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25: Free Travel with Pet and House Sits (3 Weeks in Zurich)

August 09, 2018

Can you imagine having a free place to stay in amazing places like Paris, Tokyo, or Zurich? It is possible by taking care of pets and watching homes for vacationers in cities around the world. Do you need someone to watch your pets when you vacation but hate paying the fees of a kennel or pet sitter? This is a great way to have a responsible, verified person watch your home and take care of your pets for free. We break down all of the facts of pet sitting in this podcast episode. We also talk about our three weeks in Zurich, Switzerland and what we did to pass the time as we watched two sweet cats. Main Topics Covered: Pet Sitting and House Sitting Around the World Zurich Overview Links Mentioned in the Episode: Google Fi - the best phone plan for international travelers Nixplay - unbelievable digital frame to share all of your travel photos Look through the TrustedHouseSitters website and get your discount by using our link  For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, as well as their pet care credentials, all sitters have access to verification. Be sure to be creative when building your profile. Use Linkedin or Airbnb to show your good qualities. Try to build up your profile in your regional by doing house sits and pet sits near you and getting positive reviews. Wow! Zurich was expensive. Unbelievably so. I loved the small privately owned stores everywhere near Zurich like Eddie’s Whiskies Transportation in Switzerland is easy with the Train system. Find your easy routes on their website and Google Maps.  The view from above Zurich is beautiful on the tower at Uetliberg We loved visiting the small towns like Zug, Rapperswil, and Lucerne Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world