Woman travels the world for free by catsitting

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An Australian lady has revealed how one can journey the world at no cost by catsitting.

Madolline Gourley, 31, has toured throughout Oz and the US for subsequent to nothing by providing her housesitting providers and taking care of folks’s pets whereas they’re away.

The enterprising author, initially from Brisbane, says she’s saved round A$28,000 (£16,050) in lodging prices so far by utilizing website TrustedHouseSitters.

She has even began a weblog – titled One Cat at a Time – by which she shares updates on her journeys and footage of cute cats, plus provides others journey tricks to observe in her footsteps.

Her most formidable journey took Ms Gourley all throughout the US on a 75-day itinerary.

“I’ve sorted 15 cats and 9 completely different properties in seven cities throughout the nation,” she says on her website.

“I began out in Seattle earlier than making my strategy to Austin, New York Metropolis – the place I obtained sits in Chelsea, South Park Slope and Prospect Heights – Salt Lake Metropolis, Denver, Chicago, and Portland.”

Subsequent up is a visit to Canada, the place she’s at the moment searching for catsitting gigs in Toronto and Quebec Metropolis.

To feed her itchy footed behavior, Ms Gourley says she works a 9-5 job in Australia between holidays.

“Whereas home and cat sitting for strangers has saved me hundreds of {dollars} on accommodation-related bills, I nonetheless want cash to pay for issues like my airfares to and from sits,” she says.

“Meaning I spend the opposite, much less thrilling a part of my life working an everyday Monday to Friday job in Brisbane, Australia, placing cash apart for my subsequent journey.”

It follows one money-saving vlogger sharing her personal tip for bagging luxurious resort stays and meals at lavish eating places at no cost.

“I’ve been resort thriller procuring around the globe and throughout the USA since 2004,” mentioned Jen, aka @SmartyPantsFinance, in a Tiktok video.

Thriller consumers are under-cover prospects despatched by retailers, market analysis and client watchdogs to expertise the customer support of a model – for instance, a resort or airline – and report again.

“So the very first thing I do is, I’m going to thriller shopper web sites that I’m registered with and I have a look at their listing of obtainable assignments,” she continued.

“There could also be an project in New York Metropolis or one in Chicago or one in Cancun, and I simply choose those that I’m all for doing.”

As soon as she’s nailed the resort keep, she turns her consideration to attending to her impromptu vacation spot.

“If I get one of many resort jobs, then the subsequent factor I do is begin searching for airline thriller procuring assignments,” she mentioned.

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