What if when you traveled, you could stay in these types of places?
And better yet, what if they were free?
With housesitting, they can be!
All over the world, people are opening up their homes for others to come and stay in while they are gone. And in return for looking after their home and sometimes their pet, you get to stay in their place, for free!
It really is a win-win for both parties involved, and explains why housesitting is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing ways to travel.
Today, Andy Peck, the Godfather of Housesitting and founder of the biggest housesitting site in the world, Trusted Housesitters, sits down with us to talk about the ins and outs of housesitting.
From how to give yourself the best chance to score your first housesit to some of the best places he’s ever seen, Andy breaks down housesitting from A-Z.
Oh, and he also gives Extra Pack of Peanuts listeners a special discount on a Trusted Housesitter membership (see instructions below)!
So if you’re someone who is interested in trying your hand at housesitting, this is the podcast for you. Andy’s tips will have you scoring your dream housesit in no time!
Many of you dream of being location independent or living abroad for an extended period of time.
Of engaging in a place and culture, rather than just traveling through it.
And no one is a bigger expert in this field than John Bardos of JetSetCitizen, who has started, run, and sold his own business in another country, has launched a successful location independent lifestyle, and has lived abroad for the last 17 years.
Today, John discusses the actual costs of living abroad, tells us some of his favorite home bases, and helps dispel some of the rumors surrounding a location independent lifestyle.
He also gives his best tips and advice for how someone who wishes to pursue living abroad can get started and what they can do to set themselves up while still at home.
There are 17 years of wisdom packed into this podcast, and you won’t want to miss it!
You’ve once again been regaled by a travel story. One in which the person telling the story talks about the amazing places they’ve been, things they’ve seen, and the foods they’ve eaten.
It seems like they are always traveling, and you aren’t. You want to do that too, but…how can they afford it?
Enter Nora Dunn, the mastermind behind the fantastic website The Professional Hobo, and someone who has been able to travel full-time for the last 7 years.
Today, she reveals all her secrets for how to live a full-time life of travel in a financially sustainable way.
From how she saved over $63,000 in the last few years on accommodations to how she is able to earn an income from the road, she gives incredible advice that hits on all facets of a full-time traveler’s life.
So if you’re someone who has always wanted to travel more, whether it is full-time or not, Nora is THE person you want to follow, and this interview is a great starting point!
Imagine deciding to take your twin 10-year-old boys on a trip from the very top of Alaska to the southernmost town in the world, Ushuaia in Argentina.
That’s a lot of fighting in the backseat, bathroom breaks, and “are we there yet’s?”.
Now imagine doing that same trip…on bikes!
Nancy Sathre-Vogel never believed in the oft-repeated statement “once you have kids, your travel life is over” and so she and her family set off on an epic bike trip to shatter that fallacy.
3 years and 17,285 miles later, they did just that.
Nancy recounts their amazing trek in great detail and also gives some incredibly practical advice on the intricacies of traveling with a family, including how to know what’s right for your specific children.
If you’re someone who isn’t interested in family travel, don’t worry, because Nancy also shares some amazing tips on how to stick to a budget when traveling and also prepare your life back home for a long term expedition.
Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, you’re going to want to tune in and hear this amazing story and insanely useful advice.
A nice book, a good bottle of wine, and a comfortable reclining chair.
It sounds like a fantastic night!
But instead of sitting in your living room, you’re speeding past some of the world’s best countryside, a moving mural of lush fields, incredible mountains, and amazing seascapes…all while getting to your next destination!
Mark Smith, better known as the Man in Seat 61, paints the picture of putting the romance and relaxation back in to travel by taking trains, an often overlooked form of traveling by most people, especially Americans.
Mark has created the ultimate train travel resource on the internet, and in this episode, he not only discusses why people should consider train travel but gives incredible tips and real-life examples of how it can be more cost-effective and convenient than taking a flight.
As someone who has used Mark’s website innumerable times over the last few years, and because of this, gotten to experience the joys of train travel, I couldn’t be happier to have him on the show. He is absolutely full of incredibly practical and useful information, tons of which he shares today.
Want to know Mark’s secrets for a more relaxing trip, including some of these favorite trips by train?