We’re back. After six months of complete freedom, swanning around Europe and Asia doing exactly as we please, we are back home to New Zealand. And boy did we land with a bump.

In this weeks show we wanted to share the realities of long term travel. Give you a glimpse into the nitty gritty truths of what returning home to normal life after being on the road for six months looks and feels like.

This show is dedicated to our beautiful girl Pandora. The best cat a family could ever ask for. RIP sweet girl.


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Arriving back in new Zealand after a 6 month trip. It's a Drama Podcast

Welcome home. You’re smiling…things must be ok…Right?



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Meeting our teenage and young adult children at the airport in new Zealand. It's a Drama podcast is for those of you who (like us) are intent and excited about making the second half of your life sensational, adventurous and all about YOU!

The family are back together again!


Total Cost to Travel Europe & Asia For 6 Months

We talk about this briefly on the show but I wanted you to know the exact cost of our 6 month trip.

Our total cost for the six months trip came in at $33,000 NZD. That’s an average of $176 NZD a day (excluding flight). This included, accommodation, food, petrol and entertainment.

This is $20,000 USD and £17,000. 

I think that you’ll agree that this is pretty incredible. 

We were able to make massive savings by housesitting. When we evaluated our costs we discovered that housesitting (in the UK and Europe) saved us approximately $16,000 USD.

To hear more about how we saved this money by housesitting ( and how you can too!) check out this podcast:

How We Managaged to Stay in  Tuscany, Italy For 6 weeks For FREE


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 around the world 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!


Cat on the back of the couch. It's a Drama podcast is for those of you who (like us) are intent and excited about making the second half of your life sensational, adventurous and all about YOU!

Our beautiful girl Pandora.



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