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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: How To Plan Your Visit

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: How To Plan Your Visit

In Washington’s far northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival announces its arrival every year with a burst of vivid spring colours. Here’s what to expect when you visit
From Seattle To Mount Baker On A 10-Day Road Trip

From Seattle To Mount Baker On A 10-Day Road Trip

An epic road trip from Seattle that hugs the Pacific Northwest coast before heading inland to the snowy wastelands of Mount Baker and the conifer-clad North Cascade Mountains
Northern California - The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary

Northern California: The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary

There’s only one way to explore Northern California and that’s on a road trip in a camper van for two – find out how in our epic 15-day itinerary
How To Explore San Francisco Without Breaking The Bank

How To Explore San Francisco Without Breaking The Bank

To explore San Francisco shouldn’t have to cost you a fortune. Here’s our budget guide to seeing the best of what the “City by the Bay” can offer
How To Plan An Escape To Alcatraz

How To Plan An Escape To Alcatraz

San Francisco’s iconic Alcatraz Island attracts more than one million visitors each year – here’s how to plan a relatively crowd-free escape

Why Using A Bear Box Is A Matter Of Life And Death

Using a bear box in a camp site to store food is a potential lifesaver for a hungry bear in many Northern American national parks – here’s why

The Giant Trees Of Sequoia National Park

Home to the world’s largest tree, Sequoia National Park is truly a Land Of Giants – here’s our guide on how to see the best of what it has to offer
How To Explore The Best Of Yosemite Valley In 3 Days

How To Explore The Best Of Yosemite Valley In 3 Days

Our first-timer’s guide to discovering the best of the majestic Yosemite Valley in three days, including the best day hikes, when to go and how to avoid the crowds
The Complete Skagit Brewery Guide For The Thirsty Traveller

The Complete Skagit Brewery Guide For The Thirsty Traveller

Sample the best craft beers and breweries in Washington’s Skagit Valley with our complete guide to set you on your way – providing first-hand information on each Skagit Brewery and where you’ll find them

All You Need To Know About Hiking Near Deception Pass

There are plenty of opportunities for hiking near Deception Pass in Washington State, so which ones are best suited to you? Here’s our round-up of what’s on offer in this beautiful corner of the USA

Housesitting in The USA

What is housesitting?

Housesitting has exploded in the USA over recent years – and it’s now one of the most popular destinations for this type of 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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