The Kindness of Strangers – Guaranteed to save the travel budget!

The kindness of strangers – Something we hope to experience during our life changing year!

During 12 months away, you can imagine the kind of cash we will need to spend on acommodation for the 5 of us.  We are hoping that the kindness of strangers will enable us to minimize this spend!!

So far we’ve registered with housesitting sites and checked out couchsurfing!!  How amazing to think that people are happy to have someone look after their home and feed their animals while they are away – this really is a great option for travellers to have a home environment while they are away.  It would be especially nice for the kids to have the odd pet to look after while we are away from home.

Couchsurfing could also be a great option for us and it would allow us to meet local families and experience what it is really like to live somewhere.  I particularly like that many hosts are keen to meet people, not just to offer a free bed.  We can’t wait to spend time in interesting countries and have the opportunity to learn about the area from a local.

These options will certainly save us a heap of cash on our travels.  But the real benefits are the people we will meet, the things we will learn and the sights we will see.  No amount of money saved will replace these things!!

This post is part of a 30 day project being run by  I’ll be posting for the next 30 days based on the subject of the day!  Check back each day for my latest bout of rambling….

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The Kindness of Strangers – Guaranteed to save the travel budget! — 2 Comments

    • Woo Hoo – Thanks Clark – will add you to my spreadsheet of awesome peeps!! lol. So we’ll get to check out the world’s largest pile of firewood in person???

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