As full time travelers, the main we question we get asked is – “How can you afford to travel permanently?” House Sitting is of course the answer!
Frequent travelers have unquestionably been through airports that they still have nightmares about, but there are a number of facilities worldwide that will do more than exceed one’s expectations.
The other day someone said to me “I wish I could do what you are doing”. And my reply – “Why don’t you then?”.
My pre nomadic life wasn’t a bad one. I was content with the path I had taken. I was running a successful business that I enjoyed; I had a great relationship with my husband (although not technically married, after 14 years together and traveling non stop for 365 days together, ‘boyfriend’ doesn’t quite cut it); And we lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. Life was… nice.
Being a permanent nomad brings you many joys. You travel the world; You meet amazing like-minded people; You can go wherever you want, whenever you want.
For me, the best part about being a nomad is the exhilarating feeling of freedom it grants you.
They say your life can change in the blink of an eye. For us it wasn’t a blink of the eye, it was boarding a flight on a one-way ticket that completely changed our lives.
We had no idea we were starting a whole new phase in our lives as we boarded that flight from Perth to Los Angeles on March 5th 2012.
Traveling without a travel budget is like traveling blind. You need to know what travel style you can afford if you want to travel long term.
Before I became a full time traveler I had read hundreds of travel blog. I loved reading their stories and most of the time I would nod in agreement. But there was one topic I never could quite understand or agree with; the negative posts about cruises.
When we talk about housesitting and we tell people we get to live in luxurious homes for FREE, the immediate question is – What’s the catch? Nothing!