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, 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

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

Animals, horses, North America, United States, Western States

Horse Grooming for the Fun of it

As you know, we have been volunteering at Hunkapi Farms since Covid-19 shut our travel plans down. Our interest in volunteering was primarily being around the horses. "Princess" courtesy of Hunkapi Farms Website Hunkapi Farms is a equine therapy center in Scottsdale, Arizona that helps individuals with emotional and psychological wellness through interaction with horses.… Continue reading Horse Grooming for the Fun of it

Dogs, North America, United States, Western States

Great Pyrenees Puppies Graduation

All of Peony's Pyrenees puppies are all spoken for and have joined their new forever homes this weekend. The Great Pyrenees Puppies have brought tremendous love and cuteness to Hunkapi and every person that has been touched by them will miss each one. In the true spirit of Hunkapi, we celebrated these babies yesterday during… Continue reading Great Pyrenees Puppies Graduation

Airbnb Experiences, Geocaching, North America, Senior Travel, United States, Western States

Santa Fe — A Break From the Arizona Heat

If you are a sun worshiper, come to Arizona. But, fair warning, Arizona summer sun is like nothing you may have experienced before. Thus far, the Arizona summer heat has set several records, most notably, The Most Consecutive Days Over 110 Degrees -- 45 consecutive days over 110 as of August 20. We like warm… Continue reading Santa Fe — A Break From the Arizona Heat

Animals, Arizona, Dogs, horses, North America, Western States

Farm Fit and Fun With Fur Babies

Volunteering at Hunkapi Farms, an equine therapy center, during Covid-19 has been a joy and a life-saver. While many of our friends stay stuck in their homes, away from any risk of contracting this dreaded pandemic, we get to go to do meaningful work with animals outdoors. At Hunkapi we work with the horses, practice… Continue reading Farm Fit and Fun With Fur Babies

Animals, Health and Wellness, horses, North America, United States, Western States

Covid 19, Locked Down in Arizona

Covid-19, for us it could be a lot worse. People all across America, heck, all over the world, have been stuck in their homes, hiding from the Coronavirus. The threat of getting sick or getting others sick can make it difficult to enjoy a life with any semblance of normalcy for months. We are aware… Continue reading Covid 19, Locked Down in Arizona

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!

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