This is not an invitation for every internet person to visit us. This is for our good friends and family or their good friends or family. Please don't be a random person showing up at our door.
Now that we have that cleared up, let's talk about what we mean when we tell you that we want you to come visit us. Of course, before we go anywhere with this, make sure you let us know your plans. We might not be around, so please let us know first.
Seriously, this is not an empty invitation
When we invite you to come visit, we really mean it! We've been housesitting for nearly two years now staying in other people's houses and we're ready to pay it back! We will have a place in Wales for FIVE YEARS starting this fall. We won't have furniture for it right away, so if you come early, you can help us decorate! But it has four bedrooms, so there will be plenty of room!
It's not that expensive to get to us
We understand that many people are cautious about travel, but the UK is one of the cheapest places to get to in the world! Our round trip tickets that we got at the last minute were only $1200 for the two of us! You can easily find cheaper, though, if you plan ahead. Once here, there's a ton to see both expensive and cheap. Tell us your budget and we'll figure something out.
We don't have to hang out the whole time
It's true! You can use us as a way station to go explore Europe! Flights from London to most anywhere can be found for as little as $30 round trip! Come bring your stuff to us and drop it off, then you can travel light to wherever. Go to Belgium for a few days, then come back and recharge. Maybe we'll be able to take some time off, but if you want to go without us, we completely understand. We tell people to plan to spend about $100 per location and $100 per night. So go to Paris for 3 days/2 nights for $300. It's a good way to guess how much things will cost. Of COURSE, you can pay less pretty easily (or much, much more if you need to travel in style), but it's a pretty good estimate for how much to save up.
Bring your friends!
We're friendly people! You can bring people we don't know. Or heck, send your kids to travel the area for the summer! We're easy! Any friend of yours is a friend of ours, right? (Assuming, of course, that YOU are a friend of ours. NO CREEPERS!)
We have some pretty simple rules to follow:
Don't be loud and disruptive. You're on vacation, but we're still working. Be courteous.
Don't expect us to drop everything to entertain you. I'm sure we love you, but we still have to live our lives.
We can't afford to pay for a lot of extras. We did just move after all. Budget accordingly.
We'll probably pick you up from the airport, but be ready to take the bus. Public transport is fantastic in the UK (and other European countries) so be ready to take a bus to our area.
That's about it! If we've invited you to come stay, this is what we mean. Come for a few days or come for months! We reserve the right to send you back home if you're annoying, though. So just be cool, and we'll have a great time! Hope to see you soon!