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 fantastic animals. Pet sitting internationally was just a dream this time last year. However, one year on, it is our normal way of life and God willing, will be for the foreseeable future. Pet sitting internationally has opened our eyes to how life can be different from what most people consider normal. Now, I know this lifestyle isn’t for everyone and to be honest most people probably think we are crazy. But, having experienced it and seeing how our values of what truly matters have changed we wonder why we didn’t do it earlier. Could you see yourself doing this?

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To demonstrate what we have accomplished while pet sitting internationally, I thought I would give you a quick overview. As of 19th of May 2019 we arrive back in Brisbane. Having been gone for 267 days this is a list of interesting numbers

  • 13 House Sits totalling 161 days
  • Stayed at 4 places of Family members or friends totalling 39 days
  • 64 days of paid accommodation
  • 14 plane flights 3 of which were overnight
  • Hired 4 cars totalling 69 days
  • Taken 25 train trips
  • 36 buses
  • 16 shuttle buses
  • 4 ubers/grabs
  • House sat in 3 continents but 5 countries
  • Visited 8 countries
  • Travelled to/through 17 US states
  • Driven well over 12000 kilometres
  • Flown 45500 kilometres

This is just a few of the statistics, it’s pretty amazing looking back. We have yet to calculate the dollars we have spent but we will do that in the coming weeks.

How Can We Afford To Travel On A Tight Budget

Due to the fact that we are pet sitting internationally it will be a lot less than you would expect if you were to holiday for nine months. Having decided pet sitting internationally was our new life we sold everything. Hence the only monthly bill we have is our mobile phone, which is pretty cool. Carolyn works remotely which is our main source of income, and I am building our website, which is bringing in small amounts of money from affiliate marketing. My other focus is on to get our website to rank well on google. As they say content is king, thus content is my main goal currently. Therefore, I would love some travel stories from friends and family that I can post on Travel is Sweet. So, hit me with your interesting stories and submit at “Become a Contributor”.

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Patience is a Virtue

As you can see it takes a while to start earning money from a blog but we are slowly getting there. Pet sitting internationally, is our new lifestyle and we are loving it. Thus, this gives me the time to work on our blog and bringing to life new projects. Please stay tuned, as they will be coming in the near future.

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So as our first year of pet sitting internationally comes to an end, we begin to focus, plan and book our next 12 months.

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If you have any comments or questions we would love you to leave them below or email us.

Take care

Andrew & Carolyn

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