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 […]
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 […]
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.
Once a recurring expense becomes routine, you may see it hit your credit card or account, but you don’t really see it. You’re so used to it that you forget that you’re not using it any more. And it can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars.