I am a newby. I just joined TrustedHouesitters. I am 66 and have always had pets. Currently I have two cats and two dogs. They are all nine to ten years old and rescues. I have a lot of experience training dogs in an effort to make my household peaceful and manageable. I love to travel but I stay in the states or anywhere there are likely English speakers. I won’t be house sitting expecting to travel but getting to know areas and the people who live there. I do love the UK and would really like to travel there every year for as long as I’m able. So far I am active and love to hike and kayak. I am open to any suggestions on getting started, doing a good job on behalf of my hosts and learning to become one of the locals.