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11 Lessons Learned House Sitting with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: August 27, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting

lessons learned house sitting with TrustedHousesitters and taking care of pets like this pretty cat

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We’ve been members of TrustedHousesitters since 2016. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little obsessed with them and with this whole way of life. I love the exchange and the sharing economy; if I could simply barter my way through life, I’d do it in a heartbeat! So it’s no wonder that I love doing this. In case you’re considering it, too, here are my lessons learned from house sitting with TrustedHousesitters…so far.

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2 Week European Vacation in Winter

Date Posted: August 22, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

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A 2 week European vacation in winter might not be your first thought when you consider such a big holiday. But – hear me out – Europe in winter actually has plenty of positives! I took a (typically American) whirlwind trip through 5 cities in 2 weeks with a very dear friend. And I think you should consider doing the same.

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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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So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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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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How Does Housesitting Work? (2019 Update)

Date Posted: May 5, 2017
Posted in: Housesitting

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“Wait…How does housesitting work?” I get the question all the time, so I wrote this post to help y’all out! We started house and pet sitting in 2016 and continue to use and love this lifestyle.

Maybe you’re a homeowner and a pet parent or maybe you’re considering housesitting for yourself. Whatever the case, I hope this information helps you better understand the system.

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Be a Global Neighbor

Date Posted: November 28, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life, Personal, Travel Tales

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find ways to support each other – not rip each other apart. We need to offer solidarity – not division. We need to celebrate our wonderful differences and recognize the similarities we share with each other.

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find...

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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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