We were very excited to wake up to snow today! Ben has only seen snow fall high in the mountains in New Zealand and I haven’t seen it anywhere outside of the UK so we got a real kick out of seeing the snow blanketing everything. The snow is due to the effects of the polar vortex, this has caused strong winds and very cold wind chills (there is currently a Arctic Outflow Warning in place), though it’s only been mild in comparison in lower B.C – the current temperature is currently -1° and is likely to drop to -7° overnight.
The weather makes quite a difference to the landscape! Luckily like many other cold weather countries, homes in Canada have central heating as standard and we have lots of layers in case. We’ll keep our walks with the dogs short and entertain them with some indoor activities – we also bought groceries in yesterday so we’re staying close to home for now.
Come Tuesday it’s was sunny so we got out for another pre-work snowboard session in the fresh powder at Cypress Mountain!
We decided that one of our goals whilst in Canada was to get out and hike as much as possible, we found the Vancouver Trails site (they also have an app) to help us check for year round accessible tracks and those that are dog friendly so we could take along our new four legged … Continue reading Dog Friendly Hikes around Vancouver
We are very excited to have successfully completed our first house sit in Canada, we got to discover a very cool neighbourhood just outside of Vancouver and spend time caring for a bengal. Continue reading Kitsilano and Nala
We are off on our first THS house sitting adventure today, we’ll fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles with Virgin, then we’ll connect through to Vancouver with Air Canada. It’s a 14.5 hour flight first up then a 5 hour layover and another few hours to our destination (Oh how I wish we were flying … Continue reading Oh Canada!
We don’t believe in a lifetime bucket list, that is a list of things people wish they could do but are not actively planning to complete. However we love a #todo list and below are some of our top travel goals for this year – check back often to see us tick them off! Work … Continue reading 2019 Travel Goals
2018 was an exciting year, after spending most of the year abroad we decided to become 100% remote and officially gave up our home on the 12th October! There are so many other highlights: My sister Stephanie and I went on a babymoon to Bali, it was so nice to share my world with her … Continue reading Sam’s 2018 in Review
Ben is a proud Kiwi and we both love New Zealand. It’s a gorgeous country were you can get back to nature without worry about sudden death from every insect (um hello Australia) – except maybe from the sun. The UV is strong here! This year we’ll be amongst the first in the world to … Continue reading New Years in New Zealand
We were able to secure a 3 week sit in West Vancouver within 7 days of joining our first house sitting site and a second 2.5 week sit in Squamish just days later, using the steps below: Step 1. Research We spent lots of time reading the getting started guides from House Sitting Magazine, they … Continue reading How we secured our first sit in less than 7 days!
Thanks for joining us, we will be sharing our house sit adventures here, as well as our reviews & favorite stories + photos. We are super excited for this next adventure – Sam & Ben Continue reading The Beginning…