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! Our philosophy is that we need to travel now while we are in such good shape and can hike, climb up steep stairs, and explore new places.
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.
The last two summers we spent three months pet and house-sitting in England , Ireland and Scotland. I miss my dog so much while we are traveling , he stays at home with our son. 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 summer. We will be taking care of pets and homes in England for four 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. Here is a blog link that explains how we set up the housesitting assignments. https://seniorgapyear.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/house-and-pet-sitting-on-the-road/ If you have any questions, just leave us a comment and I will get back to you.
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 are getting to be experts at taking care of sweet animals and wonderful homes. Welcome to join our continuing adventures.