Tag: Slow travel

  • Beautiful Hampshire, England

    Beautiful Hampshire, England

    … What it’s like to housesit in rural Hampshire We just got to housesit in beautiful Hampshire, England. We are full-time house sitters, without a home base of any kind. Sometimes housesits don’t align perfectly. This past week, for example, we had a week’s gap between longer housesits, and had to search out for shorter…

  • How to Attract Good House Sitters

    How to Attract Good House Sitters

    Are you wondering how to attract good house sitters when you list your house and pet on platforms such as TrustedHousesitters? As of May 2023, we have been housesitting full-time for 14 months. At last count, we have completed 32 house sits around the world. All those were also pet sits. How do great house…

  • The Beautiful Peak District

    The Beautiful Peak District

    … What it’s like to housesit in Tideswell This is our second year housesitting in the beautiful Peak District. We were lucky enough to get invited back here for a second visit. When the homeowners asked us to come back this May 2023, we did not hesitate. It is amazing to spend a few weeks…

  • Save Money in England this summer with these Membership Cards

    Save Money in England this summer with these Membership Cards

    Visiting England this summer? Do you love the idea of English gardens, parklands, historical sites, and stately homes and manors? Here’s one of our best travel tips to save money in England with membership cards: whether you are visiting for two weeks or 6 months, here are 3 membership cards that as we, as trusted…

  • Renting a Car in England?

    Renting a Car in England?

    5 Things to Consider when deciding whether to rent a car in the UK

  • Top 4 Things to See in North and Central Yorkshire

    Top 4 Things to See in North and Central Yorkshire

    What It’s Like to Housesit in … Danby, North Yorkshire Last updated: In late November 2022, we were lucky enough to land a housesit in Danby, which is actually located in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It’s a small village (less than 1500 population) that is in the Scarborough District, so also close to…

  • A Day in Concord, Massachusetts

    Yesterday, we took a day trip from Boston to the lovely historic town of Concord, Massachusetts. It’s only a 30 minute drive from our trusted housesitting assignment here so we grabbed the opportunity! Concord the location of “the shot heard around the world” that started the American Revolution back in 1775. This site uses affiliate…

  • A Beautiful Provence Village: Correns, France

    A Beautiful Provence Village: Correns, France

    We spent a month house sitting in the South of France. Here’s what it was like.

  • The Isle of Avalon

    The Isle of Avalon

    One of the great perks of housesitting is the opportunity to travel and discover. Our current sit is in the southern part of the county of Somerset. The little village is only a 40 minute drive from Glastonbury where Glastonbury Tor is located! It was not a perfect winter’s day, quite cold and blustery, but…

  • And then housesitting became amazing!

    Our first actual sit reinforced our idea that this was absolutely the right decision. What follows is an account of a perfect housesit. When we met Oscar, housesitting became amazing. The perfect housesit goes as follows: 1. Write an application message to an advertised sit 2. Have a brief video chat with each other to…