Tagged by: UK Travel

An Isle of Wight Weekend

Date Posted: October 11, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

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An Isle of Wight weekend can refresh the soul. I, honestly, knew next to nothing about this English island when I decided to go. But I was visiting Portsmouth for house and cat sitting, so this nearby isle offered a perfect additional getaway.

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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!!”

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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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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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Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour

Date Posted: July 28, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

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After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily check out more of Edinburgh than I knew existed. First, I heard about Invisible Edinburgh and took the first tour available with them. Next, I was introduced to Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour.

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Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Date Posted: July 18, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Invisible Edinburgh tours of the city centre

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I’ve come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This social enterprise (read: What is a Social Enterprise and How Can I Get Involved?) offers training to individuals coming from homelessness so they can become walking tour guides. Taking the Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women tour was a truly enlightening experience for this new expat in Edinburgh.

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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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