When I was downsized a few years ago, I was thrilled to finally have time to travel. Unfortunately, I didn't have the money.
Enter HouseCarers. This wonderful resource has been responsible for my best vacations over the past three years, as well as new friends. I pay all my expenses (airfare, shuttles, food). You—the homeowner—pay nothing. The bonus for me is staying free in a place I want to visit for several weeks. I registered with HouseCarers because of its good reputation.
"New family" in Prescott, Arizona, includes miniature poodle Coco and a black cat named Sammie, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2011. In Colorado Springs I stayed a month with rescued Shelties. A breeder in Arizona mentored me in caring for her 17 Arabians.
While you're away, your pet(s) and I "write" a photographic blog or journal. Click on photos for samples.
Through HouseCarers I'm available in:
• The American Southwest, where I plan to move
• Hawaii, which I fell in love with on a cruise that a HouseCarers homeowner invited me
• Italy, which I have visited twice, and dream of often
• France, my first love. Most Parisians laughed at me when I spoke, but I know a few words.