Hi! My name is Olivia Watson and I’ve been traveling the world for fifteen years and counting. I have been travel obsessed from an early age
If you are looking for new experiences and exciting adventures, you have come to the right place. Ever since meeting kids in school that were from other countries, I was intrigued that there was a whole other world that I had never seen.
My first experience overseas was a exchange program in high school where I went to Ireland for a semester. Let’s just say I was hooked!
Since then I would dream about where I would go. I was constantly looking at travel guidebooks and planning what I would do when I was there.
Right after college where I studied and majored in anthropology, I planned my first solo trip to Peru. I was always fascinated by Machu Pichu and wanted to see it in person.
The only problem was how would I pay for the trip and any other trip?
With a minor in literature I was a pretty good writer and was able to find gigs copy editing and some ghost writing. The combination would pay me enough to travel on a very tight budget.
So I would stay in hostels whenever possible and sometimes I would make contacts with local people and would stay with a family for free in exchange for helping out around the house or babysitting for the family.
About seven years ago, I discovered house sitting. This was the perfect solution to my travel addition. I would get paid a small amount of money but more importantly I would be able to stay free in some beautiful houses in exotic locations.
As they say, the rest is history! Now I write about my experiences and give tips on travel so you can learn from my mistakes. Thanks for stopping by, I hope I was able to help you in your travel journeys!