registered and trustworthy house and pet-sitters to live in your home? They can housesit care for your home and pets in your absence. Long term house sitters Most housesitting assignments tend to be short term […]

House-sitting in Paris
6 May, 2014

Top Tips for House-Sitting in Paris

House-sitting in Paris – Top Tips 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 […]

21 Mar, 2014

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 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 was I had […]

19 Jan, 2014

House-Sitting Australia – Travel Top Ten Tips

Travel Tips for house-sitting Australia If you’re not an Ozzie and you’re headed to Australia on your career break, you’re not alone! It’s one of the most popular destinations to travel to – partly due to it being easy to work there (thank you working holiday visa) and partly because of the sunshine! Here are […]

housesitting, affordable travel, housesitting in Australia
26 Apr, 2013

Long-term travel, made affordable

Ideas for long term travel, and what to do to make it affordable… Long term travel gives opportunities to learn, explore, and broaden horizons. Here Rachel Morgan Trimmer Founder of the Career Break Site offers ideas on making long term travel affordable Long-term travel is a wonderful opportunity for those who can do it and […]

traveling to London
29 Mar, 2013

Need Some Travel Tips for the UK

Need some travel tips for the UK? Top 5 UK Travel Destinations When travelling in the UK there are some attractions that everybody wants to see and so you do the postcard tour, which of-course can be great fun. However, it doesn’t take a great deal of effort in London to step off the beaten […]