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Thailands Andaman Coast - The Ultimate Itinerary

Thailand’s Andaman Coast – The Ultimate Itinerary

If you’ve got three weeks to spend in Thailand, try this Andaman coast itinerary combining island hopping, jungle trekking and plenty more

Reflections On Koh Phra Thong

Reflections On Koh Phra Thong

Looking for a gorgeous Thai island unspoilt by mass tourism? Look no further. We only decided to visit remote Koh Phra Thong at the last minute. And what an inspired choice it was
Sensory Overload At Khao Sok

Sensory Overload At Khao Sok

The sights, the sounds and the smells of the jungle
Cheow Lan Lake: Confronting, Snakes, Bats & Spiders

Cheow Lan Lake: Confronting, Snakes, Bats & Spiders

A fantastic two-day tour of Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, where my phobia of spiders was to be well and truly put to the test
Trekking And Caving Around Tham Lod

Trekking And Caving Around Tham Lod

Exploring Tham Lod and some of the other natural wonders of beautiful Mae Hong Son province

Housesitting in Thailand

What is housesitting?

Housesitting is becoming an ever more popular way of travelling, with an increasing number of opportunities becoming available in Thailand.

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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