• Our top places to visit in Dartmoor

    Dartmoor is one of our favourite areas of England. Having grown up in a busy town before moving to city life in London, then spending a year in Brighton before we began full time housesitting, it’s safe to say that we now prefer the slower pace of life that comes with smaller towns and villages. […]

  • Achieve your reading goals with Goodreads

    As we tumbled out of the whirlwind that was 2020 and into the relative unknown of 2021, unsurprisingly we didn’t feel up to making lots of big New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of January. With so much uncertainty ahead, as we conceded to the UK’s third national lockdown and an abundance of travel restrictions, […]

  • Long vs. Short house sits – The pros and cons and what we’ve learnt

    In 2021 we’re heading into our fourth consecutive year of full-time housesitting, with over 60 housesits under our belts. In the current climate, we feel very fortunate that we secured a repeat housesitting assignment for a homeowner who has become a friend, as we’ve taken care of her countryside cottage in Norfolk plus her three […]

  • Get walking with Stridekick

    It won’t come as a surprise that one of our absolute favourite pastimes is going for a long walk or hike. When we were coming up with the name for our Instagram page, which then became the name for our website, we wanted something that would encapsulate our love of animals as well as our […]

  • Hygge for housesitters

    It’s no secret that we’re totally obsessed with Scandinavian culture – we fell in love with Sweden on our first trip to Stockholm in 2014, and have been consuming as much information about the Scandi way of living ever since. We’ve now travelled back to Sweden, explored Denmark, and most recently visited Iceland for Chris’ […]

  • Apps and websites to help you grow in 2021

    To describe 2020 as ‘turbulent’ would be an understatement. As full-time travelling housesitters, who have spent the past three years tweaking and carving out this new life on the road, having it suddenly grind to a halt felt like learning a new way of life all over again. It was exhausting, and emotional. Many people […]