How to Keep a Taxi From Taking Advantage of You

Everywhere from Sydney to Phuket to Rome to Prague, we’ve had taxis try to take advantage of us. Sometimes, they’ve succeeded. Here are some of the scams we’ve run into, and how we’ve learned to avoid them. The Long Way ‘Round Scam Many years ago, before Google Maps was a twinkling in Larry Page’s eye, […]

In Praise of Lesser Known Destinations

Lots of people who look into housesitting imagine themselves taking care of a luxury penthouse in New York City, a beach house in the Maldives, or a fin de siecle apartment in Paris. I’ve even had someone say to me, “I’m ready to do my first housesit! Can you hook me up with something in […]

How to Stay Safe: Nomading in an Uncertain World

Our first year of nomading was completely smooth, with no travel disruptions. 2019 became difficult toward the end, and 2020 is starting out in flames – literally. Whether there’s a strike, a political incident or a natural disaster, how do you foresee it and how do you plan your next move? Tourism Sites May Not […]