Housesitting in Europe. How We Saved Ten Grand

Housesitting in Europe. How We Saved Ten Grand

Travelling in Europe is not cheap. I know. We recently spent four months backpacking around the continent with our two teenage kids as part of our year-long escaping from normal life world adventure. After coming from Asia it was a bit of a shocker on the old budget. That’s why I’m so glad we spent a chunk of our time house-sitting.

It saved us a fortune, the kids got to relax and slow down and we got to drink delicious wine from the terraces of beautiful properties. Win, win.

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Going Home After A Year Of Travel

Going Home After A Year Of Travel

Alright. I promised you a coming home post, so here it is.

Firstly, let me say that just because we are back in New Zealand, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of this blog. Far from it. Thanks to you lovely people this travel blog has grown enormously, and I am not about to give it up now. Especially as it has recently begun to pay for my family to sleep in hotels and supplements mummys wine habit.

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Pessimist vs Optimist. Which Are You?

Pessimist vs Optimist. Which Are You?

What is an optimist and what is a pessimist? While an optimist will always find a way of seeing the positive in a situation, a pessimist will find every reason possible for things to go wrong. A doom and gloomer. Optimism vs pessimism. Which are you? A little clue. Know that it’s normal to be a little of both. (more…)

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