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Blog Posts

6 Highlights Of Portugal's Beautiful Lisbon Coast

6 Highlights Of Portugal’s Beautiful Lisbon Coast

Jaw-dropping beaches, fairytale palaces and vertigo-inducing cliff walks are just some of the highlights of our guide to Portugal’s beautiful Lisbon coast
The Streets of Lisbon

A Wander Through The Eerily Quiet Streets Of Lisbon

Lisbon is a city that has seen an explosion in tourism over recent years. But now COVID-19 has changed all that. As we found out…

Evora: The Jewel In Portugals' Alentejo Region

Evora: The Jewel In Portugal’s Alentejo Region

Steeped in history back to the Roman era, the medieval city of Evora combines incredible architecture with evocative streets and gourmet food

8 Exquisite Algarve Beaches

8 Exquisite Algarve Beaches

Portugal and its amazing Algarve beaches are once again open for tourism – we look at eight of the best and assess how they rate for safe social distancing

Housesitting in Portugal

What is housesitting?

Housesitting has increased in Portugal over recent years as an alternative way to travel.

Basically, it’s an exchange of services between volunteers (housesitters) and homeowners, whereby the sitters are on site to look after the owners’ pets and provide security for their home while they’re away for a period of time. In return, the sitters typically enjoy rent-free accommodation.

Usually, the cost of utilities such as gas and electricity, are covered by the host, too. So, for the housesitter, any financial commitment is normally limited to transportation and living costs. Where a financial contribution is required by the host it’s usually stipulated as such 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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