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Remarkable, funny and memorable stories of the people, places and events that give life meaning or simply make it interesting.

Why We Choose To Housesit

Why We Choose To Housesit

"Falling in love again, never wanted to. What am I to do. Can't help it."  That old Marlene Dietrich ballad reflects the way I feel when I think about our recent housesitting experiences. We knew we liked pets. We just didn't know we are complete saps for them. With every...

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Picture Postcard: 1,242 Miles Around The Emerald Isle

Picture Postcard: 1,242 Miles Around The Emerald Isle

This month we took on the challenge to drive 1,242 miles of coastal road around the Emerald Isle, taking in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 7 days. We found abundant beauty, charm, humor, nature, fun, adventure, and laughter all the way. It...

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Travel On the Same Money You Spend Watching TV

Travel On the Same Money You Spend Watching TV

When Peter was notified that his company was downsizing, he was home recovering from a broken ankle and I had just completed my second glorious week of graduate school. This news was an unwelcome shocker. He felt that if he didn't volunteer for the layoff, it was quite...

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My Downton Abbey Daydream Has Died

My Downton Abbey Daydream Has Died

We recently met a couple who put us on to a new idea to stretch our travel budget: housesitting. The basic idea is that you agree to watch someones' pet (insert: cobra, horse, dog, macaw, cat, rabbit, Iguana, etc.) in exchange for lodging in their (insert: fabulous,...

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When Life Imitates The Real Thing

When Life Imitates The Real Thing

It is said that life sometimes imitates art. If commercials qualify as art, then I can say we experienced that phenomenon this weekend. We are pet-sitting at our friends' summer house for a long holiday weekend in Småland, Sweden. When we arrived...

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Peter & Tracy, aka The McNomads

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Home base: Minnesota, USA

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We are easing into retirement by living life off the chain. Follow our live experiment as we try new travel hacks & ideas to explore the world on less than it costs to stay at home watching TV.

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