How To Work and Travel – Edition 1

Has the travel bug bitten?  Are you itching to travel the world and want to work as you do it?  Would it surprise you if I told you that there are incredible opportunities to do just that?

Opportunities for free accommodation whilst you learn about and enjoy other parts of the world?  Yes, indeed there are, as I promised in the Late Bloomer Travel Supermarket, I will be writing about the different opportunities available to fulfill your wanderlust and show you exactly How to Work and Travel the World!

How to Work and Travel – Edition 1 – by Late Bloomer

Let’s have a look at some of the destinations available with this incredible way to work and travel the world:

  • How about Tasmania Australia;
  • London United Kingdom;
  • Nelson, New Zealand; or
  • Oakland, California, USA?

These are just a few of the destinations you could be traveling to!  Just imagine the delicious food, the gorgeous scenery, the lifestyle, the EXPERIENCE!!!!

What is the catch?

Of course, there is a catch, there always is – this is a great catch though, one you will love!

You need to have loads of love in your heart for Buster the Moggy in London, or farm animals and cats in New Zealand (yes, it is a farm!), or two loving and lovable dogs in California!  Yes, you get to love and live with the beautiful furbabies who are permanent residents of your accommodation.  When it comes to the cats, prepare yourself to serve them.  Dogs on the otherhand, will just want to love and serve you.

So, the second catch is this – you get to lose your heart to a gorgeous little furry – and have to leave at the end of the contract!  Sorry to say, this is a reality in this industry and lifestyle.

How adorable are they?

Fancy spending time on a farm in New Zealand?

Can you picture yourself taking these two softies for a walk and a picnic?

It’s a labour of love!

That kind of working trip is a dream come true for me!  I cannot think of anything I would rather do than spend time loving and caring for beautiful furbabies, great and small!   The experience you gain from living in the homes and worlds of your clients cannot be beaten!  There is no better way to experience the lifestyle of someone in another part of the world than to step into their daily lives, live in their homes, take care of their beloved furbabies.  Total immersion into the life of a London City Slicker or New Zealander farmer – these are just two examples – you can be considered for posts in Asia think Thailand, oh yes!  Or Europe – “the rain in Spain”, the Swiss Alps; Rome, Italy.  Australia – the Outback or Sydney or Melbourne!

How, just how do you get to enjoy these opportunities?  It’s not nearly as difficult as you may expect, in fact it is really, really easy!

Have a look at the opportunity by clicking on the image below, there is so much to see on the TrustedHousesitters website, they leave NOTHING to chance!

Who Are TrustedHousesitters?

We are talking about a top-notch, professional organization here.  Internationally connected Sitters and Owners (Sitters being travelers looking to house and pet sit and Owners being the house and pet owners looking for pet and house sitters.)    TrustedHousesitters started in 2010, and they have a simple mission:  “to keep pets happy and safe in their own homes.”  They have grown rapidly into the global community of pet lovers who assist each other with travel, knowing that beloved homes and furbabies are well taken care of.

When you visit the website you will also see blogs and testimonies from sitters and owners alike – clearly showing how the relationships develop between people from all over the world.  What an incredible opportunity to meet and build friendships with folk from the other side of the world.

TrustHousesitters offer a very comprehensive service and you can read all about it on their website.  Not only will you get to see the incredible destinations where sitters are currently being sought for, they also go into much detail as follows:

  • How it Works;
  • Pricing;
  • Trust & Safety;
  • they offer a 24/7/265 Help Centre;
  • Sitter FAQ’s (a few of which you can see below) and
  • Owner FAQ’s

“Can I go house and pet sitting in other countries?

“Can I get paid to house and pet sit?”

Top Cities To Find A House Sitter

  • London
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • New York
  • Auckland

Popular House Sitting Countries

  • UK
  • USA
  • Canada
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

I don’t know about you, but I would be more than willing to experience life in any one of these cities or countries!  What say you?

