Question Of The Week - Domestic or International Sits?

2020 changed the way we travel … we have every confidence that travel choices will return in 2021,
when that happens where will you apply to sit?

Domestic or international, home or away and why?

Think Domestic for us at the minute.
But hoping to travel further perhaps towards April

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International, but maybe need to limit it to one country at a time.
Used to travel between 6 in SE Asia, but if I can get to any of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia(Bali) I would probably just stay in one, get a longer visa.
There are usually enough sits in each of those countries to keep me busy.

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Definitely will apply on international sits as it’s a year since we’ve been out of our country. This was on a holiday not a sit. Don’t have any specific destination in mind. That’s what we love about house sitting - sometimes a destination we’ve never thought of going to will appear on the site!

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Domestic only in 2021. I am in the US and still have lots of areas to explore. Will concentrate on outdoor adventures and stay away from high density areas for now. Hope to travel internationally in 2022 if safe and allowed to do so.

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International and domestic. I already applied this morning for a new sit in France. Not optimistic : the owners have received 15 applications already . But they replied they were surprised by this amount and will give answer at the end of the week .
I asked them If i could bring my puppy . We’ll see…
My cat suddenly died tonight i am so sad…

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@Provence we are so sorry that your beloved cat has passed away and our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Angela & The Team

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So sorry about the loss of your cat. It is so difficult to lose our cherished furkids.

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Hugs xxxxx from us

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I think it will still be domestic. I think Australia will still ban overseas travel for another 12mths.

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Domestic for now while things remain uncertain. As sitters, we don’t want to let anyone down and you never know when another country might close its borders, even if we were still willing to travel.

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How very sad. I can only imagine how you must feel… big virtual hug to you. :two_hearts:

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At these uncertain times it will have to be domestic and this is proven to be very difficult at the moment… Staying positive, well for me this forum has helped me a lot in the sense that I am not alone. Thank you to all of you wherever you are. :two_hearts:

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Australia: Encouraging news from Qantas Qantas brings forward international flights to US and UK but pushes back Asian destinations - ABC News

Flights to resume in July 2021 … previously October 2021

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That is just what Qantas is saying, Govt saying otherwise. At this stage even our internal borders are shutting so I think Qantas is a bit optimistic​:grinning::grinning:

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100% agree! If premiers stopped panicking & shutting borders with almost zilch notice even with hot spots identified, we may actually be able to apply for sits around Oz. We’re not in a hot spot & can fly to Qld or NT but the entry permit system is often very very irritating.

There is no way i’d travel to the US or the UK as there’s zilch adequate testing, contract tracing as far as I can tell from all the reports. I’d happily do 2 wks quarantining in NZ to visit family atm :+1:.

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Looking like domestic for the foreseeable future but currently here in the UK we can’t even do that as we are locked down and the restrictions are likely to be tightened shortly I fear.

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We can’t wait for international sits to be available again. In the meantime, we do local/domestic sits to stay active in the community and keep from being totally stuck at home! Competition for sits has been enormous because I think many of us have the same plan!

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I live in Los Angeles and I’m planning to do sits mostly in California in 2021. Last week I was pleased to see a lot of housesits become available.

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Both. Because I choose to be homeless so I don’t differentiate between the two.

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