August 16, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 2 comments

We Did It Well that was one crazy journey! We traveled from our house sit in Brighton to our two night stopover at a friend’s, and past and future house sitting homeowners (we’ve said before how so many of these housesits turn into great friendships) in Huby in just under 6 hours. This was by taxi,…

August 12, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 12 comments

Brighton UK We’re now in Brighton for four days as we had some time available before heading north up to Scotland. Located about an hour south of London, Brighton has been considered the seaside retreat for the city since the early 1900’s. We arrived by train and the station area which is right in the…

August 9, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 11 comments

Cornwall…That’s A Wrap Wow, 40 days in Cornwall flew! There’s just something about this place, something comfortable, yet magical. I joke with Mark by saying that I must have lived here in previous lifetime. Could be…my ancestors are all from the British Isles, so you never know, right? We never tire of the scenery, or…

August 5, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 6 comments

Where You Of? The last time we were in the UK was in 2015 and it was a first for both of us. We were so blown away by the great experiences we knew we’d be back as soon as we could. The people, the pets, and the sights were wonderful and we met a lot of…

August 2, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 2 comments

Trelawny Cornish Ale When travelling we often find ourselves stopping in somewhere for something to nibble on as well as something to quench our thirst. When in the Camelford area of England this usually means stopping at a small local pub, plunking ourselves down near or at the bar, and interacting with the locals. It’s…

July 29, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 4 comments

A Fairy Tale Life? Since retiring in early 2015, we have come across many people who have made the comment that we must be leading a “fairy tale life”. Traveling the world full-time is definitely a fantastic way to live, but we’ve always scoffed at the notion of it being what one would call “fairy…

July 26, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 2 comments

Scared of Exchange Rates? No, don’t let exchange rates scare you. Consider them, but look at the big picture too. When we first started our retirement with plans for long term travel, everything looked pretty good with the world’s economy. Remember, this was the beginning of 2015; all stock markets were still heading up but unfortunately the Canadian dollar…

July 22, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com No comments exist

So What’s This Housesitting Thing? We started out house sitting over 2 years ago through a fantastic website: www.trustedhousesitters.com (and it is still the ONLY website we use to find house sits). Before going any further, I want to put in the code that enables you to receive 20% off of a yearly membership (ours…

July 18, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com No comments exist

Housesitting in Beautiful Cornwall UK Ahhh! Here we are back in Camelford, in the heart of Northern Cornwall, UK. Getting here was a little daunting (see “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” post), but worth the trek nonetheless. It’s our second time house sitting for a fantastic couple here. Two years ago we spent 3 weeks caring…

July 18, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 2 comments

The Doctor Is In One of our absolute favourite places to visit when we’re in Cornwall is Port Isaac. It’s beauty surpasses pretty much any town we’ve ever seen, with its quaint cottages that are hundreds of years old; the boats tied up to the shore ensuring they aren’t swept out to sea with the…