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Being a part of the sharing economy: making friends all over Europe

We are full-time pet sitters. We traverse Europe from sit to sit. We’ve taken care of everything from chihuahuas to chickens. From mules to Spanish waterdogs. Traveling in this day and age enables us to enjoy possibilities which – let’s say 15 years ago – were unimaginable. The internet brings imagination closer to reality. Dreams … Read more

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World trip benefits – how to reply to those discouraging remarks on your world trip plans

In this blog you will read how people responded – or what they secretly thought – when we told them about our plans to sell our apartment and furniture, quit our jobs, and go travelling. It is very easy to be convinced not to do what you really want in this short life and as … Read more

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What do I do with my life when there is no wifi?!

This is my story how I was able to survive for three weeks without wifi. I was in a rural area in Portugal, wild boars were strolling around at night, the supermarket was a half an hour walk away, and we didn’t have any neighbors or entertainment close by. Let me tell you the story Read more

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If you want to be free

If you want to be free, this blog is for you. Or perhaps I should say ‘if you want to feel free’. Since being or feeling free is a very subjective matter. In this blog, I will explain what JD and myself perceive as the three pillars of being free. You will learn what the Read more

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My 5 most treasured places – places to visit in 2020

Looking for travel inspiration? Wondering where to go in 2020? I have picked my most treasured places of past years. I will tell you a little accompanying story, but the pictures tell everything. Here are my 5 favorite places to visit in 2020.

What are your favorite travel destinations of past years? It would be … Read more

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How Harari’s bestseller about Imagined Orders gives me confidence to live my life

This blog is about what I learned from the bestseller Homo Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Reading it left me highly inspired and the book has changed my world perspective for good. So therefore I highly recommend reading the book if you are open to learn about the world, human and yourself and perhaps it Read more

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Pet sitter hosts: The ultimate guide for the best experience

A little while ago I have written down the 13 things it takes to become a excellent house sitter. We take our job very seriously and like to make pets and owners very happy. As do many other pet sitters. Now it is time for a guide for pet sitter hosts: what to think about Read more

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Why an office job blocked my potential. And perhaps yours too

I write this blog because I feel that I learned so much more last three years than I did in ten years of work as an employee in an office job. And I thought – how come?  Why wasn’t my learning curve as steep as it is now? In this blog I explore this question. Read more

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This is the #1 burning question people ask us all the time

As most of you know JD and myself are a strange couple. We are in our 30’s but we don’t have our own home. We don’t have a mortgage and we don’t rent one. It has been more than 3 years ago that we had our own house.   

We might be strange because of other Read more

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5 Important questions to answer before you start pursuing making money online

The two main drivers for us to start working online were to be honest easy money making and boredom. We were stuck in our travels, were looking for something to sink our teeth in, and the idea of easy pocket money of a few hundred dollars or euros per month seduced us. Looking backward it Read more