Photo by Erin Doering on Unsplash


TrustedHousesitters really do leave nothing to chance, here are a couple of reviews written and posted onto their website:

Great experience so far!
Just heading for my second house sit. So far a wonderful experience. Can recommend it to everyone!
by Mary Hamilton
We had a very positive experience with…
We had a very positive experience with TrustedHousesitters – can’t rate them highly enough. Worked out very well for us and have no hesitation in recommending them.
by Fay Boyman
Lovely house
Lovely house, friendly cat, excellent P & R for a day out in Oxford. Thoroughly recommend.
by Sandra Morby
Perfect pet sitting site
So happy to have found this company
by Elaine Vanderberg
To know your home and pets are safe
To know your home and pets are safe, comfortable and secure makes leaving so much easier. I can think of no better way to be able to travel without concerns.
by Peggy
New house sitter experience
Hello I’ve only done two houses it’s this has been a great experience and a great way to get to know a town that may be near yours but you never have time to really see. I’ve fallen in love with the animals I’ve taken care of all so they’ve been so sweet”

Experience The Opportunity Vicariously

Allow me to introduce you to Brooke and Buddy who kindly offered to help showcase the magic of house and pet sitting in Montenegro while looking after super sweet rescue pup, Sandy.

So what are you waiting for?

This is a fabulous opportunity for YOU!  We asked the question How To Work And Travel – here is the answer, TrustedHousesitters!  See the world, live like the locals and enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime!  PLUS!!!  You don’t pay for accommodation!  How incredible is that!  By the way, whilst you are house and pet sitting, you could also be building your online business – talk about a double whammy!  Just click here to learn how to build your online business!   (Yeah, stick with me, I am full of gems!  🙂 )

Let’s get traveling all over the world –  click on the image below, sign up and have a great time.  Remember to come back here and tell us all about it!  I too shall be house and pet sitting all over the world and will share my experiences with you too!

Don’t forget now … come back to this site and tell me ALL ABOUT IT!


6 thoughts on “How To Work and Travel – Edition 1”

  1. Louisa, what a wonderful way to explore new places you would not otherwise have the chance to do. Especially looking after pets that their families love and care so much about.
    I know how it feels you do not want to leave another family member behind even if it is a furball(O: they are members of your family.
    It is getting so hard to travel with them these days. To have peace of mind in leaving them behind is so wonderful I have been enlightened with this article. I have heard of international home sitters know I can add pet sitters to my list there is definitely is a better way.

    • Thank you Linda – agreed, my hearts really sinks at the thought of leaving my little Ginger Ninja, he is such a softy and as cute as a button!
      Yes, this message does reasonate with a better way 🙂
      Appreciate your visit and comment – thank you.
      Blessings to you

  2. Awesome idea! I love it and will investigate further! I already clicked the banner and looked around. It all seems fantastic for a mobile lifestyle!
    I have always been a dog person. My first job while in grammar school was cleaning the runs at the neighbors commercial kennel. We bred, raised and trained Brittany Spaniels along with boarding. It was an awesome place. My love of the canine babies has been lifelong!
    I have a 10 year old service dog, 45 pounds shepherd lab mix. Do the owners ever accept other animals with you?

    • Ahoy there Captain Dennis! Fabulous to see you here.
      Wonderful to hear that you like the idea, it truly is a great way to experience the world and live as the locals do! Being an animal lover, this fits right in with your lifestyle.
      I don’t know if the owners would accept other animals with you, left to me, I would definitely agree to it – provided all the furries are friendly ones of course 🙂 Another option to consider would be to do an exchange of sorts, so you housesit the home of someone else and they do the same for you in return. I am sure Trustedhousesitters could set that up for you too.
      Thank you for stopping by, really appreciated.

  3. Hi Louise, I’m so glad I stumbled across this article. I love travelling and it’s really interesting that there’s a possibility to save on accommodation with house sitting.

    This sounds like a really great way to do the 2 things I enjoy, travelling and saving money 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Stephanie
      I so appreciate that you popped in to read the article. Trustedhousesitters certainly do a fabulous job of ensuring that the sitters and the “sittees” are safe, so important for all of us.
      Agreed, it is a wonderful way to travel and save money – plus get to live the local lifestyle of wherever you are, this is not something we are easily exposed to as tourists.
      Remember to come back and let me know your experiences once you have done a travel and house sit job.
      Blessings to you.


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