What is Visa-Vis?
Vis-à-vis is French and literally means "face-to-face". The term was first used in English to refer to horse-drawn carriages where two people sat facing one another. Today the term is used to compare or contrast things that are face-to face. We can think of no greater way to describe the travel adventures of two people who see, hear and experience each location differently. While things may appear to be the same, our approach and interpretation, generally is not.
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What’s that you say, you didn’t know Neustift bei Güssing is a real place? Well, truth be told we didn’t either until we saw this amazing house sit opportunity pop up. The homeowner had such amazing responses from people that she decided to extend her holidays and invited us to care for her dog and two cats while she’s away. We are so excited to be able to explore this part of Austria and even more excited to be doing so in the autumn.
We decided that we absolutely had to spend some time in Vienna (I mean, we are going to be in Austria anyway, right?). Jill had been spying this house sit that just kept popping up - but sadly, the dates just weren’t right. Finally, one came up for a September sit. Still not right. But, we decided to take matters into our own hands and reached out to ask if she needed a sitter for the dates we would be in town. And what do you know? She did! So we will be spending the week getting to know Vienna and returning home to a charming little kitty. It doesn’t get much better than that.
I can’t believe it’s finally happening. We’re going to Budapest!!! I feel like Budapest has been on my list of must visit places forever. It just kept getting bumped with each trip to Europe. But not this time. I cannot wait!
I know, who decides to visit Minneapolis at the start of winter? Well, apparently we do. Zac had an itch to visit friends and so here we are! We’re going to see what’s changed in our former home city and catch up with some of our favorite people. I’m sure there’s going to be lots of eating and hot drinks to keep us warm.
It’s time to split our travel. Jill will be headed down to Austin, Texas (ish) as Zac heads to Florida. We’ll each spend time with our respective families and will join up again in LA for our house sit with the one and only Baba.
It’s hard to turn down the call of the perfect house sit. Baba (the king of cats) has it all.
A great house in a great location with friends nearby. Add to this the patina of a 3rd time sitting here and you’ve got the makings of a house sit worth building an itinerary around.
I’ve gotten a bug in my ass about a few things lately, one of which is traveling slower and one is visiting friends. So it comes as no surprise that I decided that I had to come back to the US and that some house sits were quickly to follow.
Of course we are going to LA to visit Baba, the king of cats and from there we found a nice long non touristy time to visit Cape Cod.
It’s going to be a nice little break in a large house with a small dog within walking distance of a private beach. And it won’t be Minnesota cold, so we should be fine.