wherever are we

. . . just making it up as we go


Hi, we’re Sue & Dave Pearse, thanks for stopping by.

We’ve been very fortunate to have traveled to some beautiful and interesting places over the years and we’ve always wanted more.

In 2015 we left our jobs, we sold the car, rented our home, gave away or sold most of our stuff and packed our few remaining possessions into a small storage unit.

And now we’re traveling wherever we want, with just a small suitcase and a backpack each.

Our nomadic lifestyle gives us the opportunity to travel and house sit extensively throughout the world, including New Zealand, UK, Europe, SE Asia, South America and Australia.

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

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  2 months ago we landed in Brisbane after 6 months of traveling and house sitting around New Zealand. They were glory days, of the

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Leap of Faith

As it happens towards the end of a year, we find ourselves reflecting on the past 12 months, talking about the highs, the lows and

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A killer challenge

  New Zealand is a country rich in Maori legend. Pretty much anywhere you go in New Zealand you will find great stories about mighty

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Kaikoura shaken and stirred

Dave and I were having dinner on Sunday night a week ago, when I realised we hadn’t told anyone we would be staying in Napier

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Don’t go to Rotorua

Some people told us not to bother going to Rotorua, nothing much there but the stench of sulfur, they said, oh and a few hot

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Wild Wild West Auckland

The Lonely Planet New Zealand guide suggests a visit to Auckland’s western beaches if you are looking for a 4 day itinerary in the city.

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home and pet sitting

When we were working through our decision to retire early and start traveling full time we wondered how we would cope being on the road all the time and not having a home base of our own. And then we discovered house sitting.

House sitting has transformed the way we travel, enabling us to explore different parts of the world at a slow pace, integrate with local communities and best of all – spend time with wonderful pets.

The concept of house sitting for home owners is a real game changer as well. We know that for many people they find it very difficult to go traveling when they have much loved pets.

The drama around finding a friend or family member to stay or to drop over to check on animals is often too much to bear. Plus, the cost of kenneling pets is usually prohibitive and adds significantly to the travel budget.

As house sitters, we provide valuable services to home & pet owners –  two responsible and caring people to care for pets, maintain property and deal with whatever else needs attending to.

Since starting our house sitting adventures in 2015 we have had the joy and privilege to care for 25 dogs, 19 cats, a chinchilla, tanks of fish and a yard of chooks, in 23 homes, across 5 countries.

We have continued relationships with home owners, many of whom we now count as friends.

Have a look through blog stories we’ve posted about some of our house and pet sitting adventures.

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