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We love to travel and explore foreign landscapes, discover new and interesting animals and plants, swim with exotic sea creatures and meet people who are different from us. Writing about our adventures and taking photographs is one of the ways we keep in touch with our family and growing circle of friends and fans.

There are lots of travel blogs that show you places you can go. We help you put yourself in the picture by sharing all the lessons we have learned from almost continuous travel. We reveal our secrets for affordable ways to travel more, stay longer and have experiences most tourists miss.

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Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Being modern travelers, we enjoy using electronic devices that make international travel easier. Since we have to charge our laptops, our cell phones, our Kindles, the GPS, an electric shaver, a digital camera and more, it is very important that we know the type of...

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First Motorbike Ride in the Crazy Traffic of Ubud Bali

Having never traveled in Bali, I was unprepared for the amount of traffic in Ubud, one of the larger cities. The narrow streets are crammed with cars, trucks, and motorbikes of all sizes and description. No one pays much attention to traffic laws and they park in...

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Best House Sitting Sites for House Sitters

Becoming a house sitter is a terrific way to save on travel expenses and live like a local. You will learn from this review of web sites where potential house sitters can find opportunities, which are the best sites to join.

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Visitors to Cambodia Documenting Amazing Art Program

This post from Alissa and Dan at This World Rocks describes a school they visited in Cambodia that really touched my artist's heart! Read about the man who was an orphan himself and now helps the kids at his school to become artists, sell their paintings and go to...

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A Few Purchases To Feel At Home While House sitting

I read a lot of other people's travel blogs. Many are youngish backpackers and a few have cleverly posted lists and photos of the things they pack, like Dan and Alissa at  thisworldrocks. As long term house sitters in Australia, we had to pack for three seasons of...

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How to Get More From Any Trip With Stopovers

Did you know that you can often add a popular city into your flight itinerary, whether it’s a round trip flight or a long-term, round the world trip, for very little additional money (sometimes none at all, and sometimes even less!). This post from BootsnAll has all...

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Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Being modern travelers, we enjoy using electronic devices that make international travel easier. Since we have to charge our laptops, our cell phones, our Kindles, the GPS, an electric shaver, a digital camera and more, it is very important that we know the type of...

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Cordial, My New Favorite Beverage

When we first arrived here in Oz I learned that there is a local beverage that they call cordial (that is pronounced cor-dee-yal), though our English transplants friends call it "squash". This all rolling out of a conversation about "pumpkin", which really means...

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Australians Love Their Tea with Bickies and Coffee Too

Since I knew that Australia was originally settled by the British, I assumed that they drank tea there. I have enjoyed a cup of tea with breakfast for many years, so I was looking forward to travelling to Oz and the fun of learning what kind of tea they drink and how...

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Top 5 tips to becoming a house sitter

These basic tips are from Trustedhousesitters.com, a web site that we can recommend for both house sitters and homeowners. We especially like how user friendly their web site is. We are enjoying our house sitting adventures. Come join us. You can read the tips here....

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Trials On The Art Trails- in Western Australia

It has been fun attending the Plantagenet Pottery Group, here in the local shire. (Shire is like a county, American folks). I was fortunate to arrive in time to catch the tail end of people making sculptures for the annual art trails exhibition and was encouraged to...

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Australia Wild: The Untimely Death of a Bobtail Lizard

When Laurie heard Chienne barking and went to investigate she came upon a frightening sight. The little terrier was face to face with a lizard that belonged in the reptile house of some zoo. At least sixteen inches long with a fat, heavy body and a purple mouth, the...

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Learning to Speak Australian

One of our decisions regarding house sitting was to start with English speaking countries until we were more comfortable with the process of moving about the world. We did want to see the world though, so Australia was a great choice for a house sit. Now that we are...

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Long Road to Oz

We have had a busy month full of changes and too much for one post, but I will do a recap of our travels for those who want to read a lot. Then get more into what it is like here, in Kendenup, in the next post. We left Boston, after a quick visit to Portland, Maine,...

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Laurie and Neil gave away or sold 99% of their possessions for a new life as international travelers. They share the secrets of how they turn limited resources into a life of unlimited fun and adventure. Read more

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