About Us

Somewhere in our gene pool, nomads roamed free.  We’re certain of it.  We just aren’t able to stay in one place for any length of time.  We are restless.  What else can we say? We’ve traveled to 50 countries on six continents and, rather than satisfy our urge, it has stimulated it – we just want more!

We’ve been so fortunate…

When we are old and sitting in our rocking chairs we will remember when we camped our way through the game parks of Kenya and listened to lions call while we sipped tea around a campfire…savored wine under a full moon at an outdoor taverna on the Greek Island of Naxos, our bare feet nestled into soft sand… munched on golden deep fried insects in Beijing, washed down with ice cold beer… swooned over fig tart and gelato in Tuscany…bathed Asian Elephants in a river while volunteering at a sanctuary in Thailand…swimming with Reef Sharks and Manta Rays in the South Pacific…paddled mere inches away from Grey Whales in Baja California…trekked through Andalusia and feasted on wild boar…touched the monolithic stones of the pyramids in Egypt…walked the same stone alleyways as did armor clad Knights in Malta…gazed upon Paris in all of its glory from the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset… and cruised through the Straits of Magellan at dawn.

You can understand why we are addicted…but travel is expensive and we are retired with no intention of going back to work.  So we had to come up with an affordable way to fund our future travels and our answer – and we think it’s a brilliant one – is house sitting our way around the world one house at a time. 

House sitting has been the perfect solution for us and it might be for you too.  That’s why we have created this blog and written The House Sitter’s How-to Handbook  your complete guide to travel and adventure as a house sitter. 

We hope that our shared experiences will encourage you and our advice help you.  Most of all we hope that you will be inspired to let your own inner nomad roam free…and travel the world one house at a time! 

To contact us, please send us an e-mail at casaray513@att.net.  


  1. Colleen, I laughed out loud when you described sitting in the "wrong" seats and momentarily looking for the driver in the cars of opposing traffic.

    I visited Engand years ago and actually refused to drive ... it scared me to death that I might make an instinctive reaction and drive right into an oncoming care! You are brave. ;->

    This was a fun commentary of different roadway customs. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have been visiting your posts in the past, but i haven't opened your 'about us' link. I thought i would be permanently envious of your travels around the world. I seem just contented looking at your photos because despite my 'nomadic gene', i know i don't have the funds. It looks like your House Sitters style is really working! I will read and maybe I can join your house sitting strategies in the future. Oh i really enjoyed your fun!

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