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In the world of travel blogging, Nora Dunn, aka: The Professional Hobo, is one of the big shots, the queen of solo travel, a veteran with experience and savvy galore – and well deserved, too, after her amazing seven years on the road traversing the globe. And I know her new book will soar […]
Most of the time, house sitting and travel to far-off lands go hand-in-hand. After all, house sitting means you can travel farther and longer – I preach it constantly. But it’s not the only way to reap the benefits of house sitting. There is another way to approach the whole philosophy of free lodging. Why […]
It’s unanimous. Every house sitter agrees. There is one vital action you must take when applying for house sitting assignments. So if you slack on having the greatest profile photo, or in getting that third letter of recommendation, okay, but you can’t ignore this one action. Without it, you will not be house sitting. Here […]
My goal here at HouseSittingTravel.com is empowering people to succeed at house sitting. To that end, I have written blogs about aspects of the whole process, such as creating a really fantastic profile and understanding the language of house sitting. What I want to talk about this time is the one sure-fire way to catch […]
Brand new Norwegian Air Shuttle, (NAS), just purchased 222 jets for an estimated 10 billion bucks. The new fuel-efficient planes allow NAS to compete with the more established Ryan Air and easyJet. Next time you’re searching for a cheap flight in Scandinavia, Europe or Asia, see what NAS has to offer. I know I […]
Maybe you’ve been house sitting for a while or just venturing into these waters. Either way, knowing how to navigate through the process can help immensely in your overall success. I do want you to know up front that the process of seeking out and finding the right house sitting assignment can take several months. […]
1. Whole Foods Markets launched a new travel company Whole Journeys this year. Next month marks their inaugural trip to Turkey. Eleven more tours are planned including an epicurean biking trip through Italy and a hiking trip on a caravan road in China where horses used to carry teas. Prices range from $2,800 to $4,500 […]
and its ascendance in hipdom continues with the renovation of the Karakoy district, formerly an industrial seaside district where workers went only for electrical supplies or a visit with prostitutes. In 2010, two restaurants opened — Lokanta Maya and Bej — opening the floodgates for artistic types to flourish with stylish hole-in-the-wall boutiques and coffee […]
TrustedHousesitters.com Survey Results & House Sitting Tips Earlier this year, house sitting website TrustedHousesitters.com surveyed its ever-growing base of members, both house sitters and homeowners. The statistics that have come back and the feedback from both home owners and house sitters has been very interesting and the good news is there’s some clear pointers […]
Planet Earth holds wonders plentiful and marvelous. No one could ever experience them all but I offer up five places that slide under the mass-media radar. They are nevertheless priceless nuggets that offer design, history, sunshine, iconography, and whimsy. Enjoy! If you need design stimulation of the first degree, get thee to the streets […]
There is a disturbing trend in house sitting lately. House sitters are reneging on their commitment to take an assignment. How is that happening? Here’s the scenario: A house sitter accepts a house sitting assignment, but then they find a “better” assignment, reneging on their commitment to the first homeowner. The house sitter leaves the […]
1. Upon disembarking your plane, wouldn’t you love to eliminate the shoving, pushing and general cattle round-up at the baggage carousel? Now you can. For 30 bucks and up, United Airlines will deliver your luggage to your home, hotel, office or other final destination. Not all cities on board with the optional service, however. But […]
So you’re interested in house sitting and you spend some time looking through the posts for house sits — like the one above. Most of them have dates that tell you when the assignment starts and ends, May 15th to July 20th, for instance. But then you see some that don’t have a start and […]
It’s what keeps the economy chugging in Spain’s Catalonia – and they’re pretty darned passionate about how to grow the grapes. Grapevines “You make together – the plant with the wire,” says Joan Raventós, an exuberant restaurateur and vineyard owner whom I met while touring Europe. He trudged ahead of me down one row […]