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Boondocking KJ’s Alpine

Boondocking KJ’s Alpine

Sitting at the table I am mesmerised by the snow floating earthwards. How calm it appears even when it is tumbling down so quickly. As the snow hits the window you see the complexity of its being,...

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Twin Falls Idaho 3 Must See Locations

Twin Falls Idaho 3 Must See Locations

What comes to mind when you think of Twin Falls Idaho? Most Aussies and for that matter many Americans would say I do not know, I have never heard of it. Ditto, would have been our response not that...

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Boondocking Perry Rest Stop

Boondocking Perry Rest Stop

Not liking the big cities, we bypass Salt Lake City heading towards Idaho in particularly Twin Falls. However, we have to get our water heater fixed so a stop at Ogden, Utah is required. Getting the...

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Boondocking Fernley Nevada

Boondocking Fernley Nevada

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” by Robert Burns, aptly describes what happened today when we planned to stay at Cabela’s Verdi Nevada. Having left Susanville our plan was to stop...

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Boondocking in the US

Boondocking in the US

WHAT THE…. is Boondocking, us Aussies will ask? We had the same response not that long ago. But, boondocking is exactly what Travel is Sweet is doing on our 9 month adventure around the US and...

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Fort Stockton to Austin

Fort Stockton to Austin

Day 5 and 6 will take us to our final destination for this road trip and our upcoming house sit in Austin Texas with Appa an affectionate cat. Fort Stockton to Austin will cover approximately 550...

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Roswell to Fort Stockton

Roswell to Fort Stockton

Day 4 we kick off with a Martian Latte, it’s a strange green colour! Oh well, still tastes ok, thanks Starbucks Roswell 😉. Today we have about 350 kms to travel, with one tourist attraction stop...

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Deming to Roswell

Deming to Roswell

Will Smith, Drew Barrymore and Richard Dreyfuss and now the Deagle’s all have one thing in common. What is it? We all, have had, close encounters with aliens 😊. Well kinda!!! Day 3 our road trip...

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Tucson to Deming

Tucson to Deming

Having had a restful night sleep we arise from our slumber, looking forward to what the day has to offer. Day 2 takes us from Tucson to Deming New Mexico. Having completed some of the section before...

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Phoenix to Tucson

Phoenix to Tucson

What I love about our lifestyle is we get to do road trips in between house sits. Today we leave Lane and Ryan’s place in Phoenix Arizona heading towards Austin Texas for our next sit. We have five...

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Bristol Break

Bristol Break

Having just completed our house sit in Aarau Switzerland, we head back to England for a short break in the city of Bristol. Arriving late in the evening we spend our first night at a lovely Airbnb...

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Strobl Austria

Strobl Austria

Our next sneak look at a Salzkammergut Austrian village is at Strobl. As you approach the beachfront of the lake from the ferry, particularly on holidays or long weekends a flotilla of watercraft...

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Silky Water

Silky Water

Have you ever wondered how a photographer gets that silky water in a photograph? Before I entered into the world of photography, I couldn’t work out how they did it. Images that captured silky water...

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House Sitting Louie

House Sitting Louie

Ten months have past since we started out on our new house sitting lifestyle. It’s hard to believe that we have travelled and house sat around the world in that time. As the plane descends into...

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My Top 10 Destinations

My Top 10 Destinations

We now continue the list of my top 10 destinations. If you missed part 1 please click here. We start with my number 5 location so please enjoy.5. Oahu Hawaii USAHow could we not have Oahu in my top...

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Top 10 Destinations Part 1

Top 10 Destinations Part 1

It’s been fifteen years of travelling since we caught “The Travel Bug”. Countless kilometres travelled via planes, trains, buses, cars, ships, ferries and good old fashion foot power. For this...

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House Sitting Witley

House Sitting Witley

Hedges stand high over the well-worn lane. Sunlight pushing through the tightly knit leaves. Behind, lays acres of rolling farmland covered by green fields tended by grazing animals. A far cry from...

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Island Travel Inn

Island Travel Inn

As we continue with our hotel reviews from our recent trip through Northern USA and Canada, we now look at our stay in Victoria. Victoria is a beautiful city, it is also the capital of British...

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Travel Bug

Travel Bug

We have all heard of it, but not all, have been bitten by it. So, my question to you today, which one are you? Michael Palin said, “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know...

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House Sitting Oxford

House Sitting Oxford

Rugged up try and keep the cold from permeating the layers of our clothing. We sit, coffee in hand waiting for the next chapter to unfold. Wind blowing, we cast our eyes towards the tracks hoping...

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Round the World Airfares

Round the World Airfares

According to Travelonline in 2016 “Australian’s spent an average of AU$15,000 on travel each year”. So how much do you spend? In fact, I believe most Aussies realise that we pay a premium for travel...

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Sandman Inn Blue River

Sandman Inn Blue River

Heading off from Kamloops we point the car towards Sandman Inn, Blue River on highway 5 for our next night stay. The distance is only about 230 km. However, we have some stops to make along the way....

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Movie Road Trip

Movie Road Trip

Quiet on the Set! Awakened from our peaceful night's slumber, we prepare for our movie road trip in the highlands of Scotland. Showers; check, camera equipment; check, very warm clothes; double...

