The Final Chapter: From Oxfordshire to Home

The final chapter of our Big European Adventure was comprised of a house sit in the English countryside, looking after a ten-year-old whippet, Alfred, and his two cat siblings, Purdie and Coco. For those two weeks, we enjoyed plenty of walking, visited a number of relatives and just generally took it slow. You could say … Continue reading The Final Chapter: From Oxfordshire to Home

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Living the London Life: Our Dog Sit in Notting Hill

Finally, right at the end of our European adventure, we made it back to the United Kingdom. Flying into London, we felt relieved by the prospect of no longer having to attempt to speak in a foreign language or use sign language to communicate. I guess you could say we were ready to re-enter the … Continue reading Living the London Life: Our Dog Sit in Notting Hill

Seven Sights To Czech Out in Prague

The Czech Republic's capital city, Prague, is a colourful place bursting with historic architecture, charm and an abundance of food to die for. The city is considered one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe with many of its cultural attractions surviving the chaos and viciousness of the 20th century. It's a place where … Continue reading Seven Sights To Czech Out in Prague

Taking on the Cinque Terre (Five Lands)

Over the course of a decade, the Cinque Terre has certainly become a trendy Italian hotspot and major tourist destination. Lying on the coastal outskirts of La Spezia, in Northern Italy, it's a place where aqua waters and rainbow-coloured fishing villages come together to create a dreamy display of Italian finesse. The Five Lands is comprised of … Continue reading Taking on the Cinque Terre (Five Lands)

What to See in Central Italy: Rome, Florence and Lucca

Many of you are probably wondering how on Earth I have written a blog post about Rome and Florence - let alone any other Italian city - without writing an excessively lengthy blog-thesis. After all, there is so much to see in each beloved city. Well, I can assure you, writing this post, I did … Continue reading What to See in Central Italy: Rome, Florence and Lucca

Beyond Paris: Toulouse and Thuir

If I am being completely honest, Daniel and I had no idea about where to go in France, besides Paris, of course. Though, luckily for us, an accepted Trusted House Sitter's application determined our destination for us. We were off to Thuir (pronounced, Tweer) where a nineteen-year-old cat, Nina, awaited our arrival (and, yes, she's still alive). … Continue reading Beyond Paris: Toulouse and Thuir