Stans: First impressions

When we arrived in Zurich, we were met by one of our house-sit homeowners and driven about an hour to the town of Stans, Switzerland, our home for the next month. Along the way, I was surprised at the abundance of concrete infrastructure that loomed all around us--highway overpasses, tunnels, and bridges.  In our little village of... Continue Reading →

Waterford: First impressions

We are house- and pet-sitting in the oldest city in Ireland--Waterford. Our home for a short time is about 8km out of the center of town, and comes complete with 2 dogs, a cat, chickens, and ducks. Though it sounds like a busy household, it is actually very serene. We flew into Dublin from Scotland,... Continue Reading →

Oliver: Wine country

Oliver is a small town in the British Columbia Okanagan region, famous for hundreds of wineries in and between its towns (Oliver, Osoyoos, Kelowna, Penticton, Naramata, and Keremeos, among others). For 10 days in August, we lived in Oliver, taking care of two very friendly cats, Boots and Molly, and their tidy little bungalow.  ... Continue Reading →

Victoria: A Boxer and a Poodle

We were very fortunate to be be chosen as house and pet sitters for a home in the Highlands area of Greater Victoria. All around us are public and private lakes and thick, West Coast forest full of walking trails and many surprises along the way. Large Douglas Firs, Arbutus, and Cedars create a canopy... Continue Reading →

Vancouver: Feels like home

Vancouver is where we say we are from, though we haven't lived in the city for almost a decade. We were both born and raised in suburbs, and owned homes and raised our own family on the outskirts of town. For our last three years in the area, we lived right in the city looking... Continue Reading →

House sit: Calgary (Flannel)

We left Calgary last August after an 8-year stay. We frequently met up with comments like "you're back" as we met up with friends and attended appointments here, but as far as we are concerned, being in Calgary is just part of our nomadic life. For the first few weeks we were in town, we... Continue Reading →

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