House Sitting

Travel costs – how much did we spend in July/Aug/Sept 2019

October 14, 2019

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 […]

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New York, New York

October 6, 2019

I’ve always wanted to return to New York ever since my first, and only, visit in 1986. 1986 was the year I took my first ever overseas trip backpacking with a mate around the world for 4 months. Our ticket took us in a westerly direction from Australia through Asia, Europe, the USA and back […]

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Travel costs – how much did we spend in Apr/May/June 2019

July 19, 2019

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 […]

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Travel expenses for the first 3 months of 2019

April 19, 2019

I’ve tried different ways of documenting our travel expenses over the past 3 years with differing levels of success. So I’ve and decided that the best way forward is to produce a quarterly summary every 3 months. Here’s what we did, where we went and our expenses for the first 3 months of 2019. These […]

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April 2018 – A wedding, Frankfurt and Spain

January 24, 2019

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, […]

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March 2018 – Australia

January 8, 2019

Having concluded our Asian sojourn we returned to our hometown – Melbourne, in mid-February. Our return was to honour a commitment we’d made a few years earlier to a dear friend that had asked us to pet sit her two little doggies. As chance would have it our niece was getting married in mid-April so […]

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Monarch Butterflies – A Winter Holiday in Mexico

January 6, 2019

Introduction Millions of Monarch Butterflies make an epic journey every year from the USA and Canada to Central Mexico. I had seen this natural spectacle on one of Sir David Attenborough’s natural history documentaries for the BBC many years earlier and it had always fascinated me. Whilst investigating how to fill in a two week […]

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February 2018 – Ancient Kingdoms and Modern Metropolises

January 2, 2019

February was a very busy month as we travelled to, and through, 4 countries – Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. The ancient Khmer Kingdom of Angkor Wat has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember so I was very excited that we were finally going to see this architectural wonder. […]

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You can see sunsets like this on the Mekong River as you travel the world for less than $100 per day

2018 in Review

January 1, 2019

A New Year generally starts with a reflection of the previous year and in our case this was no different. What was surprising to us though were the “figures” that accompanied that review. To be frank – they were quite staggering. We never imagined that over the course of 2018 we would have visted 16 […]

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2 days in Guadalajara

December 3, 2018

We had a few days to fill in between house sits in Ajijic, Mexico. The second largest city in Mexico – Guadalajara, is just an hours bus ride away so we decided to spend 2 days in Guadalajara.

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Travel the world full time for less than $100 per day

August 26, 2018

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 […]

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Jacqueline’s favourite place

August 9, 2018

Care for Dogs A good part of our travels to date have included, when we are not house sitting, spending a few months each year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You’ll find a number of posts about our time there elsewhere in this blog. (Hint: look under the THAILAND section in the PLACES menu item). However, each […]

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Rhine River Cruise and Cycle

August 6, 2018

Ever wanted to cruise down the Rhine River in Germany viewing the castles on the vineyard covered hills? Come with us as we discover this magical area by boat and bicycle.

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The Benefits of House Sitting – we’ve been published

January 11, 2018

I’ve had a two page article detailing the benefits of house sitting published  in International Living Magazine Australia. You can read the PDF via this link – The Benefits of House Sitting Hope you enjoy it.

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6 months down – how much has it cost??

November 19, 2017

We recently celebrated 6 months since starting our roving retiree lifestyle on 9th April 2017 and thought it would be great to see and share how much it has cost. We think you’ll be amazed at just how much this lifestyle costs.

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Travel costs – June 2017 (France and the UK)

July 9, 2017

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.

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Our first month of being roving retirees

May 11, 2017

It’s been one month since we left Australia on our full time roving retiree lifestyle. How much has it cost…

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We’re famous – well almost!!!

April 29, 2017

“How can you afford to travel full time??” friends and family have asked us. Well, part of the answer is in an article

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What a year!!! (part 1)

January 1, 2017

Who knew that as we set off on November 5th 2015 what a wonderful, exciting, adventurous, enlightening, educational year it would turn out to be for us.

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Medieval Villages of Catalonia

October 4, 2016

Spain’s north eastern region of Catalunya is overflowing with ancient medieval villages. On yet another glorious September day we took the car out to discover and explore what they had to offer.

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From St Albans to the Via Verde…

September 5, 2016

We had a day to fill in having completed our last house sit in the UK looking after Trigger the Cocker Spaniel. On Monday we would be flying to Girona, Spain on the Costa Brava for our next house sit. We decided to spend the afternoon wandering around the northern London suburb of St Albans. It turned out to be a great decision.

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