2018 was a spectacular year in travel for us, but what made it really stand out were the house sits - they continue to give us a much needed grounding.
Normally when people talk about house sitting, they rave about the fact that the accommodations are free. “House sitting is such a great way to travel the world…for free!” We hate to break it to you, but it isn’t free. Nothing is. Here are some of the costs of house sitting you may not have thought about.
The Travel Day series is an attempt to shift our collective focus from the beautiful travel photos we are constantly bathed in thanks to the ubiquity of Instagram and from the endless slew of inspiring travel quotes that distract us from what travel really is - an hours and days long process of actually getting to our destination.
We know a fair number of travelers who are terrified of eating street food, and get shivers just reading about bugs in Cambodia or buckets of live frogs and eels found all over Asia. And it totally makes sense. Nobody wants to get sick. But you are really missing out if you don’t take advantage of the street food, and here are some reasons why.
We were quite surprised when we had an email in our inbox from Trusted House Sitters telling us that we had won their House Sitter of the Year award of 2018! What does that mean exactly? Find out!
We’ve become quite expert at finding alternative vacation rental to Airbnb since being banned from that service in 2015. So here are a handful of competitors to Airbnb that you should know about. We’ve used most of them.