House Sitting is a great way to see the world while also saving some money. Since we started this blog, we developed a strong taste for slow travel. We enjoy spending long periods of time in one place, going out and getting to know the local spots on our own time, relaxing and not feeling rushed. One of our favorite ways to keep our travel affordable is house sitting. I must admit that usually our house sits come with a pet-sit as well and that means I get to have a different pet in every city I visit. Who would say no to that!?!
This Valentine’s Day is going to be a bit unusual for Kenin and myself. This is the first year of our relationship that we will be celebrating without a pet. It’s really difficult to get in the celebratory spirit while still trying to cope with our loss. Since Zoe’s passing last year, we have an almost uncomfortable new found freedom. I find myself daydreaming of far off places as of recently, of long plane rides or trains crossing continents. Over the past three years we traveled mostly by car and took very short trips without Zoe. This year however, once we leave Canada in early April, we have the option of going anywhere. The world has become completely available to us and to be quite honest, it is a bit daunting.
Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine. While spending some time in America’s Northeast, Kenin and I decided that a visit to the city was a necessity. We were looking for a nice weekend getaway that consisted of a bit of relaxation and a bit of sight-seeing. Portland was the perfect escape from our tiring work week. It turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered (the doctor in this case is imaginary, but you get my drift). Here’s a short list of 5 fun things to do in Portland, Maine.
Over the last three and a half years of constant rambling, we’ve managed to accomplish something pretty awesome; we’ve visited and spent at least a night in all of the 48 contiguous lower States that make up the good ole USA! We thought we’d celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing just one photo of each state !