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Mae Sa Waterfall Thailand

Mae Sa Waterfall Thailand

Heading out from our airconditioned room with a forecast of blistering 40°C day ahead. I wonder if it is such a good idea as heat and myself have never gotten along well! Nevertheless, we start out...

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De Rose Hotel Review

De Rose Hotel Review

Driving down a small lonely backstreet street in a city you have never visited can give you mixed feelings of dread and anxiety, should we be going down here?  You hear stories of foreigners going...

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Currumbin Rock

Currumbin Rock

Who doesn’t remember the 1983 anthem song, of America’s Cup challenger Australia II “I come from a land down under” by Men at Work? I remember watching them racing on TV, hearing the song blaring...

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Pha Charoen Waterfall

Pha Charoen Waterfall

Waterfalls are a favourite of mine to visit, admire and not least photograph. With this in mind, we always try to locate waterfalls in the vicinity of where we are travelling. Therefore, our time in...

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Peyto Lake Canada

Peyto Lake Canada

Astounding doesn’t quite convey the staggering beauty that greets me as I step onto the viewing platform. Surreal turquoise coloured water, spectacular mountains rising from the valley, stunning...

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Bacon and Shrimp Pasta

Bacon and Shrimp Pasta

Sometimes it can be difficult to find different things to cook while you are travelling. You don’t always have all the right ingredients, and you can’t carry too much, due to excess luggage fees,...

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Hotel Seattle Review

Hotel Seattle Review

Hotel Seattle located at 315 Seneca Street Seattle didn’t have the best reviews but we thought we would give it a chance. It was well priced, centrally located in downtown Seattle and close to...

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Motel 6 St Louis Airport

Motel 6 St Louis Airport

Over our years of traveling, we have stayed in many hotels ranging from cheap to very expensive. We are very easy going and can handle most hotel rooms that maybe a bit questionable. I can’t...

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My First Published Article

My First Published Article

When we first started our travel blog it was always my aim to one day have my articles published in magazines. This would be a huge undertaking for me, due to the fact that I have never been a good...

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Victor Idaho USA

Victor Idaho USA

Our Airbnb in Victor Idaho was in a rustic log cabin, situated along the foothills of the Grand Teton. It was a peaceful location and offered a short 30 minute drive to the Grand Teton National...

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

If you are on a budget, or don’t have a lot of ingredients, and you want a quick home-made treat, try this recipe. Ingredients Makes: 12 cupcakes 125g caster sugar 115g unsalted butter, softened 2...

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Frating UK

Frating UK

The Airbnb stay in Frating UK was amazing and we are so glad we chose to stay here. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by lovely accommodations and a wonderful host Susan. The Annexe as it...

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Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Which country music icon was born in the Great Smoky Mountains? Let me give you a couple of hints. They have written many songs, sung by various artists, notably Whitney Huston who had a huge hit...

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower

What were you doing in 1977? I had turned 11 and Stars Wars came out just after my birthday. What a classic movie, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Hans Solo and Princess Leia who could forget them....

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Andrew Being Artistic

Andrew Being Artistic

Andrew being artistic on a shot he took on the Georgetown Loop Train. What do you think? We would love for you to follow our exciting journey by joining our friends list here on our website and...

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Boulder Exploring

Boulder Exploring

Mork, calling Orson. Come in, Orson!!! Na-Nuu, Na-Nuu, today we are heading into Boulder Colorado to survey the earthly surroundings. Our spaceship is being piloted by Kate our earthling home...

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Travel Footprints

Over the course of our travels, house and pet sitting, we have journeyed to many a destination leaving behind our travel footprints. Beginning with our honeymoon in 1987 all the way through to our current house sit in 2019. We thought it would be informative to list our travel destinations separate to our house and pet sitting placements. We shall also include the wonderful and interesting animals we have had the pleasure to be step parents for. Of course, we will update our list as we venture into new destinations and enjoy more pets.

Destinations Traveled

australian flag travel is sweet Australia (5 States)
new zealand flag travel is sweet New Zealand (both Islands)
usa flag travel is sweet USA (40 States)
canada flag travel is sweet Canada
china flag travel is sweet China
hong kong flag travel is sweet Hong Kong
new caledonia flag travel is sweet New Caledonia
vanuata flag travel is sweet Vanuatu
england flag travel is sweet England
scotland flag travel is sweet Scotland
France
switzerland flag travel is sweet Switzerland
wales flag travel is sweet Wales
fuji flag travel is sweet Fuji
spain flag travel is sweet Spain
thailand flag travel is sweet Thailand
myanmar flag travel is sweet Myanmar
singapore flag travel is sweet Singapore
finland flag travel is sweet Finland

 

 

 

House & Pet Sitting

australian flag travel is sweet Australia (5)
usa flag travel is sweet USA (7)
england flag travel is sweet England (6)
switzerland flag travel is sweet Switzerland (2)
scotland flag travel is sweet Scotland (1)
thailand flag travel is sweet Thailand (1)
Dogs (26)
Cats (18)
Chickens (15)
Guinea Fowl (5)
Cockatiels (8)
Fish (multiple fish)
Ducks (3)
Rat (1)

 

 

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