How To Become a House Sitter (And Travel The World On A Budget)

Perfect beach scene in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

House sitting offers you free accommodation in amazing locations around the world. Plus, you get the bonus of looking after some cute pets along the way! Find out how to become a house sitter and where to find dog and cat sitting jobs too. 

The thing about us travel bloggers is we’re never in one place for long. But with that lifestyle comes the problem of where to live.

Playing with Enzo at our first house sitting assignment
Playing with Enzo at our first house sitting assignment

Last year, I spent several months living in London, a month in South America and jetted off on 47 flights to 16 different countries. In between trips I spent a week or two at home. Yes my family home. I knew it was temporary but it still took some getting used to! Goodbye London life, independence and quick drinks with friends after work. But then again, how often was I even in the country to do that these days anyway?

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Ubud, Bali – The Ultimate Ubud Travel Guide

Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)

Ubud is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Bali, Indonesia. From incredible waterfalls and rice terraces, to volcano hikes, yoga classes and massages, find out the top things to do, places to visit, eat, drink, and of course, a few of my special tips for travelling around the region in my Ubud blog! 

Ubud is one of those super cool towns I’d read about before I visited Bali in Indonesia. Friends raved about the natural beauty, the spas, food, waterfalls, day trips, yoga and more. I felt like everyone had a favourite spot in the area, and feeling cynical I wondered whether it was going to be horribly overhyped and touristy!

You know what? It really wasn’t. I mean, there were plenty of people visiting but it didn’t have that horrible touristy vibe where you feel like all real culture has been lost. It lived up to the hype, and perhaps even surpassed beyond my expectations.

It’s also incredibly budget-friendly. So after spending so many enjoyable days there, I wanted to write this Ubud travel blog with a few of my top places to visit and things to do. Some are obvious (hello rice terraces and waterfalls!) and some are places that I discovered with my friends and couldn’t wait to share!

Top Things To Do In Ubud, Bali – The Ultimate Ubud Guide 

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Ubud’s most iconic photos are of the beautiful lush rice paddies to the north of the town. They’re as stunning as the photos, and the green is so bright, you feel like you’ve cranked up the saturation!

You can enter free of charge, but to continue to different sections, you’ll pay small fees (a few IDR). You can also pay to have photos at the famous Love Bali sign or to pose with one of the workers in the famous hats!

Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali
Love Bali! I doooo
Love Bali! I doooo

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18 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Sicily

The island of Stromboli in Sicily

From incredible scenery, volcanoes and sapphire blue water, to delicious cuisine and cute towns, there are plenty of reasons to visit Sicily!

I always thought Sicily sounded SO glamorous. I envisaged stylish Italians hanging around on beautiful yachts, with a glass of wine in one hand, and a fork loaded with the best Italian cuisine in the other!

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