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Why Housesitting is so Fricking Awesome!

Our first housesit in the Caribbean was in St Lucia – an island on Yvonne’s bucket list, and one I was happy to hang out on for a month.

The house was a wonderful 3 story villa over looking Marigot Bay.

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Oh did we mention that we had an infinity pool to cool down in?

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While we were enjoying the view  and the pool these poor folks were limited to bobbing about the marina (they had to pay about $265 thousand a week for the privilege).

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One of the main reasons for the house sitting assignment was to look after two very cool dogs,

First there was Obie the Dobie aka “Obi one the Dobie”

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Then there was the little one with the big heart “Foxy” – when we were out for walks she was often heard saying “is that edible?”

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When we were able to pry ourselves away from our hilltop retreat, we went into the capital of Castries (one of the top 10 markets in the world   –  according to National Geographic). Here is some of the booty we brought home, fresh fruit and vegetables, the most amazing fresh spices and fresh coconut water.

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And did we mention the view?

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Housesitting continues to be the best way to travel. (Maybe we will write a book about it?)

Heard the latest news? We did write that book in partnership with International Living we produced  The Most Powerful Money-Saving Travel Secret of All Time.





About the author: Apparently born under a wandering star, Michael spent hours as a kid poring over maps, atlases and plotting where he wanted to travel when he grew up. Sadly Engineering school got in the way….. “it takes 5 years to complete and a lot longer to get over”. He still considers himself a “recovering” Professional Engineer. He escaped the rat race at 44 and now pursues his passions for travel, photography, Tai chi, scuba diving, cooking and sampling the world’s wines. Michael is also… Fiercely independent, a bit of a rebel, is on a self-imposed media diet & married to an incredible lady.

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