Australia

The road trip: adventures in The Beast, the beginning

I was apprehensive. And I suspect Dave was also. Dave’s brother Keith generously offered us the use of his monster truck, a 6.5L Chevrolet Suburban with a 150 litre diesel tank and comfy leather armchairs. Cup holders, but no air conditioning. Dash cam and rear camera. Well optioned for a…

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Home, not home

The advantages for us leading this nomadic lifestyle are many and varied, not least the opportunities to house sit, caring for gorgeous pets whilst living in lovely homes around the world. But what happens when a curve ball is thrown, unexpectedly having to go “home” when in fact we no…

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Cat Cuddle Cafe

*** Feline alert: if you don’t like cats you might like to stop right here. For the past couple of years as house and pet sitters we have become accustomed to having animals in our daily lives. For the moment though, we are not house sitting. We’re staying at daughter…

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Let’s go to South America

  It was a very late night around 10 years ago when we were pondering with Sarah the meaning of life, the importance of love and the value of travel.   Sarah was high on the euphoria of a recent visit to Brazil and she was weaving her best magic…

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Sam

  2 months ago we landed in Brisbane after 6 months of traveling and house sitting around New Zealand. They were glory days, of the kind that we’ll value and reflect upon forever. Salad days. Honeymoon days. Except for the earthquake days, they were a bit unnerving. But oh so…

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Our year of winter

Can you believe just a little while ago we ticked over a year of traveling full-time, away from home? Yes, that’s right, a bit over 12 months ago we were reveling in the mellow winter days of Noosa, with average daily temps of 24c. Literally our front yard in Noosa…

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Melbourne, we’re on the move again ……

Having recently spent the better part of 2 months in Brisbane doing all the essentials after a year away, we’re back into the swing of traveling and house sitting, currently in Melbourne looking after 2 very adorable brothers. Here are Sprocket and Boo. If they’re not in their favourite big bed…

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Paddington, Brisbane 4064.

To get the true sense of a modern city it is often the surrounding suburbs that will provide greater depth and insights for the visitor. Since becoming slow travelers a year ago we took every opportunity whilst back in Brisbane to explore areas we had for years been too busy and distracted to fully appreciate….

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Brisbane, a day on the River…

“Let’s head down to Park Road for our coffee this morning”. Dave wanted to expand our experiences beyond our local favourites, just 2 kilometers from our Airbnb in Paddington and guaranteed a great brew.  A popular cafe district since the early 1980’s, the rest of Brisbane has since caught up with Park Road, though the…

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Brisbane, so much to love.

  Here we are in Brisbane. Crikey, talk about hitting the ground running! Since arriving in Brisbane from UK and Europe a month ago our calendar has become increasingly packed with family & friend catch-ups, medical & dental appointments, checking on our stuff in storage and that most important meeting – our financial…

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