Tag Archives: "travel"

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 […]

6 Jun, 2018

House sitting employment gap – Explain your reasons

People take time off from their jobs for different reasons: travelling, caring for sick relatives, giving birth and raising children, and going back to school. In other cases, you might take time from work because you were laid off or fired and finding a new job took time. A house sitting employment gap is a […]

29 Dec, 2017

Petsitters & Business Travel: How to connect with Pets

If you travel a great deal for either work or leisure you may already be regular user of our petsitters and housesitting service. Anna Naylor from Maiden Voyage one of our partners, a social network that makes business travel safe and social for women, has given us some ideas in this blog about how to […]

Housesitting family riding two camels in Dubai
13 Aug, 2016

Housesitting family – Travel more, for less!

Karen and Cam King sold their home in Victoria Australia 18 months ago to start a world tour with their two children to become a housesitting family. Cam was a chef on an oil rig, and Karen ran a cake baking and decorating business. They were living a comfortable life, working hard but frustrated by […]

29 Jul, 2016

Travel to enjoy ‘the unexpected miracle of life’

The joy of travel can offer unexpected surprises, each destination with its own hidden secrets, some unexpectedly stunning, some unexpectedly affordable. Sometimes,  there is nothing you read about your destination that can really prepare you for what you can discover from a country and its culture! Such unexpected surprises not only help you learn a […]

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 […]

housesitting with the dogs, makes the best travel possible
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

Travel and house-sitting I’ve been travelling the world for a very long time now with my Mum, and one thing I really love is when we house-sit, especially the long ones, because it makes me feel like home.  We have seen so many places and amazing things.  I love to travel. I love looking after […]

Two suitcases containing all portable possessions of a housesitter
23 Dec, 2015

The bearable lightness of being stuff-free

A new perspective on being stuff-free It has become something of a cliche to bemoan the modern Western predilection for accumulating stuff. As Tyler Durden so eloquently puts it in Fight Club, ‘The things you own end up owning you’. We are destined to wake up one day and realise that we have a house crammed full […]

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this […]