Women in Travel Summit (WITS) Travel Conference

Date Posted: June 4, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Travel Tales

Women in Travel Summit WITS logo

I recently spent a week in Portland, Maine, at the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. To say I felt right at home would be a complete understatement! Joining together with several hundred fellow travel addicts for multiple days of inclusive seminars was a breath of fresh air I didn’t even realize I needed.

I recently spent a week in Portland, Maine, at the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. To say I felt right...

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Rabbie’s Tour of St Andrews and Fife

Date Posted: April 2, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

St Andrews and Fife Rabbie's tour in Scotland

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If you’re visiting Scotland and basing much of your time around Edinburgh, you can easily take a day trip to many interesting locations. While public transportation is readily available and accessible, sometimes it just doesn’t quite get you where you want to go. For those places, it’s worthwhile taking a tour.

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Best Expat Destinations: Roatan vs Malta

Date Posted: March 26, 2019
Posted in: All About Roatan, Expat Life, Malta Expat

Island life as an expat - comparing Roatan and Malta

Best expat destinations is a common term I see floating around online all the time. I’ll be honest from the onset here: there is no way I could say any place on Earth is the best!

That’s because your opinion will undoubtedly differ from mine. And that’s what makes moving to new places and traveling such an important part of life.

Best expat destinations is a common term I see floating around online all the time. I'll be honest from the onset here:...

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Longterm Housesitting in Spain: Our 3 Months in Asturias

Date Posted: March 19, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting

Mountains and trees of Asturias Spain. All about house and pet sitting in Asturias Spain from expat writer Amanda Walkins

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After our experiences housesitting in Edinburgh and then bouncing around housesitting in London for the whole summer, it was time for longterm housesitting in Spain for friends of ours. While we normally use TrustedHousesitters to find house and pet sits in various countries, this particular sit was not through the website.

*A warning before we continue: I just really want to share a lot of photos from these 3 months, so brace yourselves…animal + farm photos are coming.*

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Housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: March 12, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting, Travel Tales

Housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters

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We spent last summer housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters, which is the only housesitting and petsitting website we currently use. While some of our international sits are for friends or family, the vast majority are found through TrustedHousesitters.

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Moving to a New Country: Lessons and Observations

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving to a New Country

It’s fair to say we’ve bounced around quite a bit in recent years. Moving to a new country has become second-nature to us now. We have our little routines and requirements to meet before we feel at home, which helps us to easily slip into daily life in new places all the time.

It's fair to say we've bounced around quite a bit in recent years. Moving to a new country has become second-nature to u...

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What I’ve Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing

What I've Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I’ve spent in any single job in my life! It’s amazing how quickly time can pass. It is also incredible how slowly certain days can seem to drag on. I’ve learned an incredible amount from these years of freelancing, including the following valuable lessons…

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I've spent in any single job...

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Housesitting in Edinburgh with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: January 17, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

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We’ve been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so I wanted to share more in-depth here. Housesitting in Edinburgh has offered us interesting and varied experiences between having our own apartments in the area. We have stayed by the sea and in city center. We have also stayed outside the city, including on the estate of a 15th century castle!

To give you an idea of what housesitting or petsitting with TrustedHousesitters actually looks like, here’s a glimpse into our Edinburgh experiences thus far over the past year.

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