House-Sitting Makes It Easier and Cheaper to Travel

19 Sep, 2012

House-Sitting Makes It Easier and Cheaper to Travel

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Illustration of house-sitters going through a to-do list

In todays economic climate travelling is not as cheap as it once was, particularly with the exorbitant costs of hotel accommodation, this is where house-sitting comes in as a very viable alternative for house-sitters with what amounts to free accommodation.

For property owners too there are also cost savings, as well as peace of mind due to being able to leave your pets in their own home without the expense of kennels or catteries. Another big plus is the security of having someone living in your home making sure that gardens, pools and the like are attended to.

The fun part by far though is the authenticity of experiencing living in another country as a local would rather than in a sterile generic hotel environment that removes you from reality.

Australia: Why Wouldn’t You?

Did you know that four Australian capital cities rank in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. If you need any more convincing that Australia is a great place to visit then have a look at this video from Tourism Australia and check out their website to be inspired. Although the weather is pretty good year round Down Under, it is a consideration for planning the timing of a visit so make sure you check out the weather for your destination.

As the world’s smallest continent and largest island, Australia is a country of contrasts. The temperate winters and gloriously hot summers tempt visitors from all over the globe. The cosmopolitan cities, fabulous beaches, great fusion cuisine and award-winning wines meet anyones desires for an amazing holiday experience.

United Kingdom: Where Does One Begin?

The UK has so much to offer the tourist: history in abundance, amazing shopping and truly great food all packed into one compact little island. Don’t be fooled though, the UK may be small but it is jam-packed with experiences that may only be a few miles apart geographically but a world apart culturally. You need time to explore this truly great island nation and house-sitting gives you the luxury of time to do this destination justice.

Need a few hints? Then have a look at these videos from Visit Britain, one an insight from Dame Judi Dench and the other, a more pragmatic and concise low-down.

Also have a look at the Visit Britain website for much more information. And when in Britain make sure you check out the tourism offices in each town or city you visit, they are all extremely good and offer invaluable insights to the specific area.

One thing I always insisted that Australian visitors did when they came to visit me was to do the London Big Bus Tour. Because the city is so sprawling it is not very easy for visitors to get to grips with the lie of the land, this trip will ensure that you get a comprehensive over view of the city which really helps when you take to the London Underground as well.

On thing that the UK is certainly renowned for is its weather but hey, you can’t have everything so make sure you check it out before you go and pack accordingly. Irrespective of the time of year, layer dressing is essential when you can literally get four seasons in one day!

Useful Stuff for Both Destinations

The distance between Australia and the UK is roughly 15,000 kilometres depending on where exactly you want to go. If you want to know exactly then use this distance calculator.

A final tip is to check out all the boring customs stuff too as regulations and allowance do vary from country to country: Australia and UK.


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  1. […] As a house sitter: – House-sitting saves you money on travel One of the greatest concerns of any traveler or tourist (whether house sitter or home owner) is the cost. As a traveler you are constantly thinking about how much this relaxing holiday or trip is going to cost. Often the full cost is not fully clear to you until you return to face your bank account and credit card statement in the cold light of day. Making house-sitting arrangements to cover your accommodation costs can save a lot of money […]

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