House Sitting Pets, long-stay travel, Senior Travel

2 Saboteurs That Will Clutter Up Your Suitcase

I like clothes almost as much as John does, but we were reinventing our lives and daily musing over what to wear each day is not on the daily agenda. Instead, we have to make all our clothing decisions at once and there is no going back. Cue doom music. In 2016 we began the process… Continue reading 2 Saboteurs That Will Clutter Up Your Suitcase

Animals, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, long-stay travel, Snakes

All Things Slithery

“Pusa, whatcha doing there? Pusa?” She meowed back to me over her shoulder keeping one eye on the prize.  I hoped she would lose interest in the prize behind the credenza so I could continue my relaxing afternoon.  Cats are not known to be particularly considerate, this was no exception. I was deeply involved in… Continue reading All Things Slithery

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

House Sitting Pets, long-stay travel, North America, Senior Travel, Shopping, United States, Western States

2021 Summer in Colorado

Colorado: the land for famous ski slopes, epic views, and mountain air. The most famous of Colorado towns include Aspen, Vail, and Breckenridge. Many people have heard of these places and may secretly desire to visit them, if not to live there. But how many of us have heard of Frisco? No, not the Frisco… Continue reading 2021 Summer in Colorado

Animals, Colorado, Dogs, horses, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, living like a local, Living Like Locals, long-stay travel, nature, Travel

We’re Back and More Excited Than Ever: Traveling After the Pandemic Lockdown

It has been a while since we last updated you on our journey. The truth is we have been having so much fun exploring Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; a lot of Florida (especially the Everglades and Cedar Key); Big Canoe, Georgia (again); Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee taking and editing a zillion photos, there has… Continue reading We’re Back and More Excited Than Ever: Traveling After the Pandemic Lockdown

Adventure Travel, Animals, Central and South America, Christmas Travel, food diplomacy, friends, House Sitting Pets, long-stay travel, Mexico, North America, Pets, San Miguel de Allende, Senior Travel, United States

Christmas on the Road, 2015-2020 John’s reflections

When we first set out on our On The Road Journey, our mission was to learn what it was like to actually live in other cultures, rather than just visit. We wanted to become travelers, not just tourists. We wanted to assimilate and absorb, not just exist and borrow. At the start, we could not… Continue reading Christmas on the Road, 2015-2020 John’s reflections

Dogs, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, North America, Pets, United States

Big Surprise in Big Canoe

We had heard from friends Pam and Robert Cardone, formerly of Georgia, that Big Canoe was very nice. Little did we know that "very nice" did not even begin to describe this lovely community. Big Canoe is a paradise built on 8000 acres of mountainside in Northern Georgia. Big Canoe is a little over an… Continue reading Big Surprise in Big Canoe

Airbnb Experiences, Animals, Dogs, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, North America, United States, Western States

Thanksgiving Road Trip Through Texas

We love Texas. No one is more surprised than Bev and I that we would like Texas. We expected to not like it at all. With the exception of a couple of short business trips, we had spent very little time in Texas. Nevertheless, we had developed a strong negative opinion. Maybe because so many… Continue reading Thanksgiving Road Trip Through Texas

Adventure Travel, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting

Living Our Zany Chosen Life…

Thanksgiving is over, can you believe it? Nevertheless, we continue to think about just how grateful we are for so, so many blessings. Our continued good health. Two beautiful. strong, and independent daughters who are amazing Moms to 5 smart, funny, beautiful, awesome grandchildren, each with their own strengths and talents. Family members and friends… Continue reading Living Our Zany Chosen Life…

Adventure Travel, Animals, horses, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, living like a local, Living Like Locals, long-stay travel, Senior Travel, Wild Mustangs

A Visit With A Few Furry Four Legged Friends

You may know by now that Bev and I love horses. Everything about them is majestic, to us. They are pretty big, huge in some cases, yet their eyes are usually gentle. They move with such grace while starting and stopping on a dime. We find everything about them beautiful. We are blessed to have… Continue reading A Visit With A Few Furry Four Legged Friends

Animals, Asia/Indonesia, Chiang Mai, Cliffs of Moher, Dogs, Elephant Nature Park, England, France, friends, hoi an, vietnam, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, living like a local, Living Like Locals, long-stay travel, Senior Travel, Travel

Who Said John Wouldn’t Enjoy This Journey?

From the very beginning of our traveling adventure, many of our friends and followers wondered “How is John about this?” Close friends thought, and some actually said, “he’ll be back in six months”.  This public display of skepticism is my fault.  On many occasions (more than I care to admit) you would hear me say… Continue reading Who Said John Wouldn’t Enjoy This Journey?

Animals, Dogs, England, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, living like a local, Living Like Locals, long-stay travel, Senior Travel, Travel

30 Years and Getting Stronger

Yesterday was our 30 Anniversary. Why we have been telling everyone it was number 31 is anyone's guess. John keeps telling people that he knew his career in banking would be short-lived because he couldn't add. Oh, well, we think thirty pretty great. Hover your cursor over the image to read the caption. Anniversaries are… Continue reading 30 Years and Getting Stronger

Cats, Dogs, horses, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, North America, United States, Western States

Dogs, Cats, and Horses — our stay in Murrieta, California

We live an abundant life, for sure. Because we do house & pet sitting, our life has loads of animals. As we said in another post, we have visited 12 countries and 58 cities. Perhaps more important, we have cared for: 28 Dogs, 7 Cats,m, 6 horses, 10 Chickens/hens, 3 Ducks, 2 Pigs, 3 Alpaca,… Continue reading Dogs, Cats, and Horses — our stay in Murrieta, California

House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, North America, Travel, United States

Bev and John take a Break from the Joyful Rigors of Pet Sitting

Even International House & Pet Sitters need an occasional break. After all, there is stress and wear-and-tear to recover from after weeks of the rigors of walking dogs and feeding horses. During the eight months ending May 30, 2019, we visited 21 cities in 6 countries. In 2 of those countries and 8 cities we… Continue reading Bev and John take a Break from the Joyful Rigors of Pet Sitting

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