February 2016 Travel Expenses: Tamraght and Essaouira, Morocco

OK, we’ve finally found a place we like in Morocco! AND found a reason to return! Personally, I didn’t believe that was going to happen. We’ve been counting the days until we could leave…And then we arrived in Essaouira. Don’t get me wrong, Tamraght is beautiful, and we like the beach there more than the…

January 2016 Travel Expenses: Marrakech and Tamraght Morocco

Our January 2016 travel expenses land us in Morocco, the mystic lands of spices, camels, mosques, beautiful landscapes and several new friends. Morocco was a cheap warm place to hide for the coldest months of the year, get some work done and make up for our expensive December in London. We spent a week in…

November 2015 Travel Expenses: Lisbon, Portugal

November 2015 found us in the beautiful city of Lisboa, Portugal. We are in love. This town has it all. Old history, new technology, great food, it’s close to the ocean and has a fantastic transportation system. I’m pretty sure that we’ve found a home. And while it was a great month, as far as…

October 2015 Travel Expenses: Trevi, Umbria, Italy

I recently redid the Bags & Biscuits website, including taking down all the old content. I’m working to get that content reposted starting with our October 2015 trip expenses. This article originally posted in November 2015 and does contain some edits and adjustments. One of the first and most common questions we get asked about our…

How to Enjoy London on a Shoestring Budget

Our travel motto is “Go see the free stuff first.” And London has plenty of pretty cool stuff to see without spending a shilling. Which is great considering London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit; especially for those traveling London on a shoestring budget. The exchange rate makes London expensive…

How to Handle an Aggressive Dog at the Dog Park

Nothing makes me angrier at the dog park than owners who bring an aggressive dog and don’t monitor it. Not only because it’s scary and dangerous for both dogs and owners. But also because the dog park is the only place where many dogs can enjoy freedom from the leash or home confinement. One minute…

Make-Ahead Recipes: The Authentic Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Espanola or Tortilla de Patatas)

We’re bringing you an authentic  Spanish Tortilla or the tortilla espanola or tortilla de patatas, for our first make-ahead recipe post since our cookbook, the House Sitter’s Cookbook, published. I don’t know about you but we’re excited about sharing more food and recipes with you because…well…we love food. So why are make-ahead dishes so important? Because good make-ahead dishes…

How to Prepare for Your House/Pet Sit Interview + Questions

You scored! You landed a house/pet sit interview. During your happy dance, you realize you have an interview coming up. It’s now time to get prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for a house/pet sit interview is to make a list of questions. This list not only keeps us focused but acts as talking…