Because I get asked a lot of questions, by a lot of people, a lot of the time. Here's what I hear on the regular. So check out this mega list because your question is on it. I mean, you're welcome!
Maybe! If it fits, I like it, and you pay me. I don't do link swaps. I'm happy to create a mutually beneficial partnership, but I don't work for free because I like to eat. For sponsored content, advertisements, affiliate and brand partnerships, work with me.
I sure can if I'm in the area or you can send it to me. Go here to work with me.
This isn't wordpress (so no boring over-used theme), this is Jimdo, which allows you to change your layout, styles, colors, and anything else, whenever you want, and for free, so - I tweak mine often! It's really fun. More on how to start a travel blog.
Into oblivion! I didn't want spend any more of my precious time culling spam every darn day so I turned them off.
I'm allergic to monotony. I was never really happy in any little box made out of ticky tacky. Or going to work at any job. I never really liked paying bills either. So in 2014, I finally had to break free of the rat race. I put my stuff in a bag, sold everything else, gave up my apartment, morphed into a full-time traveler, and never looked back.
Someone that travels permanently, has no home or base, and is voluntary homeless. All 40 things I own fit into one bag that weighs 11 pounds and I go from house to house like a hermit crab. See how I do it, things I do before travel, and tips and tools.
Magic. No. By housesitting, for free accommodation. And this travel blog, for income. So, both. Check out: How I travel Full time, How I Spent Only $6K in One Year of Travel, Tips and Tools to Travel Full-time.
No, because I'm not traveling constantly. I like slow travel. I often spend months at a time in one spot, which means I can explore at my own pace and really get to know a city. So I only really travel once every 1 or 2 months to move to the next location.
Housesitting is when a sitter lives in a home while the homeowners go on vacation, and they exchange their attention for the home and care for pets. Housesitting allows travelers to live in luxurious homes for free all around the world.
Petsitting is housesitting, plus caring for pets. A live-in petsitter is better than boarding for pets because it allows them to stay at home, helping them feel safe, secure, and loved, and ensuring their normal diet and routines are uninterrupted.
As a minimalist, I travel light, and not only carry-on only, but under-seat only. I only own what I need, (11 pounds) to stay under airline rules. It's cheaper, safer, and simpler. I breeze by security, skip baggage claims, and laugh at overhead bins. A capsule wardrobe is ideal for travel because it's quick and easy to clean and wear.
I was born this way. I am a solo, so I just go. I enjoy being introverted and I also think it's pretty fun to do whatever I want, whenever I want, without comprising with anyone.
Zero waste means being mindful of avoiding plastics and disposables, aiming to re-use, reduce, recycle and compost, and create as little trash as possible. Start with my guide to zero waste travel, zero waste products, and make your own products.
I'm a longtime ethical vegan (26+ yrs). This is for animals, who are sentient beings that don't deserve abuse; for the planet animal agriculture is destroying; and for my health as a plant eater. The delicious foods we all love exist made of plants all over the world. See quotes, questions vegans are tired of, and learn more by watching movies.
Food! Plant-based food from the actual earth! I eat a lot, all the time, all around the world. It's easy to find yummy eats at any restaurant, street food, shop, or market. I use these apps to find food and this one for translating. See more food and burgers.
I'm American, with German ancestry. I've lived in 50+ cities in 12+ states and have been living in and traveling through 50+ countries all my life, yet I have no base and there's no place I call home. I enjoy traveling slow and spending time in places I love, so I mostly go wherever/whenever I want. Which is the best way to go!
Because they're absolutely ridiculous. Point the camera at the subject, not yourself.
It's easier. I travel full-time, solo, so it's safer to blend in with locals, plus I hate selfies. In most of the food, hotel or attraction reviews I do, I can participate without the staff knowing I'm doing a review so that my experience is completely authentic.
Before housesitting internationally, I ran my own pet sitting business. I was also a vet tech for a decade in emergency medicine, nutrition, grooming, hospice, adoption and TNR. Before that, I was a self-employed artist. So, you could say that I was gathering a very specific set of skills to petsit animals and write a blog - just like Neeson!
The last place I lived in for a while was Portland, Oregon. Portlandia called it "the place where young people go to retire" because everyone there is doing passion projects instead of working traditional jobs. I never liked working anyways, and spending so much time living among the quirky Portlanders inspired me to retire, too!
I love dining out so I'm often out for coffee, brunch, dinner, drinks, exploring nature or interesting things around town, or getting in water. Or I'm home walking dogs, snuggling cats, writing stories, netflixing, and catching luxurious zzz's. I don't cook, clean, work, work out, have a schedule, alarm clock, bills, or anything else that sucks!
Chances of that are slim. I'm a lone wolf. Plus you'd have to be as cool as me.
Nowhere! I don't cook! There's no need to, especially since there's so much delicious food being prepared by passionate, skilled professionals all around the world. Trying to eat on the cheap by doing manual labor is a total waste of time. I love trying regional cuisines and sampling original creations by local chefs. I travel to eat Bourdain-style!