Tagged by: England

House Sitting and Visiting Portsmouth England

Date Posted: September 1, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting, Travel Tales

visiting Portsmouth England for house sitting - header image Amanda Walkins

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House sitting and visiting Portsmouth sounded like an easy trip to take from Scotland for a little summer break. I always keep my eye out for fun house sitting adventures to take (can’t help it!). So, off I went to cuddle cats and stay by the sea for a week in August…

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Global House and Pet Sitting Conference

Date Posted: June 24, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Housesitting

happy dog ready to go to the House & Pet Sitting Conference in the UK

“What is a house and pet sitting conference? Do you just share photos of dogs and cats all day?” That’s the legitimate question sequence I got from a friend when I mentioned my upcoming travel plans.

My response? “OMG I hope so!!”

"What is a house and pet sitting conference? Do you just share photos of dogs and cats all day?" That's the legitimate q...

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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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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

Date Posted: May 19, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

How to get UK residency for a US citizen through marriage

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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Two-Together Railcard in the UK

Date Posted: July 9, 2016
Posted in: Travel Tales

Learn about the Two Together railcard to enjoy scenic rail journeys in the UK

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The Two-Together Railcard is a great way to save money on your train travels in the UK. While you have to pay to get the card, you can generally save if you take more than one rail journey.

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London in a Few Days

Date Posted: October 25, 2015
Posted in: Travel Tales

London travel

London calls to us all – the rich history, the eclectic culture, the sheer size of this massive city within such a small country. London called and we answered.

A few days touring in London left our heads spinning with our wallets emptied, yet the sites to see are endless and we merely scratched the surface. Even still, here’s a quick recap of where to eat, drink, and learn throughout the city of London.

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Off-Island Update: I’m on the Border of History

Date Posted: September 14, 2014
Posted in: Travel Tales

Referendum vote Scottish independence

Quick update: we’re off-island traveling and visiting family. I’ll have some random non-Roatan posts for you mixed in with the usual Roatan info for a while. Enjoy!


 

September 18, 2014, marks the date William Wallace and Robert the Bruce would have to pick their jaws up off the ground if they were still alive (in case you don’t know who they are, the quick fix is to watch Braveheart – but you should also do some Googling ASAP). Rather than having to lay siege and pick up arms to fight for independence from the British Crown, this week the Scottish people will go to the voting booths. How far we’ve come!

Quick update: we're off-island traveling and visiting family. I'll have some random non-Roatan posts for you mixed in wi...

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