Traveling is tons of fun for those who have the resources to go where they want and do all the fun things on their list. Animal lovers and responsible adults willing to get a little creative with their travel plans have a huge financial advantage if they are willing to try alternatives to hotel stays. The modern Internet world has opened up opportunities for those looking to travel that were unheard of a few years back. Bed and breakfasts, house swaps and pet sitting opportunities are taking over the travel world and those who have shown themselves to be responsible and trustworthy have the most opportunities.
Imagine spending your vacation time in a comfortable home with a beautiful view, a full bathroom and the companionship of a few cuddly critters. You can read a book on the couch with a peppy pooch by your side or with the cat curled up next to you. These companions can enrich your time by adding a sense of warmth and love to what might otherwise be a lonely trip. Spending long hours working in the garden, or walking the dog around the acreage can alleviate the pressure to do touristy things that are expensive and sometimes unfulfilling. Your trip will show you how real people live and put you right into the middle of a true community where you can grocery shop, pick up the mail and enjoy some peace and quiet away from your own responsibilities.
They often say the grass is always greener on the other side. Maybe you are thinking about moving to a new location; try out living in the area by taking a travel pet sitting position that gives you a week or two of experience in the neighborhood or community you’re considering. There is nothing that can beat actual firsthand knowledge when it comes to making such important life decisions. Some of the most popular travel destinations abound with opportunities to stay in someone’s home while they are away. House sitting sometimes includes a small fee, but is likely to be much less than you would pay if visiting a hotel. Pet sitting is often free or very, very cheap though you are a little more tied to the place you are staying.
The benefits of enjoying someone’s pets while they are away might be well worth the responsibility. The cost reduction is tremendous and for animal lovers there is nothing more rewarding than finding a new furry friend and enjoying all the cuddles that go along with it. You will feel safe and secure even if traveling alone when not following the traditional tourist path. The risks of travel are greatly reduced while the comfort of accommodations is often greatly increased. Thinking outside the box can make your vacation one that is much more memorable and save you both stress and money over the hotel and dining out that would have been necessary.