This week’s show is brought to you from Tuscany in Italy. Brian and Liz’s home for the next six weeks while they housesit a superb home with a friendly little cat.

I know. You don’t have to tell us. We feel like we’ve won the lottery. 

The thing with Italy is everyone thinks it is perfect.

And it is. Of course, it is. I mean, what’s not to love about Italia?

The buildings are beautiful, the weather is lovely, the people are gorgeous, and the food is divine…

But what about those bloody pigeons? (Why have the flying rats chosen THAT house?) And all those steps?

And WHY, just because the Italian restaurant owners are so strong and handsome and persuasive, do you end up with an 80 euro bill when all you went in for was a bowl of olives??

Sit back and let Liz and Brian share a few things about Italy that might just surprise you…



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We LOVE Housesitting. Want to Try it too? 

If you have been following this podcast for a while, then you will know that we have just returned for six months in Europe and Asia.

While we were there, we did a lot of housesitting. We are constantly asked how we did this and if we can share the website that we used. So here it is:

The initial ‘looking part’ is free. You can oggle all of the beautiful houses in Italy that are waiting for YOU to look after them. Take a sneak peek here! (As I say, looking is completely free, so gander to your heart’s content).

Then, if you are serious about using Housesitting as a tool to travel the world for free (as we do), you can use my exclusive discount code to save yourself 20% by Clicking here.

Still not sure about paying for a Housesitting membership? Remember that the cost of a yearly membership (approx $80 using the discount code above) will be paid back (and more) on the first housesitting night. It really is that simple!


Best Travel Insurance For Italy

There’s only one travel insurance company that we will promote, and that is the one we use for every trip overseas. World Nomads is the best company out there. We’ve made three claims (sorry, guys!), and every time, the service has been faultless. Check them out here.

Disclaimer: We receive a small fee when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is not a recommendation to buy travel insurance. 


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