Travel Is Sweet

Dream It, Experience It, Treasure It

Where Are We: Arrived at our house sit on the Gold Coast and cooler weather :-). Time to catch up with family and friends

Welcome to Travel is Sweet. Our names are Carolyn and Andrew Deagle a married couple from the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. We fell in love with travelling, in 2004 and now travel, as often as we can. So you can follow our journey, we have decided to create our own Travel blog to share our experiences with you and hopefully give you some valuable tips and tricks. As I am a keen photographer, we 'd also like to share some beautiful photos, fun videos and entertaining stories we have gained in our travels over the years.

This big wonderful world offers so many travel opportunities and for those yet to travel, it can be a daunting task of knowing where to start, when organising your plans. Our aim is to provide useful information that will make the process a lot easier for those new to travel. Carolyn and I have been fortunate enough to travel to several continents and countries, from Canada to China with stops in the US and New Zealand, Travel is sweet! To say we have had some amazing experiences, would be an understatement , we have also experienced some things that we wouldn’t like to happen to anyone. We have created spectacular memories and we have learnt many useful tidbits we are eager to share.

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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
                                       new zealand flag travel is sweet New Zealand
                                       usa flag travel is sweet USA (37 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
                                       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

House & Pet Sitting

                                        australian flag travel is sweet Australia (2)
                                        usa flag travel is sweet USA (3)
                                        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 (19)
                                        Cats (11)
                                        Chickens (15)
                                        Guinea Fowl (5)
                                        Cockatiels (8)
                                        Fish (3 ponds multiple fish)
                                        Ducks (3)

Latest Blog Post

Pet Sitting Internationally

Amazingly nine months have passed since we started out on our epic life changing adventure. To say the time has passed quickly would be an understatement. In those nine months we have seen some awe inspiring sights, made incredible new friends and bonded with...

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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 towards Mae Sa Waterfall about 40 minutes north of our dwelling....

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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 into an area and never being heard from again. Could this happen to us...

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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 from the yacht as it headed out to race and again when they returned. As...

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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 Mae Sot Thailand is no different. Hence, I turn to google to find...

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The Pier Cafe

Today we find ourselves weaving our way through the stunning countryside of the Scottish Highlands. Heading towards Stronachlachar pier the starting point to a leisurely cruise on Loch Katrine in The Trossachs National Park. As always, we are running early just as, we...

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Life With No Regrets

From time to time, life presents us with opportunities that seem unbelievable or crazy to most people. But, to some, they blossom deep within their being. For me, that rang true four years ago. Thanks to an inauspicious IT job in Northern NSW, that would change my...

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My Photos Published in Street Machine

I love to take photographs of a wide variety of subjects, but I had never taken pictures of cars. Thus, this was a steep and quick learning curve as the shoot took place at dusk. Due to the light fading quickly, time was of the essence and each shot was quickly setup...

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