Category Archives: Daily life

A Taste of the House Sitting Dream

Tom Land, a former Engineer and Lisa Benson, a former Research Assistant have the most impressive travel track record with 50 countries travelled! The pair inspired us in taking the leap to venture on our overseas experience two years ago and we’ve never looked back. Tom and Lisa have sailed the Galapagos Islands, sung Merry Christmas to thousands in China,

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From Corporate to Life of Riley

Work-life balance is an increasingly popular concept to those who want to have the best of both worlds – work and play! Alison Hollier, a former Marketing Manager with extensive experience in the corporate world and the education sector breaks out of the 9 to 5 cycle to focus on her three gorgeous labradoodles and her two online businesses –

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The Journey South

After living in the North Island most of our lives, we really wanted to delve deeper in the South and explore all those beautiful spots you see on New Zealand postcards, do all the great walks and go snowboarding in the weekends with ski fields just at our doorstep. New Zealand is a spec on the globe, yet we’ve only

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People of Anqing

We’ve been counting down until our next travel expedition, but the last day being in Anqing was bitter sweet. It was a day full of photos, heartfelt words, hugs and goodbyes. As we got on the taxi with our lives (and one way tickets) once again packed into our backpacks, we see the old school guard standing outside the gate

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Come gym with me!

I’m not going to sugar coat it and say everything is perfect and amazing here. There are definitely moments that grind my gears; like e-bikes parked all over the footpaths so you’ve gotta squeeze around them or walk on the road, not always being understood when you want to do the simplest things, the lack of hygiene, feeling like you’re

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