How to score a house-sit

House-sitting. It’s the ultimate free-accommodation hack for travellers. It can also be incredibly disillusioning trying to score a house-sit, when you never get a reply from all those applications. I belong to Trusted Housesitters, the website that mixes-and-matches those looking for free accommodation with those looking for free pet-minding. The company now boasts some 30…

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First class bite

I was upgraded to a first-class fight – and bit a cab driver in Honolulu FIRST-CLASS FLIGHT It pays to be nice. That statement, unsurprisingly, is related to my first-class flight, rather than me biting a cab driver. The flight was San Francisco to Honolulu on Virgin America, and it was running two and a…

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Trump hasn’t changed grassroots America

This image on the Facebook page for the Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner speaks volumes. And it had me thinking. I’ve been in the United States for almost two months now, have met and talked to hundreds of people, seen thousands – and I’ve only met ONE Trump supporter. A Bulgarian immigrant (go figure). Having visited…

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