Food and Drink, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, Living Like Locals, North America, United States

Pizza Surprise

"You can't judge a book by its cover"...we know that. And it's been confirmed over and over again as we travel the world. Sometimes you just need a pizza. We were traveling in Florida for a couple of months. It was during the Covid era and people were hesitant to travel, so we had very… Continue reading Pizza Surprise

Airbnb Experiences, Food and Drink, friends, Local Cuisine, North America, Senior Travel, Travel, United States, Walking Tours

A New Love Affair for Bev and John

Bev and I have fallen in love... again! The last time was thirty one years ago and we renewed our commitment to each other in Paris in 2018. What we mean is that we have fallen head over heels in love with Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston has been on our "Bucket List" for as long… Continue reading A New Love Affair for Bev and John

Animals, Dogs, Food and Drink, Local Cuisine, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende – For The Love of Dogs, People, and Food

You all probably know by now that we love pretty much everything about food. Shopping for it, preparing it, and of course, eating it is one of our go-to pastimes. So, when our friend Donald, who lives with his wife Kate and adopted pup, Pee Wee, here in San Miguel de Allende, invited us to… Continue reading San Miguel de Allende – For The Love of Dogs, People, and Food

England, Europe, Food and Drink, house/pet sitting, North Curry

Hello North Curry, England

North Curry -- Cornfields and Hay fields as far as you can see in just about any direction with cattle and sheep grazing, surrounded by a small village, filled with warm, friendly, and helpful people, and a couple of funny, cuddly dogs and a cat. This is what we love most about House and Pet… Continue reading Hello North Curry, England

Food and Drink, nature, North America, United States, Western States

Apricots, Apricots, Everywhere!

Our recent month-long pet sit in Murrieta, California was more than an adorable dog, mischievous cats, and magnificent horses. We also experienced what it is like to be surrounded by delicious Apricots. One little tree produced hundreds of yellow and orange morsels. It will come as no surprise that Bev really got into apricot mode.… Continue reading Apricots, Apricots, Everywhere!

Adventure Travel, Airbnb Experiences, Cats, Dogs, Europe, Food and Drink, France, House Sitting Pets, Pets, Travel

Let the Pet Sitting Begin – Three Months in France, wonderful pets, country, homes, and homeowners

Spring color in the village park where it was easy to imagine it to be a backdrop for painters, picnickers and general frolicking . Following a 9 hour flight from Bangkok to Paris, and a 2 + hour train, we were greeted with a touch of spring in Valence, France. With one night at a… Continue reading Let the Pet Sitting Begin – Three Months in France, wonderful pets, country, homes, and homeowners

Alleys, Europe, Food and Drink, France, long-stay travel, Travel, Villages

A Day in Crest, France

Of all of our travels thus far, perhaps the most enjoyable includes walking the dogs we are sitting for through one of the small, old villages in the area. It is like a step back in time. Modern conveniences surrounded by old -- old buildings, old services, old ways of doing things. So we were… Continue reading A Day in Crest, France

Animals, Asia/Indonesia, Food and Drink, food diplomacy, Health and Wellness, Local Cuisine, Luwak, Meditation, Monkeys, Ubud, Bali

Monkeys & Luwaks: Two Joys of Ubud, Bali

There are so many things to see, do, marvel at and about, and ponder in Ubud, Bali that it is difficult to know where to begin to write about the experience. A mentor used to advise me to "just begin, my friend, one word at a time!" Monkeys Here is what we know , or… Continue reading Monkeys & Luwaks: Two Joys of Ubud, Bali

Airbnb Experiences, Asia/Indonesia, Food and Drink, Health and Wellness, house/pet sitting, Ubud, Bali

Hello Ubud, Let the Yoga Begin!

This is John. It is 7:09 PM in Ubud, Bali, quickly nearing the end of day two. Thus far, we are having loads of fun. By the way, it is Saturday evening, not Friday as it is where most of you live. Being this far east is like living in the future. We dedicated this… Continue reading Hello Ubud, Let the Yoga Begin!