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Things To Do In Panama City On A Budget

Things To Do In Panama City On A Budget

Panama City is one of Central America’s most expensive capital cities to visit, but you can still explore it on a budget – here’s how
Things To Do In And Around Volcan

Things To Do In And Around Volcan

Watched over by mighty Volcán Barú, the town of Volcán serves as a gateway to the Bread Basket of Panama – here’s what to do when you get there

Searching For The Lost Waterfalls Of Boquete

High up in the mountainous jungle of Chiriqui province, Panama, a trio of lost waterfalls await discovery – better put breakfast on hold then

Housesitting in Panama

What is housesitting?

For many, housesitting has become a feasible alternative method of travel.

Basically, it works as an exchange of services between volunteers (housesitters) and homeowners. The role of the housesitter is to look after the owner’s pet(s) and provide security for their home while they’re away for a period of time. In return, the sitters typically enjoy rent-free accommodation.

The cost of utilities (such as gas and electricity) is usually covered by the host, too. So, for the housesitter, any financial commitment is normally limited to transportation, food and entertainment. Any financial contribution that might be required by the host would normally be stipulated in their listing.

For more information, you can read our extensive guide to the world of housesitting.

Get started with Trusted Housesitters

Most newcomers to housesitting get started by registering with one of the main online platforms.

The largest of those is Trusted Housesitters who have thousands of opportunities across the world listed at any one time.

We’re members, too. And, if you’re interested in registering yourself, we can offer a 25% discount on your first year’s subscription via this direct link.

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Ian and Nicky New Zealand

Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.


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