How much have our travel costs been so far this year? This post is a continuation of previous posts from earlier this year documenting our travel expenses for the first quarter and second quarter. During July, August and September we completed house sits in Germany, Scotland, France and the USA. We also scheduled in some […]Read More
This post continues on from the report we did earlier in the year documenting our travel first quarter travel costs. April, May and June saw us complete our Trans-Atlantic cruise between Miami and Rome and then do 4 house sits in the UK, France and Germany. We also had a few breaks from house sitting […]Read More
The first two weeks of April saw us completing two house sits before continuing our travels overseas with a special Business Class flight! A few days prior to our departure we attended our niece’s wedding on an unseasonal and bitterly cold Autumn afternoon. Wedding’s are very special days and this one was no exception. However, […]Read More
Introduction On 9th April 2017 we set off on our worldwide roving retirement having sold almost every possession we owned. We had taken an adult gap year (read about it here) during 2016 and had an idea of what our full year costs would be and budgeted accordingly. We had hoped that we could travel […]Read More
The first part of this week was drab and dreary weather wise. A total contrast to the glorious weather we enjoyed at the same time here last year. However, we had a smile on our face when we were confirmed for a sit in Mexico in late October. Once the sun shined on Friday we […]Read More
I’m finding that writing a blog post takes too much time so I’m experimenting with doing a short weekly video review of our travels. In this first video I cover the week up to 28th May, 2018. Having spent the previous 3 weeks on a repeat house sit in Sant Feliu de Guixols on the […]Read More
My last post was January 28th, 2018 – almost 4 months ago!!! I’m not particularly happy or proud of that because there are so many things I’ve wanted to blog about. It’s just that, for those that have never done a blog, they take an inordinate amount of time to put together. We went back […]Read More
Six months into our new roving retirement and we are loving it. Having sold virtually all of our possessions we left Australia on April 9th, 2017 to pursue a new approach to life – full time, slow travel providing House Sitting services as a way to offset our travel costs. It’s now mid-October and […]Read More
This was our third visit to Girona in the Catalan region of north-east Spain. Last year, whilst house sitting in Santa Christina d’Aro, we rode the 34kms each way on a blistering hot day (but that’s another story) and had a small taster of this magnificent medieval city. We returned a few days later in […]Read More
One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going – here’s Junes totals.Read More
Our first full week in the South of France and we’ve been busy little bees getting out and about enjoying all that this region has to offer – beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns.Read More
After dropping the home owners off at Granada airport at the start of our most recent house sit in Spain we decided to stop off at Moclin – a hillside village with a 14th century Moorish castle overlooking a valley towards the Sierra Nevada.Read More
Our last week on the Costa Brava saw us venturing further afield and heading inland, north west of Girona, to visit the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa. This park contains 40 volcanic cones, 20 basalt lava flows and numerous small medieval villages.Read More
Glenn, for many years, has had romantic ideas about spending 6 months living in a sugar cube house on a Greek Island and the remainder of the year living in Australia.
“It will never work! How can we afford it? Won’t we get bored? What about our house, jobs?” was my response.