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I am increasingly getting asked a LOT how to find a house sitting job. Which I guess in my world is the equivalent of asking “who are you wearing?” I swear that no one is going to be asking me that unless there is a publication out there for skort aficionados  (if there is – hit me up!), but I really do love getting asked where we find our sits. That means so many of you are considering exploring house sitting and I LOVE that! There are just so many benefits to house sitting, for both the homeowner and the sitters. …

I think we’ve firmly established by now that we are beach people. We love the sun, the sand (even when it makes our way into our bed), the activities we can do in and on the water and we don’t even mind all that much when the pesky saragasso rolls in. But we also know that there is life beyond the beach worth exploring. And so when we are lining up our house sits for our time away from Mahahaul, our quest is always for something “different.” I should tell you that as far as our living situation goes, I’m the…

Mahahual Sunset

We’re tired. Tired of constantly packing (and unpacking) the car. Tired of constantly trying to find groceries in a new town. Tired of a feeling of being uprooted every few months. In short, we’re tired of constant travel. Not travel in general mind you, just the churn of constant travel. The other day I sat down with Google Maps to figure out how far we’ve traveled in the past five years. Before I’d gotten even 18 months into our journey Google told me I’d reached the maximum destinations allowed on one map. Even Google thinks we’ve been going too fast…

Ahem, ahem. Check 1…2, check 1…2. Is this thing on? Hello? Can anyone hear me? It’s us, Jason and Deidre breaking our radio silence. It’s been a while since we’ve written anything and the last time we checked in with you, we were wading in poop water, tearing our hair out and considering running for the hills. Not a great cliffhanger to leave you on so I don’t blame you if you thought we quit traveling (and the blog) and that I’ve been spending my time ironing my Dockers and interviewing for office jobs. While I do forgive you thinking…

Poop Water

Here’s a list of things I’d prefer to be doing at 2 a.m. – #1 Sleeping. That’s it, end of list. Sorry to disappoint you party people, but I’m old. So on a night not so long ago when it was two o clock in the morning and we were on our hands and knees mopping up water that smelled like poop, I was seriously reconsidering this fabulous life of house sitting that seemed to have gone so wrong. The idea of house sitting sounds great, right? We stay in other people’s homes – homes that are fantastic and that we could…

So come to find out, island time is a real thing and, despite the clever name, is not strictly limited to people who live on islands. The renowned online knowledge repository Urban Dictionary defines island time as “The time vacuum created by the ocean’s presence” and it is a very real and dangerous thing. Typically when we move from one house sit to another there are a few off the grid days for us as we drive to our new location, meet the new homeowners and pets, learn the ropes of the new house and city and then get ourselves settled in…

Copenhagen Canal

So Deidre and I are coming up on three years in Mexico. Wow, three years, just typing that is incredibly hard to believe but it’s true. Mexico is huge, we love it and we haven’t even come close to seeing all of it, but recently we really needed a break. Other than short jaunts to the United States to visit family and a quick weekend in Cuba we haven’t left Mexico in years and were itching to see someplace new. I know, we’re jerks but we needed a vacation from the very place that many people vacation to. We had a…

Our Xcalak Backyard

We have shared before how we weren’t sure if returning to house sitting in Xcalak was a good idea for us. It had nothing to do with our feelings on the town (which we love) or the people here (who we love), and more to do with a concern about having ‘been there, done that.’ We started a life of travel in order to escape repetition and consistency so we’re constantly checking in on ourselves to make sure that we’re not getting too comfortable or complacent. Because of this, we certainly had a concern or two heading back to this town we…

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