Humorous , Authentic Stories of Travel, Retirement, Wandering, House Sitting...and Love!

We are currently in: Morelia, Michocan, Mexico

Wanderlust Required. Sidewalks Optional.

When we tell people that we sold our home, our cars and everything we own to travel the world as house sitters, we get many reactions. Sometimes we are treated like we are purple-haired, web-footed screwballs, but, more than often, we see the glimmer of envy in the eyes of those who behold our lifestyle.  

Since it often seems that the world has become chaotic and hate-filled, we are determined to present stories that prove that it’s not like that everywhere.  We are trying to make a difference here through humor.  We will never preach religion or politics, but rather, our goal is to enlighten, entertain and amuse. If we make you giggle or even chuckle out loud, we have been successful. 

We realize that a life of travel through housesitting is not for everyone, but it sure works for us. Here we share with you why we did it, how we did it, things we got right, things we screwed up, and the madcap, wacky adventures that occur daily as we live our dream.

Oh, and we’re married. Photos are by John. Words are by Anel. 

Welcome to our lives…our Barefoot Diary. 

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox, every time we post a new story!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Our Latest Stories

Celebrating with Royalty

Celebrating with Royalty

For at least 100 years scientists and nature lovers have studied and tracked the 3000-mile migratory path of the monarch butterflies. We got to get up close and personal with these ultra insect athletes here in Mexico. And it just happened to be on John’s birthday.



This is not going to be a political or judgmental story. Whether or not you choose to have a covid vaccination is your own business. We chose to be vaccinated, and this is the tale of everything we went through here in Mexico to get “the jab.” Believe me, it wasn’t easy.

When Cake is King

When Cake is King

Here in Mexico, the Christmas season seems to go on forever. Well, not exactly forever, but it does gos on past the New Year, until February. Today, January 6th, is a huge part of the celebration. Today is Dia de Los Reyes, Three Kings Day, also known as Epiphany.

So you want to be a house sitter?

We get asked all the time about what it takes to make house sitting work as a lifestyle, so we’ve put together a handy guide about how we’ve found our sits as well some advice we’d love to share with you. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful.

Views from the Road ~ Morelia, Michocan, Mexico

We are currently in Morelia, Mexico. Here are a few glimpses of this wonderful place. For more photos from our travels, check out our Barefoot Diary Photo Gallery.