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Home Exchange vs. House Sitting: Which is Right for You?

House sitting is my passion and I enthusiastically embrace the role as its champion. There’s simply no better way to travel and truly learn about the world. House sitting suits each party – homeowners gain peace of mind knowing their home and pets are looked after and travelers have a free place to stay. We’re […]

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What is Your House Sitting Quotient? Take this Questionnaire

There’s no doubt about it — house sitting is a fabulous way to see the world on the cheap. You incur no cost for lodging while spending weeks or months at a time in the country of your dreams. You delve into the local culture, make friends with locals, learn a new language and expand […]

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I Took a Tour to Turkey and Loved it – To a Point

I’m not a fan of travel tours. Travelers are rushed through cities and countries, see only the main tourist attractions, and have little or no time to explore on their own. The valuable component that is missed on travel tours is cultural immersion. You know, those sweet times when you meet a local and discover […]

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The Felines of Ephesus

Tiger-striped and thick-furred, a friendly cat pushed her cheek against my tentative hand before lithely flipping on her back, inviting me to a tummy rub. Taking her up on the invitation, my fingers gave a hearty scratch but I could feel thick oily dirt coating my fingertips, so I withdrew my hand with thoughts of […]

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Nora Dunn’s New Ebook: How To Get Free Accommodation Around the World, is Out!

  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 […]

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Close to Home: Surprisingly Rewarding for House Sitting

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 […]

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Don’t Ignore This One Action if You Want to House Sit

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 […]

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One Guaranteed Tip to Win the House Sitting Assignments You Want

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 […]

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7 Distilled Travel Tidbits From Around the World — May 2013

  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 […]

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Should You Apply to More Than One House Sitting Assignment at a Time?

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. […]

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7 Distilled Travel Tidbits From Around the World — March 2013

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 […]

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5 Distilled Travel Tidbits from Around the World — February 2013

 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 […]

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Trusted Housesitters Survey Results & House Sitting Tips

  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 […]

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Five Off-the-Beaten Track Must-Sees for the New Year

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 […]

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