I am a planner – so it is not far fetched for me to try to plan out our travels and stays for the next, oh, five or ten years in advance so that I can calculate the amount of money needed before we embark and the most cost effective route to take to achieve all of our said and unsaid goals and dreams. However, a large objective for Brett and I is to take the opportunities presented to us as they present themselves and not be locked into anything that would prohibit us from embarking on these new adventures as they pop up.
Due to this objective – research is the only planning I am allowing myself. I am researching opportunities that will assist us in our dream of making this a sustainable lifestyle. I like the house sitting sites: Caretaker Gazette (caretaker.org), HouseCarers.com, and MindMyHouse.com; the teaching English sites: eslcafe.com, bridgelinguatec.com, transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/esl/articles/workinlatinamerica.shtml ; the work for free rent sites: wwoof.org, the7interchange.com, voluntourism.org, workaway.info, organicvolunteers.com ; the reciprocal couch lending sites: couchsurfing.com, globalfreeloaders, joomla.servas.org, hospitalityclub.org, and informational blogs: numerous on vagabondish.com, momsaysiamrunningaway.com, etc.