Care for pets and get free accommodation: pet-sitting opportunities

Here at thetimeofourlives HQ, we’re always on the lookout for vacation ideas that are a little out of the ordinary. And we’ve recently become intrigued by the opportunity for empty nesters of pet-sitting. So how does it work? There are lots of people out there who want (or need) to travel, but would prefer that … More Care for pets and get free accommodation: pet-sitting opportunities

Train travel in Sri Lanka: 10 top tips to keep you on track

After two long train journeys in Sri Lanka, we learnt a lot. Here are our top 10 tips: Plan ahead Many of the longer distance trains have reserved carriages set aside in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class sections, which will guarantee you a seat. Some go on sale a month in advance, but go fast. … More Train travel in Sri Lanka: 10 top tips to keep you on track

How much will medical expenses abroad set you back?

We’re fortunate enough in the UK to be treated to medical care which provides us with free coverage the whole year round. The NHS has proven a godsend for British citizens – but as a result we’ve become somewhat spoilt when it comes to our wellbeing. The same privileges will not be extended overseas. Today, … More How much will medical expenses abroad set you back?

Girl talk. (Kind of)

Psssst. Got a minute? I need to do something that I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I accept that it might be of *slightly* more interest if you’re a female, rather than a male reader…..but with the range of male “grooming” products on the market today, you can never really be sure, can you? … More Girl talk. (Kind of)