#19: International Housesitting 101 with Dalene Heck

 

For me, the only way you can “live like a local” is when you’re stepping into the place of the local.
When you’re in their house, taking care of their animals, going to the market that they recommend.

In this episode, you’ll find out all about international housesitting, and Dalene also shared about the grief that resulted in deciding to change their lives, and how they ended up setting roots back home in Alberta once again in 2016. Since leaving home almost 10 years ago, Dalene and her husband Pete have housesat around the world, travelled to far away places like Greenland and the Faroe Islands, become National Geographic Travelers of the Year, and NATJA Medalist for Best Independent Travel Blog.

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Have you ever been curious about housesitting abroad? I was. So, I found Dalene and Pete’s blog Hecktic Travels in 2015, bought their e-book “How to Become a Housesitter” and then housesat in New Zealand over Christmas holidays! There’s something fascinating about taking care of furry friends 🐈 on the other side of the world. Since leaving home almost 10 years ago, @hecktictravels have housesat around the world, travelled to far away places like Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and  become the recipients of the National Geographic Traveler of the Year. In this episode, not only do I get to pick Dalene’s brain all about international housesitting, but Dalene also shared about the grief that resulted in deciding to change their lives, and how they ended up setting roots back home in Alberta once again in 2016. Can’t wait to see what’s next for @hecktictravels Link in bio; Thanks to @studneymuffin for the episode artwork! 🖼 👩‍🎨

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