I’m about to admit something embarrassing: I’m not perfect. My posts may make it look like I always get it right, but sometimes I make huge mistakes. Here’s the story of one of those times. We had one day to go on our housesit. We were dedicating our entire next day to cleanup in order […]
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 […]
There are many places near Brisbane where you can pay admission to see Australia’s unique animals. However, maybe you’ve already visited those spots and now want a chance to see those animals out in the wild. There are a couple of places near Brisbane where you can see native animals without spending any money at […]
Are botanical gardens on your radar? They’re beautiful, calming and often free. Don’t you mean botanic garden? Don’t be pedantic! That’s my job. They’re called both Botanic Gardens and Botanical Gardens. Fine, you win on a technicality. Isn’t it just a bunch of plants? Okay, yeah, technically. Botanical gardens are big collections of plants from […]
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 […]
Before we did our first house-sitting gig in Europe, we prepared ourselves for a life without a dishwasher. Surprise! Dishwashers are just as common in Europe as they are in the US. However, there were many other ways in which standard European kitchens differed that took some adjustment. The difference wasn’t just in kitchens. There […]
Museum or Heritage Passes May be Better for Nomads City attraction passes are a popular way for tourists to save money by paying a flat fee for admission to many top tourist attractions. But if you’re a nomad, are they really the best option? Or are there other options traditionally marketed to locals that may […]
2018 was the first year we became digital nomads. We didn’t expect it or really plan it. We were very surprised when we reviewed the year and discovered all the places we’d been! Somehow it didn’t seem like all that many until we’d pulled it together in a list 2019 seemed less ambitious in our […]
Here are the French secrets to finding a great bottle of wine, dirt cheap.
Dull knives? No TV? No coffeemaker?!? You’d be amazed at the things you think are “standard” that other people’s homes don’t have.