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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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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