Category Archives for "Destinations"

House Sitting in Wellington, New Zealand

house sitting in wellington new zealand

Photographer and house sitter Andrea Jordan writes about her time house sitting in Wellington New Zealand I first started house sitting for friends. Then I discovered that there was such a thing as a “house sitting website”, where those with homes were able to connect with those who wanted a home and/or pets to care […]

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Discover the magic of Mexico City

Mexico City for House Sitters

Mexico City had not been high on my bucket list, but necessity meant we had to pass through when traveling from the Yucatan to start a long term house sit in the popular “pueblo magico”, San Miguel de Allende. What a surprise – it really was love at first sight! Often confusingly referred to simply […]

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How to Avoid The Viazul Bus Tourist Trail in Cuba

how to avoid the viazul bus in Cuba

Are you free spirits – travellers who prefer to venture off the standard tourist trail? We most definitely are, but we found this particularly difficult to do in Cuba where Viazul bus routes reign supreme. There’s so much to see, but few advertised opportunities for alternative travel to some less visited destinations. Cuba has some […]

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Why Che Guevara Would Be Ashamed of Cuba 2017

Che Guevara mural

In the final days of December 1958 Che Guevara led his column of armed revolutionary fighters into the central Cuban town of Santa Clara, which would become the site of some of the most decisive battles of the Cuban Revolution. Following the de-railing and capture of an armored military train, the government forces quickly capitulated, […]

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Travel Cuba – What we discovered

Cuba 2017

As long term international house sitters, one of our passions is travel and a destination we have both wanted to visit for a long time is Cuba. With house sits arranged in Mexico during December last year, and March this year, it seemed like February might be the ideal time to visit. We are always […]

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Lost in the Mexican Mountains

Hiking while House sitting in Mexico

Are you driven to achieve, but does your desire to reach the top ever get you into trouble? Do you often ask yourself, “How the heck did I get myself into this situation?” I do. I found myself asking this very question, often with an expletive suitably inserted, over and over again a couple of […]

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House Sitting in Spain – Spanish Manor Style

house sitting in Spain

Our guiding factors It’s important to know what you are looking for when applying for house sits. We have 5 factors that guide our selection: Unique locations or opportunities Expat families undergoing a sea change or overseas for business Strong unlimited WIFI Non touristic and non English speaking destinations Close access to nature With every […]

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House Sitting close to the South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park

If you are house sitting in south-east England, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself within close proximity to, or even living within, the beautiful South Downs National Park. Since the 1950’s, fifteen areas considered “important to the national heritage and worthy of special protection and attention”, have been designated “National Parks” in the UK. There are […]

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