Why We Stopped Searching For Paradise

Why We Stopped Searching For Paradise

Does paradise exist? As a traveler, can you visit a place, find that it has everything you could want and need, and decide to move there? These are questions that every wanderer probably asks themselves from time to time. We love our nomad lifestyle. But, sometimes we...
Sandwich Generation Travel Solutions

Sandwich Generation Travel Solutions

Stuck in the middle Do you dream of travel but cannot imagine how to get away, even for a vacation, much less for long term travel? Do the responsibilities of maintaining a home for your aging parents and grown up children stop you from booking that trip? Does looking...
Why Long Term Travel is Not Just Seeing the Sights

Why Long Term Travel is Not Just Seeing the Sights

We love traveling! But over time, we have discovered that we are not the folks who want to visit every famous building, museum or wonder of the world. Currently, our highest priority is enjoying nature and the natural sites and meeting and getting to know the local...
Chronology of a House Sit: Living Your Life in a Foreign Country

Chronology of a House Sit: Living Your Life in a Foreign Country

In part one of the Chronology of a House Sit: Arrival, I discussed aspects of getting started with a new house sitter assignment including learning the layout of the home and community and reviewing the details of homeowners’ requirements. The middle part of the...
Five Travel Tips for Packing Light

Five Travel Tips for Packing Light

Keep us traveling and blogging! Purchasing our hand picked products through links on this site earn Neil and Laurie a commission at no cost to you. We appreciate your support. I am not known for packing light. I have so many items that I just must have with me. I have...
Modern Nomads With Wheels

Modern Nomads With Wheels

We are currently house sitting in the United States, having returned from six months in Australia and a few more in Asia. We picked up our car in Boston, where our family had generously agreed to watch over it for us. With a good washing and a tank of gas our Toyota...
Could House Sitting Be Your Key to Adventure Travel?

Could House Sitting Be Your Key to Adventure Travel?

Can you imagine choosing to be homeless? In 2012, we made the decision to stop paying our mortgage and instead spend our money on travel and adventure. We no longer have to pay property taxes, home maintenance, homeowners insurance, monthly utilities like sewer,...
Becoming a Modern Nomad? How to Sell Your Stuff!

Becoming a Modern Nomad? How to Sell Your Stuff!

A great guide to the process of letting go of your belongings in preparation for a life of adventure and travel. Great tips for what and when to start the selling process and where to share the news of your sales. Before becoming nomads, we sold almost everything we...
Great Tips On How To Get More Joy By Letting Go Of Stuff

Great Tips On How To Get More Joy By Letting Go Of Stuff

Simplifying your life by letting go of physical things leaves more time and energy to pursue what matters most to you. This post is by the Minimalists, a pair of best friends who share their journey of shedding excess belongings and finding the true joys of life....
Eating Cheaply While Traveling is a Way of Life

Eating Cheaply While Traveling is a Way of Life

Food is one of the wonderful reasons we love to travel. As you eat your way through the culture, you’ll learn about its history, traditions, customs, social hierarchy and politics. But to do so, you must leave behind the tourist traps and hotel restaurants. and...
First Steps to the House Sitter and Travel Lifestyle

First Steps to the House Sitter and Travel Lifestyle

So many people have asked about how we manage to travel, house sit and live such an easy lifestyle. One person even wrote that we must have tons of money in the bank. Not! What we do have is guts, daring, the willingness to break the status quo. We were not the best...
What We Love About Slow Travel

What We Love About Slow Travel

You have probably heard of “slow food”, but what about “slow travel”? We are on a journey of seeing the world with the goal of slowly savoring the places we visit. We may not see it all, nor do we visit all the tourist hot spots, but we are...
Best House Sitting Sites for House Sitters

Best House Sitting Sites for House Sitters

In our travels, many of the folks we meet have not heard of house sitting. They immediately see the benefits and want to learn more. House sitting is a great way to stay in nice homes for little or no cost. Once you decide that you would like to be a house sitter, you...
The Chronology of a House Sit- Arrival

The Chronology of a House Sit- Arrival

Part 1: Arrival House sitting assignments vary in length, but they all have a beginning, middle and end. One of the things we like about medium to long assignments is that these parts are pretty distinct and each has something we really enjoy doing. When we arrive in...
Mind Boggling Travel Photos From World Travelers

Mind Boggling Travel Photos From World Travelers

TripAdvisor is showing the winners of their photo contest and the resulting collection of travel photos is outstanding. Dozens of amazing photographs taken in a wide array of exotic destinations to marvel at and enjoy. See this arresting images at TripAdvisor Photo...
A Few Purchases To Feel At Home While House sitting

A Few Purchases To Feel At Home While House sitting

I read a lot of other people’s travel blogs. Many are youngish backpackers and a few have cleverly posted lists and photos of the things they pack, like Dan and Alissa at  thisworldrocks. As long term house sitters in Australia, we had to pack for three seasons...
Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Keep us traveling and blogging! Purchasing our hand picked products through links on this site earn Neil and Laurie a commission at no cost to you. We appreciate your support. Being modern travelers, we enjoy using electronic devices that make international travel...
Ubud the Expat Way: 5 Awesome Experiences Without a Tour Bus

Ubud the Expat Way: 5 Awesome Experiences Without a Tour Bus

This article from This World Rocks presents the many reasons that Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali and highlights activities that visitors can enjoy on their own. It provides tips on the best places to learn yoga, eat organic, and much more. Read the entire...
Top 5 tips to becoming a house sitter

Top 5 tips to becoming a house sitter

These basic tips are from Trustedhousesitters.com, a web site that we can recommend for both house sitters and homeowners. We especially like how user friendly their web site is. We are enjoying our house sitting adventures. Come join us. You can read the tips here....
Trials On The Art Trails- in Western Australia

Trials On The Art Trails- in Western Australia

It has been fun attending the Plantagenet Pottery Group, here in the local shire. (Shire is like a county, American folks). I was fortunate to arrive in time to catch the tail end of people making sculptures for the annual art trails exhibition and was encouraged to...

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