The Chronology of a House Sit- Arrival

The Chronology of a House Sit- Arrival

Part 1: Arrival House sitting assignments vary in length, but they all have a beginning, middle and end. One of the things we like about medium to long assignments is that these parts are pretty distinct and each has something we really enjoy doing. When we arrive in...
Mind Boggling Travel Photos From World Travelers

Mind Boggling Travel Photos From World Travelers

TripAdvisor is showing the winners of their photo contest and the resulting collection of travel photos is outstanding. Dozens of amazing photographs taken in a wide array of exotic destinations to marvel at and enjoy. See this arresting images at TripAdvisor Photo...
Visitors to Cambodia Documenting Amazing Art Program

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...
A Few Purchases To Feel At Home While House sitting

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...
How to Get More From Any Trip With Stopovers

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...
Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Solving The International Power and Plug Dilemma

Keep us traveling and blogging! Purchasing our hand picked products through links on this site earn Neil and Laurie a commission at no cost to you. We appreciate your support. Being modern travelers, we enjoy using electronic devices that make international travel...
Cordial, My New Favorite Beverage

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”,...
Feeding the Little Joeys at Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary

Feeding the Little Joeys at Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary

Shortly after we arrived in Kendenup, we learned that there was a wildlife sanctuary in the area. At a community market, we met some of the volunteers who were walking around with little joeys in pouches made of soft fabric and old T-shirts. We attempted to attend...
A Guide to Bacon Styles In the US, Australia and the UK

A Guide to Bacon Styles In the US, Australia and the UK

Traveling quickly teaches us that in other countries familiar foods often have unfamiliar names and are available in unfamiliar forms. In this post from the Paupered Chef, we learn of the different styles bacon can be purchased in English speaking countries and how to...
Ubud the Expat Way: 5 Awesome Experiences Without a Tour Bus

Ubud the Expat Way: 5 Awesome Experiences Without a Tour Bus

This article from This World Rocks presents the many reasons that Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali and highlights activities that visitors can enjoy on their own. It provides tips on the best places to learn yoga, eat organic, and much more. Read the entire...
House Sitting,  Beyond Your Typical Vacation

House Sitting, Beyond Your Typical Vacation

One thing I have noticed about house sitting is that it is definitely not like being on vacation, or on Holiday, as they say in OZ. The primary reason for that is that our main goal is not to see as many tourist sites as we can in a ten day period. We have decided...
Australians Love Their Tea with Bickies and Coffee Too

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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