Category Archives for "Reviews"

TrustedHousesitters review and how to use the website

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TrustedHousesitters Review (Desktop Version)This is the second in a series of in-depth house sitting website reviews that cover the user experience, and highlight the pros, cons and usability of each site. We also explain how to join TrustedHousesitters and benefit from our year round, special TrustedHousesitters 25% discount TrustedHousesitters (THS) is an international house sitting website servicing […]

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Rome2rio flexible route planning

Rome2rio route planning app

Get from A to B anywhere in the world When you’re traveling overseas in an unfamiliar country, and quite possibly using a different language, how can you make it easier to plan your route between house sits or travel adventures? Over the past five years we’ve been helped by one of the best trip planner’s we’ve come […]

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Secure Web Hosting With SiteGround

secure web hosting

Are you worried about whether you have secure web hosting? Do you often see the “This site is insecure” notice on many websites, particularly when you have to login with a username and password, and wonder what this means? If you are anything like me, you just ignore this and carry on, hoping for the […]

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How Can I Protect My Passwords While Traveling or House Sitting?

Are you protecting your passwords

How good are you at protecting your passwords? We take a look at how you can minimize the damage of having your personal data hacked by keeping your passwords safe. Oh dear. I’ve gone the full Edward Snowdon and become more than a little paranoid about online security. It all started last month with concerns over logins […]

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Pet Care & First Aid

Pet Care & First Aid

Doug Dyer, author of “A Tale of Two Geckos” reviews this month’s book selection, “Pet Care & First Aid” – an invaluable guide for anyone offering house or pet sitting services. Pet Care & First Aid – The Common Sense Guide Michael and Yvonne have relied upon their extensive experience when writing this wonderful book […]

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WHAT IS A VPN?

What is a VPN?

by Martin Robson (intro by Vanessa Anderson) If you aren’t a “techie” person, you may be asking the question “What is a VPN?” Very simply, a VPN can keep your data safe on the internet while traveling? It can help protect your identity, banking info, and more. And it allows you to watch TV shows […]

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How to Save Money on Flights with SkipLagged

Save money on flights with SkipLagged

We’re going to take a quick look at how you can save money on flights with SkipLagged. A fantastic flight search tool which offers extra options that you won’t find on regular search websites like Expedia, Kayak and Skyscanner. What is “short checking” I first came across this concept in 2011, almost by accident, and […]

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How To Watch Movies From Anywhere With Sumvision

What are the best options for watching movies anywhere while on the road? Imagine this… You’ve arrived at your new, remote, three month house sit, only to discover there is no cable TV, only limited WIFI, and the DVD collection features nothing but teen movies from the 1980s!  Of course not everyone wants to watch television while […]

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