My husband, David and I are escaping into some Senior Gap Years. What is that? It is a year or more cushioned between working and retiring. It is just like the Gap year that kids take between high school and college, except that we are much smarter now! We will be experiencing some time vagabonding in Europe. We are not rich, so this will be a budget adventure. This blog will document our wanderings with photos (I am the photographer) and commentary about our life on the road. We are hoping to eventually write an e-book talking about the nuts and bolts of how to do this for future adventurers.
Last summer we spent three months pet and house-sitting in England and Scotland. I miss my dog so much while we are traveling. So it was so much fun to get to take care of some wonderful animals ( mainly dogs and cats), meet some interesting people and explore some places that we had not been to before.
We are doing it again this spring and summer. We will be taking care of pets and homes in Ireland for 2 months. Then we will be doing the same in England for 4 months. Then we will spend a month touring on the European continent before taking a trans Atlantic cruise home. The site we used to arrange our pet and house sitting assignments is Trustedhousesitter.com.
You are welcome to follow our adventures and learn more about saving money by pet and house sitting. Just click the follow link at the top of the blog page and leave your email address and you will get an email when I post a new blog entry. Your comments and questions are welcome. We have never done this before so…..it will be interesting. Welcome aboard our Marrakesh Express.