Did you know you can stay free around the world with Trusted Housesitters? Recently there was a great article in the Washington Post, Traveling the World While Taking Care of Others’ Pets. The article is a nice story of how a reporter went to Peru to housesit and care for a dog.
TrustedHousesitters.com allows you to stay free in someone’s home in exchange for taking care of any pets. Your transportation there and back is not covered but the host may throw in use of their car or food in house. The host and guest set up what is expected in the agreement.
I have traveled the world and my favorite thing is staying in homes! My daughter had always wanted a cat – this might be a great way to “give her a pet for a while” without the permanent responsibility. Living like a local – walking with a dog, for example, really allows a perspective into the neighborhood that you wouldn’t have in a hotel.
Don’t Travel a Tourist, try housesitting and let me know how it goes!