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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. 

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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.

Mexican New Year

Mexican New Year

A friend asked us what we had planned for New Year’s this year. I hadn’t really given it much thought, so I answered that we’d probably watch fireworks on our rooftop, have a few adult beverages and try our best to stay awake until midnight.

It got me to thinking about how Mexico celebrates a new year. I know there will be tons of fireworks since Mexicans celebrate A LOT with fireworks, but I knew there had to be more.

So, I did a little research and found a treasure trove of customs that make the holiday so special here in Mexico.

Here is the super cool stuff I found.

Crossing Over the Line

Crossing Over the Line

It’s been over two years since the covid pandemic has upended our lives. It is understandable to miss things from your pre-pandemic lifestyle…like attending live football games, seeing smiling people (unmasked) on the sidewalk, hugging, having a date night, and of course, traveling. We can relate, especially when it comes to taking trips. In fact, traveling on a plane, going somewhere…anywhere…has changed for all of us.

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.

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