Deal: Sea swap

Having enjoyed the warmth and ocean of coastal Cyprus so much, we were a bit apprehensive about heading back to the UK in April. Pre-booked flights and train trips, and a committed house sit (not to mention the lack of accommodation elsewhere), won out and we set off for our next adventure. And here we... Continue Reading →

Naples and the Amalfi Coast

We've been incredibly lucky with weather since September. We had some rain in England, but not enough to keep us from getting out and seeing everything we wanted to. We had cold and snow in Switzerland in December, but no surprise there (though I did whine about the cold in one post). We had some... Continue Reading →

Canalicchio: 3 weeks in Umbria

While housesitting in Canalicchio, we took it easy, in some respects. We took car trips less frequently than we have in other areas, and I wrote no blog posts after the first impressions one in our first week. I worked quite a bit on Eastern Time covering for a vacation, which meant I didn't shut down... Continue Reading →

Canalicchio: First impressions

From Rome, we took a train to Terni in the Umbria region of Italy where we are house- and pet-sitting for about 3 weeks. We were picked up by our homeowners, Michael and Sophie, who greeted us warmly and whisked us away to Canalicchio, a tiny hilltop village smack dab in the center of the country.... Continue Reading →

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 →

What’s next: UK and Europe

We have had a wonderful summer, bopping around British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, and Washington in the USA. But we are really looking forward to the next leg of our nomadic life, this time overseas. So far, we have booked house sits in the following locations: Melksham, England (5 weeks) Huntingdon, England (2 weeks)... 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 →

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 →

Shelter Showdown

We're house- and cat-sitting in Calgary for a few weeks, next we'll be doing the same in Vancouver for a month, followed by a sit in August in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. And we're booking more house- and pet-sitting gigs for the next leg of our journey, across the pond. With the exception... Continue Reading →

Granada: Our last words

Accommodations For the first 5 weeks we lived in Granada, we stayed about 4 km outside of the main downtown area. After touring Nicaragua with our visiting family, we spent our final 9 Granada days right in the center of town: one night at an AirBnB and then the rest of the time house and pet sitting.... Continue Reading →

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